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Of loves and crushes

 

100-word-drabble

Pakhi knew she loved him. Nothing would stop her now.

She had woken early to talk to dad, while mum was fast asleep. He was easily convinced. Mum was the fly in the ointment, hard to persuade.

Pakhi faced her anxiously. “I love him, Ma. There’s no one like him in all four corners of the earth. You know I love him. Don’t stop me,” she pleaded.

“Let her go,” added dad. “It’s not everyday that SRK comes to town. Let her have her fifteen minutes of fame.”

“I’ll go with her,” beamed start-struck mum, he’s my crush too.

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Linking to #BARWoWe

The prompts for the week are:

Fast asleep
Fifteen minutes of Fame
Fly in the ointment
Four corners of the earth

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A line from the boat #Teaser Tuesday – 1

My current read is an old old book, excerpts from which have been part of my childhood textbooks. Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K Jerome is proving to be an absolute delight. I had somehow missed reading it all these years. In fact I haven’t read much of the author at all. But ever since I started this one I have been raving about it everywhere.

I stumbled upon the Teaser Tuesday meme at A House of Books and had to join in. It’s Wednesday I know but in some part of the world it still is Tuesday, so here I am with two sentences from the book :-). Take a look..

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It is not that I object to work, mind you; I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.

I can identify with that  :-).

Thoroughly enjoying this very straight-faced very British brand of humour.

If you want to know how Teaser Tuesday Works, here’s how:

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If you fancy joining in, here’s how…
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two teaser sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS!
• Share the title and author so other TT participants can add the book to their TBR lists if they like your teasers!

Do share your current read and drop me a line in the comments. I’d love to visit.

Books, movies and I

Is there anything more satisfying than bullying a bully? For that pleasure alone, if I had to choose a film character to play, I would pick Matilda Wormwood from Matilda.

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You know her, right? From Roald Dahl’s novel, if not from the film of the same name?

I fell in love with the idea of this little girl standing up to the biggest bully of them all – Thrunchbull, the evil headmistress who would grab girls by their pigtails and fling them away or pick boys up by their curly mops and drop them down without batting an eyelid.

Oh she was brave. However, that is just one of the reasons why I would like to be her. Matilda was a prodigy. She was a self-taught reader and found her way to the library when she was just four. I love her love for books. At four she was reading Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Hemingway, Kipling and Austen. That image of a tiny girl sitting with a book almost as large as herself, a glass of hot chocolate by her side, lost in the pleasure of reading is just  adorable.

I could do with some of her telekinetic powers too. The wonderfully exaggerated, over the top, typically Roald Dahl film where good, well and truly, trounces evil would be a dream to be in.

The other choice (which would actually have been my first choice if I hadn’t already spoken to death about it) is Kathleen Kelly from You’ve Got Mail – the sweet, self-deprecating Storybook lady. I love her. I love everything about her. Her passion for books and reading, her cosy little Shop Around the Corner, her story-telling sessions, her personal connect with kids… just everything. I love that she finds it difficult to be nasty, even to people she quite dislikes. That’s a lot like me. Yeah I’d definitely want to play Kathleen Kelly.

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That she bumps into a handsome, funny, rich, book-shop owner would only be a cherry on a  cake that was perfect already.

Rather coincidentally, the book she’s reading out to the kids during the story-telling session in the film, is by Roald Dahl.

Which film character would you like to play?

If you want to check out some more fun posts hop on across to Jaibala’s blog. She picked Hermione and Katniss, by the way, two of my other favourites.

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