Musing Mondays (November 04)

My Musing:

I have followed this series since its inception as I used to follow his wife Nicole’s Blog (she does incredible work too). I think he does a fabulous job on every piece and I enjoy what seems to be a very original idea.

Details: Obvious State

Musing Mondays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

Describe one of your reading habits.
Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

This and that…

A long time has passed since I was left reeling in the feeling of a book long after it was over. I wish I hadn’t read it so that I could read it for the first time again… know what I mean? Read Orkney, if you get your hands/your Kindle-paws on it.

Anyway, some stuff I came across on social media…






Hundreds of books have been made into movies. Millions of books wont…

I have been reading for as long as I can remember. Understandably, I have come across good and bad books. Some have left a mark, some have scarred, some others have just passed me by. Of all the books that have left a mark, a lot were illustrated versions. I am a very imaginative person, and always visualize what I am reading. But, I can’t draw to save my life!

While I was telling y’all about digitized images to go with quotes, I was thinking of all the images in my head. Books like, say ‘The Lord of the Rings’, they’e turned into good movies. And now, when I read the book again, Legolas IS Bloom, and Arwen is Tyler! But, there are so many books for which there is no such visual representation… Take Moby Dick, for example. I read an illustrated version of the book when I was eight; and now, when anyone mentions the whale, the picture in my head is one of those in the book.

Most children books have illustrated version, I note. Not a lot of adult ones do, unless they are collectibles or something… Recently I was sent a copy of ‘Pictures from Italy’, and the artwork inside the book blew me away! It’s a travelogue by Dickens. This particular edition from Tara is a 200th birth year tribute. I’m raving about the book and I haven’t even started reading!

Some books with wonderful illustrations are imprinted in my head, the characters speak feel and love, and I can see it happening like a movie. I love TV shows of the Famous Five and stuff, but an illustrated book is so stylish!

V and I have a pact, that when I write my book, he will do the artwork. There will be one painting at the beginning of each chapter and one each for the front and back covers! And he says they shan’t be illustrations, they shall be paintings 🙂

What kind of artwork can you have for Murakami!? Imagine the possibilities! Think beyond cats 😛