Plot twists can only go two ways. Either they can resolve a conflict or they cause even more conflict. Here is my list of plot twists I did not see coming AT ALL among the books that I read recently.
Plot synopsis: The story begins with a safety deposit box on the Metropolitan Bank. The safety box in question belonged to Marguerite Wallace Pearson di San Pignelli. As per routine, the contents of the box need to be checked and auctioned off because there was no will present. Jane Willoughby, an intern at the surrogate’s court and Phillip Lawton, a fine arts expert for Christie auction house both meet during the process. The contents of the safe-deposit box take everyone by surprise. Tons of Faded photographs of Marguerite that shows her life history, with bright eyes and sad smiles. Old letters and breathtaking collection of magnificent jewelry and stones.
In a first perusal, it felt like a pretty normal classic book where girls' only employment was to stay at home, learn drawing, music, other languages, read books and just wait to be married. While reading it, it had such a nondescript flow and I went through it smoothly. Only after finishing reading it, I realized all the subjects the book touched on. There are so many things in this book, death, poverty, passion, growth. The book captures the journey of how the girls grew to be little women. I feel like I would have stopped reading this book halfway through if not for everything that was happening in their mundane lives. In each chapter, something was happening and I wanted to know how it all turned out.
“We love films because they makes us feel something. They speak to our desires, which are never small. They allow us to escape and to dream and to gaze into the eyes that are impossibly beautiful and huge. They fill us with longing. But also. they tell us to remember; they remind us of... Continue Reading →
So I dived into this strange book without knowing anything at all about it, its author or even its genre. I only picked it up because the cover is just so beautiful and I really wanted to know what the title actually meant. I figured it would be something related to magic or magic realism. So, get this, Wink, Poppy and Midnight are names of persons, and this book tells their story. It alternates between these characters point of views and the story unfolds.
I recently stumbled upon a post about Hobonichi Journaling by Penguins Creative. Here's the link to the detailed page. I am not investing on a fully grid-lined journal but have decided to take up on the Instagram version, challenge hosted by Penguins Creative. Here's the link to the Instagram challenge.