(This is a submission for Skywatch Friday)
It's one of those days that flew by. I was going to do so many things but where did the time go? I'm having some issues with very hot and sore hands and feet and tired legs so I decided to stay home. Nonetheless the day went quickly. I will have to wait until tomorrow and hopefully get my mani-pedi as well as go to Chinatown. I've been wanting to go there for ages and I have to buy some herbs so now is a good time to go.
I finished the book, Half a Yellow Sun, by the young author Chimamande Adichie. I enjoyed it immensely. The book is about the fight of mainly the Igbo people in Nigeria for their own country, The Republic of Biafra. Biafra existed from May 30, 1967 to January 15, 1970 and most of us know little about the struggle. The book is a fictional account of the events as experienced through the lives of 5 main characters.
I'm now reading Birdsong by Sebastian Faulk. The book is about Stephen Wraysford at different stages of his life both before and during World War 1. This book is highly acclaimed but I didn't enjoy the first part of the book which deals with the protagonist's illicit affair while lodging with a textile factory owner. I'm enjoying the second part of the book more. It deals with another phase of the same protagonist as he serves in WW1. The author does an incredible job of describing the grittiness and harshness of the conditions under which soldiers fought and worked in the trenches.
I've also started a fascinating book called The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock. I think this book will surely inspire me as it deals with a woman called Mrs. Delany who lived in the 1700s. After her husband dies, she begins her life's work and accomplishment at the age of 72. Mrs. Delany is the inventor of the art form, collage, and I'm looking forward to learning much more about her and her creative process.
Right now I'm making curry chicken with naan and basmati rice for dinner. The chicken is slowly simmering so I'd better get to making the naan. In the meantime, enjoy the wonderful sky photos and have a joyous weekend.
I never get tired of looking at clouds and the beauty in the skies.
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