Some interesting book recommedations and other fun stuff!


 Hello again!

It's sunday and it's time for   Sunday Stealing! I enjoy answering the questions in Sunday Stealing. If you want to play too, please click on the link.

Here goes:

1. How long have you lived in your current residence?
Have lived here since Jan 2021. This is our own place.

2. What changes have you made to it since you got there?
A lot of changes ! It took about three months in total to renovate this place, and make it exactly the way I want i to look. I'm truly grateful for this home.

3. What surprised you about living in your place or in your neighborhood?

The greenery in  my complex and the fact that it is right in the heart of Bangalore, barely a kilometer from the mall and all the city trappings. It's so green (those of you who follow me on Instagram would've seen how it feels like I'm living in a forest/ National park! A  lot of people ask me where I live. But for my own privacy  (and safety) I don't disclose my exact location. (How does it matter anyway? It's not like they are going to buy a house next door and move in!)

4. If someone were considering moving in next door, what would you warn them about? 

Cobras and  all kinds of snakes. There are plenty here. The guards have been trained to catch them without harming them, and they are handed over to the forest department.

5. If you have to move in the next 45 days, what are you definitely not taking with you?

My sad memories. Would like to leave them behind.

6. What are you currently reading? 

The Other Son by Nick Alexander.


7. What did you recently finish reading? 

The Paper Wife by Laila Ibrahim


8. What do you think you’ll read next?
Rebel with a Paintbrush (Amrita sher-gil's biography) by anita vaccharajani

9. When did you take the road less traveled?
When I decided to become a full time writer.

10. Did you ever participate in a talent show?

Never. I can't have three people judging me and deciding how good I am. I believe in myself. I don't need their validation :)  *hair flick and exit*

11. When did you most recently strike out? 

I had to look up what 'strike out' meant!  (it means to start doing something new independently of other people)

I think it was when I got married at 23 and moved out of home ! (as till then, I lived with my parents)

12  Where do you go to find yourself?

My go-to is art. I also meditate and do my ashtanga yoga.

13. What do you have mixed feelings about?

About a friendship that fell apart recently. If you can't be completely honest with your friends, and if they want only sycophancy I don't think such a friendship is worth it.

14. What did you most recently add to your collection of something?

Kittens! A stray pregnant cat wandered into my home and gifted me three kittens. I don't have the heart to give them away, and so they have become mine now! You can see Leo and Kasper in this pic. In the pic at the beginning of this post, you can see Bella and Leo.
All three turned out to be girls. But since we had mistakenly thought two were boys, we let the original names stay :)
So we have a girl-kitten  called Kasper, a girl-kitten called Leo and we have Bella the beauty queen :)

15. When did something most recently stir you to tears?

A Korean show I watched. Name of the show:  It's okay not be okay.
It's a great show and I highly recommend it.


I hope you enjoyed my answers. If you want to share your current read, previous read and your next read, I'd love to know.
Please tell me in my comment box.

See you tomorrow folks!
๐Ÿ’“ Preeti


ps: This is post 25 of my blog marathon. If you're enjoying it, please do leave me comments. Would love to hear from you.


  1. Wonderful post! I really enjoyed reading your answers.

    I am reading 'Before the Dawn' by Emma Pass (Historical fiction) - very interesting so far. I read 'The Flatshare' by Beth O'Leary recently and loved it. My next read: The Valet's Secret by Josi S. Kilpack or maybe Bombay Balchao by Jane Borges.

    1. I have put flatshare on my list. It sounded good (i looked it up). Thank you for sharing.

  2. Cobras and other snakes? NO!!!! That would scare me to death. I hate snakes. Loved your answers! Have a nice day!

    1. Yes--I am scared too. but the greenery makes up for it; I LOVE nature. Thank you for dropping by.

  3. Cobras and snakes beats my bears and coyotes! Yikes. It would be nice if we could leave sad memories elsewhere, wouldn't it? I could take them out and bury them in the backyard. Unfortunately, it doesn't work that way.

    1. Yes, it doesn't. But IF i could, I would.

  4. We had puppies we named Patty, Maxine and Laverne (after the Andrews Sisters), then discovered Maxine was a boy, so he became Max.

    As for books, I just finished "Dear Bob and Sue" by Matt and Karen Smith. I previously read "Tell No One" by Harlan Coben, and I will be reading "The Friendship Quilts" by June Calender next.

    1. What a strange coincidence that you mention Andrew sisters. I've mentioned their song Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy in one of my books! I'd forgotten about it (as I wrote the book over 14 years ago) and I remembered when I looked up the Andrew sisters!
      Thank you for sharing your reading lists too. Will definitely be checking it out.

  5. It's nice to know other side of story. Currently I am reading Spy Stories:Inside the secret world of the RAW and the ISI, my last read was Why we kneel,How we rise and next on list is Ikigai.

    1. I've read Ikigai and reviewed it on my instagram too. Thank you for stopping by.

  6. Namaskaram Preeti ki๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™
    Sorry for being late in replying.My net was down the whole day due to some tower issue.
    Great intriguing and unequivocally a fun post with a dash of some great book recommendations.Perfect in every sense of the word.
    Well I just finished reading
    Great expectations by Charles Dickens and Pratigya by Munshi Premchand
    I am currently reading
    A Flutter in the colony -Sandip Ray
    And I plan to read
    Short stories by Rabindranath Tagore and
    The Great Gatsby.

    Thank you for the soothing and wonderful post.

    Lots of Love,Respect & Complete Devotion to you ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

  7. Hi Preeti. I really enjoyed reading all your answers on this post. Here are mine:

    1. I have been living here since 2013. Before that, I lived in Bangalore. This is actually my Mom's Home.

    2. We have not made any changes as they were made in 2012 before we relocated.

    3. This is the place I grew up from 1999, so I did not find any new surprises in the neighborhood.

    4. I would tell them that when exhibitions happen across the street, it gets very noisy and the road will be filled with cars.

    5. I would not be in touch with toxic people.

    6. Nothing at the moment - Thanks for the recommendation though.

    7. I am currently taking English Courses with British Council and Spanish on Udemy, so currently not reading any books at the moment.

    8. The Magic Mindset - As I read only a few pages after purchasing it last year!

    9. I cannot remember :-(

    10. Yes, I have - When I was studying in the US, I performed a Bharata Natyam Number at the 9th Grade Talent Show. The judges as well as my classmates were very intrigued by this new form of art. They all appreciated it a lot.

    11. I started staying away from the limelight and it has helped me become a better person.

    12. Listening to music or talking with a close friend.

    13. My Career

    14. Nothing at the moment.

    15. A particular Tamil Movie Song - no matter how many times I watch it, I tend to cry.

    Take care :-)


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