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thebooksatchel

Resh Susan Storyteller| 🇮🇳 Creator of #femmemarch Enquiries ✉️ - [email protected] Best books of 2018 👇 http://bit.ly/2s9FAcg
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When life gives you broken cups, add some colour.
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my favourite prop and companion of many evenings met with an untimely demise. the accident seems to have happened because of a tipsy owing to high levels of caffeine. in these years, the cup lived a double life as a celebrity in instagram pictures and a homebody in a cramped apartment. it had a fulfilling life and was much loved. thank you for attending this tribute to the best of all cups 😢☕️ .
#whpcolorwheel

comment 128 star 1,148 3 weeks ago

Read everywhere, on bed, at desk, in air.
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my favourites of the month are the winter of the witch by arden, born a crime by trevor noah and the heavens by sandra newman. also dates cake. yumm. your turn.

comment 150 star 1,853 4 weeks ago

~check mate.
a giant oreo chess board is way more fun than black and white squares. chess was my childhood staple after dinner. my uncle and i would be engrossed in the game between sips of black coffee; and usually towards the end, my sole king would be trotting on the squares until cornered and mercilessly defeated. you couldn’t simply eat through the board you know, you had to destroy kingdoms. #whpinspiredby -
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what are your favourite board games?

comment 192 star 1,302 last month

What a fitting ending to the trilogy! oh but first, hello everyone! happy new year. what are you most excited about in 2019?
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the winter of the witch was one of my most anticipated books of the year. it comes out in two days and i just want to say i am floored by how splendid it is. there is magic, lots of mythical beings, war and vasya is no regular heroine, i tell you. the book talks a lot about coexistence, something we really need to think about in today’s world. the best part is, some scenes are based on actual historical events. so @arden_katherine just stole my heart (ok it was stolen with the first book itself, but stolen again for dramatic reasons) and buried it deep in the winter of old russia.
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those who have been around for long enough know how much i adored bear and the nightingale. i’ve raved about it; very pleased that all the books were promising reads. thank you @eburybooks for this beauty, inside and out.
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what’s new with you?
ps: can we talk about how awesome (and creepy) you on netflix is? i am actively converting people into fans ever since i watched it.
#thewinterofthewitch

comment 128 star 1,406 last month

What are you reading this month?
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i am winding up my reading for the year, which is strange because usually i put my books aside in november itself. my last read, flames by robbie arnott, was fantabulous. i might re read the st. clare series by enid blyton for the pure joy of revisiting a childhood favourite without needing to review it. (isn’t that so refreshing?) and i am watching orange is the new black these days. i’d love something more cheery. maybe dumplin’ ? do add in your holiday recommended tv too. it is that time of the year!

comment 135 star 2,390 December 2018

Life doesn’t get better than some old school brick game, does it? #whpsquares -
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tetris was a favourite game for us 90s kids and creating this video as adults remains one of my most cherished afternoons. i remember laughing hysterically as he tried to get the sugar cubes to stick, saying aloud each step written on a piece of paper so that i don’t make a mistake while ‘playing’ and of course us nibbling on the props aka jam biscuits with ginger tea afterwards. in a way, instagram has become like an album for me. each post has a story but also a backstory that goes into the making.
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have you ever taken help from friend/family for a picture? tell us more; was it fun?

comment 199 star 939 November 2018

Dear 90’s kids,
you are gonna be okay.

much love, xoxo
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happy weekend my loves. what’s one piece of advice you would give your own generation? (we already have enough of advices for older and younger generations).
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mine would be that no one has really figured life out. you aren’t failing. you are just struggling because you are an adult but many times you don’t feel like one. we will seize the day but its okay if today is not the day you do it. don’t rush, don’t compare; just keep moving. you’ll be alright.
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ps: i am super curious about you if you are in the older/younger generations. 😘

comment 174 star 1,462 November 2018

When i was an instagram newbie, i felt lost. it was unfamiliar, filled with strangers and beautiful pictures. soon enough, silhouettes became names and then faces. accounts became real people, passionate, warm and above all, encouraging. all those questions - ‘is it s****d to post something that anyone can see? is it silly to comment on a photo you love?’ began to fade. this one’s for you my friend, new and old 🙂😍 .
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how about your first months on ig? share a story about the time when an online pal made you feel good.
#whpcommunity

comment 158 star 1,015 November 2018

If you are secretly relieved you live somewhere you don’t have to carve pumpkins (like me), here’s an easier way to boost your artistic ego. oreo stars can never go wrong; you can eat them later and perhaps wish on the shooting ones too. shall i get you a cuppa?
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in other news, i watched crimes of grindelwald and loved it. i picked up a new book, the fruit of the drunken tree, which is fabulous and might be a 5 star read.

comment 153 star 1,748 November 2018

Today in a nutshell - baked cakes, wrapped one in paper and dropped it off at cousins’ place, argued whether beef cutlets or fish cutlets should be on the menu this week. there is the hope of an early dinner after which i plan to comb through my bedside books and pick a new read to go with hanif’s red birds, my current read.
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confession : unlike in pics, i am more of a people watcher than a nose-in-a-book person when i am outdoors. what about you?
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ps: i’ve received some amazing book mail. can’t wait to show you. it is stupendous.

comment 103 star 1,363 November 2018

No matter what time of the year you visit, there will always be flowers and steaming cups, freshly brewed, to welcome you. our seasons are just like us indians; chaotic, colourful and blending into one another with no marked distinction.
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have you visited any part of india and what caught your eye here? or is there some place you are planning to take a trip to?
#whpseasonal

comment 206 star 1,839 November 2018

Floating is such a witch!
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i think i could easily get into hogwarts with my new found skills, what say you? the crimes of grindelwald is nearly here and the trailer looks so much more amazing than fantastic beasts. there has been a lot of backlash with johnny depp being in the cast and the nagini twist. rowling has never been great with representation and i’ve always cringed at her forced diversity inclusion (often going wrong) for brownie points. depp’s actions in his personal life are no doubt unpardonable.
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so when we watch a movie do we support the whole crew that worked on it or the double standards? bit of a thin line there. what are your thoughts - where do we draw the line between the art and the artist?

comment 159 star 1,345 November 2018