The other day I was explaining an idea I had to a friend of mine, who lives a gazillion miles away from me. I realised verbally articulating it wasn’t working, so decided to take a screen-grab of a sketch I’d made of my concept and sent it to her.
Waiting on her to marvel at my work of brilliance, I was taken aback when instead she exclaimed in hushed tones, “Is that what your handwriting looks like? I’ve never seen it before.”
Gumiguru | (Shona word) October | Goo-me-goo-roo.
What memories, activities or individuals does October remind you of? I know in the Northern parts of the world that this the time of the year you all wax lyrical about pumpkins, the onset of Fall and cute ways to wrap a scarf around your neck (my IG timeline can currently testify to that).
Whereas, South of the Equator you’ll find that this month is a favourite for all sorts of (selfish) reasons *ahem*☺
“The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life–
or at least, shoved up so hard against someone else’s life
that you might as well have your face pressed against their window–
is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are.
Or how you might seem to other people.”
Every year, or so, there appears a book whose very essence becomes ubiquitous among book lovers and non-book lovers alike. It starts off with spotting a random review in a magazine one day to coming across a full-on praise piece for it online. After a while, it just seems to be everywhere!
Jojo Moye’s book “Me Before You” did all those things. I definitely feel the strength of its popularity is based on word-of-mouth marketing and personal recommendations.
For a book that I’d heard only great things about, what impressed me the most is that I was still clueless as to what the whole plot of the book was when I eventually got around to reading it. The only heads up I got about it came from my friend R who mentioned, in passing, that it made her weepy…and my friend is NOT a crier.