3 A.M.

It’s 3 am and I am wide awake just lying in bed with my eyes closed and hoping for some sweet sleep and then I hear it.

Tiny wail from the street across my window. It gets louder and then there are two distinct voices, both wailing .Babies on the street at this hour? Noooooo! those are our friendly neighbourhood cats, mother and kitten both meowing incessantly. Not sounding so friendly right now, just plain creepy!

Too scared to go to the loo. Pull up the covers and hope no ghosts find me!

Sure thing in the morning, my little daughter is going to play with them.

Psst! don’t tell her about this.

Disney Christmas Music

I came across this gem (okay, an old gem) on YouTube when trying to find some nice music for Christmas.

For the Disney fans and the child in you

Plays for about 46 mins and its very melodious, soft and twinkling and a bit magical ( I am talking about magical stuff so often now but what is life without a bit of magic?)

I plan to play this on Christmas eve 🙂

For Christmas morning

Yet to sample this entirely but the beginning sounds promising 🙂

Happy Holidays!

Book review – The Archived, Victoria Schwab

archived

Loved the book. Novel concept with an eerie atmosphere. Not so bad protagonist and a lovely love angle (Wesley Ayers!).

I know this falls under the young adult category but the book deserves to be read. Come on, Harry Potter was an exceptionally good young adult book.

A nice mystery to keep turning the pages with witty dialogues, Likeable characters, oodles of foreboding and magical realism. You may think something like this might exist in the real world.

What more do you want?

Book Summary :

Imagine a place where the dead rest on shelves like books.

Each body has a story to tell, a life seen in pictures that only Librarians can read. The dead are called Histories, and the vast realm in which they rest is the Archive.

Da first brought Mackenzie Bishop here four years ago, when she was twelve years old, frightened but determined to prove herself. Now Da is dead, and Mac has grown into what he once was, a ruthless Keeper, tasked with stopping often-violent Histories from waking up and getting out. Because of her job, she lies to the people she loves, and she knows fear for what it is: a useful tool for staying alive.

Being a Keeper isn’t just dangerous—it’s a constant reminder of those Mac has lost. Da’s death was hard enough, but now her little brother is gone too. Mac starts to wonder about the boundary between living and dying, sleeping and waking. In the Archive, the dead must never be disturbed. And yet, someone is deliberately altering Histories, erasing essential chapters. Unless Mac can piece together what remains, the Archive itself might crumble and fall.

In this haunting, richly imagined novel, Victoria Schwab reveals the thin lines between past and present, love and pain, trust and deceit, unbearable loss and hard-won redemption.