a present for my blog plus . . .

Look what I found today when I checked into My Wintersong! There was a notification in a blog comment about this new award for my blog from an Irish woman who writes Gaellikaa’s Diary, a journal about living with her Indian husband and their four children in an extended family household in India. I’m pleased to display it here with my thanks.

In addition to her diary, Gailikaa also writes two other blogs, Out of Ireland Into India and Write Away in which she offers further reflections on life in India as she explores the writer within, sometimes giving glimpses of her Irish Catholic upbringing.

Not only do I enjoy India vicariously through her experiences, I have a lot of admiration for anyone who not only has made the successful switch from western to eastern culture, but has made it through “A Suitable Boy,” by Vikram Seth. This novel  follows the lives of four large families in India for eighteen months in the fifties as a mother searches for a boy to marry her daughter. My exploratory reading shows this to be a fascinating read, but at 1347 pages and 591,552 words, I must admit it has been on my bookshelf for several years as I keep bypassing it for shorter reads. I’ve learned that “A Suitable Girl” is scheduled for publication in 2013, so I must read a little faster if I’m to be ready for it.

This award jogged my memory about another award issued in January which I’ll write about soon. In the meantime, I’m passing along this award for those who would accept it, to:

Catcher in the Wry who has interesting points of view and isn’t afraid to say what’s on her mind.
Holler Notes who writes good book reviews and tells great stories.
Grits and Purls who writes wonderful essays about a variety of subjects, including her family.
Kay’s Thinking Cap by a Ohio woman who likes to rant about politics and other complicated twists of life.
written by Maggie a voracious reader who expounds on life and art, particularly the art of a cheerful attitude toward life’s challenges
and Dangermond a prolific writer and keen observer of the idiosyncrasies of life.
Finally, there’s Studio Ruthe whose snapshots and stitchery give us glimpses of the artist she is.

All links are in this post, including Gailikka’s, are interesting reads that deserve attention.

4 thoughts on “a present for my blog plus . . .

  1. It is nice to get a little surprise gift first thing in the morning. I got one too. Would you believe Gaelikaa grew up about 10-15 miles away from where I did in Dublin, Ireland. I only got to know of her last year through blogging!

  2. Aw……thank you. Hey, think of me as a voracious photographer too. LOL So very glad to see you writing. You always make my day.

    Hugs and reading on…………..

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