Sunday, August 8, 2010

Of life and its tentacles..

.... Had been at the much hyped Hanover Book Festival, this Saturday. Typically lived up. Exactly like the end of other much hyped sensations that leave us like thawed peas – pale and wrinkled ! But there is one thing I came back home with. Met, among a bunch of others who had a platter of books to their credit, the lovely and warm Sarah Norkus, author of the successful ‘Eleventh Summer’ and the graciously sweet Linda Barron Heinrich, author of ‘Jason’s Helmet’. Both Sarah (Sally, as she is fondly called) and Linda accepted copies of ‘Sugar Spring Tales’ for an honest review and almost moved me to dramatic edges of surprise by offering me signed copies of their hugely successful books as – here’s the brilliant part – a token of encouragement!

Spending more hours walking around the tables of authors like – gulp! – Joanne Liggan (who also organizes the event every year) than at my own, kind of unshackled the staggering tensions of a newborn. It’s a big, big world of millions of brilliant writers! Save my dreams, dear Lord !!

In other news, I’m psyched up (in an uncertain way) about what the world is raving about.  ENDHIRAN.  Sure, I can’t help jiggling over kilimanjaro. And Boom Boom fires up some wildly cosmic imaginations under my nose. Yet, here's the thing - While I’m bobbing my head in utter defiance to every Rahman-loving  soul, I can’t help the shagged doubts underneath. Remember the gig around Sivaji? I’m hoping Sankar did attend his classes on learning from your own mistakes.

AND - My blog needs a visit to the spa. A tired looking daisy hanging around the Babylon of a mud-brown backdrop is just not happening!



Karen Xavier said...

sounds like a dream day, meeting all those authors... and how nice some of them sound. I'm yet to read your book though, flipkart doesn't seem to have it yet.

PurpleHeart said...

Karen, I'm still around the edges of negotiating my terms with flipkart. I'm desperate to get it there..

Shas said...

Wow! It must have been a stimulating experience meeting all those writers.
I liked your blog template. Its simple and sweet :)

@ravind said...

gud blog..visit mine too..i m ur follower of ur blog..i find ur blog pretty gud..keep going

Readers Dais said...

Hi! Sandhya,
so uve been around with great people, we have a proverb in malayalam stating, in company of jasmine flowers even a stone will be fragrant, so hope you will be spreading that fragrance to us too :)
& im still waiting idea -gone with the wind ??
So u start dictating those stories to me :)

PurpleHeart said...

Shas, @ravind Thanks for visiting ! :)

PurpleHeart said...

Unni, Which website did you order it from ? Amazon ? Did they give you an order number?

I mean, another friend of mine got the book shipped to UAE from Amazon. So will you tell me if I can jump in and make a wreck of their nerves if they haven't sent you the book ? :)