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Readalog #14 | The Eleventh Hour


Readalog by Neha

January 12 · Issue #14 · View online

I collect words the way some people collect coins or butterfly specimens.
And this is where I share some of them with you.

With 2016 has also gone my resolve to read only paperbacks. And my precious Kindle has made a comeback—reclaiming its rightful space and some more—in my life. And that means two things for this issue: I don’t have a photograph to accompany this week’s book recommendation, and I’m sending it at the eleventh hour (literally so!).
Hope you enjoy reading it. (It will be good to hear from you sometime, about what you think of Readalog, any suggestions or comments you have, or just to tell me how’s the weather in the part of world that you’re in currently. Write back, sometime?)
And as always, if you think someone you know might enjoy reading it, please share it with them. Thank you! :)

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Book of the Week
The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing. Mira Jacob.
People always say time stands still, and it really is that. You find the thing you love the most, and time will stop for you to love it.
In Three Words: Unpretentious. Sharp. Gentle.
Why Should You Read It: If diaspora literature is your thing. Or if you have dealt with grief of losing someone close to illness that slowly eats away. It’s a simple book. A simple book which gives proper attention to all its characters, and develops a strong narrative for the readers to engage and care for the story.
Beyond the Book: The author is writing her second book—Good Talk: Conversations I Am Still Confused About—which is a graphic memoir, and something that I am extremely excited about. Read some excerpts here, to know why. 
Buy the book here.
Word Wise
n. (Greek) the perfect, delicate, crucial moment; the fleeting g rightness of time and place that creates the opportune atmosphere for action, words or movement.
@vishasuchde. She has a special way with words, this woman. The stories she weaves are simple, but never simplistic. When you read them, you are overcome by a faint sense of familiarity, of thinking ‘this is something I could have written’, and of wishing that you’d written those words. And that’s the second-most beautiful part of Visha’s writing. (The first one being her writing itself.)
As ever,
With warmth and gratitude
Bringing Letters Back
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