Friday, September 18, 2009

Stuff On My Head Part 1

The first in my new feauture, I bring you ...the book I'm currently reading, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry. About 60 or so pages into it, very good so far. Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, I was kind of pressuring Oldest to take the photo quickly, as the book kept slipping. There is no way I would have passed finishing school. I have no grace and zero balance.

Summary from Amazon: In 1975, in an unidentified Indian city, Mrs Dina Dalal, a financially pressed Parsi widow in her early 40s sets up a sweatshop of sorts in her ramshackle apartment. Determined to remain financially independent and to avoid a second marriage, she takes in a boarder and two Hindu tailors to sew dresses for an export company. As the four share their stories, then meals, then living space, human kinship prevails and the four become a kind of family, despite the lines of caste, class and religion. When tragedy strikes, their cherished, newfound stability is threatened, and each character must face a difficult choice in trying to salvage their relationships.

What's your favourite thing to put on your head? What would you like to see put on mine?


  1. LOL! A Fine Balance is my favourite book, so I hope you enjoy it.

    I think that you should avoid putting things on your head, but follow the instructions of the book title, so I love the balancing of this book, but perhaps if you want to read Catching Fire you could try taking a photo of you pretending to catch fire? Great feature!

  2. I would have failed finishing school too. I've always tried balancing a book on my head and walking but I've never made it work!

  3. You are funny. I have never heard of this book. It sounds really good.

  4. E mum's gave that to me years ago and it took me ages to get round to it and once I did I was thinking "what took me so damn long"

    Glad you like it too :-)

  5. Hi - just discovered your blog through BBAW (hopping from one blog to another). We have a few things in common (among others, I'm the mom of a young boy too and I also use too many perentheses). Looking forward to following your blog.

  6. Fantastic Book!! Sad and so depressing. But so very good!

    Strange that it's on your head, though!

  7. haha, stuff on my head! you're too funny! let's see. how bout one of the kiddos????



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