the year in stories

Posted: December 30, 2017 in mixed bag, Uncategorized
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Life took an unexpected turn this year. I turned social. What’s left of it is experience. Jepson says, ‘Everything is an education in writing’. Ready to shed skin, settle back into myself, and write.

Books (contd.)

  • Patty Yumi Cottrell’s Sorry to Disrupt the Peace
  • Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence
  • George Orwell’s The Animal Farm
  • Keigo Higashino’s The Devotion of Suspect X
  • Scott F. Fitzgerald’s The Beautiful and Damned
  • Natalie Goldberg’s The Long Quiet Road
  • Julie Buntin’s Marlena
  • Banana Yoshimoto’s Kitchen and Moon Shadow
  • D. H. Lawrence’s Women in Love
  • Isabel Hugan’s The Elizabeth Stories
  • Emma Cline’s The Girls
  • Dot Hutchinson’s The Butterfly Garden


  • Rainbow Rowell’s Eleanor & Park
  • Elif Bautman’s The Idiot
  • Ali Smith’s Girl Meets Boy
  • Anais Nin’s A Spy in the House of Love
  • Bod Dylan’s Chronicles Vol. 1
  • Lalita Iyer’s The Whole Shebang: Sticky Bits about Being a Woman
  • Rochelle D’Silva’s When Home is an Idea
  • Nicole Krauss’s Forest Dark
  • Bob Dylan’s Tarantula
  • Gili Haimovich’s Sideways Roots
  • Lauren Elkin’s Flaneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London
  • Ivy Pochoda’s Wonder Valley
  • Patti Smith’s Devotion
  • Kate Chopin’s The Awakening

 Screen (contd.)

  • Tallulah
  • Tiny Furniture
  • Notes on a Scandal
  • The Usual Suspects
  • Dirty Pretty Things
  • Following
  • Pulp Fiction
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene
  • Reservoir Dogs
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Thelma & Louise
  • Trainspotting
  • Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight
  • Annie Hall
  • Heathers
  • Fargo


  • Endless Poetry
  • The Reluctant Fundamentalist
  • Fatima
  • A Woman, a Part
  • Blue is the Warmest Colour
  • The Beguiled
  • À Bout de Souffle (Breathless)
  • Up in the Air
  • Choker Bali
  • Angry Indian Goddesses
  • Manifesto
  • Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold
  • Lady Bird
  • Wanted, Top of the Lake, Mindhunter, Unabomber

Miscellaneous Stories

People adored: Many

People un-adored: Also many

Crimes committed: One, could easily be three

Nature of crime: Classified

Kittens rescued (and loved): Four

Squirrels rescued (spoils of Rosa’s hunts): Two

Fun things: Horse riding

Indulgences: Caffeine. Blueberry cheesecake is a close second with stiff competition from churros.

Contemplations: Why fall in love when you can fall asleep?

Stuck on:


Still laughing:


© Anuradha Prasad 2017

  1. You certainly had an interesting year by the looks of it. 😉

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