of some weekend coffee and On The Other Hand: a book

coffee and a book

If you were having coffee with me we would be trying something different, we would be trying iced tea. The weather is stifling hot so a hot beverage would be all kinds of  awkward…. I have never tried iced tea, but the golden colour is so rich (maybe I should drink my tea in a clear glass mug more) and the ice cubes  a nice cooling touch ( but if you think about it ice cubes are kinda hard core imagine floating around in a mug the size of a bathtub  full of your own blood…)

I do apologise for the visualization, but yes my mind is a scary place sometimes, and I like to broaden its horizons, see where my thoughts lead me.

If you were having coffee with me, I would be telling you of my review of one of the last books I read On The Other Hand The Little Anthology of Big Questions, by  Renée Paule

Good Book + Iced Tea

If you were having coffee with me I would ask you what sort of books you read and what was the last good book you read. I would tell  you that I like fantasy, I read to escape, you see, to world of fictional characters  and at least for a little while forget how cruel we as a race can get  to each other all the war, pain and suffering we inflict on each other, all in the name of freedom, justice and even religion.

On The Other Hand is not a fictional book, it’s a self help book, actually no its not even that it’s a book of questions, it doesn’t even have the answers, only questions. Through the Author’s journey to learn who they are we also ask ourselves challenging questions about the things we have always accepted without question.

I am a fast reader it takes me little time and effort to zip through pages of a book, especially when I like the story I go through it faster, I mean to slow down and enjoy the plot, but I cant help myself I rush through gouging on every page, like its my last supper, sometimes forgetting to sleep. But this book it’s a little book with a  modest number 216 pages, it took me almost a month to read and in between reading it I finished four other books.

Its not the easiest book to read, its true “He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty.” – Lao Tzu

According to this book:

We are happy to wait until we die to find out answers to questions we have forgotten how to ask.

Human beings are diligent when it comes to searching for something they dont really want to know or see; we know where not to look….

The truth is there we just have trouble facing it.

We are given a blank sheet of paper to create our world on and we have scribbled all over it in the most horrible way; now we cant read our own writing..

 Who were we when the paper was blank? Where did the piece of paper come from?

So many questions and no answers well I didn’t have them (the answers) but asking them to oneself puts things into perspective, you don’t ask whats wrong with the world (because whats wrong with world is we happened or maybe we let happen) what you ask is how do you save yourself and others, because we are worth saving.

It was challenging to read this book but I am glad I did.

If you were having coffee with me I would tell you that I don’t think I like iced tea, (maybe its an acquired taste) you can have the rest of it I will fix myself a nice cold beverage perhaps add a dash of something slightly intoxicating just for laughs and lots of ice. The weather is stifling the heat is oppressive, I cant help wonder if the rapture occurred and now we are left here to burn, for failing to save ourselves or is this a prelude of things to come if we do not change….

That is why we pray for rain #RainMustFall

iced beverage
a lil what what


Ps I just heard a clap of thunder and I smell rain *cheers*



  1. 1st things 1st Ice Tea not for me either
    secondly Did the rain fall? If it did send some this way please
    👏👏 to another fine piece of writing


    1. thanks for stopping by…. it did not really rain it just fizzled out, lightning, thunder and wind but no rain (And managed to cause an electricity outage so now chilling in dark)

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      1. Aah the rain being a real tease over here as well
        On your not so bright side, you can use the Dark to do shadow puppets with a flashlight and stuff

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  2. I have to check out that book! That’s right up my alley. Questions. Deep questions. Questions that don’t have answers. I love it!

    The last good book I read was actually a silly little fiction book, but well-written and I loved the idea and the characters. It’s called “The Red Notebook” by Antoine Laurain. The second best last good book I read was “Persepolis” by Marjane Satrapi. It’s a graphic novel depicting her childhood up to her early adult years in Iran during and after the Islamic Revolution. It showed me a world I have only seen from the outside and from the stories of others (the media, movies, etc.). Fascinating stuff.

    I’ll drink all the iced tea. It’s my favorite. 🙂 THANKS! And if this is the rapture, at least I’m in good company.

    Have a great week!

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    1. Many thanks Daisy you are good definitely company too ^_^
      I will add your “recommendations” to my Goodreads profile am always scouting out for good reads (no pun intended) and you do know if I dont like them I will have to hunt you down and then name the villain everyone loves to hate after you right in my next story??
      Thanks for the chat its been a pleasure
      Have an awesome week yourself

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    1. I would have tea with you, and we would watch the lights…

      Whatdo you mean you make good milk, everyone knows milk comes the shops, you simply buy it in fun coloured boxes with drawings of cows lol ~B

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  3. It’s been raining without a break where I am (India) since the past two weeks and we’d be happy to send some over!
    You know there’s a restaurant in my city that serves you iced tea in a miniature glass bathtub (it looks really odd!). And yes, it looked a bit like diluted blood!

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    1. Thats where all the rain meant for us has been hiding…
      it rained last night though YEY!!!and today its been overcast with spats of drizzling and its not hot anymore kinds cold or maybe cause we had gotten used to the heat a lil.

      hahahahahaha Iced tea in miniature glass bathtubs its a thing????? wow yep day officially made
      thanks for dropping by

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      1. Hahaha, yeah, we were fascinated by that miniature bathtub!

        Congrats on the rain! I think I saw a tweet earlier where you mentioned something about a rain dance? 😉 Maybe that worked? 😛

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      2. hahahaha oh yes the rain dance it worked but part of the magic was I think because I did ALL of my laundry last night as in everything and I figured with way its been hot it would be dry by morning …………. lol funny story that

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  4. I would have thought iced tea would have been cooling. However, you finally got your rain!
    As usual this is a good read, you are at your entertaining best!
    Best wishes!

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  5. Never tried iced tea? Well, now you have. There are so many different kinds. Try iced herbal. For now, I’ll take some chilled wine. That book sounds like something I’d love. Thanks for the recommendation.

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