Friday, December 22, 2017

Book Review # 40: Coffee and Ordinary Life : Mitali Meelan


About the book:

Some relationships
are like an old sweater;
often too worn out
to be revived,
but too precious
to be replaced.

This book is a collection of simple, heartfelt and inspiring poetry, conversations and musings that celebrate ordinary life with all its imperfections, sorrows and little joys. It explores the themes of love, life, grief, depression, self-actualization and personal growth through the lens of an introvert who uses writing as a preferred way of communicating with mankind. The vignettes are divided into sections of loving, losing, hurting, surviving, conquering, on living today and on writing.

Coffee, the ultimate companion, represents the breaks we take from experiencing life to write about it.

About the Author:

Mitali Meelan [22] was born in Thane and brought up in Mumbai. She earned her bachelor’s degree in economics and pursued her master’s in English Literature, while working with a magazine as an editorial coordinator for a short while. She has a couple of short stories published in anthologies.
A girl who longs to love tea and coffee but just can’t, she tried her hands at different fields before realizing she’ll always return to writing. When she’s not telling stories, you can find her writing blog posts, reading, listening to soft music, dreaming about non-existent people or watching videos on YouTube. She also loves quiet getaways and hangouts with family, close friends and her cat.

My Review:

I am a avid reader and love reading and reviewing books; Books that talk about stories that may be history, autobiography,mythology or plain fiction. I love losing myself in those worlds.

Poems , now they are something we relate to with childhood. At least I do. I haven't read many English poems. I read lot of Marathi/ Hindi and like them. This was the first collection I have read by any Indian author and I must say I am proud I picked up this.

Coffee and stories go hand in hand and yes coffee and poems too go hand in hand now. The author has penned such beautiful, easy to relate to poems that I have started enjoying reading poems too. Very simply put, beautifully crafted emotions and very strong effect. Like a good coffee, that is strong, bitter yet sweet.

The best part of this was I started to enjoy this one so much that I was sad when it finished. Hats off Mitali for being able to write such wonderful gems in such simple words. You do have a flair for this.Waiting to read some more from you now.

5 stars for this one.

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