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Monday, May 20, 2013

The Casual Vacany by J K Rowling: First Page Mondays


I've already been talking a lot lot about this one and you probably have realised by now that this is definitely one of my favourite books - what can I do, I simply love these plots!

So, without further ado, here's the first page from the book 'The Casual Vacancy' by J K Rowling....Enjoy and do read it!!!

Part One

6.11 A casual vacancy is deemed to have occurred:

(a) when a local councillor fails to make his declaration of acceptance of office within the proper time; or
(b) when his notice of resignation is received; or
(c) on the day of his death...

 - Charles Arnold-Baker
Local Council Administration,
Seventh Edition

Sunday

Barry Fairbrother did not want to go out for dinner. He had endured a thumping headache for most of the weekend and was struggling to make a deadline for the local newspaper.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

The Casual Vacancy: Real Life Reference To The Town of Yate?

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I'm currently reading this amazing book called The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling. I've never read any of the Harry Potter series, though it's labelled as one of the most popular book series worldwide - I still think I'll be giving it a miss. And neither have I watched the movies, except the first one, which, I felt was okay - I'm not a fan of this genre, so I'm not missing out on anything.

Coming back to The Casual Vacancy, am I glad I am reading it?

The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling: Sneaky Peeky Sunday

Reading this much-interesting book called The Casual Vacancy by J K Rowling. This was on my wishlist for quite some time but I was waiting to get it in paperback...that hasn't happened yet, and when Flipkart came up with their Grand Book Carnival, I made sure I got this one right away!

So here's the page I am on now....

'Go on.'

'I fucked her last night.'

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Online Purchase: Flipkart Grand Book Carnival Haul

So few days back I told you how Flipkart was holding this Grand Book Carnival that was on for just 2 days....The moment I got this information, I logged on to the site, checking out the books that were on sale! The genre was vast, the books were really good and there were many I was already planning to read up.

Incidentally, just 2-3 days before I talked about the Flipkart Carnival, I had vowed to stop buying books for some time, as I had been buying like crazy and now there's hardly any space at home :-O

But...you know me, just like all my friends who immediately laughed off my claims that I wouldn't be buying books for some time....Ha! I know myself as well....so here's the list of books that I actually did buy.....

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Grand Book Carnival At Flipkart: Last 2 Days!!!


It's the Grand Book Carnival at Flipkart and it's the last 2 days - a carnival you just can't afford to miss.

So here's where you can immediately check out the books and order...CLICK HERE

Monday, May 6, 2013

No Longer At Ease by Chinua Achebe: First Page Mondays

Chinua Achebe is absolutely one of my all-time favourite authors and I have only read Things Fall Apart by him till date. So recently I picked up two more of his works, and here, I'm gonna share the first page of No Longer At Easy by Chinua Achebe....happy reading!

'For three of four weeks Obi Okonkwo had been steeling himself against this moment. And when he walked into the dock that morning he thought he was fully prepared. He wore a smart palm-beach suit and appeared unruffled and indifferent. The proceeding seemed to be of little interest to him. Except for one brief moment at the very beginning when one of the counsel had got into trouble with the judge.

 "This court begins at nine o' clock. Why are you late?''

 Whenever Mr Justice William Galloway, Judge of the High Court

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Just Bought: Half Of A Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, The Sealed Letter by Emma Donoghue, Maps For Lost Lovers by Nadeem Aslam

So I had gone to the mall 'just like that', believe me when I say it - JUST LIKE THAT.......

It was a lovely afternoon, the plan was to have a few bites at KFC and just come back home and laze around in the house, not doing anything else the whole day. And then....

My daughter spotted a banner that said Kids Fest on at Crossword...so obviously we had to go, right?

And what happens when Debo enters a bookstore?? Well, you all know the answer! She comes back with books that she wasn't planning to buy at all!

Well, this time I can say with a little less guilt that the books I ended up buying were ones I was on the lookout for for some time and couldn't really find (spare 1 out of the 3 I finally bought after keeping the rest back on the shelf!) :-(

But the less guilt didn't last for long as I realised that though I had gone to the bookstore in the first place to buy books for my daughter, the poor thing only bought a Barney book while I ended up buying 3, for myself!!!!!

So what did I buy?