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Friday, August 30, 2013

Picture Stories: Books and Bookshelves

 I always feel there's something really magnetic about old, hard-bound or leather-bound books.

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- Debolina Raja Gupta

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho: On The Cover


Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of the readers forever. Paulo Coelho's The Alchemist is such a book. With over 20 million copies sold worldwide, and translated into 42 languages, The Alchemist has already achieved the status of a modern classic.

This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who years to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers and into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.

This story teaches us, as only few can, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path and above all following our dreams.

'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts...He gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' DAILY EXPRESS

'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES

'One of the few to deserve the term 'publishing phenomenon' - INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY

Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil  and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. The recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, Paulo Coelho is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and to change people's lives.

- Debolina Raja Gupta

Friday, August 16, 2013

Pictures Stories: Books and Bookshelves

 Though I haven't read any Harry Potter books, I really liked this picture :-)

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- Debolina Raja Gupta

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Ravan & Eddie by Kiran Nagarkar: On The Cover

 'A first-rate novel...Kiran Nagarkar is a born story-teller with an unerring eye for detail.....and an artist of the erotica.' - Khushwant Singh

'Wicked, magical, hilarious, enduring. A masterpiece from one of world literature's great cult writers.' - Katherine Boo

An extremely funny novel about two larger-than-life heroes and their bawdy, Rabelaisian adventures in post-colonial urban India

'Nagarkar is a genuine experimentalist: he combines in his writing a tremendous instinct for storytelling with a rare openness of imagination. He is willing to go where it takes him, express it in whatever form and through whichever language. What remains constant is his subversive pleasure in fiction for its own sake. It makes him one of our most precious writers.' - Anjum Hasan, The Caravan

Monday, August 12, 2013

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing: First Page Mondays

 Here's the first page from the book The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

Anna meets her friend Molly in the summer of 1957 after a separation.....

The two women were alone in the London flat.

 'The point is,' said Anna, as her friend came back from the telephone on the landing, 'the point is, that as far as I can see, everything's cracking up.'

 Molly was a woman much on the telephone. When it rang she had just enquired: 'Well, what's the gossip?' Now she said, 'That's Richard, and he's coming over. It seems today's his only free moment for the next month. Or so he insists.'

 'Well, I'm not leaving,' said Anna.

 'No, you stay just where you are.'

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Reading Reading Reading Away

Okay, so it seems the last few weeks have been really really great for me in terms of the books I've been reading......

Being confined on bed for the most of the last 2-3 weeks, I've been making the most of it.....I've been reading and reading a lot of lovely books these last few days and weeks....

Friday, August 2, 2013

Picture Stories: Books and Bookshelves

With this on my bed in the morning and a book to curl up to, I couldn't ask for a better day!

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- Debolina Raja Gupta