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Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

English Bites by Manish Gupta: Review

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(*Complimentary review copy provided by author)

Being a Majors student in English, it's obvious that I absolutely love the language and the literature that comes with it! In fact, my love for literature was one of the main reasons that I chose to go for an English Honours course, following it up with a Post-Grad (Major) in English.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Midnight in Austenland by Shannon Hale: On The Cover

 Charlotte Kinder's husband has just left her for another woman. Another woman called 'Justice.' Charloette is in desperate need of a change of scenery and luckily, her travel agent has just the thing: two weeks at Pembrook Park in England, where it is always 1816, and ladies are wooed by actors dressed as proper gentleman.

 Everyone at Pembrook Park is playing a role, but Charlotte isn't sure where roles end and reality begins. Hears are racing and stomachs fluttering in a tangle of intrigues that's increasingly tough to sort out. It's midnight in Austenland, and Charlotte is about to prove herself a heroine worthy of Austen.

 'A welcome, wittyglimpse of a side of Austen rarely exposed' Publishers Weekly

 'The kind of book to read on those days you just want to wrap up in a blanket and eat three pounds of chocolate' Deseret News

- Debolina Raja Gupta

Monday, September 23, 2013

The Catcher In The Rye by J D Salinger: First Page Mondays

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If you really want to hear about it, the first thing you'll probably want to know is where I was born, and what my lousy childhood was like, and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me, and all that

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Great Expectations by Charles Dickens: Sneaky Peeky Sundays

 Back to classics it is with Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, and here's the page I'm at right now...

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I divined that my coming had stopped conversation in the room, and that its other occupants were looking at me. I could see nothing of the room except the shining of the fire in the window-glass, but I stiffened in all my joints with the consciousness that I was under close inspection.

Recent Book Haul: Flipkart.com and Amazon.in

Of course I can never stick to my plan or promise of not buying books for some time, can I? And especially when Amazon has finally launched in India, it was surely another ploy to tempt me...not that I would need much tempting when it comes to books ;-)

So here are the books that I just recently bought online......Flipkart.com and Amazon.in

Friday, September 20, 2013

A Fraction of The Whole by Steve Toltz: On The Cover





I've been raving about this book that made to the shortlist for the Man Booker Prize in 2008, so here's the cover jacket from A Fraction of The Whole by Steve Toltz

Sane families are all alike - but every crazy family is crazy in its own way.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A Fraction of The Whole by Steve Toltz: A Look

 the book cover

 author Steve Toltz

Okay, so I am almost finished with this book called 'A Fraction of The Whole by Steve Toltz' and let me tell you this - this one is one of the craziest, smartest, funniest, wittiest and most amazing book I've ever read...and I mean EVER !

For starters, am surprised I never heard much of it, but the fact is that this was on the shortlist for the 2008 Man Booker Prize! I'm sure gonna keep an eye there from now and will share the same with you all as well.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Signature Of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert: Launch, Your Chance To Win A Pre-Release Copy and A Bloombury Goody Bag !!!!


If you've read the funny, chic-lit and witty novel 'Eat Pray Love', this is one news you're gonna love!

So what's up?
‘Eat Pray Love’ author Elizabeth Gilbert is ready with her third novel, ‘The Signature of all Things’

Friday, September 13, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

Why I'm Not Around Much These Days


Yessssss.....that's why !!!! :-)

We just brought home our new princess and it's soooo much stuff going on in the house right now, as you can very well imagine......So what with my older daughter super excited and happy and jumpy and the new one trying to adjust to a routine of feeding, sleeping and pooping the whole day, you can imagine what am doing!

J K Rowling: The Adult Writer


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Okay, so I haven't yet read any of the books in the Harry Potter series, reason being I didn't really find the movies that good. I only watched the first one and liked it, but from the second one, my interest had waned. And then I didn't watch any of the remaining ones.