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Monday, August 22, 2016

#FirstPageMondays : Behind Closed Doors By B A Paris

While browsing some other books on Amazon, I came across a recommendation for Behind Closed Doors by B A Paris, and trust me, am almost done.... and yes, I do recommend it you read it if you love a thriller, and if you've loved Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.


Here's a look at the first page.

The champagne bottle knocks against the marble kitchen counter, making me jump. I glance at Jack, hoping he won’t have noticed how nervous I am. He catches me looking and smiles.

“Perfect,” he says softly.

Taking my hand, he leads me to where our guests are waiting. As we go through the hall, I see the flowering lily Diane and Adam brought us for our garden. It’s such a beautiful pink that I hope Jack will plant it where I’ll be able to see it from the bedroom window. Just thinking of the garden makes tears well up from deep inside me and I swallow them down quickly. With so much at stake tonight, I need to concentrate on the here and now.

 In the sitting room, a fire burns steadily in the antique grate. We’re well into March but there’s still a nip in…..

- Debolina Raja

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Love, Loss, and What We Ate : A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi: Review


I always wanted to read Love, Loss, and What We Ate: A Memoir by Padma Lakshmi ever since I heard she was writing it. I haven't really been seeing much of her work, but I did see one of her travel shows a long time back, and then again saw her in the cooking show on television. And of course the fact that she was famously married to author Salman Rushdie was also a chief reason to read more about it.

Other than that, the fact that the book was also going to somehow revolve around food was quite intriguing. I mean, I would not have associated Padma Lakshmi as someone whose memoir would include food in a big way. So that was also quite the curiosity angle there.

And if you have not yet read about the book at all, let me tell you this - it is a delicious, tangy, spicy, sweet, sour, appetizing and really aromatic memoir - yes, I used the word 'aromatic' to describe a book, and there's ample reason to do so :) 

A Quick Look At What The Book Is About: The Book Cover