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{#Bookview } My Read-India-Thon TBR for 2019

Intrigued and impressed by the Read-India-Thon set up by Shantala, I have signed up to join in and this post details out my intended TBR for it. All the books are by Indian authors / based on India. … Read More {#Bookview } My Read-India-Thon TBR for 2019

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#BookReview – One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi

Book Review of a book by Nadia Hashimi and set in Afghanistan and explores the concept of Bacha posh where a pre teen girl is dressed up as a boy and taught to be one too.… Read More #BookReview – One Half from the East by Nadia Hashimi

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TBR Chronicles – July reading joys

This post is all about my book reading in the month of July and a short review of each one to decide how good or bad they were. Due to a forced blogging break, this post is delayed by a month and is being published now… Read More TBR Chronicles – July reading joys

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[Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZchallenge

Yarn-chopper is a 19th century nickname bestowed on a journalist who concocts or sensationalize his stories. He is also called a Yarn-Slinger as he is extremely verbose in telling a tale. I think I would give this apt title to Gerald Durrell after reading his roll-on-the-floor-wet-my-pants funny book – My Family and Other Animals.… Read More [Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZchallenge

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[X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZchallenge

While I wondered at what to do with X, I was also trying to insert Memoirs of a geisha into my list of fav books. The adjective xenial is used to describe a friendly relationship between two parties, in particular between a hospitable host and his/her guests, or diplomatically between two countries. what do you think? Is is too far fetched?… Read More [X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZchallenge

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[V] The Vinyl Cafe Series by Stuart Mclean #AtoZchallenge

The Vinyl Cafe is a popular Radio programme by award winning Journalist and writer Stuart Mclean who later compiled them into a series of books. The humour into everyday life stories is what makes this writer stand out a cut above the rest for me.… Read More [V] The Vinyl Cafe Series by Stuart Mclean #AtoZchallenge

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[U] Unorthodox romance of a vampire & a mortal #AtoZchallenge

I couldnt have skipped mentioning Twilight in this challenge at all- this book series captivated my imagination with the romance between a vampire and a mortal – I am a sucker for love stories and lets admit it; who isnt?… Read More [U] Unorthodox romance of a vampire & a mortal #AtoZchallenge

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[T] Time Traveler’s wife #AtoZchallenge

Time traveller’s wife is a unique tale of love mixed with time travel and how the couple copes up with the dangers of it. I found this premise to be very unique and fell in love with the way the author detailled out her plot and characters.… Read More [T] Time Traveler’s wife #AtoZchallenge

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[S] Satyajit Ray’s Sherlock Holmes – Feluda #AtoZchallenge

Feluda or Pradosh C Mitter is the fictional character developed by the Bengali writer Satyajit Ray who modelled him after Sherlock Holmes. Feluda has keen powers of observations and can absorb texts in one reading. … Read More [S] Satyajit Ray’s Sherlock Holmes – Feluda #AtoZchallenge

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[R] From Russia with love #Atozchallenge

Today I am introducing a Russian writer who wrote books for children. I have about 3-4 books from Russia in my collection and these two stand out as the writer is a marvel at writing for children. Each tale is so unique and filled with wonder that even today I yearn to pick it up and read.… Read More [R] From Russia with love #Atozchallenge

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[Q] Quirky tales from Roald Dahl #atozchallenge

Many of you would recognise Roald Dahl from his famous children’s tales like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and BFG, etc. But for me he is the master story teller of impeccably devious tales where its hard to distinguish between the villian and the hero.… Read More [Q] Quirky tales from Roald Dahl #atozchallenge

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[P] Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot #AtoZchallenge

Okay okay! I havent lost the plot, seriously! Give me a chance to explain why a 40+ woman is going to feature The Princess Diaries as one of her all time favourite book series. You will see, I assure you. Just in case you don’t, the comment section is there for you to vent out… Read More [P] Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot #AtoZchallenge

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[O] The Opus saga of The Wheel of time by Robert Jordan #AtoZchallenge

The Wheel of time is the fantasy epic written by Robert Jordan that details out the fight of the chosen one against the evil one in a race to save the world or break it up forever. Its a 14 book long saga but well worth every page turned.… Read More [O] The Opus saga of The Wheel of time by Robert Jordan #AtoZchallenge

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[N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZchallenge

Star crossed lovers who are also magicians and are dueling each other with out knowing who the other is to set up magical dream like illusions that seem to bewitch even the most hard hearted person – this is Night Circus! A must have on your TBR folks.… Read More [N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZchallenge

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[M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge

Many lives many masters is a world famous book by Dr. Brian Weiss who deals in past life regressions through which he is able to ascertain his patients mental stress and find a cure for it too. He uses hypnosis to render his patients into a semi conscious state from where they travel to their past life.… Read More [M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge

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[L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZchallenge

I think it was at one of my book club meets that someone mentioned Laini Taylor and her superbly crafted stories. Intrigued I looked her up on Goodreads, and found a collection of short stories “Lips Touch Three Times”. Since these would let me delve into her writing style with ease, I immediately picked it up.… Read More [L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZchallenge

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[I] In the world of Ismat Chughtai #AtoZchallenge

I was introduced to Ismat Chughtai via her books when I was exploring Indian literature scene. Alongwith Satyajit Ray, Khushwant Singh, Sadat Hasan Manto; I found this jewel of a writer who was considered a rebel of her times. Title: Lifting the Veil Author:  Ismat Chughtai Genre: Urdu Literature Publication: Penguin books Ismat Chughtai (1911-1991)… Read More [I] In the world of Ismat Chughtai #AtoZchallenge