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[H] Heidi by Johanna Spyri #AtoZchallenge

I read this book as part of a Hardbound set of 12 Classics that my mom picked up for me when I was in class V. I fell in love with this set as it was hardbound and every book was of a different colour. The Heidi was a vivid orange and I fell in… Read More [H] Heidi by Johanna Spyri #AtoZchallenge

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[G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

When I first heard of the book title Guernsey Literary and potato peel pie society- I was truly flummoxed! What on earth is this book about? But when I read the blurb I was totally convinced to read it through and glad I did for I fell in love with it. It brought alive the magic of letter writing for me.… Read More [G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

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[E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

I had been hearing a lot of rave reviews from friends and acquaintances alike about Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love. The underlining theme of Sufism running through this book is what had enchanted them. The book blurb did pique my curiosity and I ended up picking this book. Title: The Forty Rules… Read More [E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

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The Dalai Lama’s Cat by [D]avid Miche #AtoZchallenge

The Dalai Lama’s cat is quite a delightful book where in a stray kitten is adopted by his holiness and this cat discoveres life and his teachings to bask in them. Its a funny book with some great lessons in it.… Read More The Dalai Lama’s Cat by [D]avid Miche #AtoZchallenge

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[C] The Color Master by Aimee Bender #AtoZchallenge

I read the rave reviews of a fellow reader on Goodreads about a book titled “The particular sadness of lemon cake” which struck me as a very quirky title. I researched the author a bit and decided to read her short story collections titled The Color Master as my first book. The idea was to gauge her writing style and how it would arrest my imagination.… Read More [C] The Color Master by Aimee Bender #AtoZchallenge

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[A] The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho #AtoZchallenge

The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo is a world famous book that talks about the universe conspiring to grant you whatever you desire with your deepest wishes. It tells a simple folk lore tale but with a larger meaning hidden in it.… Read More [A] The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho #AtoZchallenge

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Book Chronicles – TBR 2017

  Every year I sign up quite eagerly for the Goodreads and HT Brunch ‘s reading challenges and nominate a number of books to read in the year. Its more to egg myself on than anything else. Last years reading score was pretty dismal as somehow I lost steam midway in the year and ended… Read More Book Chronicles – TBR 2017

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#BookReview: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (Poetry)

| Milk and Honey | | Rupi Kaur | | A collection of poetry | *** Caution: not for the fainthearted or the prudes! ***   The words that sprang to my mind when I was poring over this book were – Raw, Sensual, No Inhibitions and No holds barred for sure. This gorgeous looking book with… Read More #BookReview: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur (Poetry)

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#BookSlutThursday – Week3

#BookSlutThursday Week3 I have pulled out my most favourite reads from last year off my shelves for a re-read – Forty rules of love by Elif Shafak. A brilliantly woven tale of love, mystique and devotion – and I love the twin thread in the narration. Have no superlatives to add-on to Rumi’s quotes sprinkled… Read More #BookSlutThursday – Week3

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#Contest 2 for February 2017 – Guest blogging Posts for Book Reviews

Guest Blogging Posts for Book Reviews Contest #2 for the month of February 2017 I love to read – that’s no secret and I love to pick up books by reading the book blurb, reviews on Goodreads and more importantly opinions of peeps whose book reading taste is similar. So I decided to improvise my… Read More #Contest 2 for February 2017 – Guest blogging Posts for Book Reviews

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#BookSlutThursday – Week 2

#BookSlutThursday Week2 My selection for #bookslutthursday week 2 is here and is a mixed bag as I picked some stuff from a bookstore while on my #KashmirTravels from Gulshan Books in Srinagar. Saw this edition on the 50th anniversary of its publication and picked up this book which was long on my TBR – The Bell… Read More #BookSlutThursday – Week 2

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#BookSlutThursday – A new contest for the love of books in Feb 2017

#BookSlutThursday with #shalzmojosays Hola peeps! February is traditionally the month of love and mera pyar (my love)  is Books Books and more books!!! So I have decided to celebrate this month with the love of books exhibited everywhere. I have taken inspiration from this tag #BookSlutThursday which I spotted on Nidhi’s Insta account (check out… Read More #BookSlutThursday – A new contest for the love of books in Feb 2017

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#TBR : To-Be-Read 2017

#TBR First day of the year and its typical for book aficionados to sign up for a book reading challenge with any of the popular book blogs / clubs where they would affirm to read a particular number of books in one year as per the challenge ascribed by the book club – 24, 50,… Read More #TBR : To-Be-Read 2017