A book you want to finish

Page 410- “The kind of a book that you want to finish but you also want to read slowly”

I finished reading The Book Thief yesterday. Now imagine, completing a book like this when you are in public and that too in an almost overcrowded metro. A wrong decision there but I had to complete those last 50 pages because if I didn’t do that then I would have got time to read only late at night.

Something about the book- Just a short story about a girl called Liesel Meminger and believe me you’d want to read it. And this one won’t take much time! Why? Because you will find yourself turning pages, or scrolling if you read on electronic devices. An amazing journey with many different characters that I will remember for a long time. Would really recommend it.

Here is one photograph I took when I was reading it late at night- view it in HD here.


Harry Potter Always- Photo Post

Harry Potter Always

Photography is undoubtedly one of my favorite things in the world. I really like settings things and playing with light and recently I started to take photographs of the books I own. So I got this nice deal and bought The Hogwarts Library and they looked real nice.

I took out my weapon, and mounted my new 50mm like a boss and started taking photographs.

Title of this post was suggested by Miss Book Thief, Thanks Miss. 😉




The Pyramid

Mr. Mankell died of cancer some weeks ago. He is one of my favourite writers, having read several of his Kurt Wallander series I decided to pick this one up. This is where you get to read about how Kurt became a detective, read till page 70 and so far it is good.
Lastly, he was and is an inspiration to me.

Guest Post #1 – Book Review.

This is from a friend Radhika Chauhan,you can visit her blog here.We often talk about books and she mentioned this book and I asked her to do the review,so it can reach to more people,more than one.She reviewed a book called Secret & Lies.

Secrets & Lies by Jaishree Misra
The book Secrets & Lies by a prominent Indian author Jaishree Misra amongst many other things, is a poignant take of the two contrasting lifestyles of women: one as a powerful ambitious woman, a woman of the world and the other of a housewife struggling to find her own place in her own home. The book features four such women; Anita, who works for BBC; Bubbles, who is the wife of the billionaire business tycoon and has anything but love and respect at the click of her fingers; Zeba, who is a leading Bollywood diva and Samira, who is trying to keep her marriage from tearing at the seems. These four women who are so different from each other share a common childhood of growing up in Delhi in one of the most prestigious all-girls convent school, St. Jude’s. However, they share more than a common school, a disturbing secret of the death of their classmate Lily D’Souza who also happened to be a relative of their much respected and beloved principal Ms Victoria Lamb. Fifteen years after the incident, the four old school friends are brought together when they receive a letter from their now retiring school principal for an invite to the school reunion and her last desire to see her girls before retiring. Shocked by the letter as the four friends contemplate whether to attend the reunion or not, each one of them goes into the past and events which led to the death of Lily and how the horrifying incidence has shaped their life, affecting it more than they ever could have realized.
The book runs parallel between the era of the year 1993, describing the events that led up to Lily’s death and the present day 2008, describing how the four friends are handling their life ridden with guilt and regret. The book drives home a nostalgic feeling of the days of the familiarity of the convent schooling and this was the reason I personally loved it. The author has very delicately and passionately shaped the different lifestyles and feelings of the characters in a beautiful manner. The way she has woven together the contrasting lifestyles but the strong bond of friendship that binds them together is commendable. One of the best parts of the book is that it portrays the Indian woman, working or non- working, as a strong woman independent of the need of her husband’s affection and respect when none is given. I love how the characters grow to become an ideal image of that. This book is a benchmark in Indian fiction and I’m waiting for some more marvelous works from the author.
You can find more about the author at www.jaishreemisra.com
Radhika Chauhan