Posts Tagged ‘Random Musings’

An Apology

Posted: December 22, 2009 in Random Musings
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I am sorry for not having been actively blogging or replying to comments since a last few days but it’s been really hectic over here. My post graduate entrance exams are scheduled real soon . That means I am spending every available hour revising those hefty textbooks . I will be taking a small blogging break  until the second week of January 2010. I won’t get much reading done during these  days so there is no point saying I will be back with some reviews 🙂 I will try to catch up on what I have missed once these exams get over. Till then, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

Where do I find these ?

Posted: November 19, 2009 in Random Musings
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Before I started blogging , my reading choices were very limited to classics  , chick lit  and some much hyped bestsellers . After  seeing the reading lists of other book  bloggers I realised ,what I had been  missing  all these years. I started trying new genre, new authors and I must say I am very happy I discovered book blogging community.

One such book series I have discovered through the  blogosphere is The  Baby Sitter’s Club. The enthusiastic Amy from My Friend Amy’s blog recommended this series to all her readers which  made me go and find it in my library.I must say , now I understand why Amy was recommending it so highly. Within 2 days I am done with 2 books :)It is a young adult series but I am enjoying it .

I desperately want to read more of this series  and soon but the  problem is that my library just had two books in the series  and now I am stuck 😦

Where do I find the rest of the series ?  😦  😦 I guess it’s time for another trip to the book store .

Yesterday after I reviewed If I Stay by Gayle Forman , I sat back and thought about the books that actually made me cry when I was reading them. I am pretty emotional when it comes to movies and cry like a baby but very few books have managed to have that effect. So here’s my list of books which caused me to have an emotional outburst irrespective of the place where I was reading them.

Black Beauty by Anna Sewell :

have cried every time I have read this book. It was a childhood fav and still is. I have such an emotional attachment with the  book that I still have my first copy of the book which I was bought  when I was 10 yrs old.

Before I Die by Jenny Downham [Review]

This is one of those books that I took without any high expectations but was so drawn into the story that I would recommend it to all. You will need a box of tissues to control those tears though 🙂

Love Story by Erich Segal:

This is one book I take with me while I travel.After 10 years this still has the effect it had when  had Iread   it for the first time. Jenny and Oliver and their love story always makes a wonderfully tears filled read.

I Stay by Gayle Forman: [Review]

I reviewed it yesterday so you pretty much know what I thought and went through while reading this great book. Absolutely  great book with emotions wonderfully  painted.

Book Thief by Markus Zusak :

Thinking of this book I start getting this crushing feeling and I really feel if  people haven’t read a book as good as this they are missing something very important.Read it.

Laziness at its best

Posted: October 23, 2009 in Uncategorized
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I was bitten by challenge bug a few months back when I decided to participate in as many 6 challenges. I know it was a foolish act.I should have only taken up as many challenges as I could handle. Something inside told me to go ahead. I started off well but in between I lost the urge to read  the book  for sake of enjoying it rather I started reading it to just complete the challenge. Big mistake. I just couldn’t resist such great challenges.Then after sometime when I took a break and started reading again I just read without writing reviews for the books I completed. Result being a  pending posts for nearly 35 books.

On a happier note I have completed most of  my challenges but am lazy ( read supremely lazy ) to write the reviews.So here I am looking it a huge  pile of completed books which I have got to review and I am too lazy to type it all. ( Its a tough job you know)  You must be wondering how can anybody be so lazy . But then you haven’t met me 🙂

I know I will crib and whine for some time but I will get it all done and hopefully soon .

Lesson to be learnt : Take part in challenges that are perpetual , without a deadline. In that case you have a lifetime to write the review 🙂

Told you laziness at its best 😉

First Encounter

Posted: May 22, 2009 in Random Musings
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Thomas Jefferson said “I cannot live without books.”


Books are the best friends we can make .For me this friendship started very early.It definitely helps when you have 3 generations of book lovers in the family.


I was a proud owner of set of comics and story books when was just one year old (not that I read any at that age!). Dad wanted to inculcate the habit of reading in me , so in spite of my mom’s words of caution ,against it ,he got me a big bundle of books. They still tell me that ,the minute I saw the handsome bundle I very enthusiastically took each of those books and drew colorful circles all over them and once I was satisfied with my art ,I tore them in to non symmetrical pieces and spread them all around me ,so that all could see and praise my art.. Dad has saved those pieces to remind me of my first tryst with books 🙂


I absolutely love reading.No matter what’s the theme. When my friends started reading Nancy Drew and Hardy boys, I was already on my way to the Jane Austen section. The love for books was so much that I asked for books as birthday gifts rather then anything else.


Here I would like to discuss the books that I have read over the years ,along with the ones I have picked up recently .My little cousin loves books as much as I do and it was her idea that made me start this blog.She has also asked me to put up a list of books, which I feel ,she and her friends would like to read or should read.


So dearest Anu this blog is dedicated to you sweety:)



Books are the best friends we can make and for me the friendship started very early.It definitely helps when you have 3 generations of book lovers in the family.
I was a proud owner of set of comics and story books when was just one year old (not that I read any at that age!). Dad wanted to inculcate the habit of reading in me , so in spite of my mom’s words of caution ,against it ,he got me a big bundle of books. They still tell me that ,the minute I saw the handsome bundle I very enthusiastically took each of those books and drew colorful circles all over them and once I was satisfied with my art ,I tore them in to non symmetrical pieces and spread them all around me ,so that all could see and praise my art.. Dad has saved those pieces to remind me of my first tryst with books 🙂
I absolutely love reading.No matter what’s the theme. When my friends started reading Nancy Drew and Hardy boys, I was already on my way to the Jane Austen section. The love for books was so much that I asked for books as birthday gifts rather then anything else.
Here I would like to discuss the books that I have read over the years ,along with the ones I have picked up recently .My little cousin loves books as much as I do and it was her idea that made me start this blog.She has also asked me to put up a list of books, which I feel ,she and her friends would like to read or should read.
So dearest Anu this blog is dedicated to you sweety:Thomas Jefferson said “I cannot live without books.” Me too….
Books are the best friends we can make and for me the friendship started very early.It definitely helps when you have 3 generations of book lovers in the family.
I was a proud owner of set of comics and story books when was just one year old (not that I read any at that age!). Dad wanted to inculcate the habit of reading in me , so in spite of my mom’s words of caution ,against it ,he got me a big bundle of books. They still tell me that ,the minute I saw the handsome bundle I very enthusiastically took each of those books and drew colorful circles all over them and once I was satisfied with my art ,I tore them in to non symmetrical pieces and spread them all around me ,so that all could see and praise my art.. Dad has saved those pieces to remind me of my first tryst with books 🙂
I absolutely love reading.No matter what’s the theme. When my friends started reading Nancy Drew and Hardy boys, I was already on my way to the Jane Austen section. The love for books was so much that I asked for books as birthday gifts rather then anything else.
Here I would like to discuss the books that I have read over the years ,along with the ones I have picked up recently .My little cousin loves books as much as I do and it was her idea that made me start this blog.She has also asked me to put up a list of books, which I feel ,she and her friends would like to read or should read.
So dearest Anu this blog is dedicated to you sweety:)