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Surviving Hell….

I am usually very wary of all the Pulitzer/Booker Prize kind of things. Most of these books, with a few and cherished exceptions do not make sense to me or seem downright pretentious. The last “award winning” book I attempted was “The Luminaries” and post reading that I decided that the book was of incredible… Continue reading Surviving Hell….

Books · Novels. Literature · Poetry · Reading

Odds and Ends!

I was seriously not planning to blog today; I am in-between books and nothing exciting had happened that needed to be declared! Well, that’s when I came across these two nuggets and I knew that not sharing these with my book obsessed fellow bloggers would be a cardinal sin – The first is a children’s poem… Continue reading Odds and Ends!

Beauty · Books · Nature · Novels · Reading

The Joy of “Living”…

I first heard of “The Blue Castle” by L.M. Montgomery from Jane. The fact that Ms. Montgomery has written anything outside of the “Anne of Green Gables” series was in itself a revelation, but the fact that she wrote adult novels was a whopper! Any girl who ever read Ann of Green Gables in her… Continue reading The Joy of “Living”…

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By the Cornish Coast….

After many days of waiting and never finding the moment, I finally managed to start and finish Susan Howatch’s Penmarric. As has been evident from my previous posts, this was one book I had been waiting to read for some time, but time and other matters intruded ; however I was determined not to let… Continue reading By the Cornish Coast….

Beauty · History · Photographs

The Old World…

Finally Finally, the vacation has cometh!!! Oh!! How I love these holidays…birthdays, Christmas, New Year etc. etc. this is indeed the season to be jolly!!! My plans for vacation are naturally reading and reading and reading!!! But I thought it would be nice if I began this vacation blog series a little differently and share… Continue reading The Old World…

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Pioneering Relations…

I finished reading Willa Cather’s My Antonia two days ago and I wanted to wait and assimilate my thoughts before I began blogging about it. My Antonia fell very neatly into two my reading events for December – The Classic Club Spin #8 and heavenali’s Willa Cather Reading Week. When my friends from blogosphere got… Continue reading Pioneering Relations…