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Reading Non-Stop

Whoever it was coined that “Ask and you shall receive” really knew what they were talking about. (I am really not sure that God made such an injunction, I do not quite think he/she works in pithy saying, but then one never knows!)  Anyhow, my point, there is a lot of truth in that statement,… Continue reading Reading Non-Stop

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The French Girl & The German Boy

After much deliberation and delay, I finally delved into All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. Yes, I am aware I am really late for the party, but atleast I got here. This is especially significant, considering, I usually give prize winning novels a wide berth. Anyhow, I spent the two weekend nights… Continue reading The French Girl & The German Boy

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The First of the First….

Ah! Well, the much looked forward to December is now gone and January beckons! Without breaking into my usual song and dance histrionics about the misery of getting back to routine and moaning the loss of much beloved vacation time, I must say, I do not feel too bad, not too perky either, but more… Continue reading The First of the First….

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The Years at Macando

I finally read Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s seminal novel One Hundred Years of Solicitude, after it lay in my TBR for a 100 years, metaphorically speaking! I have been planning on reading this work ever since I was 20 and I completely and utterly fell in love with Love in Time of Cholera! I was mesmerized… Continue reading The Years at Macando

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The Madness Starts

Couple of minutes left to start! I am all set at the starting line.  Dewey’s Readathon, Bring it on! Me, the obsessive control freak, has made a list and checked and double checked all items. E-Book Reader Charged – Check Snacks set and dinner plans in place – Check Plenty of Water Bottles – Check… Continue reading The Madness Starts

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The 24 Hours Madness

Ok….so here’s a discovery, well not really a discovery, more of declaration of a well known fact – I am completely and obviously crazy!! Yes, I am aware that many of you always thought so, but I guess I am pointing out the obvious!! After an extremely stressful week at work, where I got less… Continue reading The 24 Hours Madness

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The Bookish Time Travel Tag

As is usual in my case, I had planned to post a blog about something totally and completely different and instead I am posting this! It’s the festival season in India and I have been quite late in catching up with all the blogs but I finally did catch up and I found myself wondering… Continue reading The Bookish Time Travel Tag