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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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Awesome Mom’s Some….

I know this might be a bit clichéd but I cannot think of a more proper way to celebrate Mother’s Day that to list some of the most amazing and coolest moms of fiction. Like all our awesome mom’s these moms embody the qualities that makes the them so wonderful – courage, wisdom and patience. So here’s… Continue reading Awesome Mom’s Some….

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At The Very Beginning…..

I have always argued that I am better writer/blogger and more discerning reader because of some of lovely, inspirational and absolutely marvelous blogs that I have the most rewarding bliss to read/follow. Flowing from this, I present to you this post, that had its germination in A Year in First Lines by Fleur, who in turn… Continue reading At The Very Beginning…..

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It happened in Aleppo…

Sometimes you read a book that leaves you intensely sad – it could be because of the story, like Markus Zusak’s The Book Thief or because it is not only the tale but also the history surrounding the tale. Don’t get me wrong, I am not implying in any way that the events of World… Continue reading It happened in Aleppo…

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And the list keeps growing……

I know I have not written in a while and I have a perfect excuse for that! I was too busy reading – gosh! I have been reading and reading and reading and I know you are thinking what the hell is new about that, but it’s just that I have never tried reading 7 books in… Continue reading And the list keeps growing……

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Baking Breads and Tales in Wartime Germany

And now for The Baker’s Daughter I know I was supposed to post this last week, but between one thing and the other….well, better late than never I guess! The Baker’s Daughter is a novel by Sarah McCoy. I had never read any of Sarah McCoy’s previous work and picked up this book solely because… Continue reading Baking Breads and Tales in Wartime Germany

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One girl, some books and Nazi Germany

New Year, New Books. I recently read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. Though this is not a new book per se, since it was originally published in 2005, but I read it just a couple of days ago and for me therefore it has all the joy of unchartered territory, especially since I had never… Continue reading One girl, some books and Nazi Germany