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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 Most Glorious Month

Yay! December is here….the season to rejoice! Off with the old, and on with the new month! The Holiday and Happy Cheer month! The month to read, write, party and rejoice! The Birthday Month! The Month that justifies and makes up for of the other 11 months! Ah! Glorious December, how I miss thee, through… Continue reading The Most Glorious Month

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This and That….

Its been an absolutely couple of miserable weeks. Work was killing because of the stupendous dumbness on part of so called “partners” which led to chaos and damage control that needed non planned and additional work to be done by team for more than 20 hrs a day for practically 2 weeks. Just when I… Continue reading This and That….

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Murder in an American Farm

As part of my Victober Reads, I decided to read The Dead Alive by Wilkie Collins as part of the Read a Victorian novel where a plot is afoot category! This novella was one of Collins’s earlier works and is supposedly based on a true story, based on the Broon Brother murder case. The plot unlike… Continue reading Murder in an American Farm

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The End of the Madness

Finally, we are at the end of the Madness, aka,Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon. I cannot believe that 24 hours are over already! To say I will miss it is an understatement and I will count days until the April event comes along! This was MAGNIFICENT and so very unique, that I am still in a… Continue reading The End of the Madness

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The Madness Updates

Beloweth are the updates of my valiant attempts at this 24 hour readathon!! Update 1 Hour 1  –  18:47 IST The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. Page 112 of 323 Take on the Book – intriguing. Seems to be veering around cliches but yet not fall into them. Difficulty in developing empathy for… Continue reading The Madness Updates

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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