Author : Ananda Devi
Translator : Jeffrey Zuckerman
Publisher : Speaking tiger Books
Genre : Literary Fiction
Source : Publisher
Rating : 5 stars
Diversathon sort of saved this book for me. I was going to dump it in the “Sell/Swap” pile and be done with it because I had DNFed it two times already. Once at 25 pages I think and another at 80 pages. Both times I couldn’t get on board with the language or the main character. I didn’t particularly care about what happened to Agu and was more concerned about his sister and his mother. But being a female who related and prefers female characters I guess there’s nothing new about that. But I’m glad I stuck it out through Diversathon because I can now put this away without feeling bad. Continue reading
I’m very excited to be able to join Diversathon this time around. I won’t be joining in the group read, mainly because I’m currently doing a buddy read and also because I don’t have the book and don’t plan on buying it anytime soon. But since that’s optional I can join in without guilt or pressure.
Just listen, Adam says with a voice that sounds like shrapnel.
I open my eyes wide now.
I sit up as much as I can.
And I listen.
Stay, he says.
Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.
If I Stay is a heartachingly beautiful book about the power of love, the true meaning of family, and the choices we all make.
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April wasn’t a very good reading month for me. You’d think it was what with Dewey’s Readathon and all but it wasn’t. I was just DNFing a lot and slow reading a lot.
I though I’d do a quick post with the mini challenges I’ve done for the Dewey 24 hour readathon. Starting with the newest one right now, the scary good books challenge.
If you’ve not read the book skip down to my next challenge. The fact that someone we know so well could not be what we thought at all terrified me. And now it’s made me more distrusting of people. I’ll now, thanks to this book, second guess anything anyone claims. Lol. What’s yours?
1. Lisbeth Salander from this amazing trilogy. I love how resourceful she is and how unabashedly vengeful. Love it.
2. Ginny. She my be overshadowed by her brother’s but unlike Ron, she doesn’t let it stop her from being awesome.
3. Mrs.Weasley – “Not my daughter you *****” ‘Nuff said.
4. Bellatrix Lestrange – not many like her but I think she’s absolutely magnificent. If only she was good.
5. McGonagall – she doesn’t get enough credit but she is a really magnificent witch. Capable and deserving more praise than she gets.
I didn’t pick Hermione because everyone picks her.
2. No church in the wild – great gatsby
3. Little talks – of monsters and men
4. More love – Jon Licht
5. Rock On – Defleppard
6. Dhanashree Thillana – Aham
7. Go – Prateek Kuhad
8. At the theatres – Karthik Iyer
9. Dil Doriyar Majhe – Ritupraba Ray
10. Crazy – Gnarles Barkley (if I’ve spelt his name right)
These songs always energise me
I’m posting the updates on my Instagram and my Twitter. Please follow me there if you’d like to.
I’ve also done the literary wanderlust and the quotes challenge but only via comment so I’m not posting them here.
How’s your challenge going?
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I’m so late! But still, better late than never. Here is my TBR for the Dewey’s 24 hour readathon. I had signed up and originally given the link to my blog but I’ll be updating on my twitter instead because I don’t want to spam my readers.
I’ll be updating my goodreads a well, with comments and updates as and when I’m reading so the links to those will be provided here!
That’s what I’m going to be reading. Swimmer Among The Stars by Kanishk Tharoor which is about 187 pages long. I’ve read one story already. If I Star by Gayle Forman, a YA bestseller that is 210 pages long. Dark Things which I’d mentioned earlier in a books I’m looking forward to post by Sukanya Venkatraghavan. This is a YA fantasy which is 353 pages long. Ambitious, I know. And finally a Little Penguin Modern Classic that is 70 pages long. So a total of 930 pages? I don’t know, I’m not good at math and the calculator is too far away.
Wish me luck and leave me a comment if you’re participating too!
Today’s TTT is super interesting. I love following bookish people and it makes me super happy when others love the same people I do. Continue reading
If you’ve watched Japanese Movies you’d probably already know Battle Royale. It is based off this book, which is Koshun Takami’s first and only novel to date. When I first picked up this book I was expecting it to be from the point of view of the “commander”.
Yet Flora has talents that are not typical of her kin. And while mutant bees are usually instantly destroyed, Flora is reassigned to feed the newborns, before becoming a forager, collecting pollen on the wing. Then she finds her way into the Queen’s inner sanctum, where she discovers secrets both sublime and ominous. Enemies roam everywhere, from the fearsome fertility police to the high priestesses who jealously guard the Hive Mind. But Flora cannot help but break the most sacred law of all, and her instinct to serve is overshadowed by a desire, as overwhelming as it is forbidden…”