Book Haul And The Box Of Shame

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Yes, I know. I have locked myself in the box of shame and I’m reading one of these beauties right now in the sliver of light that comes through that little cut out. But hey, there was a good deal going on and I couldn’t pass up on these beauties. Also I just binged on The White Queen and I’m now watching The White Princess and I thought reading these would make me feel more involved. Yes I am aware that princess isn’t here but I wanted to read them in order.

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Top Ten Favourite Indian Covers

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Books covers, not song covers. Although that is a great idea so I might have to do that someday. These are covers of Indian books, not Indian covers of international books or international covers of Indian books. Now that we have that clear, let’s start! (Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.)

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Author Sujit Saraf On Vanaprastha, Maya And His New Book

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SujitSaraf_photoby_JasonWolfToday I have an interview with an author whose newest book, Harilal And Sons, will be gracing Indian and International shelves soon. A story that goes from Shekhavati in Rajasthan to the Calcutta of the early twentieth century, to Bogra in East Bengal, and to a village in Bihar in newly independent India and ultimately awes you in its magnitude. The author himself has conducted research for NASA, taught at IIT and worked as a space scientist in California. And when he isn’t doing all these things, he runs Naatak, an Indian theatre company in America for which he writes and directs plays and films.

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Five Indian Books For Casual Reading

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Sometimes heavy literary fiction is a little too much to read, sometimes we want something a little lighter, more fun and more casual. You probably felt this way a lot of times but still wanted to read something that would tick off reading challenge boxes. So, for those that aren’t Indian, here are Ten Indian Books for casual reading.

Sari-of-Surya-Villas_E-Book-480x748_thumb.jpg1. The Sari of Surya Vilas : This is the story of a house, Surya Vilas (literally translates to Surya – Sun, Vilas – House) and a sari that belongs to the lady of the household. Alarmelu, her daughter, is on the hunt for the iconic saree that her mother cherished so much and after her mother passes, the sari becomes that much more important to her. This is Historical Fiction at its casual best. We learn a bit about the society then and about the household. It is divided into two parts, one in present day in the book and the second in the past with the story of how the Saree came to be. While there are a few things here and that that felt inaccurate, the book itself makes for a smooth, casual read that will put a tick in any Asian Historical Fiction/Independent publisher boxes your reading challenge might have. The story is set in Chennai so it went straight into my Indian reading challenge. Continue reading

Top Ten Things That Will Make Me Instantly NOT Want To Read A Book

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I’ve decided to do a top ten Tuesday after a long time. Mainly because I could NOT resist this topic! But I don’t want to include cover images for books I didn’t want to read in case the author gets offended so this will be an image free (maybe GIF filled) post! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created here at The Broke and the Bookish in June 2010.

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Dangerous Games

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  • Author : Danielle Steele
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Genre : Mystery
  • Source : Publisher
  • Rating : 4 Stars

This is a guest post. Sort of. Dangerous Games is a book about politics and danger, of investigations and women who are awesome, of trust and conspiracies. In this book Danielle Steele shows off two female characters who are absolutely lovely in their own ways. Alix is a tough, kickass, journalist who has no fear and rides into the most dangerous areas without a single worry for her safety. On top of that she is a single mother doing quite an amazing job at raising her child. Olympia is an absolutely lovely woman, a gem of a person who hasn’t stepped out on her own since her husband, a presidential candidate, died. She is inherently good and while dependant on a close confidante, is still her own woman. These two women discover something they shouldn’t and when the come together to take it on, the story takes a rather action packed turn.

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