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Friday, October 25, 2013

Picture Stories: Books and Bookshelves

 I'll soon be needing this at my place!

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- Debolina Raja Gupta

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Thursday Morning Breakfast (and Murder) Club by Liz Stauffer: An Excerpt

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Here's a look at an excerpt from the book Thursday Morning Breakfast (and Murder) Club by Liz Stauffer.

Here's where you can read more about it: READ HERE

“Clare’s dead!”

Thursday Morning Breakfast (and Murder) Club by Liz Stauffer: Sneak Peek

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So did you hear about this debut mystery novel by Liz Stauffer called Thursday Morning Breakfast (and Murder) Club?

If you haven't yet read about this lovely book, here's a look at why you should surely try and get a copy for yourself....

Liz Stauffer’s debut mystery novel Thursday Morning Breakfast (and Murder) Club, published by Sartoris Literary Group, was released on June 28, 2013.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick

Recently, I received this weirdly titled book from one of the PR firms. At first look, it was actually quite amusing, I mean, who writes a book with a title like Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures. Apparently, this mommy nameed Amber Dusick has gone ahead and done just that....

Friday, October 18, 2013

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: On The Cover

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So finally I start reading THE The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. I'm not sure if a 30-something is expected to be reading this and I'm not sure if a 30-something is expected to be enjoying this, but if you're wondering, I'm ABSOLUTELY loving this book!

And this brings me to wonder about the kind of games that are played in the publishing industry world over. I mean, how much did you hear about the series The Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer? Loads and loads and a huge overdose, right? At least I did......And what a disappointment it actually turned out to be...Though I did like the first book, I found the quality dwindling from the second and by the time I reached the last book in the series, I had already lost all interest. And I don't even want to talk about the movie adaptations - so pathetic, huh!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eleanor Catton Becomes Youngest Booker Winner For The Luminaries

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Eleanor Catton won the Booker Prize for her book 'The Luminaries' on the 15th of October 2013, becoming, at 28, the youngest Booker Prize winner in the history of Britain's most prestigious book award.

Born in Canada and raised in New Zealand, she started working on the novel when she was 25 and completed it at 27. Though stunned at being announced the winner and describing her work as 'a publisher's nightmare', the book was described as 'dazzling' by the jury.

With 848 pages to read, the book is also the longest book to ever have won a Booker.

Her first novel, 'The Rehearsal', was nominated for various awards including the Orange Prize and the Dylan Thomas Prize.

- Debolina Raja Gupta

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Hang Out With Khaled Hosseini

For all you Khaled Hosseini fans...here's a chance you absolutely don't want to miss!!!

Join Flipkart on October 11th for an exclusive Google Hangout with bestselling author Khaled Hosseini - this will be taking place LIVE on our Google +, Facebook and YouTube pages! A must for fans of the "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns"!

If you'd like to ask him a question - leave it in the comment section, he'll be picking out his favourites to answer...

So this is where you need to be: ASK KHALED

- Debolina Raja Gupta

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger: On The Cover

And here's what the cover says on the much-acclaimed and now also a motion picture The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.




'At it's core The Time Traveler's Wife is an old-fashioned love story. A terrific book.....startlingly original' OBSERVER

This is the extraordinary love story of Clare and Henry who met when Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-two and Henry thirty. Impossible but true, because Henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock periodically resets and he finds himself pulled

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The Catcher In The Rye by J D Salinger: Review

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Okay, so the book I'm going to talk about today is the hugely controversial cult classic The Catcher in The Rye by J D Salinger. 

Written in the year 1951, the book was originally meant only for adults, but became hugely popular with teenagers and adolescents alike, due to the theme of teenage angst, rebellion and isolation that runs throughout the story. The Catcher in The Rye has become one of the biggest literary names ever, with translations in almost all major languages of the world, and the book also made a compulsory reading in various courses. 

The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory: On The Cover

 I've recently started reading this lovely book called The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory. The book is the first in a series of 6 books that all talk about the royal Tudor rule in England. About a 100 pages down and I guess I'd be going for the rest of the series as well....

For now, here's what's on the cover:

Friday, October 4, 2013

Killing Floor by Lee Child: On The Cover

This is the second Jack Reacher novel I'm reading in the series by author Lee Child, the first being The Affair that's actually 'before' the happenings of the first book that is Killing Floor. I was so impressed with The Affair that I knew I would end up reading all in the series.

For the moment, here's what's on the cover of the one I'm reading right now, Killing Floor....do read it, as expected, it's awesome!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

The Debt & The Doormat by Laura Barnard: On The Cover

 the lovely author Laura Barnard with her debut novel The Debt & The Doormat

Author Laura Barnard reached out to me asking if I would like to talk about her debut novel The Debt & The Doormat. One look at the cover and the blurb and I knew this would be an interesting chic-lit novel to have, especially for those light, fun reads when you want something lovely yet light to read and enjoy.