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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Eureka! The Bookstore For The Young: Online Shopping for Kids' Books


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While browsing online, I came across this interesting online bookstore that's specially for kids! Now that's something....

My 6-year old daughter has finished most books that are in the age group till 10, and it's a constant struggle to find her more interesting books.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: First Page Mondays


 Here's the first page from the book I'm reading currently: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.

You can also check out the cover jacket here to know more about the story...

NICK DUNNE
THE DAY OF

When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of the head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it. Like a shiny, hard corn kernel or a riverbed fossil. She had what the Victorians would call a finely shaped head. You could imagine the skull quite easily.
 I'd know her head anywhere.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn: On The Cover


I heard about this book through another fellow book lover online and just the description was enough to make me order it....I just started reading it today and must say can't wait to keep reading more and more.....

Here's what's on the cover:

THERE ARE TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY......

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick: Review

 
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(* review copy received by PR group, views expressed here are honest opinion of the blog owner and reviewer)

Some time back I received a mail asking me if I would like to review this very interesting book titled 'Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick'. To be honest, since I hadn't heard about the book earlier, my first thought was that this was going to another of those 'crappy' books that I have received for review in the past (no pun intended).

Parenting: Illustrated With Crappy Pictures by Amber Dusick: On The Cover



 This is surely one of the most interesting, witty and funny books I've EVER READ!!!! And not just in the parenting category...So if you haven't picked this up yet, go out right now and get yourself a copy!

Here's what's on the cover:

'Amber Dusick has transformed the truest, grittiest and most cringe-induced trials of parenting into something incredibly hysterical, poignant and meaningful.'
- MAYIM BIALIK, author of Beyond the Sling and actress, The Big Bang Theory

Friday, November 8, 2013

Picture Stories: Books and Bookshelves

 Reminds me of the secret library in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Angel's Game and Shadows of the Wind

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- Debolina Raja Gupta

Thursday, November 7, 2013

The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri: On The Cover

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LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2013

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE

Two brothers bound by tragedy.

A fiercely brilliant woman haunted by her past.

A country torn by revolution.

A love that lasts long past death.

'The kind of writer who makes you want to grab the next person you see and say 'Read this''' - Amy Tan

'A writer of uncommon elegance and poise.' - Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

- Debolina Raja Gupta

Monday, November 4, 2013

A Fraction of The Whole by Steve Toltz: Review



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The first time I came across this book, I wasn't aware of it's status at the Man Booker Prize. A Fraction of The Whole by Steve Toltz is a 2008 novel that was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize in the same year. The main reason I picked up the book was due to it's quirky story line Sane families are all alike - but every crazy family is crazy in its own way. Whoa!!! That sure grabbed my attention.

If you want to understand a bit more about the storyline, here's the cover jacket for you to read: CLICK HERE

Before we move on to the review, here are the details about the book:
Title: A Fraction of The Whole
Author: Steve Toltz
Publisher: Penguin
No. of Pages: 711

Type of cover read in: Paperback (also available in hardback)

The book is surely a huge book, given that it's over 700 pages, but the best part about reading it, especially if you're not the type of person who likes to read big books, is that the story is so interesting and the pages go by so fast, you won't really realise how much you'll end up reading.