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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: On The Cover

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I got into this amazing book by a book lover on YouTube...this was highly praised and recommended, and being just a few pages into the book, I can say this is one you absolutely must read....

As of now, here's what's on the cover jacket....If you have seen the movie let me know about it...I will watch it once I finish reading....

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'Dazzling' - Arena

'Heartbreaking' - Daily Telegraph

'Spectacular' - Observer

'Utterly engaging. From the very first page it is a hugely involving read....a heartbreaker: tragic, funny, intensely moving' Spectator

In a vase in a closet, a couple of years after his father died in 9/11, nine year old Oskar discovers a key.....

The key belonged to his father, he's sure of that. But which of New York's 162 million locks does it open?

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory: Sneaky Peeky Sunday


I am currently reading The Earthly Joys by Philippa Gregory and here's the page I am on now....

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Summer 1628

The message came in the middle of June, one of the best months of the year for a gardener. John had started his day's work in the rose garden, dead-heading the blowsy blooms and tossing the petals into a basket for the still room. They would be dried and used in pomanders, or for scattering in the linen cupboards to scent the duke's sheets. Or they might be claimed by the cooks and candied to decorate the duke's sweetmeats. Everything in the garden, from drowsily humming bees to falling rosy pale petals, was the duke's and grew for his pleasure. Except he was not here to see them.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

The Book Thief Official Trailer: Book Vs. Movies


Yes, the movie The Book Thief is releasing here tomorrow and I simply can't wait to go and watch it. In case you haven't read the book or don't know what it is about, here is the REVIEW
 
- Debolina Raja Gupta

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Dog Who Healed A Family by Jo Coudert: First Page Mondays


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The Dog Who Healed A Family And Other True Animal Stories That Warm the Heart & Touch the Soul by Jo Coudert shall forever remain one of my most loved books ever.....

I am so glad and thankful that the publishers sent me this book for a review! Can't believe I never heard about it earlier...

In this post, I am sharing the first page...will soon come back with many more tidbits from this lovely book that you absolutely must read...

The Puppy Express

Curled nose to tail, the little dog was drowsing in Nancy Topp's lap as the truck rolled along the interstate. Suddenly Nancy felt her stiffen into alertness. 'What's the matter, old girl?' Nancy asked. At seventeen, Snoop had a bit of a heart condition and some kidney problems, and the family was concerned about her.

 Struggling to her feet, the dog stared straight ahead. She was a small dog, with a dachshund body but a beagle head, and she almost seemed to be pointing. A wisp of smoke was curling out of a crack in the dashboard. 'Joe!' she shouted at her husband at the wheel. 'Joe, the engine's on fire!'

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Wisha Wozzariter by Payal Kapadia: Review


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(*I received a complimentary reading copy of the book courtesy the PR team for the Crossword Book Awards. I have not been paid for the review and all opinions are my own)

Okay, so that part sorted (that the views shared here are my own and not paid for) I shall tell you all about this book that won the Crossword Award for the Best Book in Children's Books category.

A few weeks back, my daughter took the book with her to the Kahaani Karnival held in Mumbai and got it signed by the author. One happy kid! :-)

What really got me interested in Wisha Wozzariter by Payal Kapadia was the premise. It was a very 'realistic' setting, especially as my daughter is a voracious reader herself and reads day in and day out, including most part of the night when she is awake. Also the fact that she wants to be a writer when she grows up and is already writing her own little stories.

If you don't know what the book is about, here is a look:

10 year old Wisha loves to read day in and day out. She feels that reading is the best thing that could ever

Monday, February 3, 2014

Don't Blink by James Patterson and Howard Roughan: First Page Mondays

 Here's the first page from the book Don't Blink by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

Prologue

IN THE WINK OF
A BLINK OF AN EYE

ONE

LOMBARDO'S STEAKHOUSE ON Manhattan's tony Upper East Side was just famous for two things, two specialties of the house. The first was its double-thick. artery-clogging forty-six-ounce porterhouse, the mere sight of which could give a vegan an apoplectic seizure.