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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Curious Incident of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon: On The Cover

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So this wonderful book I first heard of on BookTube (Youtube's book community) and happened to see it at a nearby book store. Obviously I picked it up....

I finished reading it and the review shall follow soon, but for those of you who haven't heard of it, here is what the cover jacket says....(but I feel it does not do much justice to the book as it is much more than this.)

Winner Whitbread Book of The Year

Winner of the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and Booktrust Teenage Prize

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal and the British Book Awards.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Books I Have Recently Enjoyed

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So the last few weeks have seen me reading a lot, and I mean...A LOT!

I may have been exceptionally slow on the reviews here, as there is a lot of stuff I am juggling about right now, both professionally as well as on the home front.

Add to that the fact that both my daughters are home now for the next 3 months (the elder one has a long break as she is in the middle of changing school), and it's utter chaos!

I took up the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year as each year and my personal target for this year is 80. I have finished reading 26 books till now and am on the 27th right now...

So, here are a few books that I have really enjoyed reading in the recent past.....

Thursday, March 13, 2014

The Dog Who Healed A Family by Jo Coudert: Review

 
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(*this lovely book was sent to me as a review copy by the publishers. I have not been paid for this and the review shared is my honest one)

Have you heard about this book? Have you read it yet? Have you seen anything about this anywhere? If yes, I am glad.

Surprisingly, I had not heard anything about this wonderful book called The Dog Who Healed A Family And Other True Animal Stories That Warm the Heart & Touch the Soul by Jo Coudert and published by Harlequin.

When the publishers asked me whether I would like a review copy, I instantly said yes, the reason being that I am a huge dog person, and absolutely love animals (the crawly ones aside please.) So I said yes and within the week this lovely book was a part of my family. The picture of the dog on the cover reminds me of my very own pet, whom I lost almost a decade back. He looked just like this too, so it was quite an emotional moment for me to pick this one up.

Before I tell you more about the book and my thoughts on it, here are the specifics:

Details about the book:
Title: The Dog Who Healed A Family
Author: Jo Coudert
No. of Pages:172
Publishers: Harlequin
Genre: Non Fiction
Price: INR195

The book has the following 18 true stories

Monday, March 3, 2014

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer: First Page Mondays

 Here is the first page from the incredible book Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer.

If you haven't read it yet, I definitely recommend you do.....I am looking forward to watch the movie now as well....

WHAT THE?

What about a teakettle? What if the spout opened and closed when the steam came out so it would become a mouth, and it could whistle pretty melodies, or do Shakespeare, or just crack up with me? I could invent a teakettle that reads in Dad's voice, so I could fall asleep, or maybe a set of kettles that sings the chorus of 'Yellow Submarine,' which is a song by the Beatles, who I love, because entomology is one of my raisons d'etre, which is a French expression that I know. Another good thing is that I could train my anus to talk when I farted. If I wanted to be extremely hilarious, I'd train it to say, 'Wasn't me!' every time I made an incredibly bad fart. And if I ever made an incredibly bad fart in the Hall of Mirrors, which is in Versailles, which is outside Paris, which is in France, my anus would say, 'Ce n'etais pas moi!'