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Thursday, June 30, 2016

When I End Up With Books Instead Of My Clothes Shopping!



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So I was in dire need of clothes, and that was exactly why I traveled in the crazy Mumbai traffic and went to that land where no sane person does - okay, let's admit it - no 'sane' means the people who aren't like me. I of course like to shop at sales, being a cheapo makes more sense to me than being an ass ;) hehehehehe sorry that was a bad one, do not ignore though ;)

Gosh I am really bored and seem to have gone off my mental levels here. Rambling on and on!

So the point is, I went with a very specific reason to the mall, to get myself some clothes, especially some good pairs of shorts, for those lovely beach trips I do or imagine doing, and there, this is all I bought - 3 books. That's it!

Wow......

The books of course are amazing ones, which is why I bought them...

The White Princess by Philippa Gregory



Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami




The Color Purple by Alice Walker



I'm done reading both The Color Purple and The White Princess, and both are amazing reads of course! If you've ever liked anything related to history and the many conspiracies and smart plannings that went on in royal families, The White Princess is something you'll love. And in fact, one of your favourite author may very well be Philippa Gregory!

Do check out some of her books to see what she writes on - I can vouch for the interesting reads myself!

So if you see me in rags the next time, be charitable and take me shopping ;)

- Debolina Raja

Saturday, June 18, 2016

The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff

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Quite unusually, I first got to know about The Danish Girl by David Ebershoff when the movie came out and I read about the same. Obviously it was too interesting to give up, so I watched the trailer and decided that I had to read the book.

The most interesting thing about the book, as you can probably guess from the cover image, is the fact that it talks about a real person who discovered his sexuality, much after he had already made some important choices in life. Also, as the book is based upon real events, it makes it all the more interesting. It is inspired by the real life events of Lili Elbe, who was one of the first person ever to undergo a sex reassignment surgery.

The Story
The story revolves around a couple, Einar and Gerda, both artists who fell in love and got married. While Einar is a successful painter, Gerda is still struggling to find a foothold in the world of art. Gerda specializes in making portraits, and one day, when her subject does not turn up, she requests her husband, Einar, to wear the woman's costume and pose. Initially Einar is skeptical and