Browsing Tag

Books

Books Featured

A Kindle fan visits Blossoms

17th March 2015

If there’s one device that’s changed my life, it’s the Kindle Paperwhite (2nd Generation). And where was I when I came to this conclusion? In a book shop. I met up with my college friend N at Church Street Social over the weekend. She got to Church Street before I did, so she made a trip to Blossom Book House (affectionately known as ‘Blossoms’) as I hurriedly made my way through Bangalore traffic. Naturally, I spied the mountain of books she had bought…

Continue Reading

Books

Book Travels — The Indian Edition

13th April 2013

Has anybody done an ‘Indian cities’ book marathon? Not the traditional tourist type thing. I’m currently reading Nobody Can Love You More: Life in Delhi’s Red Light District and up next is Calcutta: Two Years in the City. Any suggestions on what book to move on to next so that I can expand my ‘travel’ map? Maybe something on Chennai or Bombay. …

Continue Reading

Books Fears Life Loves

Finishing a book

3rd July 2011

I have forgotten what it feels like to finish a book. The physical turning of a page, or the filling up of that electronic status bar. It’s all the same to me, really. At this point I just want to pick up something and read it from start to finish and I just can’t seem to do that any more. I’ve never had to beg anybody to lay my hands on something interesting to read, I’ve been lucky that way.…

Continue Reading

Books Loves Uncategorized

Fifteen Authors – Part 1

16th November 2010

There’s a meme running around on Facebook with instructions that go like this : The Rules – Don’t take too long to think about it. Fifteen authors, poets included, who’ve influenced you and will always stick with you. List the first fifteen you can recall in no more than fifteen minutes. Tag a few friends, including me, because I am interested in seeing what authors you choose. To do so, go to your Notes tab on your profile page, paste…

Continue Reading

Books Cricket Dravid Uncategorized

Heroes

4th November 2010

Today was a day for heroes. First, there was Rahul Sharad Dravid and his magnificent 104 against New Zealand. I didn’t watch any part of his innings, but kept a close eye on the score. I can’t help but admire this man, I don’t know how exactly it started, but he’s been one of the few people/things I *believe* in and no I am not saying that in a fanatical-SQUEEEE-fangirl kind of way (okay, maybe just a little bit). Then,…

Continue Reading

Books Movies Shopping

Broke on Books

16th July 2009

I have spent way too much money this month on books but what the heck. Just bought “The Second Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir that I have been itching to read for sometime. Also picked up two books at the Strand Book Sale : “Nine by Nine” by Daman Singh and “Endless Love’‘ by Scott Spencer. “Nine by Nine” was quite unexpected, I must admit. I, as usual, cannot decide if I liked it or didn’t. I didn’t seem to…