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Bitten by the reading bug

So, there's something I'm happy about-my reading quotient has gone up in the last couple of weeks. The Flipkart guy has been a regular visitor. Although, I order in bunches, the delivery sometimes gets pushed to different dates depending on the availability. I feel bad that the person delivering has to travel the same distance, at times, on consecutive days to deliver just one book. 

That apart, it does feel nice to have that parcel in your hands with new, crisp books to delve into, to lose the world by drowning into them. The books I've read so far have also not let me down.

My current loot:




Additions have been made to the above, but they are mainly books for R- The Eric Carle collection I mentioned earlier, so there is one more person happy in the household.


So, what have you been reading? Will be happy to get some recos.

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  1. Chankaya chant!!! i Heard its a awesome write :) :) I am just sticking with Preeti shenoy list :) :) just put a small write up as your bundle has some number which I would like to read :)Happy reading :):)

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    1. Do read Chanakya..and let me know if you liked it. I loved it. How's the Secret List? I'd read Life's what..by Preeti..haven't got around to reading the others.
      And, Welcome here :-)

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  2. Try indu sundaresan, Phillipa Gregory

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  3. My other favourites - Ian McEwan, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ashok Banker :)

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    1. I'm currently reading The Twentieth Wife and liking it so far. I'd read Namesake by Jhumpa, didn't quite like it..Have been meaning to read Ashok Banker..

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  4. Bookworm!! :D
    I recently read Life is what you make it by Preeti Shenoy.. finished it in one day.. liked it too!!

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    1. haww..hardly a bookworm, Radhika..but trying to revive the reading area in my brain that was lying gathering dust :-)

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  5. Ashok Banker is not very great, but he is nice...I loved the Twentieth Wife

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    1. Oh, not impressed with Ashok Banker? Will try out one of his to see if I like. I'm loving The Twentieth Wife so far..

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  6. Wow Uma!!! Am almost drooling at the picture :)
    And guess what? Am also in anticipation of some flipkart deliveries. I have ordered for - Around India in 80 trains, My Family and other animals and Chanakya's chant. I just cant wait to lay my hands on them :)
    I tried out a library for 3 months but with the very little time that I have for reading, it did not work out at all. So am back to buying and dear old flipkart!
    I will wait for your reviews on all that the picture shows :)

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    1. Aarthy, let me know how you liked your books. I did the reviews for Chanakya's chant and Asura in my earlier posts. Will do for The Bankster and How I braved Anu Aunty...this one I saw on your blog first.
      Exactly my problem with a library. Given my erratic reading style, I didn't think a membership would have worked for me. Plus, I like the idea of having a lot of books in my shelf ;-)

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    2. Yes I read your review on Chankya's chant. That only clinched the buy :)

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  7. In SIngapore we have an amazing library system with wonderful collections. So i stick to good old borrowing. The books are marked by genre and arranged alphabetically and so I pick as per my mood.

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    1. Wow, sounds good, Jayashree. Yeah, actually a library is good for trying out genres out of your comfort zone. I might join one, once I establish my reading routine.

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  8. Wow Uma :-) me too a book worm. Not getting much time though these days. Have been reading Chanakya's chant now. Wonderful. I like Sidney Sheldon's , Dan Brown's, sudha murthy's etc.

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    1. No..no..an actual bookworm will squirm at such an ill-directed compliment :-)
      I've devoured Sidney Sheldon's books at one time. Haven't read much of Sudha Murthy. Read the Shwetambara and now have one in this lot.

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  9. Wow! what a loot. I want to so pick up these books and just dive in the world they create. I am reading lavanya Shankaran's book right now. Will let you know if it is worht reading once I finish it :)

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    1. @ Jas..The Hope Factory? I read a good review about it in The Hindu..waiting for your review :-)

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  10. What is the name of the book with the Elephant on it, from R's lot? Heard this one for the first time - How I braved Anu Aunty! Yes, I live under a rock:)

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    1. That one is " will you be my friend?" but I was a little disappointed with this book because it seems to befit the age group 1-3 yrs rather than R, although the illustrations are quite good.
      How I braved..was a surprise. I picked it up on a fancy and because I saw it on a fellow-blogger's page. It's based on a real story so was a good read.

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  11. I am drooling over your Eric Carle collection. Where did you pick those up? I want! I want! And I am yet to read Chanakya Chant...Heard about it...Finished up "My days with Baasha" and waiting to watch Annamalai again. (lol). Picked up Lewis Carol and R.L.Stephenson. Thanks for the idea to do a post on the books. Its long due!

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    1. Flipkart, Swathika. What titles did you read by these authors..do a post!

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