Archive for January, 2012

 This week finally I finished the book.  Managed to read it in between work (thank god didn’t get caught by boss).

”Girls of Riyadh” is the story of 4 modern women, living in Saudi Arabia, and their struggle with navigating the divergence between romantic love and the reality of arranged marriage. It is in the form of E mails sent by a stranger to all possible mail id’s with out revealing name. I wanted to read this book from a long time, I am always interested to know about life style and culture from different part of world. I never been to Saudi so I have no idea whether the story resembles the real fact or not.  How much of it is true, only a true girl of Riyadh may be able to tell. But I will conclude it as a different type of writing which will not fail to entertain you. But only read if you like to read about  life of  people who belongs to entirely different life style,culture and society.

 Four friends, Sadeem, Gamrah, Lamees and Michele, fall in love, get married, get their hearts broken, pursue careers and live in all difficulties, share happiness and sadness as real friends. I dont wanna be a spoiler here by telling the story, I won’t tell you what happens to any of them. Its worth reading once 🙂

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I read ‘Thanks for the memories’ 4 months back when I had nothing else to read. I didn’t know this author’s writing style because I never read any of her books before. I wanted to read P.S I love you but somehow I ended up watching the movie and never got a chance to read the book. I usually read the book first then watch the movie. Now P.S I love you is in my ‘Yet to read list’. 🙂

Now coming to ‘Thanks for the memories’ I wasn’t sure how I  felt about this book in the beginning, but after the first couple  of chapters I was hooked. In the beginning I felt it boring but later it kept me on my toes.Imagine, if you got a blood transfusion and with the stranger’s blood you get his memory too. Yeah! its something unbelivable, but this is the main concept in this book. Even thogh its nowhere near to reality I liked the story. The book also highlights the  real need for people to give blood, and how it truly can save a person’s life.

Its a story with  right mix of heartache, romance and magic to keep readers hooked. Here she so realistically describes everything. Now coming to the story part Joyce Conway remembers many things which she is not sure how she knows. Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He meets with an attractive doctor who forces him to donate blood. When Joyce leaves hospital after a terrible accident, with broken marriage and broken heart. Starts to live with her father, then all this memories of unknown things starts coming.  Finally she will find out -what are these  memories and belongs to whom?

Its a good novel with lots of feeling and dramatical twists. Its worth reading I would recommend this book 🙂

What a name for a book?? Wow.. I was curius to know what is it about. I always fall for fancy names and book covers 🙂 So I bought it last year with two more books which I have already mentioned in my previous posts- “I too had a love story” and “Anything for you ma’am” (books form Indian authors) all three best sellers.

This book is a confused love story which has unexpected twist till the end. It was ok, not a dissapointment. Its written by 2 authors Durjoy Datta and Maanvi Ahuja. Coming to the story it is quite simple and well expected story from a guy who was just a fresh engineering graduate from a metropolitan city college in the year 2008. Deb always tries to find the best out of his girl friends and fails in it but one day he comes to a situation where he  finally finds his love. This is a book which contains at least one coinciding incident from any engineering graduate life starting from his college life to his final career life.

There are sequels to his first book,I would want to read it someday are-

Now That You’re Rich … Let’s Fall In Love by Durjoy Datta and Maanvi Ahuja.

She broke up, I didnt!.. I just kissed someone else by Durjoy Datta

Ohh Yes, I am single.. and so is my girl friend by Durjoy Datta and Neeti Rustagi

You were my crush… Til you said I love you  by Durjoy Datta and Orvana Ghai.

First book was a good time pass read 🙂 Hope to read his other books soon.

Its a vampire story I read from an Indian author Varsha Dixit. Its rare to find vampire stories  written by Indian aouthors.

 Its about a young  Indian girl who has nothing exciting in her life other than office and home. Megha chandra  lives in US  but no real social life. One day she  meets a mystery creature ( thats what we can call it becuase its kind of hybrid between vampire and were wolf) who got looks to die for. Actually that is Byron and he came in search of her. Why this mystery creature came? What it has to do with Megha? Will she fall for his looks even though he is not human?

I kinda liked Varsha Dixit’s writing, its humuorous. I am sure once you are reading the book you will love the conversation between Megha and Byron and you will hope for each other to fall in love and live happily ever after. But its not the case here there are many mysteries falling in between.After all loving their own killer is madness. Its not sad or its not happy either. Its something which leaves you with ‘why’ or a big  ‘ooooh’!

  I read this book last year Feb, but  gave this book to my friend before shifting from where I was living before. Now I have to buy this book once again to add to my collection. I want to read her first book “Right fit wrong shoe”. But right now I have  many books waiting for me to read 🙂 But I will definately read her first book.

This is one of the best books I have ever read. I was so eager to read this book after reading   ”The Kite runner”. Almost 3 months back I read this book.

The story begins in the 1970’s with Mariam, the illegitimate daughter of a housemaid. Mariam and her mother are forced to live out skirts of village by Mariam’s  dad and his wives. With her mother’s death, the teen-aged Mariam is forced into marriage with Rasheed, an abusive stranger. More than 20 years later, in the midst of war, Rasheed takes another teenaged wife, the recently orphaned, Laila. Who is born and brought up in all modern circumstances, unlike Marim.
Even though Mariam hates her in the beginning, then she starts to feel comfortable with her and they are like only hope left for each other. What will happen to Laila and Mariam? Will they get away from abusive Rahed? How their life takes twists? What is their pain? To know answers you will have to read this book.

I really enjoyed his second book. I was wondering could he manage to write better than Kite runner? But I should say here that its an excellent work. Its like I am seeing these characters from other culture and society, learning their way of living. I felt their pain and felt their happiness. It is so real and heart touching.

Khaled Hosseini’s first novel – The kite runner.The novel is about a young boy named Amir who lives in a wealthy neighborhood of Kabul in the early 1970s. His best friend is Hassan, the son of his father’s servant, Ali, both of them are close in age. Every winter, they take part in Kabul’s kite flying contest, where the winner not only has the last kite flying but also is able to  collect the last kite to fall. One such incident will lead to some unexpected turnings.

Amir always feels that his dad doesn’t love him, for getting his attention he tries his level best. One day he commits a mistake which will haunt him throughout the life.  Even though he comes far from everything and starts a new life he always has something in his heart unfinished. One day he will go back and will correct his mistake. A wonderful story about war and humanity.

An amazing concept, truly I dont have any words to describe the book. I totally  loved this novel. After reading this book I so wanted to see Kabul and the places related to this story. I am sure one day will visit to all these places.

I read it last year I am glad I did 🙂 I borrowed this book from one of my friend. But later he asked me to keep this book becuase I was in love with this book 😉

This is a must read book if you want to have a wonderful experience of reading. So readers out there, go grab a copy and start reading…..

Finally I am writing about the last part of the Harry potter series- “Harry potter and Deathly Hallows”. I read it 3 years back. I was so worried about the roumers going on about Harry’s death in this book. I liked the series so much from the begining. I didnt want Harry to die at the end and spoil everything.

This book definately didnt dissapoint me. I liked the book, how it ended almost how I wanted it to end. Fight with Vorldemort is wonderful and as usual with  Hermoine and Ron’s help Harry’s adventure goes on. I was little sad becuase this is the last book and was happy that its a happy ending. Its like bitter sweet 🙂

I highly recommend this book and the whole series for those who haven’t read it. Its a book which will take you to the imaginary world of spells and magic.