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Its my Birthday Yeah! Yesterday was my birthday and I really had a wonderful day. What can be exciting than new books gifts and tasty dinner on your special day. I received 8 books and a new dress in my favorite olive color from my husband. These books I got are the ones I was waiting to buy from a long time.

Books birthday gift

I am not diving into read it right now, I am into series reading project. As soon as I am done with reading the series I have already started I will read this new books 🙂

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HappyNewYearBookWinesSparkleNew Year brings a lot of new hopes and for bookies it also brings lot of  new books. I completed 2013 reading challenge in goodreads by reading 101 books towards my goal of 100 books. So now all set to take 2014 challenge.

Happy New Year All, may all your dreams come true.

Things to do

There are lot of things I want to do in my life. But few things are more important to me and wish to finish soon. Turning 30 is very far for me, I am just 25!  I have plenty of time before I turn into 30. But I want to set a goal now so that I get a idea of what to do. It might sound really crazy but then again you have got only one life to live and I believe in living the life to fullest.

1)      Get a tattoo done ( if possible 2)

2)      Learn Spanish

3)      Write a novel ( expecting it to be a best seller or at least popular)

4)      Visit  Disney land ( Yes! this was my dream from Childhood, seems silly but still!)

5)      Get a portfolio done ( a nice photo album by a professional photographer)

6)      Learn Belly dance

7)      Visit at least 4 different countries

8)      Jump with a parachute

9)      Spend a week with  family somewhere far in some Island

10)     Read at least 1000 books by then

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imagesOnce a Bookaholic is always a Bookaholic. Yes I am a big bookaholic which already is in my system. Can’t get it out! I keep spreading it to people who are in my close vicinity. Actual cause for my this condition is my mom, from her I got this and I totally love the hang over this books give to me.

This time I got 12 books as birthday gift from my husband:) ( Now he knows its time waste to buy something other than books) Actually he took me to a very big book shop and asked me to  select whatever I want. I immediately got into action and ran away thinking about few books I always wanted to buy. Then I found these books after running to 2 more book shops:

  1. Where rainbow ends by Cecelia Ahern
  2. Malgudi Days by R.K Narayan
  3. Desirable Daughters by Bharati Mukherjee
  4. Red carpet by Lavanya Sankaran
  5. The godfather by Mario Puzo (Which I already read but still wanted to have my own copy)
  6. Losing my virginity and other dumb ideas by Madhuri Banerjee
  7. Mistakes like love and sex by Madhurima Banerjee
  8. Manuscript found in Accra by Paulo Coelho
  9. Never let me go by Sachin Garg
  10. Devil and miss Prym by Paulo Coelho
  11. Love in the time of cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  12. And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini

When I was done selecting 11 books, I found most awaited, precious book of Khaled Hosseini- And the mountains echoed. I started   making puppy face and googly eyes, my husband who was already buying previously selected books understood that I wanted this one too and that’s how I got And the mountains echoed 🙂 (Sometimes acting in front of husband will help you get something good)

This time my birthday was total blast. 4 hours journey from my parents place in train to Goa made my day. Party in Titos, nice soak in swimming pool and few drinks in beach. I was in India on vacation. Brother in Law’s wedding, 12 books & Goa trip and finally winded up!

I never posted about up comings books or new books in the market. But this time I couldn’t control myself. Khaled Hosseini’s new book ”And The Mountains Echoed” is releasing on 5/21/2013. I am so excited. I started dancing when I saw this news on his face book page 🙂 *** opan gangnam style***!

I loved his previous books, ”The Kite Runner” & ” Thousand splendid suns”. I have lot of expectations on this book. I can’t wait to read this book.

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OMG OMG!  Look at the cover page 🙂 Who else is excited about  ” AND THE MOUNTAINS ECHOED”?

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Reading Hangover

Posted: December 30, 2012 in Random
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Reading Hangover! I get them a lot. Every book can’t give you a hangover. Have your ever felt like living in a book and never return to reality? Even after you finished reading you still think about the books and characters then I am sure you have reading hangover. Which is common and only one medicine is to  read another book 🙂

Reading Hangover

Some of the books which gave me hangover:

  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
  • The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  • P.S I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
  • A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

Book lovers I will be glad to know about your hangovers too, let me know which book gave you a hangover!

BooktoberFest!

Posted: October 28, 2012 in Random
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Booktoberfest

To my Ravishing Readers,

I just thought I’d share with you all an exciting little opportunity that I stumbled across! In the lead up to Christmas (is it that time of year already?!), Booktopia, an online bookstore, is running a competition in celebration of books and their publishers. With over $14000 worth of literary prizes on offer, there are dozens of chances to win yourself an early Christmas present! I got so excited when I discovered this that I actually giggled out loud while alone in my house. Jump online here and see for yourself!

All the best!

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