Books

Friday Finds (June 21)

6 years ago Shaili Desai 4
So, it’s been a chilled out week, as compared to the last few ones, although I have had to get to work quite early. But…that has meant that my work gets over early too. However, my travelling time in the Metro has reduced as I am touring markets close to where I stay this week. Read More

Book Review: The Mysterious Mr. Jacob by John Zubrzycki

6 years ago Shaili Desai 1
John Zubrzycki, an Australian journalist, gained some fame when he wrote ‘The Last Nizam‘, a book about Mukarram Jah, his rise and subsequent fall. While that book was based on the Nizams of Hyderabad, his book ‘The Mysterious Mr. Jacob’, published by Random House India, is about Alexander Malcolm Jacob, a controversial diamond merchant, and Read More

Book Review: Tantra by Adi

6 years ago Shaili Desai 4
You could say that Tantra by Adi falls in the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre. I generally try to avoid the ‘Chetan Bhagat’ genre of Indian Fiction. You may not believe it, but there’s usually at least one person in the Delhi Metro who’s reading a Chetan Bhagat book. Everyday. We may criticize him all we want, Read More

Book Review: Boats on Land by Janice Pariat

6 years ago Shaili Desai 3
Boats on Land by Janice Pariat is a collection of short stories based in the North East, mostly Shillong (a place that I’ve always wanted to visit). The common theme that connects all the stories is that of Change and how each person deals with it in his or her own way. Some become quite Read More

May Wrap up

6 years ago Shaili Desai 7
Monthly Wrap up – May 2013 ! This Post is inspired by Harley Bear Book Blog. 🙂 Thanks to the Metro and the two hours in which I daily commute to work, I have been able to finish so many books this month! However, I am so tired after coming back that I am too Read More

Ernest Hemingway’s Key West Home (PICTURES)

6 years ago Shaili Desai 2
As per an article by Huffington Post, it’s been sixty years since Ernest Hemingway won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (Old Man and the Sea). I was reading this and other stuff on Hemingway on the internet and tweeting at the same time when one of my friends tells me he has been to Ernest Read More

Book Review- Last Night in Twisted River by John Irving

6 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Yesterday, I finished reading Last night in Twisted River. The foodie that I am, what I remember most about the book were the descriptions of food! “Today the cook was working on a red wine reduction for the braised beef short ribs, and he had both a light and a dark chicken stock on the Read More

Book Review- Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman

7 years ago Shaili Desai 5
Writing a book review becomes enjoyable when reading the book has given one some pleasure and I have to say, writing this review is one of the easiest things I’ve done. Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes by Betsy Woodman is the story of Jana Laird, a woman with a mission to save Hamara Nagar, a town where Read More

Book Review- Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?

7 years ago Shaili Desai 2
Book Title: Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want? Author: Rituraj Verma “Stories surround us.” So starts the text on the back cover of the Book ‘Love, Peace and Happiness: What more can you want?’ And I thought it was just another one straight out of the league of books inspired by Chetan Bhagat Read More

What happens in my room !

7 years ago Shaili Desai 10
WHAT HAPPENS IN MY ROOM… There is a huge mountain of ice cream at one corner of the room. (No, it’s in boxes) No, there’s no chocolate, I don’t really like chocolate so much. I run around naked and there are crazy drunken orgies in my room regularly. BAZZINGA ! (As Sheldon Cooper would say, Read More