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  1. yes this is absolutely true. Thank you for showing solidarity many good wishes to you and yours
  2. It has been a difficult time lately. I have been finding it difficult to concentrate on my book plan that i had made for the months. Since the shelter in home began, i have been dealing with my own fear and grief, as i assume many of us would be. Therefore, i have made peace with the fact that I will have to play it by the ear courtesy pandemic. I am finding refuge and familiarity in Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie, it is like a warm soup to the soul. I am also reading this new March set anthology of poetry by a Kashmiri gentleman called Agha Shahid Ali and finishing up a revision for school of Concepts of Biology for school. I am also somehow reading some writing on Konmari method to focus my anxiety-motivated cleaning sprees. Hope ya'll keeping well, too!
  3. Your Top 10 books!

    i really love this list absolutely!
  4. Rory Gilmore's Book List Challenge

    Update: I have read three more books since my last visit from Rory's booklist
  5. OOooooooooo really happy to have stumbled upon this yesteryear's reading circle!
  6. Looking at the global moment and especially because my partner is from India and right now India seems to be going through a moment of great distress, after much research and reading around, I am reading the works of this great Indian thinker called BR Ambedkar. For college, I am also reading some intense class work in Concepts of Biology and finding it quite dry. To take the pressure off, I am also re-reading The Little Prince because this book always, always helps me make sense of the world and find peace in myself. I am glad that this community is reading so much diverse stuff and would like to add some of it into my own reading pile! Happy reading, Folx!
  7. Rory Gilmore's Book List Challenge

    This is GOLD!!
  8. Cecelia Ahern Books

    i grew up on her books
  9. 2 authors I recommend

    Haruki Murakami and Agatha Christie
  10. Your Book Activity - September 2019

    Right now, I am reading two books. One for class and another for the absolute joy of reading. I have taken a calculus class and i am reading this introductory Calculus: Early Transcendentals because frankly i found the use of transcendentals so funny. But, fortunately, the book turned out to be a great comprehensive read. For my leisure and soul, I am reading Zadie Smith's Swing Time and it is really captivating. I am hoping i can finish the calculus textbook soon and read couple more of Smith's works. She has me hooooked!
  11. "The boy with fair hair lowered himself down the last few feet of rock and began to pick his way towards the lagoon." It is the fourth time that i am reading this book and the symbolism in William Golding's Lord of the Flies gets me every time. Sometimes i feel like business majors and politicians should be forcefully made to read this as it is a great study of human nature and especially the various shifts that go through in the boys group(s). If one were to pay close attention, the resonances are unmistakable with our times and even i would go as far to say our lives.
  12. What book should I read?

    i really like this thread. Adding some from here to my to-read list.
  13. Wow thank you for this website recommendation. It is a really useful one. I often look for books by artists who i have just read. Especially poets. Like, couple of nights ago i was looking for poets similar to Li-Young Lee and then i used Literature Map and now have a list of beautiful poets.
  14. The Martian

    Considering how book is always considered better than the film, I really want to read 'The Martian' now!
  15. Try Issac Asimov's books. He is pretty darn good when it comes to sci fi!
  16. Your Top 10 Authors!

    JK Rowling Stephen King Harper Lee Dan Brown Khaled Hosseneni Paulo Coelho Haruki Murakami George RR Martin Enid Blyton Agatha Christie
  17. I prefer ghost novels over all the other creature fictions. But I recently started to read this superb web series called Adrian's Undead Diary. It is about a man's survival in zombie apocalypse and it is really awesome!
  18. Sazza's List 2016

    I agree the book is a little sluggish in the middle. But the story is very beautiful and moving. The ending is just brilliant. I loved A Thousand Splendid Suns
  19. I didn't even know the movie A Clockwork Orange was based on a book. I loved that movie....maybe its time I give the book a try
  20. Books you can't finish

    One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. I haven't gone past 40 pages and every time I try to resume reading I find myself unable to do so. I know it is supposed to be a great book but it is not my cup of tea I guess