Book Beginnings on Fridays is a feature started by Rose City Reader, and today, I am doing a post related to it. Right now I am smack dab in the middle of a couple of books, and Dean Koontz’ Cold Fire is one of them. So, let me tell you a little bit about what I initially thought when I read the first line of the book: “Even before the events in the supermarket, Jim Ironheart knew what was going to happen.” Oh well, let me admit this – I was excited when I read the first line. Continue reading “Book Beginnings on Fridays – Dean Koontz’s Cold Fire”
My Weekly Wishlist is back! Yaaay!
This time I bring Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman. I came across this book on Buzzfeed’s list of 32 Books that Will Make You Laugh. While the list has a few titles that I would love to pick up, one that really stood out for me was Nora Ephron’s book. Continue reading “My Weekly Wishlist: Nora Ephron’s I Feel Bad About My Neck and Other Thoughts on Being a Woman”
It’s a Monday, What Are You Reading? is a meme hosted by Book Date. Today, I’ll quickly talk about a book that most have as part of their school syllabus – The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway. It’s a short story written by one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. I’m just a few pages into the book and it’s been quite a relaxing read.
The book, which won Hemingway a Pulitzer Award, starts off as a story about an old man struggling to make a living after a streak of failure, with the help of a young boy, his apprentice. What happens next is something I am waiting to discover. Hopefully in the next few days, I will finish reading it and get the chance to do a full review. *fingers crossed*
Have you read The Old Man and The Sea? Let me know your thoughts about the book.
Imagine living on a planet where you cannot trust anyone. No one. Not even your parents, siblings, and eventually, or even yourself. That’s the kind of reality that Rick Yancey has created in The 5th Wave series. This is a three part series, with the titles – The 5th Wave, The Infinite Sea and The Last Star. It’s a story about aliens that don’t invade the planet the cliched way – with arms and ammunition that’s degrees better than ours. Continue reading “Rick Yancey’s The 5th Wave Series”
Last year, it was around this time that I had managed to stop contemplating about starting a book blog, and eventually worked on making it happen. Like most things, it started with a bang. I had a plan – a list of books that I wanted to read, a list of books that I wanted to buy, what I wanted to talk about on the blog and so much more. And then it all kind of went flat after a few months – not because I wasn’t interested, but because there came an unintended break in reading (you can read about it here). Continue reading “Here’s to New Beginnings…”
Just the the other day I was reflecting on what my year was, in terms of books and reading. And I realized that like almost everything else there were both ups and downs. The ups, I have captured briefly in my post 2016 – A Look Back. The downsides, I share now: Continue reading “2016 – A Look Back – Part 2”
Hi! I’m back with a recap of how this year has been, reading-wise. 2016 has been a really great year in some ways and not so great yeat in others. So, here are a few reasons why it’s been great: Continue reading “2016 – A Look Back”