I just finished reading this book of short stories titled ‘These Circuses that Sweep through our Landscape’. Tejaswini Apte-Rahm has put together 10 short stories full of excellent writing. The review will be up soon.
Here are my two teaser lines from one of the stories. It was a bit difficult to choose. But I choose this one for the vivid images and passion it creates in just a few words.
Mili was arriving in Bombay on the twenty-third of August….Even before my hand reached for the mouse, my mind was filled with luscious images of Mili, of days filled with conversations and hot chai, of moist nights and pulsing, never sated desire.
My husband finds it funny that I can cry when reading a book. As he is not a reader, I forgive him for he doesn’t know what he is missing. Tell me, have you ever cried when reading a book? I do get swayed with the emotions in the book. My husband also likes to listen to the stories I have read. And when I tell some of these emotional stories, I cannot hold back. I do get a bit carried away. I cry and laugh with the characters in the books. I get too involved. Here, I am bringing you three books which made me cry buckets. Only those, which I am sure will make others cry too.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This book is set during the World War 2 in Nazi Germany. It is about a 9 year old girl Liesel who loved to steal books.
This one is on every list which says that it will make you cry. The last couple of hundred pages were terrible for me. I couldn’t read through my tears. In fact, I had to keep a handkerchief to wipe off the tears. It is still one of my favourite books. Maybe, I should read it again. And this time, no tears.
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2016 finally goes to sleep and I do not want to really wake him up or go back to talk to him. But still, 2016 was better than 2015 for me. I had entered the year 2016 bedridden from surgery. The focus of the past year has been primarily to recover from it and get back to a normal life, which I did. The only good thing about being bedridden was I could read the whole day and no one would bother me. It was the best thing for me as I moved into 2016 reading the most beautiful ‘The Book Thief’ by Marcus Zusak. I took just two days to finish that massive book. And I read a whole lot in January as there was nothing much to do otherwise.
I had set up a target of reading atleast 2 books a month and with 44+ books, I surpassed the target very easily. This year also, my target would remain the same. I plan to read atleast 2 books a month. I hate to pressurize myself to read. With the many reading challenges around, I was unable to find one I was comfortable in. So, I am planning to do the #TSBCReadsIndia challenge. The plan is to read a book from each state of India written in a regional language and translated. I am sure this hashtag has some very good recommendations.
It’s the end of the year and I see people generating their resolution lists, challenge lists, wrap-up lists. So, I decided to come up with a different list. A list of Indian Women authors for you to follow. Do not just follow the most publicised authors. High marketing doesn’t lead to good books. Good sales, maybe, but not really good books. And there are many excellent writers who never see the popularity they deserve.
So, why women authors?
I feel Indian authors need visibility and the women authors need even more. In this post are featured women authors who are relatively new and have only one or two books published. I look forward to reading more books from them in the future. Here they are – Continue reading