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Book Review : Born Confused by Tanuja Desai Hidier

Title : Born Confused Author : Tanuja Desai Hidier Genre : Mystery Publisher : Scholastic Pages: 512 Publish Date : July, 2003 Source : Netgalley / Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 I’m no teenager and generally try to keep away from Young Adult books, but I chose to read this one because of the familiar […]

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Book Review : The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal by Adite Banerjie

Title : The Indian Tycoon’s Marriage Deal Author : Adite Banerjie Genre : Romance Publish Date : September 1st, 2013 Publisher : Harlequin Source : Author Rating : 3.5/5 It’s been a really long time since I’ve read Mills & Boons. If you know not what these are, they are romances where the men are […]

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Book Review : The Case of the Love Commandos by Tarquin Hall

Title : The Case of the Love Commandos Author : Tarquin Hall Genre : Mystery Publisher : Simon & Schuster Publish Date : September 8th 2013 Pages : 320 Source : Netgalley/Publisher Rating : 4/5 This is the second book of the Vish Puri series that I have read; I’ve also reviewed “The Case of […]

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Audiobook Review : Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling

Title : Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? Author : Mindy Kaling Narrator : Mindy Kaling Publisher : Random House Audio Rating : 4.5/5 After I discovered that I liked audiobooks because they make my walk/commute more interesting, I’ve listened to quite a few. “Is Everyone Hanging Out without Me” is one of the very […]

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Book review : The Darwin Elevator by Jason Hough

Title : The Darwin Elevator Author : Jason M. Hough Genre : Sci-fi Publisher : Del Rey Pages : 496 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 4/5 In the first novel of a trilogy, Hough builds a futuristic, dystopian 23rd century world. Skyler Lukien is a space-age scavenger, setting off on his missions from his […]

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Book Review : The Village by Nikita Lalwani

Title : The Village Author : Nikita Lalwani Genre : Contemporary Publisher : Random House Pages : 256 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 3/5 This book has an interesting setup. Ray Bhullar is a film director with the BBC, in India to make a documentary about Ashwer, an open prison community. With her are […]

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Book Review : The Caretaker by A.X.Ahmad

Title : The Caretaker Author : A.X.Ahmad Genre : Thriller Publisher : Minotaur Books (St. Martin’s Press) Pages : 304 Source : Netgalley/Publisher ARC Rating : 3.5/5 Instead of the bookish, intellectual characters that we see in diaspora stories, “The Caretaker” has as its protagonist a desi Jason Bourne like agent. Ranjit Singh is a […]

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Book Review : The Invitation

Title : The Invitation Author : Anne Cherian Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company Pages : 304 Source : Publisher/Netgalley ARC Rating : 3.5/5 Vikram (“Vic”) Jha, Lali, Jay and Frances were at UCLA together in the 1970s. Now they live in different cities, and have different lives. Jay and Frances who were a […]

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South Asian Challenge for 2012

I read S. Krishna’s Book Blog often, but this is the first time I’m taking the South Asian Challenge she hosts. I am of South-Asian descent so the literary landscape is kind of familiar. I do read South-Asian books once in a while – I recently read “The Artist of Disappearance” by Anita Desai which […]

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Tejaswee Rao Blogging Awards

Feminist and fellow-blogger Indian Homemaker has announced Blogging Awards in the memory of her daughter Tejaswee. There are about 35 categories, in which you can nominate posts. I have added a few of my own which fit, and ask you to to do the same. If you have read of posts which fit into these […]

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