Resubscribing to The New Yorker

Sometime last year, I subscribed to The New Yorker, taking advantage of the 3 month subscription promotion for only $1 an issue for 12 issues. It was a good deal and I had not only access to the latest issue of the magazine, but also it's archive. I loved The New Yorker. Its long form... Continue Reading →

Finally finished Goldfinch

I initially enjoyed reading the novel when I first started it. However, the plot got muddled a little bit in the final 1/3 of the book. The ending is somewhat long and convoluted, with a slightly disappointing conclusion. In the end, I feel less attached to the characters than I did at the beginning. For... Continue Reading →

The Name of Wind

Having completed my second read through of this amazing novel by Patrick Rothfuss, I am still at awed by the way it is written. Beautiful, engaging and the characters filled within the pages are believable and as real as it gets. I am so emotionally attached to the characters in the book, that I will... Continue Reading →

Books I read in 2012

This is the first time I'm compiling a list of books I have read for 2012. This is made easy by just referring to past orders made from Amazon through the Kindle store. It keeps track of all the purchases I have made during the past year and thus all the books that I have... Continue Reading →

My next read

The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home Got my Ang Pao money, so I'm gonna spend on something beneficial. A book. My next read would be "The Upside of Irrationality: The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home written by Dan Ariely. I haven't... Continue Reading →

The Name of the Wind

Patrick Rothfuss novel, The Name of the Wind, is probably the book that surprises me most. This 700 page tome is a joy to read from start to finish. This is the thing about reading a novel from an author that you know little about: It may take some time to really get used to... Continue Reading →

Nook vs Kindle

   VS  I own the iPad and I love reading books on the iPad. E-books are a big thing for me especially when the iPad is around. It is the most dominant form of usage when I'm using the iPad. I mainly use the Amazon Kindle to buy and read my books. Currently I have... Continue Reading →

Post Harry Potter novel lineup

  After spending a couple of weeks devouring all 7 harry potter novels, I have finally reached the finish line in what seemed to be one of the greatest set of books ever written. In a couple of days I would safely say that I am among millions who have finished reading all 7 novels... Continue Reading →

Harry Dresden fanart

I'm a huge fan of Harry Dresden, a character envisioned by author Jim Butcher. I was browsing through what the community has done for that character in terms of fanarts and I came up with a couple of, what I think is the most accurate depiction of Harry and Thomas in those novels as I... Continue Reading →

Harry Dresden Novels (an impression)

As of this writing, there are about 14 books written by Jim Butcher on Harry Dresden, the Wizard cum private investigator of Chicago. I read the first 7 during the last summer holidays, and I am attempting to finish the remaining 7 books. Im currently somewhere on either book 9 or 10, and I must... Continue Reading →

Stones into Schools

I have been reading the second book of Greg Mortenson's, "Stones into Schools", and follows his life helping kids in the most remote reaches of Afghanistan and Pakistan by building schools and lifting the crushing poverty that has plagued this group of people living there. The more I read, the more inspiring his stories are... Continue Reading →

Vikas Swarup Six Suspects

Back then I was totally crazy about Slumdog Millionaire. That movie became the best movie I have ever watched in years. I totally did not expect it to be that good. The last time I watched a movie and felt good after watching it was "The Pianist". That was the only movie that I could... Continue Reading →

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