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Book #8 of Indian Origin Author October Series
With my Indian Origin/Born Author marathon in progress for October I really felt cheating when I felt so tempted to read this book. Had really heard a lot about it and the numerous inner meanings this small powerhouse of a book carried.
Although, its strange is how things work, the first page in the book made me jump off my seat. It read Owell was born in India Yaay. Must Read!

#indianorginauthors

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Train to Pakistan | Khushwant Singh
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This was one book I couldn't put down. The saddest truth about Indo-Pak partition has been highlighted very vividly. The cruel and barbaric behavior of humans as a race has been portrayed although the real times may have been more gore n gruesome. Singh has a very compelling writing style which makes this story of love, brotherhood, sacrifice and cruelty A Must Read for coming generations.

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Train To Pakistan | Khuswant Singh
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Book #7 of Indian Origin Author October Series

A story set in 1947 during India-Pakistan partition.

#indianauthors #indianliteraturefest

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Rabindranath Tagore: An Anthology | Rabindranath Tagore
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His ideologies are great. How in the race of dividing the people into Nations we have forgotten Human Morals & Humanity! It's hard to believe how someone can write such a visionary book in 1917 and things have gone in the direction he had warned us on. I love when he says In The Age of Machines humans won't be extinct instead they will act as mechanical parts of The Machine, with very less to say or contribute. Aren't we there now? Amazing Read!

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Rabindranath Tagore: An Interpretation | Sabyasachi Bhattacharya
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Boasting is only a masked shame, it doesn't truly believe itself
-Rabindranath Tagore | Nationalism

Book #6 of Indian Origin Author October Series
#indianauthors #indianliteraturefest

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Eating Wasps | Anita Nair
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A Good read! The last time I read a book with so many characters was while reading Into The Water by Paula Hawkins The use of rare English words is extremely elegant. The book really centers on issues women face in our Indian society today and since ages. I loved the way the author describes our current era swamped and controlled by social media like FB, Insta & Twitter and whats lost on path of modernization. Painful ending and thought provoking!

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Eating Wasps | Anita Nair
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Book #5 for my Indian Origin Author October Series
Decided to dedicate this month to authors of Indian Origin.

#indianauthors #indianliteraturefest #indianauthoroctoberfest

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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Emotional!! The Author not only gives you the perspective of a Doctor treating his patients but after being diagnosed with Cancer, honestly tells you about how a patient feels & most importantly what doctors can learn on the Human Relationality side while treating. Bow down to Paul who fought like a warrior and lived up to the essence of life. No review can do justice to his writing. A book to be remembered for ages to come.

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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“You can‘t ever reach perfection, but you can believe in an asymptote toward which you are ceaselessly striving.”

- Paul Kalanithi
#nevergiveup #searchforperfection #believe #whenbreathbecomesair

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When Breath Becomes Air | Paul Kalanithi
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“With what strife and pains we come into the world we know not, but ‘tis commonly no easy matter to get out of it.”

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Magical Women | Sukanya Venkatraghavan
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Any Guesses 🤔🤞👍

cherinium Library? 6d
AkashPhoenix @cherinium Bingo! So true though! 6d
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Magical Women | Sukanya Venkatraghavan
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May we never be held hostages by old narratives!

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Magical Women | Sukanya Venkatraghavan
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Love the Cover! 14 Stories by 14 Amazing Indian Female Authors! Read the first story and its Killer!

#indianliteraturefest #IndieOctoberFest #indianauthors

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Rumi: Tales to Live By | Kamla K. Kapur
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Wow didn't expect this book to be so deep and gripping. Rumi's stories although being simple carry a complex meaning and a hidden guidance in them. The book takes you on a journey related to Suffering, Prayers & Surrender via 12 short stories by Rumi. In addition to some great commentary by the author which I really enjoyed and were insightful. A must read for everyone. Planning to read more from Rumi soon.

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Rumi: Tales to Live By | Kamla K. Kapur
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Rumi: Tales to Live By | Kamla K. Kapur
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"Suffering in all its forms is integral to the human condition. None of us can avoid it "

- Kamla K. Kapur 》Rumi: Tales to live by

#indianliteraturefest #IndieOctoberFest #indianauthors

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Cobalt Blue: A Novel | Sachin Kundalkar
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Nice read. Is written very differently from other books I've read. The books has a power which grips you while you go through the turmoil of both Tanay and Anuja. Takes Indian literary work to a total different level. Kudos.

#indianauthors #indianliteraturefest #IndieOctoberFest

ShelfRighteous This book is originally written in my mother tongue! I hope to read it sometime soon😁 1w
AkashPhoenix A must read @ShelfRighteous ! I've heard this book is a treat in Marathi! I have devoted October to India Authors and this is what I started with. 1w
ShelfRighteous @AkashPhoenix Wow! It has been really long since I read Marathi books. I need to find this asap🤩 1w
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Tattooist of Auschwitz | Heather Morris
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One of the best books I've read this year!. The events of Auschwitz-Berkineau are horrifying which shivers your soul to its deepest core. And in all these horrors the love story of Lale & Gita is what gives their life a meaning to survive all the hardships and wish for a beautiful future with each other. It's also a story which talks about friendships in the hardest times and restores your faith that humanity is still alive. A MUST Read!

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The Kite Runner: Rejacketed | Khaled Hosseini
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Amazing Read! Its story inside another. At times it's really like a Bollywood Movie! The story of Kabul is heartbreaking and depicted so skillfully!

Five stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐💫

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The Myth of the Holy Cow | Dwijendra Narayan Jha
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Weekend Getaways!

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The Cabuliwallah | Rabindranath Tagore
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"I forgot then that he was an Afghan raisin-seller and I was a Bengali Babu.I understood then that he was as I am, that he was a father just as I am a father."
- Rabindranath Tagore

While reading The Kite Runner and the mention of Afghanistan somewhere deep inside reminded me of a beautiful short story read when I was a kid. Kabuliwala is a very deep & heart-warming story of a father who stays away from his family. Read Again!

#nostalgic

AkashPhoenix @SanjanaGhosh I'm pretty sure you would have read this 🤞 3w
SanjanaGhosh @AkashPhoenix read it, watched it too..I loved it :') 3w
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Kite Runner (Anniversary) | Khaled Hosseini
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"And that's the thing about people who mean everything they say. They think everyone else does too."

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Amazing read. Gaiman is a story-teller of his own extraordinary league. This book has honestly changed my favorites. Loki, is my favorite from now. Every story has been crafter like a gem with such details as of the writer has seen them himself. Odin looked like a deceitful character while Thor was more or less a brainless warrior.
Loved it throughout.

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Evidence of the Affair | Taylor Jenkins Reid
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Read this amazing book comprising of letters exchanged between 2 people and I'm speechless. As I go to sleep I'm sure this story will have an everlasting impression on me.

A fan of Reid! #immortalfan

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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Great read. Though this book has been hyped a lot but it's really not that creepy or suspenseful. I can see more and more authors prefer leaving some open end for characters these days although for a suspense novel that's pretty upsetting for me. Moreover, I expected more light to be shed on The Whisper Man himself and Rebecca. Better ending was expected. Best part is its emphasis on father-son bond.
The book is undoubtedly a great one time read.

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The Whisper Man | Alex North
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Explanations & Apologies are almost ALWAYS for the person making them!

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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If everyone could see God, How many people would bother going to Church!

- Frank Carter

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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Awesome combo!

julesG Deffo. 3w
arlenefinnigan What a view! 3w
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🤗 3w
AkashPhoenix @Eggs Honored to be here ⭐👍 3w
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Norse Mythology | Neil Gaiman
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Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi? | Gopal Vinayak Godse, Nathuram Vinayak Godse
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An emotional powerhouse! This is a Must Read Book for every Indian, maybe in curriculum too. Just like a coin has 2 sides everyone has the right to know what Nathuram had to say regarding Gandhis political work in India. Rest let the masses decide who or what they want to believe in.

One needs to read this book to know what I'm feeling now. Literally goosebumps!

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Whisper Man | Alex North
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Eerie! Frank Carterz the name!

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Magonia | Maria Dahvana Headley
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SanjanaGhosh Looks so cool 😍 4w
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Why I Assassinated Mahatma Gandhi? | Gopal Vinayak Godse, Nathuram Vinayak Godse
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Atlast caught hold of this banned book! As they say every story has two sides, let's see what the person who assassinated The Mahatma has to say!

#bannedbook #bannedbooksweek

BookNik @AkashPhoenix Where do you get it. I searched on websites and markets but haven't found it. 4w
AkashPhoenix @BookNik Got it from an old library in Delhi.if ur nearby can lend u mate. 4w
BookNik @AkashPhoenix Oh. Thanks but I am in Pune. I will keep looking here. 4w
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Ghost Wall | Sarah Moss
Panpan

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I'll Be There | Holly Goldberg Sloan
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Nidhi_Ashok Looks interesting! 👍🏻 4w
SanjanaGhosh 😍😍 4w
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Good read. Some great info & concepts shared in this book. The best part, it's not at all targeted in making you Rich like others instead to find the real meaning of your existence on this planet. Which can be as simple as being a good parent or a takumi (enginner) making a simple car part. You need to read this book multiple times to get the best out of it. Audiobook is my preference for this one. Keep a notebook handy for this one.

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3 Books aiming to end by this weekend :)

#bookhaul

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ichariba chode, a local expression that means “treat everyone like a brother, even if you‘ve never met them before.”

Time to find my IkiGai!

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DebinHawaii Gorgeous cover! Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉So glad you are playing along.! 1mo
AkashPhoenix @DebinHawaii Thank you :) Loved the concept. I have always been guilty of buying books based on their covers although most of the times they turn out the best! 1mo
AkashPhoenix @SanjanaGhosh Thanks for tagging! Started today itself. :) 1mo
ValerieAndBooks That is a lovely cover! 1mo
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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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This was a good read but the ending was very loose. Fate of some of the characters was not explained. The ending was totally abrupt, Paula Hawkins one sudden day got tired and just finished the book in a hurry. With that said, I love the characters. The story is told from POV of nearly 12 characters each portraying their own thinking of the same plot. That was really interesting for me. Took some time to store in my memory who each character was.

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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These lines from this book touched me. Makes me feel, How strange is a MOTHER, she can be a MERMAID at one moment and a MONSTER at another!

God's Biggest Gift to Mankind!

#intothewater

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Into The Water | Paula Hawkins
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Hi all. How to do buddy reads here. Can one you kind people help me.

BookwormM Hi just make a post with the book you plan to read and schedule and ask people to join. Create your hashtag and use this when posting about book. Keep a list of your buddies and tag them in any activity. 1mo
AkashPhoenix Thanks @BookwormM that's really helpful. :) 1mo
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The Tell-tale Heart | Edgar Allan Poe
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It is impossible to say how first the idea entered my brain; but once conceived, it haunted me day and night.

Edgar Allan Poe

Is it what you call Inception??

JacqMac Yes, it is! 1mo
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A quote by Jim Morrison in this book left me speechless and spellbound. It takes you deeper everytime you read it again!

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The Kite Runner (new) | Khaled Hosseini
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Any Suggestions? Which one to start with :)

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The book in itself has amazing storyline and unique. Not diving into minds of a serial killer or any investigation as the name says it instead goes into the mind of Korede the elder sister and how she pictures her younger sibling Ayoola, whose a serial killer maybe cuz of her disturbed childhood.

Detailed Review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2967097672

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Love is not a weed,
It cannot grow where it please…

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I cannot imagine her resorting to stabbing if that particular knife were not in her hand; almost as if it were the knife and not her that was doing the killing.

Strange how sometimes THiNGs carry an Aura to overpower an individuals thought process. Like being Possessed!

ShelfRighteous Are you listening to the audiobook? The narration for this book is one of its best things 1mo
AkashPhoenix @ShelfRighteous I was reading but thanks for ur suggestions now listening on Audible and rightly said the narration is really amazing! 1mo
ShelfRighteous @AkashPhoenix Yess😬🙌 1mo
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I dare you to find a flaw
in her beauty;
or to bring forth a woman
who can stand beside
her without wilting.