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ChaitanyaSethi

ChaitanyaSethi

Joined March 2018

Avid reader. Expert daydreamer. I write at candidwallflowers.wordpress.com .www.goodreads.com/ChaitanyaSethi .www.instagram.com/sethichaitanya
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The Haunting of Hill House | Shirley Jackson
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Extremely underwhelming. The only scary thing about it was that the banter between the characters wasn't ending. Can't believe it's added to the top lists for Horror books
#book #review #litsy #horror #reader #sunday

Airykah13 I didn‘t like this one 😫 9mo
ChaitanyaSethi @Airykah13 me neither 😭 9mo
callielafleur Her others are much better. We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a personal favorite! 9mo
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Soubhiville That cover is pretty creepy though! 9mo
Airykah13 Ohh wait! Lol I totally mixed this one up! I didn‘t like We Have Always Lived in the Castle! I should try and read that one again because I didn‘t give it my full attention when I was reading it 9mo
ChaitanyaSethi @callielafleur I shall give it a shot! 9mo
ChaitanyaSethi @Soubhiville it's the only thing that is creepy inside, hahaha 9mo
ChaitanyaSethi @Airykah13 hahahahaha, alright 9mo
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What If It's Us | Becky Albertalli, Adam Silvera
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'What if it's us' is a sweet story of Ben and Arthur who bump into each other at the Post office and try to figure out what the universe has in store for them. It's a cute novel but I realise most of these YA books seem to blend into one another. So it ran the risk of being clichéd.
#litsy #review #reader #book #saturday #books #reading #lgbt #ya #fiction

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Good people of Litsy, kindly recommend me a book to read. In dire need of recommendations!
#reader #litsy #newpost #recommend #books

callielafleur Sleeping Giants is a fun read, and the start to a good series (though the third book falls off a little). 12mo
Sjhaug I just finished Ginny Moon and thought it was great. If you haven‘t read a Rabbit Cake, it is a must read. Good luck! 12mo
Burghbookaddict Just finished for a book club. Not something I would have ever picked up in my own but I ended up loving it! 12mo
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rwmg If you are feeling strong enough, I would choose A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. Otherwise Bel Canto by Ann Patchett or Sleeping Angel by Greg Herren. 12mo
Palimpsest I recently finished The Stranger and loved it, but I could see how someone might hate it too. I was reading Existentialism is a humanism, but stopped to read The Stranger as there is a commentary about it in the second section. I recommend The Name of the Rose if you like mystery/ history. 12mo
Tertubotn A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles. It‘s about an aristocrat who gets house arrest at the fanciest hotel in Moscow after the revolution. Beautifully written, and definitely NOT boring. Has a lovely fairy tale feel to it at times. I was sad when it ended. :( 12mo
CMB It depends on what you want to read at this moment. If you‘re into something more scholarly, I‘m currently reading Leonardo da Vinci by Walter Isaacson. If you think you‘re in the mood for a mystery, Louise Penny‘s stories revolve around the fictional village of Three Pines located just north of the US border in Canada, south of Montreal. Start with her first, Still Life. You will like Armand Gamache, Head of Sûreté. He‘s genuine. 12mo
CMB Being a history geek, means I read a lot of historical fiction. I‘m almost done with War of the Roses-Stormbird by Conn Iggulden. It‘s about the Lancaster-York feud over the throne of England starting with the reign of Henry VI. It‘s described as the original Game of Thrones and I‘d have to agree with this! 12mo
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Cobalt Blue: A Novel | Sachin Kundalkar
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Tanay and Anuja, brother and sister, fall for their paying guest. He remains nameless throughout, a mystery to the reader too. He, too reciprocates the love of both siblings. When he decides to elope with Anuja, all hell breaks loose on their middle class Indian family.
Deeply moving. Melancholic. Profound. Evoked a lot of sadness in me.
Very underrated book.
#litsy #book #review #pride #lgbtq #reader

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Cobalt Blue: A Novel | Sachin Kundalkar

Both Tanay and Anuja, brother and sister fall for their mysterious and handsome tenant. He is quiet, smart, and obviously alluring. But when he runs away with Anuja, it tears the family apart. This book has such an air of melancholic despondence. Full of heartbreak and sadness.

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Openly Straight | Bill Konigsberg
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Openly Straight is a sweet story about Rafe who is out. Or used to be. Once he moves to his new school, he decides to not be openly gay. He says he isn't lying or trying to avoid a label. But when he falls for the big, cute, sentimental Ben, suddenly he is all confused. This was such a bittersweet story. I understood why the author didn't go for a fairytale ending. It made sense.
#litsy #review #book #pridemonth #ya #gay

CoffeeNBooks I liked this book, and also understood why the author didn't write a fairytale ending. I also read the sequel, Honestly Ben. 14mo
tokyoseg Is the ending at least satisfying and brings closure, or just frustrating? 14mo
ChaitanyaSethi @CoffeeNBooks I thought I should wait a while before going to the next book. I think I won't wait and just dive in :P 14mo
ChaitanyaSethi @tokyoseg The ending is definitely reasonable and makes sense. It isn't indicating closure because there are other books in the series. 14mo
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Bonk was a hilarious book from the get-go. It talked about how people have carried research on sex, despite conservative attitudes. I am leaving this book with an exceptionally high knowledge of vibrators, dildos, clitoral stimulation, vaginal orgasms, penis anatomy, and animal sex. Go figure!
#litsy #review #book #reader

Crazeedi I love her books! I have this one on my tbr, her previous ones are hilarious! 1y
cozynarwhal Sounds funny and interesting. I love that cover! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Crazeedi I thought it was a fun read. I also have her book on Cadavers on my To read. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @cozynarwhal it was both, funny and interesting. She writes with wit and humour 1y
Crazeedi @ChaitanyaSethi I read the cadaver one, lol 1y
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This was a huge disappointment. The story starts brilliantly with a enunch, Anjum as the protagonist. Then it devolves into a political rant about everything wrong with the country. I wish more of the story revolved around Anjum. A huge letdown, this one.
#litsy #review #reader

Ruthiella This is still on my list to try! The politics might not grate since I am not Indian. But first I will for sure read The God of Small Things- so much shorter! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Ruthiella The God of Small Things is a gorgeous book. You must read it. This one was grating because the political commentary was too much. 1y
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Matilda / Matilda | Roald Dahl
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Matilda is the story of a precocious young girl who is wise beyond her years. She has neglectful parents, a caring and doting mentor in Ms. Honey, and a nemesis in the tyrannical Miss Trunchbull. It was a light and fun read that was very entertaining.
#litsy #book #review #reader

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If you're travelling and want something to read, then this will serve as an entertaining book. It's funny in places, extremely light to read and very disarming. However, don't expect any profound revelations or any quotes that you may want to use in front of others. You'll be sorely disappointed.
#litsy #review #book #reader

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Eleanor is completely fine. She has a stable job, a fixed routine, crosswords, her mum to talk to. She doesn't feel lonely. Suddenly she finds a friend in the bumbling IT guy, Raymond, and she realizes how platonic bonds can enrich your life.
As much as I wanted to love this, it was an underwhelming book. It was nowhere near completely fine. If anything, it was barely fine. I was disappointed.
#litsy #review #reader #book #reading

Jenny This is the first negative review I‘ve seen of this one. Now I‘m even more curious. 1y
Ruthiella Agree! There was much I liked but many scenes & quirks It seemed to me were inserted for humor which made the characters & plot sometimes come off as contrived. (edited) 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Jenny I really wanted to like it. But I couldn't force myself to do it. It was just.... average. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Ruthiella I agree. And for all the trauma she went through, she came out of it surprisingly quickly and with no drama whatsoever. I don't actively want negative endings but overly sweet endings where suddenly everything is okay, doesn't work for me. 1y
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And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou
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Spent my day doodling this and re-reading some of the poems.

"Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I'll rise" ❤️❤️

#poetry #litsy #mayaangelou #weekend

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The ABC Murders (Poirot) | Agatha Christie
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Agatha Christie is the Queen of Crime Fiction. No one can touch her. In this book, murders are starting to occur in alphabetical order, and Poirot is getting letters regarding the same beforehand. A man has been observed lurking around the murder scenes. Is he responsible? Is it a huge coincidence? Is someone else doing it? She answers all the questions in the most logical fashion. Loved it ❤️
#litsy #novel #thriller #review #recommends

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Injustice - Gods Among Us | Tom Taylor, Jheremy Raapack
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WHOAAAAA! This was so fun to read. Joker's madness has driven Superman to insanity. He is now hell-bent on establishing peace by violence, without realising the contradiction in his aim and his ethics. He won't stop at any cost. And any friend that crosses him, is likely to die. Including Batman.
#litsy #review #graphicnovel #injustice

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This was an absolutely amazing graphic novel! Amal just broke his engagement and came out to his parents in one day, and decides to travel with stranger TJ to another city on impulse. And slowly, a friendship and relationship blossoms. The art is beyond brilliant. The story is amazing. I finished it in one sitting.
#review #litsy #graphicnovel #reader

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This is a sweet coming-of-age book about Simon Spier, who isn't out to anyone. He keeps mailing the mysterious Blue, who is also in his school, but whose identity he doesn't know. When Martin threatens to blackmail him, to get close to his friend Abby, how will Simon react? Will Blue's identity be discovered? What will Abby do? Will Simon be outed? It's a sweet book. Would have loved it even more some years ago.
#litsy #review #reader

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I Kill Giants is a story about a young girl who is angry at the world. She is waging a lone battle against giants that surround her and her family. It is a touching story about the power of escapism in the face of obstacles in life. It also deals with the need for the support of friends and family to overcome the challenge in life.
#litsy #review #graphicnovel #reader

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Daytripper | Gabriel Ba, Fabio Moon
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Daytripper is a fascinating story where the character, Bras, dies in the end of every chapter at different ages in his life. It is an interesting take on life and death, and what makes you feel as though you've accomplished enough in life. Success, family, friends, passion. What defines a good life? When can you die thinking you've lived your purpose? A great book.
#litsy #book #review #graphicnovel

Swe_Eva I‘ve read a few other of their books, but this is by far my favorite. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @LT_eva I haven't read any other book of theirs. Would you recommend me something else? This one was absolutely amazing. 1y
Swe_Eva “De: Tales” is a short story collection of theirs that is good, albeit slightly uneven. Still have their “Two Brothers” to read, but I‘ve heard good things about it. They wrote a horror one called “Pixu” as well, but I didn‘t care for that one, unfortunately. 1y
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Swe_Eva @ChaitanyaSethi Just a note, even though “Two brothers” is about two identical twins, it is not a biographical story about the authors... 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @LT_eva Great! All of them go on my Goodreads To read list. Thanks a lot! 1y
LitsyGetsGraphic Join us for this book discussion on July 7 ❤️ 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @LitsyGetsGraphic I'd love to ❤️ 1y
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When The Wind Blows is a graphic novel about the impact of a nuclear fallout, through the eyes of an old, domestic couple. The entire book, the couple confuses who the enemy is, is too preoccupied with domestic chores, is ill equipped to comprehend the situation, unaware of the impact of nuclear war and yet, they are trying their hardest to be good citizens.
#litsy #reader #book #books #graphicnovel #nuclearwar

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The Complete Maus | Art Spiegelman
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Gut wrenching story of a Holocaust survivor and his strained relationship with his son. It is a very hard hitting book that conveys its message through black and white panels, which are exquisite. What a marvellous book!
#litsy #review #book #graphicnovel

LitsyGetsGraphic Classic ❤️ 1y
ElisabethRose Reading this right now for my Violence and Trauma class and so far I like it! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @ElisabethRose That's awesome! It's a very hard sitting story. 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi @LitsyGetsGraphic Absolutely! It's brilliant 1y
RachaelusGilkinius This was the first graphic novel I read over 15 years ago, and so much of it has stuck with me in ways other types of storytelling have not. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @RachaelusGilkinius It was truly wonderful. The dialogues, the depiction, and the story in itself. 1y
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One of the most poetic prose I've ever read. The story is touching, the illustrations are gorgeous. It leaves you with a bittersweet pang. I would recommend this to everyone.
#litsy #book #review #funhome #graphicnovel

LitsyGetsGraphic Probably will be next read for April discussion 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @LitsyGetsGraphic That's great! I'd love to participate in the discussion. 1y
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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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My March in Books.
1. On The Road- Jack Kerouac
2. And Still I Rise - Maya Angelou
3. The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood
4. A brief history of time - Stephen Hawking
5. Perks of being a wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
6. Modern Romance - Aziz Ansari
7. The Book Thief - Markus Zusak
8. A life too short - Ronald Reng

#march #litsy #reading #reader #books

BookishMe Incredible selection! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @BookishMe Thank you! They were super fun to read. 1y
Elle_Skeldon I love this so much! Some of my all time favorites are on this list! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Elle_Skeldon Hahaha, that is fantastic!!! 1y
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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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3.5 🌟🌟🌟⚡
On surface, it is a bland story of two friends, Sal and Dean, and their numerous adventures on the road. Yet Jack creates a charming atmosphere. It feels alien to think of a time when people could just flit from town to town with little money and care for their lives. Dean, the conman was wily but you could see why Sal was smitten by him. Maybe he was in love? The book was worth the ride though.
#litsy #review #book #reading #reader

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On the Road | Jack Kerouac
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Halfway through this one. The protagonist, Sal, has already travelled more than I have in my entire life. Hahaha.
#litsy #book #reader #reading #ontheroad #jackkerouac #thebeatgeneration

Scarlett_ohara I am reading about 10 pages of this a month lol. I have been reading it for over a year. It's very, very hard to power through this book for me. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Scarlett_ohara Hahaha, I've been reading it slowly too. I'm just impressed with how casually they were drifting from town to town with no money. 1y
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Cafelicien It took me a while to read this book. It‘s good. Not Cuckoo‘s Nest good, but good. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Cafelicien So far I'm enjoying the stories of Sal. There doesn't seem to be any other plot point except for the travel journals. It's been time that I read Cuckoo's nest. I can't remember the writing though I remember the story 1y
CoffeeNBooks I read this recently, and there was just something about it that I enjoyed. I think maybe it was the frenetic pace of Sal's life. It was intriguing. I agree with @Cafelicien - not Cuckoo's Nest good, but good. 😃 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @CoffeeNBooks I'm finding the journey aspect enjoyable too. Maybe because it's such a far cry from what we are used to. I am enjoying the random and guilt-free drifting trips of the characters. 1y
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And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou
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I reached 500 Litfluence and 750 followers! Yay! Onwards and upwards 😁
Happy reading everyone!!

RadicalReader @ChaitanyaSethi congrats on your litfluence and followers 1y
Jess7 🤗🤗🎉🎉🎉 1y
jfalkens Congrats 🎊🎉🎊🎉 1y
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TrishB 🎉🎉👍🏻 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Jess7 @jfalkens @TrishB Thank you so much guys! 1y
Ddzmini Congratulations 🎈🎉🎊 1y
tammysue Congratulations! 🎉 👏🏻👏🏻 1y
jenmoody23 Congratulations!🎈🎉 1y
JessClark78 🎊🎉🎊🎉📚 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Yay!!! 🎉🎊📚🙌🏻 1y
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About to use my brain to understand how my brain works. Isn't the human mind fascinating? 😍❤️
#book #reader #litsy #neuroscience #monday

YouReadMyEyes 🧠 🧠🧠 yes! 🧠🧠🧠 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @YouReadMyEyes You must try this book too. It is very well written! 1y
YouReadMyEyes Added! 1y
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And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou
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This poem makes me feel confident in myself, even though I am neither phenomenal, nor woman 😂😂

#poem #poetry #mayaangelou #litsy #weekendread #book

readinginthedark If it works, it works! 😉 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @readinginthedark Hahaha, absolutely. No doubt whatsoever 😁 1y
elisebarker One of my all time favorite poems!! ❤️❤️❤️ 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @elisebarker It is mine too, now ❤️😁 1y
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And Still I Rise | Maya Angelou
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Next up on the reading list, the poems of the wonderful and wise #MayaAngelou ❤️✌️
#reading #books #poem #reader #weekend

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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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I finished reading The Handmaid's Tale. The point about restricting women's freedom in the name of society's moral improvement isn't just a dystopian idea. It's something we see everyday. I mistook the Historical notes as not being part of the book. Once I read that, the book's experience changed entirely. Turns out, a woman's story was, unfortunately, still shaped by a man ultimately.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks It scared me to death!!! 😩😱 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks any particular aspect or the idea of the regime in the book in general? 1y
huntersmom1977 I love the Tv Show!! Season 2 is going to start soon 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi @huntersmom1977 I haven't seen the show. I'll check it out now! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I guess if it‘s something you see everyday you wouldn‘t understand. Are you male or female? And where are you from? 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I'm a male from India. I would love to know your perspective. 1y
Burghbookaddict I loved this book, but it was so hard to read! It hits a little close to home right now. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @laurenashley What particular aspect touches a chord with you? I'd really like to know. 1y
Burghbookaddict @ChaitanyaSethi The idea that women shouldn't make their own decisions. That the men in power think they can create a better world for everyone, but they're really only creating a better world for themselves. Theres so many men that actually think like that in the real world. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @laurenashley That's true. I agree with you. In many ways, the book didn't feel like a dystopian land at all. You can see microcosms of Gilead in our world. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @ChaitanyaSethi I‘m a woman living in a free country (America) Our soldiers have fought (and still fight) for our freedom and women have been fighting for equality since 1850. We have made great success , but as a woman it is something you have to deal with on occasion still here in 2018. To wake up one day as Offred did and lose complete control of your life, your freedom of speech , freedom of religion, and used for your reproductive 👇🏻 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Organs would be devastating. I know every culture had different beliefs and I respect that... 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks what you mentioned has tones of a global nature. I completely agree with you. Many women are currently waging the same battles in their lives. 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jess7 Have you read this one? Thoughts? (edited) 1y
Jess7 Not yet, but I really, really, really want to! @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks (edited) 1y
Crazeedi @ChaitanyaSethi how are the stars put on reviews? I see them on your posts, thanks 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Crazeedi Hello, I use the star emojis from the list of available emojis on my phone. For the half star, I use the thunder emoji because that's the closest approximation I can find. It's available in the category where the sun, moon and cloud emojis are there. Hope that helps! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Crazeedi Happy to help :D 1y
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The Handmaid's Tale | Margaret Atwood
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Currently reading this wonderful book.
#books #reading #reader #atwood #dystopia #fiction

thereadingowlvina Pretty cover! 1y
tpixie Yes! Great cover! Enjoy the book! 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi @tpixie Thank you so much. I'm loving it so far :D 1y
AceOnRoam Welcome to Litsy 😊 1y
AceOnRoam Yes, great book! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @AceOnRoam Thank you! I'm enjoying Litsy so far. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @AceOnRoam Loving the book too. Almost 180 pages in now 1y
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1. Brida.
2. Mrs. Dalloway
3. The hours
4. Marley and Me
5. Castle, Kenny Schmidt
6. Ayn Rand
7. Arundhati Roy
8. V.S.Ramachandran
9. Carl Sagan
10. Saki?
11.J K Rowling
12. None that I know :P
13. George R R Martin
Bonus - Modern Romance

Think I did pretty well in the #namegame
@Kaye @Ava_Weasley

Kaye I think you did wonderful. 🌟 That last name number 8was another really long one. Good job. 👍 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Kaye Thanks! 😊 1y
BookishMe @Kaye I was trying to stay away from non-English names for that Wodehouse was nearly my choice ;p 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi @BookishMe All the authors I mentioned write in English. I've grown up on their books so I could think of them easily 😁 1y
BookishMe @ChaitanyaSethi 👌🏾👌🏾 1y
Kaye @BookishMe yes it‘s hard to think of very many English last names that are super long. @ChaitanyaSethi You‘ve grown up with some good writing then 👍 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Kaye Thanks 😀😀 1y
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I have undying love for this book. I must have read it multiple times by now. And I shall continue to go back to it. It has an undeniable charm and sweetness about it.

#books #reader #litsy #review #perksofbeingawallflower #blogger

Scarlett_ohara I love this book as well! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Scarlett_ohara It reminds me that there are nice and sweet people like Charlie in the world, who deserve so much happiness and kindness. 1y
LitLogophile I agree😊. I thought about this book this morning and I haven‘t read it in years. 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi @LitLogophile You must read it again. I have a ritual of reading it every year 1y
LitLogophile Perhaps this is my nudge :) 1y
Anna4031 I‘m reading this next month for a book club I‘m in. It will be my first time! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Anna4031 that's great! Do share what you think of it, once you're done 1y
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Perks of Being a Wallflower | Stephen Chbosky
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@RealLifeReading I'm joining the team! Here's my choices for these questions. This was fun. Looking forward to seeing what others write! ❤️

kez_dispencer Thanks for the follow!! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @kez_dispencer You're welcome! happy reading. 1y
RealLifeReading Glad you're joining in! ❤️ 1y
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Modern Romance is a book that is funny in places but lacking in insights. In 250 pages, I found out obvious things like, people don't marry young these days, people cheat, Tinder has changed dating, people sext, people play mind games on text etc.

The case studies on Qatar, Japan, Argentina and France were interesting. Aziz's humour can push the book to a level, but it can't compensate for the lack of insights.

BookishMe I enjoyed the anecdotes more than the stats 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @BookishMe The anecdotes were fun. But the stories from Japan, Qatar etc. Were the only places where I learnt something new. Rest were things I knew already 1y
BookNerd9906 I agree. 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi @BookNerd9906 It was a fun book but not very insightful. It disappointed on that front only. 1y
LitLogophile I‘ve wanted to read this but I was just so unimpressed with Aziz‘s Master if None for basically the same reason — loved the cultural commentary but felt that the modern love observations were overly simplified and surface level 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @LitLogophile I was pretty underwhelmed with Master of None too. This too was a letdown 1y
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So far, the book has presented Ansari's penchant for humour alongwith tidbits about how dating has evolved over time. Will keep everyone posted on how it turns out eventually :)
#books #litsy #reader #reading

lizsassymolassy It lines up with one of his stand up specials, but I can't remember which one! I also haven't seen this cover before, so that's cool. 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @lizsassymolassy He does mention it in the book that he created standup routines around this concept. A friend allowed me to borrow this book. He recommended it to me :P 1y
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Hello fellow readers on @litsy. I'm new here. I love reading #books based on mental health and #psychology. Any fiction/non-fiction #recommendations ? Would love to hear from you all.
Please leave your handle in the comments so I may follow you too. Hope to interact with you all!
#reading #books #novels #fiction #nonfiction #advice #new #litsy

Also sharing some of my collection in the image

RaimeyGallant My pleasure. :) 1y
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Jess7 Welcome!! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Jess7 Thank you so much ❤️ 1y
hufflepuff-ish Hey!! Welocme to Litsy! I have been here just three days and I love it !! Hope you have the same experience ! 💜 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @hufflepuff-ish Hello! I've joined recently too. I'm having a great time as well. Glad to know you're loving it too. Happy reading ❤️ 1y
Ericalambbrown Welcome! 😊 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Ericalambbrown Thank you so much! 😊 1y
BookishMe Belated welcome to Litsy 👋🏾 👋🏾 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @BookishMe thank you so much! 😊 1y
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Mehso-so

Jerry Pinto's Em and the Big Hoom is a cute, idiosyncratic story of life with an eccentric, manic depressive matriarch. We get an idea of who she is but that seems about it. None of the other characters are given as much depth and description.
I give props to the author for bringing mental health to the forefront but I am not confident if the story will stick with me for a long time.
#books #reader #reading #mentalhealth #depression #indian

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Have a busy weekend ahead
#reading #books #weekend

DebinHawaii Welcome to Litsy!! 🎉📚👍😀Hope you enjoy it here! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @DebinHawaii Thank you! I can't wait to see how it goes. I'm excited! 1y
RaimeyGallant #NiceStack :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 1y
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ChaitanyaSethi Hello @RaimeyGallant This is so nice of you! I'm so excited to be here. Thanks for the tips. Happy reading ❤️ #love #books #readers 1y
Chelleo Welcome 🤗 1y
Jess7 Welcome! Here is the link to @RaimeyGallant ‘s tips! They‘re really good for new Littens: https://raimeygallant.com/2017/10/31/litsytips/ 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Chelleo @Jess7 Thank you guys! 1y
Katehubb I like that you‘re an “expert daydreamer”. 😀 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @Katehubb Hahahaha, I have years and years of anecdotal proof to validate that 😂😂 1y
Katehubb @ChaitanyaSethi bahaha! I need to hear some of them! 1y
tpixie Welcome!! And check out @LitsyHappenings @LitsySwaps ! 1y
ChaitanyaSethi @tpixie Thank you so much! I shall check these links. 1y
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