From poem 2: Pablo, The Clown
"Great stories survive their translations, even thrive. "
"...No one can own a story any more than we can own people. Once created, stories are free living beings with their own journeys... ".
This lovely newspaper article titled 'How the Buddha became a Christian saint' is about how stories travel and adapt to circumstances and finally return to their home country in an almost unrecognizable format.
Bestseller is filled with sarcastic jokes but it's not laugh out loud funny. I found Akshay quite cynical sometimes. He definitely has a way of getting under one's skin. I would've appreciated the book more had the author brought in more Indian themes. The cover design of the book had a very interesting concept which became more clear when I read the book. On the whole it was a good light read.
Rating - 3/5
Looking forward to reading this book about the crazy world of publishing.
Coming from a place and community where arranged marriages are a way of life and completely normal, I understand Lena's exasperation. 'Love marriages' are usually frowned upon and considered as western culture by conservative Indians. I'm not trying to generalize over here but it's definitely not uncommon.
BTW, I'm loving this book!
Thanks for the tag @KathrynElise
1. From Kerala, India
2. Does Narnia count?😁 Or if I'm stuck here, then maybe I'll do some travelling and then decide which is a better fit.
3. Ooo, haven't read a book in a while. The last one was in Oxford, I think.
4. The typical Malayali dishes are probably Dosa with sambhar or chutney, Appam with stew, Pathiri....
5. @jenniferw88 @LapReader @wanderinglynn Hey guys! Wanna try this out?
Went to a book fair just for browsing around. But I should've known better! 😂
I ended up buying these books and completely spent the grocery money mom sent me with.🙈
Why have I been living under a rock?!! I didn't even know this movie existed. Just watched it on Netflix and I found it so heart warming and didn't want it to end.😖
Also I Googled online and found that it was actually a book first...WHAT!
NEED TO FIND THIS BOOK!!!
To all the librarians here in Litsy! 💕
Pic from @awesomelibrarians (instagram)
I agree with @LazyDays . I joined Litsy last March and I'm so thankful for this community.
Books and reading mean so much to me. It's my escape from reality and sometimes a push into reality. It gives me a place to be lost in.
Congratulations @SamanthaMarie on your litfluence!!!
My favourite number is 2 because it's the only even prime number and I've always liked its uniqueness. I'm being a math geek over here🙈😂 I probably learned this fact long back in class 3 or 4 but it kind of stuck to my head. 😁
Pic from instagram (@thebookoholics)
I'm not a big fan of selfies so I had to do a little search for this. It's a picture of my friend and I on the way to watch a movie which I think was The Nun. I'm the one with the specs.😁
It was really wonderful seeing everyone's selfies!!
I'm quite behind on the #TheAlchemistBuddyRead hosted by @LazyDays . I've only reached pg 10 but I think I'll be able to reach Pg 80 in time for this Saturday's discussion.
Btw, I'm really liking this book, which is kind of wierd because I started reading it thinking I'm going to hate it!
Not addicted at all!! 😉
Littens! Could you guys give me suggestions on poetry collections? The only poetry book I've read is the tagged one. I feel I should be reading more poetry rather than just novels. So I'm open to any type of poetry.
Just trying to expand my reading. 😊
Funny observation. I always thought it was the opposite. You gotta have at least a little imagination to make up a lie, right?
(Chapter 15 : The Dæmon Cages)
@jenniferw88 Look what came in the mail!! 💚 I wasn't expecting this to arrive so soon all the way from UK, so this was a great surprise!
Thank you so much for the book and pretty card. I've read great reviews about it and can't wait to read it.😊
#tuesdaytidbits @JenlovesJT47 #thisorthat
2. Harry Potter, I guess. I've read only 2 in the series and never read LOTR 🙈 (A literary crime, I know).
3. Always physical books
5. Agatha Christie (Another literary crime - never read any Stephen King😳)
6. Anyone wanna join in??
Thanks @whatshesreadingnow for the tag. These questions are seriously making me think about my reading choices!! 😨
I don't care much for poetry but decided to try out this book on Kindle since it was free. This is the first time I'm reading poetry and this book by Emily Byrnes is definitely making me feel something. Her words are so simple yet it gives me chills. I think 'Things I Learned in the Night' is going to be a great read after all.
Deanna Beauforte is loyal to her family. She loves her grandmama and her sisters with all her heart, even though her eccentric grandma constantly tries to set her up with rich eligible men.
Mitchell Graves is a rich but arrogant man who disregards tradition but requires a temporary wife for a business deal. And so, an interesting contract arises between Deanna and Mitchell.
On the whole, an interesting and quick read with a predictable ending.