At The Stroke of Midnight

What can’t be cured must be endured… And rightly so.  Because I was reading Midnight’s Children (Salman Rushdie) with a reading buddy, I couldn’t just stop, even if there were times when I wanted to, because Saleem, the novel’s gregarious narrator, had a way of beating around the bush. So I persevered, and finished reading the…

Buddy Reads: Midnight’s Children

Last week, I started reading Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children with a “reading buddy” I “met” online.  I “discovered” my reading buddy, Angus, on wordpress, through his blog Book Rhapsody, but started the Reading Buddy activity in another forum. For reasons unknown to me, he had chosen to read Midnight’s Children to end the year, and since I’ve always wanted to read…

A Year in Reading

The start of a new year naturally prompts people to look back and review the things they had accomplished the previous year.   People recount the many places they travelled to, the movies they saw, the new friends they made, all the new and exciting things they tried, and of course, all the books they’ve read…

This just about made my year…

I am so happy right now!  I just got one of the best gifts ever – an autographed copy of The Satanic Verses, by none other than Sir Salman Rushdie himself!  Courtesy of my very good friend from New York. I know it’s worth more without my name on it, but I don’t even care. …

Last reads of 2010…

I’m a little late writing about the last two books I read in 2010.  Two books of quite different moods – the first, quite heavy, A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini, and the second, to brighten my mood a bit, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, by Salman Rushdie.  A Thousand Splendid Suns by…

My reading list

I’ve finally filled up my “to read” box with random books I found in storage.  These are books I have lying around, which, at one point in time, I was excited to read, but for some reason or other, forgot about or set aside.  Taking them out of storage and putting them in a box…

The Enchantress of Florence

“In the day’s last light the glowing lake below the palace-city looked like a sea of molten gold.” I didn’t think I would actually finish this wonderful book by Salman Rushdie.  To be honest, I find it quite difficult and intimidating to write a “review” about it.  Though I found the book quite enjoyable, I…