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What started out as a pastime soon turned into a hobby that turned into a passion until it eventually became a necessity. Reading is a need so beautiful that I feel I must write about it every day.

Thursday, 8 March 2012

New titles in my collection this week!

Looks like this is my lucky week! Not only did I buy three of the books I've been eying for some time now but a dear friend sent me some valuable novels that are sure to be added to my library.
Here are the new additions to my collection: 

Currently reading
1) Our lady of Alice Bhatti by Mohammed Hanif

Last year after reading the darkly comedic 'A case of exploding Mangoes', I had fallen in love with it's brilliant author- Mohammed Hanif. This is his second book. So far in, I can't shake the feeling that Hanif should have stuck to his former writing style that won him worldwide acclaim. Satire is definitely his forte. Bhatti, nevertheless still has me gripped. 
Best line: ''Because love is a runaway charya!''

Second in line
2) A House for Mr. Biswas by V.S. Naipaul

Hailed as one of the twentieth century's finest novels, I think this is going to be Naipaul's best book I'll read.

3) Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel García Márquez

My love affair with Marquez seems to be a lasting one. This would be the third book I'll read by this literary giant. 

4)  Like the Flowing River by Paulo Coelho

'A breathtaking collection of reflections from one of the world's best loved storytellers, Paulo Coelho.' Goodreads.com

I've had a love and hate relationship with Coelho. While I treasured The Alchemist, I swore off all his books after reading Veronica decides to die. However, it's been sometime since I've read any of his other novels. Also, his thought provoking blog posts have finally prompted me to go back to him and give this one a shot.

 5)  The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

 “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.”
Of course I've already read this one and I don't think it needs any description. ;)

How many of these books have you read? No spoilers please!


  1. I"ve read The Alchemist.
    King Salim represents hope to me.
    I've read 11 minutes by Coelho aswell.

    This week I bought The Little Prince.

  2. Whose the author? And how is 11 minutes? I might buy it next. I think The Alchemist is by far Coelho's best work. Eagerly waiting to read Like a flowing river. :)

  3. The little Prince is by antoine de saint-exupery.
    And yeah I agree The Alchemist is Coelho's best.

    As for 11 miniutes it's not to be compared with The Alchemist. It's really different. It's a about a girl who kinda goes looking for an orgasm. but it's also more than that. I'd rate it 3/5.

  4. okay, im pretty sure, 11 minutes is not going to be on my 'to-read' list anytime soon. lol


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