In a post that I did last year regarding the series that I wanted to begin reading, I mentioned Reginald Hill's Dalziel and Pascoe series. It had been on my reading radar for several years and I had even picked up their first book a couple of years back at a book fair. From the … Continue reading Friday’s Forgotten Book: A Clubbable Woman by Reginald Hill (1970)
Ruskin Bond is one of my favourite writers. In this collection, he selects his own favourite stories over the years. The selection begins with an extract from his first published book, Room on the Roof, which was a prescribed text for my sister, Nitu didi, and which was my introduction to Bond. This was in … Continue reading First Read of 2021: A Gathering of Friends by Ruskin Bond
I tend to borrow a lot of books from the library so I am signing up for the Library Love Challenge hosted by Angel's Guilty Pleasures and Books of My Heart. The minimum requirement of the challenge is to read 12 books borrowed from a library. I am, however, aiming to be Overdrive Junkie which … Continue reading Sign-Up: Library Love Challenge
For the first time, I am signing up for the AtoZ Reading Challenge, hosted @ Bookstacks and Golden Moms. The challenge is to read at least one book each for all the 26 letters of the English alphabet. I am looking forward to the challenge though I do wonder about those pesky letters: Q & … Continue reading Sign-Up: AtoZ Reading Challenge
I am once again signing up for the Back to the Classics challenge hosted by Karen @Books and Chocolate. The aim is to read books published 50 years ago in 12 categories. For the categories and other rules, please follow the link above.
A challenge that I have enjoyed over the years is the European Reading Challenge hosted @ Rose City Reader. The challenge is to read books set in different European countries or written by European authors. There are different levels to choose from and there is even a Jet Setter prize. Interested? Sign-up over here.
Mysteries are the mainstay of my Reading nowadays, so I intend to be Sherlock Holmes and read 56+ books in the mystery genre for the 2021 Cloak and Dagger Challenge, hosted @ Carolsnotebook. If you are interested in mysteries too, you can sign-up for the challenge here.
2021 hasn't started on a good note. Not that I had any great expectations, in the first place. There are certain Reading Challenges, however, that are pretty exciting. Bev @ My Reader's Blog has once again a host of interesting challenges. I am signing up for two. The Vintage Mystery Challenge, in which, I'll attempt … Continue reading Sign-Up: Vintage Mystery and Virtual Mount TBR
I am glad to have successfully finished the Virtual Mount TBR Challenge, hosted by Bev @ My Reader's Block. I had signed up for the Mount Munch level which meant I had to read 36 books that I did not own. I ended up reading more than that. Listed below are the 39 books that … Continue reading Challenge Complete: The Virtual Mount TBR Challenge
But most of all you were conscious of the atmosphere you breathed: an odor peculiar to such houses. The story begins, as they often do, in a bar. The story is about a haunted house, up for sale. More than a decade back, an octogenarian butler had leapt up at a chandelier, which fell off … Continue reading Last Read of 2020: The Man Who Could Not Shudder by John Dickson Carr (1940)