Through Tracy K @ Bitter Tea and Mystery, and Adam @ RoofBeamReader, I have come to know of two exciting reading events that I am signing up for.In the month of February, the Social Justice Theme Read hosted @ Resistance is Futile, in which I'll be reading books related to social injustice all over the world.In the … Continue reading Reading Events in February and March
Caroline @ Beautyisasleepingcat hosts an annual (year-long) event called Literature and War Readalong. The goal is to read twelve selected books related to war. This time round the texts relate not merely to the traditional stuff: WW I, WW II, Vietnam but also more contemporary conflicts like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The books … Continue reading Reading Event: Literature and War Readalong
My entry into the bewildering world of Franz Kafka was through The Trial. The book with its story of a man persecuted for a crime he has no inkling of whatsoever was terrifying and apt as an analogy for life. For years, I dreaded picking up a Kafka again lest another facet of this impersonal universe where … Continue reading The Man who Disappeared: Franz Kafka’s America
I think I may boast myself to be, with all possible vanity, the most unlearned and uninformed female who ever dared to be an authoress.I read an abridged version of Pride and Prejudice in school and fell in love with it. Darcy was the handsome, misunderstood hero, Elizabeth, the confident heroine; Jane and Bingley were … Continue reading Austen in August: Her Wit and Wisdom
I saw this at Bev's blog and have decided to participate too. For details, go here.I am not an Austen fan but perhaps this would help me finish the books related to her, gathering dust on my shelves.
How one thing leads to another. Through Bev's My Readers Block, I reached an adventure in reading. Over there I got to know about this interesting event: Orange July 2012 @ The Magic Lasso, where you commit yourself to reading fiction that has either won the Orange or has been nominated for it. There are … Continue reading Event: Orange July 2012
Karen from BookBath and Tamara from Thyme for Tea are co-hosting the 3rd Paris in July event where the participants celebrate all thing French: Literature, Visual Arts, Cuisine, Movies...or anything French Inspired. I am signing up for it and if you want to do it too, just click on the links above for details.See you … Continue reading Paris in July: 2012
Last Year, one of the events that I enjoyed immensely was the German Literature Month, hosted by Caroline and Lizzie. This year, even as I wait for that event to be announced, I am signing-up for the Spanish Literature Month, co-hosted by Richard [http://caravanaderecuerdos.blogspot.in/2012/05/spanish-lit-month-july-2012.html] and Stu [http://winstonsdad.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/spanish-language-lit-month-july-2012/] . The idea is to read texts (or even a single text) from the … Continue reading Spanish Literature Month: July 2012
Well, the three day long Bloggiesta has come to an end. I did manage to update my blog and learn a few new things. I'll be glad to participate in it again.
Well, Bloggiesta has started. What I intend to do during the event? First and foremost, I'd like to update my blog. Secondly, I'd like to learn new tips about blogging from the other participants. Thirdly, I'd like to be more organised about my posts.I don't want to make a lengthy list because I am going … Continue reading Bloggiesta Begins…