Sunday, April 28, 2013

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Hour 24 and End of event meme

End of event meme–

A Readathon tradition! In your final Readathon post, answer these questions and then link to it with the Mr. Linky, below.

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 7 as it was past midnight in my part of the world.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Crime Fiction novels, me thinks!

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Too few cheerleaders on my blog. I wish that to be changed.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?


How many books did you read?

A poetry book, The Meaning of Me by Emmett Wheatfall  and 183 pages of The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

What were the names of the books you read?

The Meaning of Me by Emmett Wheatfall  and 183 pages of The Runaway Jury by John Grisham

Which book did you enjoy most?


Which did you enjoy least?


If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

Visit, visit, vist

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

Yes! And as a reader!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Hour 18 and a few mini challenges

First I gotta ask, where are the cheerleaders?

Going pretty slow. Still reading The Runaway Jury by John Grisham. I am on page 172.

Had to do household work. Also been invited for lunch. Will be leaving for that in 2 hours time.

Thought of doing a few mini challenges:

Nea’s Share a Quote 

“She was pondering the option of law school, the great American baby-sitter for directionless postgrads.” 

― John GrishamThe Runaway Jury

Alexis presents Turn the Page

"I would rather read than struck a mighty blow at the establishment any day!"

-John GrishamThe Runaway Jury

Andi presents Six Word Celebration!

Time to go out and play!!

Stacy presents Cover Me

1) Lets Expolre Diabetes With Owls
2) Hattie Ever After
3) Without Summer
4) Homemade Love
5) The Secret of Happy Ever After
6) Garden Stones
7) Dark Triumph
8) Prince of Power
9) Hysteria

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Hour 14 and Mid-Event Survey

1) How are you doing? Sleepy? Are your eyes tired?

I went of sleep and got up a while back. Yes, I am tired...

2) What have you finished reading?

The Meaning of Me by Emmett Wheatfall. It is a book of poetry.

3) What is your favorite read so far?

Currently reading The Runaway Jury by John Grisham and I find that engrossing...

4) What about your favorite snacks?

Tea and munchies!

5) Have you found any new blogs through the readathon? If so, give them some love!

No, I have been visiting. But will do so now...

24 Hour Readathon: Hour 8 Book Sentence Challenge

I am going pretty slow. I am on page 61 of The Runaway Jury by John Grisham. I don't think I can go on much longer. It is 1:32 AM and I need my beauty sleep.

Book Sentence Challenge is being hosted by Kate of Midnight Book Girl and Fakesteph of The Fake Steph Dot Com

Dewey’s Read-a-Thon: Hour 5 Self-Portrait Mini-Challenge!

Self Portrait hosted by The Estella Society. I am posting two!!

This is mirrored image

Posting this for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce of At Home With books

Saturday, April 27, 2013

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Hour 6..Book Spine poetry

  I gave up on Tinkers by Paul Harding after reading 17 pages. It was NOT holding my interest. Too slow and so so abstract!! Atleast I have finished a poetry book The Meaning Of Me by Emmett Wheatfall.

I started reading The Runaway Jury by John Grisham. I have read 27 pages. I made myself a cup of herbal tea. It is 11:40 PM here and I don't know how long I will hold on... I had a long siesta in the afternoon, so that ought to keep me awake for a while....

Book Spine Poetry

The Runway Jury
wishes to know
The Meaning Of Me

I say no way
Don't let Death by Bourbon 
make you sway
The Summons
by your father
will not make The Partners
come for you

Oh boo, oh boo, oh boo


The titles of the books have been bolded!!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: Hour 5..WHERE ARE THE CHEERLEADERS????????

I started late as had forgotten all about the Readathon. I finished reading a poetry book. The Meaning of Me by Emmett Wheatfall (Pages 95)

I will quote a poem from that:

And I smiled

This morning's sun
smiled upon my face,
wherein I awoke,
just in time to note,
the width of it,
deep the depth of it.

And I smiled.

Next I will read Tinkers by Paul Harding (Pages 191). I am staying away from crime Fiction which are easy to finish fast! I don't wish for easy way out!!

24 Hour Read-A-Thon: I forgot!

I forgot all about it! It is already 4 hours into it and so I need to catch up fast. I have not even set aside any books. What to do? What to do?

I might as well start with the Introductory Questionnaire

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?

Delhi, India

2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?

Dunno. Yet to select

3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?

Just some munchies

4) Tell us a little something about yourself!

I am a poet. That's it. Oh, a teacher too!!

5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?

I forgot all about it.....Let me start it first....

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Booking Through Sports

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1. Do you read books about sports?
2. How about AT sporting events? (Kid’s soccer practice?)

I used to read books on s[ports. Mostly Cricket as ours is a Cricket Crazy country. I read books on cricketers and also about the sports itself. Now I am NOT into it and hence stopped reading books on Cricket.

I used to play Basketball in school. I do watch it when it is played in my school with other teams. 

Recently I read Calico Joe by John Grisham. This is based on Baseball and I found it pretty interesting.   

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: April 20, 2013

Found a few old photographs. Scanned those and here I am!!

In pigtails! I was 13, I think!!
 I am with a friend and her cousin. Recently she said I ought to marry that cousin who is still single like me. Yikes!!
18 years old me!!

Posted for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce of At Home With books

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Snapshot: April 13, 2013

I am suffering from cold, cough and fever. I feel like death!! Posting happy pictures so as to dispel crappy feelings...

Posted for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Alyce of At Home With books

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?/Musings

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at A Girl and Her Books and is hosted by Mari of Mari Reads for  the month of April.

I received one book, thanks to the author/publicist:

Zaremba, or Love and the Rule of Law by By Michelle GranasIn Warsaw, a shy and high-minded polio victim lives a life of seclusion caring for her odd family until a chance encounter plunges her into the intrigues of dirty politics. Zaremba, a wealthy businessman, is about to be arrested on trumped-up charges and only she can save him. Swept along by events, Cordelia finds her feelings increasingly involved with a stranger for whom she is both rescuer and victim. When Zaremba is implicated in terrorist activities and disappears, Cordelia is painfully uncertain if she has been abandoned and must overcome surveillance, corruption, the media, and mounting humiliations and difficulties to learn the truth. 

This is a story about love between a man and woman, but also love of family, country, and justice. Although set in Poland, where the CIA had a black site, it is a story that could happen anyplace, in a world where young democracies struggle against the temptations of covert operations and older democracies sometimes lead them astray. 


It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is hosted by Sheila of Book Journey
Currently Reading

A lot of books, none holding much interest!!

• Describe one of your reading habits.

I do not need bookmarks. I can simply remember where I left off and start from that page even if I pick up the book after weeks or even months.