Re-Read list

There are books which you read and forget and then there are books which you keep thinking about even after reading books after books, books which call you again n again, books that you wish to re-read.

Everytime I go through my library my eyes stop at few books that keep staring back at me because they know I want to hold them again, read them again, cherish them again. But, the growing list of books to be read  always over powers the Re-Read List.

One day The Re-Read List will be entertained and I will read all these books one by one. Till then, let me compose my list.

The Super Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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I missed my ‘Natioanal Economic Policy’ Final Presentation due to my Brother’s marriage and was asked to subit a review of this book instead. A review for 100 marks! Guess how many pages I filled for this review?
I had just started reading novels then, and had no idea about such books and book reviews. Nevertheless, I survived! At the same time enjoyed the whole experience and the book.

The Bride’s Quartet by Nora Roberts.

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I read the third book first and fell in love with Laurel. I had no idea the book is  part of a series. Later I read all the remaining parts and had same experience as the first one. Friendship is the highlight of this series. I plan to not just read this series again but also read more books by the Author.

Palace of Illusions by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

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Do I really need to mention a reason why this wonderful book is in this list?
If you haven’t read this book, just do yourself a favour and read it. Mahabharatta from the eyes of Draupadi!

The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri

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I don’t remember how many people I have recommended this book to, but what I remember is that all of them loved it. Just like pigeons, love birds end up coming home at the end.

Dozaknama by Rabi sankar Bal

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This book is really something! Stories upon stories. You can’t miss this one.

The King’s Harvest by Chetan Raj Shrestha

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This book contains two novellas and am completely amazed with the first one. The rawness of writing style and the edgy storyline just blew me.

Arjun Without a Doubt by Dr. Shinde sweety

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Read this book recently and loved it to bits. The Author’s take on Mahabharatta via Arjun’s point of view is amazing.  Read my review of Arjun Without A Doubt .

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Britania Good Day Choco Chunkies

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Good day choco chunkies are delicious, melt in mouth delicious. The pack contains 6 choco chips cookies Chunkies and costs 50/-.

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What I liked about the cookies :

They are yumm!

They are not crunchy.

The amount of choco chips is good.

They smell divine.

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Things I didn’t liked :

So much kharcha on packing and marketing but smaller piece inside the pack.

Choco chips melted away due to hot weather.

Ratings : ****

Book Review – Arjun Without A Doubt by Dr. Shinde Sweety

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On the Jacket :

I knew there was nothing poetic about death. I knew not that the most horrific battles are fought off the battlefield.

Arjun : The idealist in a non-ideal world; the warrior whose deadliest opponent was his conscience. History forgot his voice, but misquoted his silence.

Draupadi : The untamed tigress, the fragrant flame, the unbridled spirit.

Power does not justify sin. Power is not virtue. Virtue is that which lasts inspite of power.

Krishn : The enigma whose unique ideology churned the battlefield into a quest for Truth.

The missile…The Trajectory…The Vision.
The trio that makes for the core of The Mahabharata.
          This is their saga.
Insightful, visceral and candid.

About the Author :

Dr. Shinde sweety holds a Doctorate in Medicine, with numerous publications in Indian and international Medical journals. She is an avid Mahabharata fan and a voracious reader. She loves to day-dream, swim, sketch and learn new languages.

Review :

Quick Review :
Arjun Without a doubt by Dr. Shinde Sweety, is without a doubt a very interesting take on The Mahabharata. Yes, we all know the story of The Mahabharata, yet there are some aspects which have not been taken into consideration before. Read this book to know Arjun a lil better. Read this book to love Arjun a lil more.

Full Review :

Arjun without a doubt narrates the story of The Mahabharata from Arjun and Draupadi’s point of view. The writer skipped the childhood of Pandavas and started her tale from the point Draupadi came into existence I.e, after the Varanavat fire incident when Pandavas were living under disguised identity.

This book is like an memoir of Arjun and Draupadi’s lives. They narrate their story, their love, their sacrifices, their responsibilities, their Pain and their undying need to be with each other. Can Mahabharata be complete without a mention of Krishn? Can Arjun-Draupadi’s story be complete without Krishn’s Presence?  The answer is NO.

This book is really gripping. I really enjoyed reading this book. Yes, we all know the story of Mahabharata, yet I was anxious about the next chapter, sad when Draupadi lost her sons, happy when Draupadi finally got to spend a year with Arjun after 13 yrs of their marriage, smiling whenever Draupadi behaved jealous thinking of Arjun-Krishn bond.

This book also has a section where the Author decodes various myths associated with the Mahabharata. All in all this book has been a very good read.

Ratings : *****

P.S : This is more like a tip to have a confusion free reading, The Paragraghs/sections starting with ‘***’ are Draupadi’s part of the story.

            Happy Reading!

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