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  1. sanyuja

    Books with woman protagonist

    I need to read books which have woman as the protagonist. I know a few: A Handmaid's Tale The Mermaid Chair The Secret Life of Bees The Bell Jar Veronika Decides To Die I am looking at books like The Mermaid Chair where the focus is on relationships. Any suggestions?
  2. sanyuja

    Ali Smith: The Accidental

    I read this book recently and to sum it up, I didn't understand it. The strange writing style, hopping from one character to another, chapters ending with incomplete sentences, chapters beginning at mid-sentences, weird characters - I can go and on about things I had a problem with. For...
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    Hari Kunzru: Transitions

    The opening line of this book caught my attention and I decided to give it a try. This book is about a bollywood actress, a business tycoon based in London and an Indian 'software engineer' who finds himself in the US in dire conditions. The author has linked the three characters in an...
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    Time

    I am not into poetry. I was jobless the other day and wanted to do something to kill time. I started to write a story, but it mysteriously turned into a poem! This is the outcome. Let me know what you guys think. - Sanyuja ============================== The other day my grandpa...
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    Ogden Nash: Candy Is Dandy

    I gave it a thought and decided that this lovely book will fit best into the Comedy section. Its a collection of light, humurous poems by Ogden Nash. I discoevered this book recently when one of my friends was gifted with this book when he had a girl child. The poems are mostly about...
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    Nursery rhymes??

    No, this is _not_ my creation. I found this on another forum that I frequent. Found it hilarious! Couldn't stop myself from posting it here :D Mary had a little pig, She kept it fat and plastered; And when the price of pork went up, She shot the little bastard. MARY HAD A LITTLE...
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    Toilet-theme based Restaurant!

    What a restaurant! Who would want to go and eat there? And the article says people queue up! Oh man!
  8. sanyuja

    Changing avatars

    I use avatar to relate to people. I find it really hard to remember who is who if people change avatars. I mean Martin has to be the never-stopping green man, I can't just imagine him as something else. I took so long to register that mehastings changed avatar!! I was wondering where is...
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    Good reviews v/s bad reviews

    I found myself asking these questions a few days back. What is a good book review? What do you look for in a book review? Do you read a review to decide whether you want to read the book or not? Or do you read a review to know people's opinion? And how does a good review...
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    RSS feeds

    I am a member of a few technical forums and I use a feed reader to read the messages posted on these forums. I was wondering if TBF can add this feature of RSS feeds so that one can read messages as soon as they are posted without actually opening a web browser. Just a suggestion :rolleyes:
  11. sanyuja

    He and She

    I wrote this story sometime ago and finally had the nerves to post it here. Please let me know how you find it. I am expecting some good comments from you novella. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Yet another cup of coffee- steaming hot, with a tinge...
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    Jhumpa Lahiri: The Namesake

    I read this book recently and loved it. The author (or shoud I say authoress?) has a different style of writing which is smooth and unassuming. I was disappointed with the book initally, but as the story procedeed, it was very interesting. The story is about a boy whose family is settled in...
  13. sanyuja

    Book recommendation

    My brother's birthday is coming up in a week. I am thinking of giving him a book(s). I am going nuts figuring out which book to give him. He reads J. Krishnamurti (he loves his books), Bertrand Russell, Ayn Rand, Robert Prisig. On the other hand, he also likes reading Ken Follett, Alistair...
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    Microsoft Reader!

    No, this is not advertisement. I downloaded MS Reader today and liked it a lot. One can bookmark some page, highlight a word or a phrase, add some note or some drawing just like one does on a book. You can turn it into an audio book and sit back and listen to it. The best part of it, it keep...
  15. sanyuja

    Recently borrowed

    I couldnt see a thread where I could post what books I recently borrowed (either from the library or friends). So, thought of starting one :D Bag of bones - Stephen King A short history of nearly everything - Bill Bryson
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    Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Douglas R. Hofstadter

    Anybody read it? I am planning to buy that book (got a strong recommendation from someone whose words I value a lot). Your valuable inputs please...
  17. sanyuja

    Bad habits!

    Do you have any bad habit that spoils your book? I have a few. I use a pen/pencil as a bookmarker. I keep it inside the book and it spoils the book binding. :( If I dont have a pen/pencil in hand, then I keep the book upside down so that I know where I left off. Even this harms the book. :( When...
  18. sanyuja

    Poetry!

    I dont know what kind of reaction I will elicit, I will say it nevertheless. Poetry... I tried it but failed miserably. When I say that, I mean reading poetry not writing! Somehow, I could never make myself appreciate poetry. I cant read a poem and say 'Wow!' I dont know why! I just cant get...
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    A short story I wrote

    Hi, I am an aspiring writer. I dont publish my work (not that there are many works!), but thought of putting it here for reviews and comments. Its a small story based on a true story. Feel free to comment on anything --- writing style, grammar, flow, use of words -- just about anything...
  20. sanyuja

    Hello Everybody

    Hi, I am Sanyuja. I am from Bangalore India. I am a software professional and I love reading books. Hope to have a good time here :)
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