Any Bibliophile here?

Brown Potato
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hi!! I am new to this site. I am an occasional blogger and consider myself to be an avid reader. Like most bookworms, i love starting my day online with GoodReads. I generally blog about the books that i read and like. Also i like blogging about movies with niche plots like food, literary classics etc. I am currently reading: Theodore Boone - Abduction by John Grisham Brutal by Uday Satpathy Dracula by Bram Stoker Francis Samagra (Bangla) by Anil Bhowmik Which books are you reading? And do you blog about books?
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Nitin
Nitin
from Pune
5 years ago

Hi brown potato (you are the third potato i've met since i started blogging :P )

I'm an avid reader too. Though I don't post about books. I finished The wind-up chornicle bird and Hear the wind sings (By Haruki Murkami) recently. And have started reading 'A storm of swords' now. :)

HAIMANTI DUTTA RAY
HAIMANTI DUTTA RAY
from KOLKATA
5 years ago

I am reading John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN , right now. But I do not prefer to read ebooks. Physical books are th eone for me. 

MOD MESSAGE: shame shame shame! No SSP is allowed and not reading the rules is a poor excuse. Please be considerate the next time!

Sweta Biswal
Sweta Biswal
from Bengaluru
5 years ago

Count me in. I finish atleast 4-5 books every month. I do book reviews occasionaly when I feel like it. Finished The Wind-Up Bird Chronicles last week and halfway thru Norwegian Wood by Murakami. Also, reading The Rise of Kali by Anand NeelaKantan on the side.

Sunaina
Sunaina
from Edison
5 years ago

I like to read too.....Book reviews is something I am considering, after having reviewed a few books lately. Recently read Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, A Thousand Spledid Suns by Khaled Hosseini . Currently hooked to Reading Lolita in Tehran by Azar Nafisi. I too like Haimanti find more enjoyment holding the book and flipping through the pages. Ebooks come only when there is no other alternative. Welcome to IB. Hope you find like-minded people here.

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hi sunaina! Thanks for the warm welcome.I agree that nothing feels better than holding a real book... But to be honest I have grown to love my kindle as an irreplaceable gadget while I am on the move.
Arpita Dash
Arpita Dash
from Bhubaneswar
5 years ago

Hi,

I'm also a bookworm. I love to read and give my reviews also. My last read was "Wrong means Right end" by Varsha Dixit, currently I'm in a break for four days... :D Then I'll continue my reading. welcome to IB... :)

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hi Arpita, Thanks for the warm welcome. I have finished the first two of John Grisham's Theo Boone series that he wrote for kids/young adults. I had borrowed the books from my cousins.. The books miss the charm if you ask me. but I guess kids would love it.
Brown Potato
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hello Nitin, You must have met one of my family members - crazypotato, boiledpotato,couch potato... We potatoes are much into blogging
Brown Potato
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Nice to meet you Haimanti, I would have agreed with you completely a few months back (that is, I preferred physical books). But to be honest now I think there is really no competition between ebooks and real books. The feel of pages ruffling between fingers, the smell of the ink on the paper, as well as the cover art, all are part of the book reading experience when you have a real book. On the other hand, I believe while travelling, nothing beats the comfort of an eBook. as a result I have grown used to my kindle which is easier to carry than 600+ pages. 😁
Brown Potato
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hi Sweta!! My question to you is, how do you manage to do it! I always feel that on workdays, I neglect my books, though I do try to compensate it on weekends. I generally manage to complete 2 - 3 books a months max. I am currently reading Corrupt by Uday Satpathy, Six of Crows and Seeking Sorrow.
Sweta Biswal
from Bengaluru
5 years ago

M a stay at home mom and a part time blogger :). So, I manage to take out time to read books. Tough when you have a 9 to 5 job.

DS
DS
from Mumbai
5 years ago
Written just one review on my blog - The house of silk, Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony Horowitz. Currently reading The girl on the train by Paula Hawkins and Us by David Nicholls.
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago

Greetings DS!

I have the book - The House of Silk lying on my shelf for a few weeks, but I am yet to read it. I am skeptical about the plot and if I will like it. I have just completed reading Six of Crows and it was a nice read.

I am looking forward to read The Girl on The Train sometime soon as I have heard nice things about it from my cousin. Please do let me know your views about the plot once you complete reading it.

DS
from Mumbai
5 years ago
The house of silk if a brilliant read! Read it, you won't be disappointed! As far the girl on the train is concerned, it's a pretty good book as well. The plot concerns the protagonist, a young girl going through a rough time having split with her boy friend. She passes the same house while on her way to work each day and has co related to a couple whom she notices each day. Then she notices something one day in that house which changes her life forever.
Leo
from Bengaluru
5 years ago

I read that only review that you wrote on your blog, Wiseman. It was a very inspiring review, because it made me read it and enjoy it. Or was it the other way round? I forget. 

 

Leo.

DS
from Mumbai
5 years ago
Hi, Leo!! Long long time, how are you man? Enjoying Euro 2016? I'm supporting Italy this time around 😃 It was my review which inspired you to buy the book and you wrote a review back on your blog as well after finishing the book!
Leo
from Bengaluru
5 years ago

I am fine. Yes, enjoying Euro. :) 

I count myself too as an avid reader, though not of serious books. Mostly like fictions. I seldom blog about them. But this time, I read such an impressive novel that I was forced to blog about it, praising it. The novels have been "Shantaram" and it's sequel "The Mountain Shadow" (author:- Gregory David Roberts). I have already written two blog-posts on "Shantaram", and one on "The Mountain Shadow". Tonight I will finish writing the review of "The Mountain Shadow". What I liked about the novels, is that they have been written by a real-life convicted criminal. So it's mostly a first hand account. Also, the author is Australian, but he has written the novels based on his experience in Mumbai, while he was on the run after breaking out of prison in another country. So it's a very interesting set of novels. You may read more about them on my blog.

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago

Hey Shantinath!

I have heard good things about the book Shantaram, unfortunately haven't read it yet. I will definitely check your blog to know more.

Kalpana
Kalpana
from New Delhi
5 years ago

Hi Brown Potato! Love the name :) I'm a bookworm and there's nothing I like so much as reading a good book. I write reviews too and am currently enjoying my kindle and the freedom it gives me to travel with any number of books. Good to connect with you.

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago

hello fellow kindlier!! n.n

Thanks for the compliment about the name  (blushes red, almost turning to a red sweetpotato)..

I know right, the freedom of carrying as many books as you want without worrying about the weight or space. 

That is what made me fall in love with my kindle as well. 

HR
HR
from Bangalore
5 years ago

I read (sorry saw) the last book was which IB sent me a year ago. Don’t ask me its name, anyway :P

 

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
btw.. What was the name? Lol just kiddin'
HR
from Bangalore
5 years ago

Hee heee heeee.... I know you will ask this question :P...many knew about it and you can ask them Laughing.

Currently reading "The Killer Inside Me" by Jim Thompson. I do a lot of reviews both on my blogs and GoodReads and it is something I enjoy doing.

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago

hi Narasimha, 

 

Nice to meet you. If you do not mind, I would like to add you on Goodreads. That will also help me read your GoodReads reviews!

Hi BP,

I recently bought a subscription for Kindle unlimited and I realized how greedy am :) I used to be of the opinion that nothing can replace paper back books. However off late, I appreciate the ease of access with kindle books. Am a book review blogger and  Goodreads reviewer. I usually review books sent directly by publishers and authors. For a few months now, I've kept them on hold in order to read some books of my choice and debut books by fellow bloggers. Am currently hooked with a long pending dream of reading the classic, The Little Prince. There's a good list of books on this thread. Hope we continue to keep this thread on the top. 

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hello Nandhini It's always nice to meet another Kindlier. I am also thinking about subscribing to Kindle Unlimited, however I an not very happy with the books offered as I mainly read books in the genre YA / crime / fantasy. However this was about 3-4 months ago.I do not know if the situation has taken a better turn now. Talking about classics, even I had an urge to read some classic and I read "The Taming of the Shrew" which I enjoyed so much that I decided to read another classic "Macbeth". For me, these classics are like treasures hidden in the puzzles and codes of unfamiliar english just waiting to be collected after decoding it. lol... And I am reading The Rhythm of Riddles - a coklection of three stories of Byomkesh Bakshi, the Bengali Sleuth.
Kiren
Kiren
from Mumbai
5 years ago

finally done with with hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy series. also a fan of shantaram.

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hi Kiren, I have heard good thibgs about Hitchhiker's Guide. How was your experience?
Dr.Amrita Basu
Dr.Amrita Basu
from Kolkata
5 years ago

I am a voracious  bookworm. I love reading nonfiction self help ,entrepreneurship books and fiction (mystery,magic, dystopia, magic)

Serious Enid Blyton fan and Perry Mason addict. 

That's why I love blogs who not only teach but tell a story😊I read ebooks ,pdf and any thing which is interesting I am an Aquarian, doctor, blogger,mompreneur,writer,teacher in a medical college and a passionate  urban gardener 

 

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Goodday Amrita, Extremely sorry for the delayed reply. I used to borrow (steal) Enid Blyton's St. clair's series. And my sister always knew where to find her books after those went missing! Ha! those lovely days!
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Goodday Amrita, Extremely sorry for the delayed reply. I used to borrow (steal) Enid Blyton's St. clair's series. And my sister always knew where to find her books after those went missing! Ha! those lovely days!

Hey Brown Potato, Where did you get Francis Samagra? I'm interested if it's a physical one... collecting those childhood "Shuktara" memories...  Laughing

Anunoy Samanta
from Bardhaman
5 years ago

Me TOO... Want one! [Desperate smile]

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hey Maniparna, it's a 1990 edition that I have borrowed from my cousin. I could not find it in amazon or flipkart.I guess the best bet would be to visit College street in Kolkata. We can find all sorts of old treasures there

Hehe. Francis Samagra and Hnada-Bhoda and Bnatul the Great...  Laughing Laughing @Anunoy   Thanks, BP. It's lack of time that I can't invade the college street stalls these days. (and, yes, internet has made us a tad bit lazy as well) Tongue out 

Brown Potato
Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Currently reading three books - 1. The Warden by Anthony Trollope 2. The Vegetarian by Han Kang 3. The Shadow Lines by Amitav Ghosh What are you upto? 😉
Felicia
Felicia
from Delhi
5 years ago

First comment on IndiBlogger. I have been a member of Goodreads since 2008. I started blogging to write reviews of the books I read. However, I have not been able to write one since last year. Currently reading Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand and How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking by Jordan Ellenberg. I wish I could afford to buy books....... e-books will have to do for now.

Brown Potato
from Pune
5 years ago
Hello Felicia, I am a member of GoodReads too.. Since 2013..Though I had this affair with books since time I do not remember. And I do understand your emotions about going for eBooks and not being able to afford the books.... Welcome to the broke bibliophile club. In fact, the Shadow Lines is the only physical book that I am reading at the moment, and that too borrowed from my cousin. The Warden is a project Gutenberg eBook that I am reading along with GoodReads group that discusses classics. And The Vegetarian is the eBook that I could not stop myself from reading since it has got so much rave reviews. Yup.. I'm guilty of being a greedy reader! So many books.. So little time.. Can you really blame me!!! 😡 Thanks for dropping by 😊
Vaibhav
Vaibhav
from Jaipur
5 years ago

About fifteen years ago, I moved away from fiction, having had my fill of Wodehouse, Doyle, Forsyth and many others. I was a big fan of Dalrymple's and still am but have started focusing on american authors more  - so little of their work reaches India. Was reading Paul Theroux's Dark Star Safari last - anyone interested in virtual travel should look. Enjoyable thread!


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