(WWW Wednesday is hosted by MizB; you can click on the pic above to reach her blog)
So finally I am writing my 2nd WWW Wednesday post (here is my 1st post) I am not a very fast reader, so it is not possible for me to post every week. Nevertheless, I shall do it every time I am ready. 🙂
Taking a cue from Ashima from http://limenlemony.wordpress.com, I am including a little detail of the books in this post.
To play along, we just have to answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next?
Lately, I am into books written by upcoming Indian authors. And so far, I have not been disappointed much.
I am currently reading the “The Other Side of the Table” by Madhumita Mukherjee.
The Goodreads description of the book says-
A world drawn and woven with words.
A bond punctuated by absence and distance…
Two continents. Two cities. Two people.
And letters. Hundreds of them.
Over years. Across oceans. Between hearts.
Between Abhi, who is training to be a neurosurgeon in London, and Uma, who is just stepping into the world of medicine in Kolkata.
As they ink their emotions onto paper, their lives get chronicled in this subtly nuanced conversation through letters … letters about dreams, desires, heartbreaks, and longings… about a proverbial good life falling apart, about a failed marriage, a visceral loss, and about a dream that threatens social expectations…
Letters that talk. And don’t. Letters about this and that. Letters about everything…
Letters with a story you would never expect. “
The very idea of a story of two persons written in the form of a series of letters intrigued me and so did some reviews in Goodreads. Also, I liked the cover of the book where the connection between the 2 protagonists in 2 cities has been depicted. Nice 🙂 And so I picked up this book. I have read only a few pages and so far I like it.
I recently finished reading “To Sir, With Love” by E.R. Braithwaite.
In my 1st WWW Wednesday post I had said I will read “Chanakya’s Chant” by Ashwin Sanghi. But instead of that, I read two different books – “Take One More Chance” by Shriya Garg (review here) & “To Sir, With Love” by E R Braithwaite (a detailed review coming up shortly).
For me, “To Sir, With Love” was both thought provoking & inspiring. The book talks about racism and also about how a teacher has great impact on the lives of his/her students.
What attracted me in this book was the charcater of Mr Braithwaite. The way he conducted himself, inspite of people discriminating against him for the colour of his skin, and the way he brought in a change into the lives of his uncouth & unruly students (with his examples, morals & intelligence), was very inspiring.
New York Times had rightly said about the book, “A book that the reader devours quickly, ponders slowly, forgets not at all….. Moving and inspiring”.
Regarding the book I will read next, I am not quite sure. I have a set of new books. So which one I will pick amongst them, only time will tell. The books I have are:
- The Homing Pigeons by Sid Bahri (I have read a lot of positive reviews about this book)
- If It’s Not Forever. It’s Not Love by Durjoy Datta & Nikita Singh
- Chanakya’s Chant by Ashwin Sanghi
I feel WWW Wednesday is a great way to discover new books. So friends, feel free to leave your links to your WWW Wednesday posts or your comments (if you don’t have a blog), so that I can check out what you’re reading.
Till then, keep reading! 🙂
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