Its another Wednesday and here I am with another episode of WWW, the weekly book meme hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along this meme, 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?
And here are my answers this week:
Winning will make you famous.
Losing means certain death.
The nation of Panem, formed from a post-apocalyptic North America, is a country that consists of a wealthy Capitol region surrounded by 12 poorer districts. Early in its history, a rebellion led by a 13th district against the Capitol resulted in its destruction and the creation of an annual televised event known as the Hunger Games. In punishment, and as a reminder of the power and grace of the Capitol, each district must yield one boy and one girl between the ages of 12 and 18 through a lottery system to participate in the games. The ‘tributes’ are chosen during the annual Reaping and are forced to fight to the death, leaving only one survivor to claim victory.
When 16-year-old Katniss’s young sister, Prim, is selected as District 12’s female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, are pitted against bigger, stronger representatives, some of whom have trained for this their whole lives. , she sees it as a death sentence. But Katniss has been close to death before. For her, survival is second nature.
I finished reading How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company by Varun Agarwal. It is an easy & fun read. My thoughts on the book can be found here. And here is the cover and blurb of the book –
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company by Varun Agarwal is a compelling and humorous account of the fulfilment of entrepreneurial dreams.
How does an unfocused young person such as Varun Agarwal, become the co-founder of a million dollar company? How does he get pesky Anu Aunty off his trail? The book is an interesting real-life story of how the author, Varun Agarwal, managed to brave all odds to reach the peak of his career.
Varun Agarwal is shown to be an unfocused human being, with no real interest in pursuing a career, even though he does harbour dreams of becoming a successful entrepreneur. Varun whiles away his time, hopping from pub to pub, spending time with friends and keeping a track of his love interest on Facebook.
These traits worry his mother to the bone, compelling her to put the very meddlesome Anu Aunty on the job, to help get her son moving in the right direction in life. Anu Aunty does a rather good job of this, much to Varun’s dismay. He then does all that he can to get her off his track, while pursuing his dreams to become an entrepreneur.
How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded A Million Dollar Company is the author’s debut novel and is on its fourth reprint already. Having sold twenty thousand copies in only a month, the book has become a bestseller by national standards. It has also occupied a firm foothold on the bestseller charts for eighty days at a stretch. The author attained initial popularity with his Facebook blog posts, a few of which were sent to his publishers. The book was conceived once they demanded a full manuscript.
The Best of O’Henry brings for you twenty-four short stories from the master storyteller, O’ Henry.
O. Henry wrote with realistic detail on his first-hand experiences both in Texas and in New York City. During more than thirteen years in Austin, he worked in a variety of occupations. Some of his experiences as a pharmacist, draftsman, bank teller and reporter would figure in his short stories. He became the champion of the ordinary people of the city, evoking their tragedies and aspirations with humour and artistry. An arresting opening and a twist of plot in the end characteristically mark his stories. In fact he perfected the art of surprise ending.
This collection includes ‘A Strange Story’, ‘An Unknown Romance’, ‘The Marionettes’, ‘The Complete Life of John Hopkins’, ‘The Trimmed Lamp’ and ‘The Handbook of a Hymen’.
WWW Wednesday is a great way to discover new books & blogs too. So friends, feel free to leave your links to your WWW posts or your comments (if you don’t have a blog), so that I can check out what you’re reading. Till then, happy reading!
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