bookish meme

Princess – my thoughts

princessAuthor – Jean Sasson

Blurb:

Think of Saudi Arabia and what do you see? Terrorists spreading fear? Religious zealots? A corrupt government and a fabulously wealthy royal family living lives of unbelievably luxury?

Jean Sasson captures the flavour and reality of life in a country of extremes and contradictions. Princess ‘Sultana’, a real Saudi princess closely related to the King, lives those contradictions, with priceless jewels, many servants, unlimited funds at her disposal, but no freedom. A prisoner in a gilded cage with no vote, no control, no value, but as a mother of sons, she is totally at the mercy if the men in her life… her father, her brother, her husband.

For the first time, a royal Saudi woman opens the door to give readers an unvarnished look inside a closed society. ‘Sultana’ lifts the veil on the shocking world of forced marriages, sex slavery, honour killings and other outrages against women, both royal and common.

Princess is a testimony to a woman of indomitable spirit and great courage. By speaking out, ‘Sultana’ risks the wrath of the Saudi establishment and for this reason, she has told her story to Jean Sasson. This is a real-life story you will never forget. (more…)

THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL.9

lipsy-thisweekinbooksWelcome to another volume of  THIS WEEK IN BOOKS. Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂

I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week –  (more…)

THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL.8

lipsy-thisweekinbooksI am back with THIS WEEK IN BOOKS after a really longggggg time! Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂

I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week –  (more…)

What’s In a Name?

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I came across this interesting post in Cleopatra Loves Books and decided to do join in the fun. Basically I had to come up with the name of a book for all the letters in my name. The task looked easy from far but when I actually sat down to write it, it was not so as most of my favourite books started with a ‘the’. Many a times I was tempted to mention a book I loved, ignoring the “the” but then I decided to stick to the rules and came up with the list below. And I thoroughly enjoyed making it! 🙂 (more…)

THIS WEEK IN BOOKS – VOL.6

lipsy-thisweekinbooksWelcome to another episode of THIS WEEK IN BOOKS! Hosted by Lipsy (from LIPSYY LOST &  FOUND), this meme is a weekly roundup about our books. Thanks for hosting Lipsy! 🙂

I am also linking this post to WWW Wednesdays, now hosted by Sam of TAKING ON A WORLD OF WORDS.

So, here are my books this week –  (more…)

WWW WEDNESDAY (Revived) VOL. 36

I am glad to announce that though the original host, MizB, of my favourite bookish meme, WWW Wednesdays, had discontinued it (I was very sad), Sam from Taking On A world of Words had taken up the task from MizB to continue this meme and host it in her blog. Yay!!! Just when I was thinking of coming up with something new in place of WWW, Sam came up with this revival plan. Isn’t it awesome? I am more than happy to join the fun again. 🙂

So here we go –

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: (more…)

Looking back at 2014….a bookish journey

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This is supposed to be a year end post but I have decided it to make it my 1st post for the brand New Year 2015. It’s still January, and technically I can still wish you a Happy New Year! 😛 I am sure 2015 is treating everyone nicely. 🙂
Anyways, I came across the End of Year Book Survey 2014 in the blog of The Readdicts Book Blog and I, too, decided to jump in to be a part of this event. This survey is originally hosted by Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner. So,here we go –  (more…)

WWW WEDNESDAY VOL. 35

www_wednesdays43Hello book lovers!

It’s 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: (more…)

WWW WEDNESDAY VOL. 33

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Hello book lovers!

It’s 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: (more…)

WWW Wednesday Vol.31

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Hello book lovers!

Its 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: (more…)