Fifty Shades of Grey

Books & wine

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“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.” 
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John Keats

Books & wine are often touted as a perfect combo. As for me I don’t mind a cup of coffee too. But most of the times, if I get engrossed in a book, getting lost in the lives of the characters, I seldom remember to eat or take a sip or two…..yeah, that’s me. 😛

A few days back, I came across an interesting article in a website – Gone Reading, where, as a part of their Book Club Tips, they had come with an info-graphic for pairing a particular kind of wine with a particular book. (more…)

WWW Wednesday (11/09/2013) – Vol. 7

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Hello book lovers! Welcome to another episode of WWW. This weekly book meme is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. 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?

I am currently reading “Mistress of Spices” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni. I have loved her book Palace of Illusions a lot and I hope to enjoy this one too. A movie was also made with the same name starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. I hope to watch the movie when I get the chance. I have completed 3 chapters and I like it so far. Goodreads page here.

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I am also still reading “English Bites” by Manish Gupta. I have been sent this book by the author in exchange of an honest review. I hope to finish it this week.

I recently finished reading “Fifty Shades of Grey” by E L James. This book is ‘very different’ from what I usually read. It seems to be one book in the recent times that is either loved or hated all over the book reading community. Having heard a lot about it and to feed my curiosity, I gave it a try. I believe that different books cater to different people, so to each his own. Also, if I do not have anything nice to say about a book, I refrain from talking about it. But because there are some things which I liked, I am sharing it here. Fifty Shades is definitely not a great piece of literature. For me the sex part of the book did not go down quite well. In fact some of the descriptions were very grotesque. But I did come to know about things like BDSM, Dominant, Submissive, etc. from this book. I was only vaguely aware of this kind of a world. And as for the story, I loved the romance part. The fact that in spite of having grey shades in him, Christian was making efforts to give ‘more’ to Anastasia was kind of cute for me. Love transforms all. 🙂

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Regarding the book I will read next, I am not yet decided. Right now, I have two books in mind –The Secret Wish List by Preeti Shenoy or The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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But, as always, only time will tell what book I pick up for my next read, one of the above or something else.

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, happy reading!

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