Bored? Curl up with a good book… :)

Bored with nothing much to do? Why not try a good book?

Remember, try to get involved in a good book, it’s not that difficult, just get a good book and begin to read, start with intriguing best-sellers and move on… Till now, I’ve put up good Fiction books, but there’s a whole lot of genres out there waiting to be read, it’s never too late! Here’s another good fiction book:

Here’s today’s ‘Book of the Day‘:

An insightful book relating to regret and violence, Caribou Island takes place in the Alaskan wilderness. With beautiful, flowing language, Vann takes us through a ride around marriage and exile.

Gary and Irene’s marriage is unraveling on a small island in  Kenai Peninsula, Alaska. Gary is resolute on building a cabin from scratch with the hope that it will recapture that initial vibe that brought him to Alaska. However, Irene suspects the cabin to be a first step in his withdrawal from her. Soon, Gary and Irene are found hauling logs out to Caribou Island. Irene is stricken with headaches and flashbacks from her tragic past. The desperate state of their marriage escalates with every other trip to Caribou Island and when winter comes early, the punishing desolation of the wilderness will threaten to push Irene and Gary to the edge and end a marriage sustained by pain and rage that has been simmering for years.


Calvin and Hobbes…!

I Love Calvin from Calvin and Hobbes, it’s amazing the way you can actually relate to him (being  a kid). Like I always say, “Reality continues to ruin my Life”. Now, that’s Calvin’s quote. But, wow anyone who loves Dreamland better than reality, loves Calvin too. Although his Anthropomorphic tiger, Hobbes, is the smarter one, it’s all part of Calvin’s wild imagination (just like mine!).

I love this thought by Calvin the best:

“I let my mind wander and it didn’t come back.”
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I love wild imagination and Calvin is a great inspiration…

Happy Reading!

Interested in good books? Try these out:

A Palace in the Old Village : Tahar Ben Jelloun :

A celebrated novelist from Morocco, based in Paris, Tahar writes the tale about immigration between Morocco and France. After 40 years in France, Mohammed retires to Morocco and spends all of his money in building a “palace” in the village so that his family might come to live with him.

Mistaken: Neil Jordan:

The story is about identity, death and growing up with a doppelganger in Dublin. The problem with Mistaken is a doom-laden cloud of insinuation that hovers over the story and saps its vitality. Kevin Thunder lives next door to Bram Stoker’s house, and is haunted by Gerry Spain looking exactly like him only with a more privileged upbringing.

The Lake of Dreams: Kim Edwards :

Well-known for her The Memory Keeper’s Daughter, Kim’s new novel is about a woman’s homecoming. Lucy Jarrett returns home from Japan and is haunted by her father’s death and apparently useless curiosities that may offer seeked-for answers.

More to come…

Have a great day 🙂

Too caught up with Twitterature…

If you’ve read my last blog post, here’s the continuation >> I’m so caught up with Twitterature, that here are more examples… 😛

Take Shakespeare’s Macbeth, whose soliloquies were so often committed to memory and listen to how he describes his own end: “Shit. ‘C-Section’ is not ‘of woman born’? What kind of King dies on a goddamn technicality?” And there is Hamlet : “Gonna try to talk some sense into Mom because boyfriend completely killed Dad. I sense this is the moment of truth, the moment of candor and – ”

King Lear cogitates: “What, my ungrateful girls are kicking me out? I’ll be cold and homeless. This sucketh.” Now, there’s a laugh!!

The Russian greats: Gogol in his Overcoat exclaims “OMG, my coat is gone. Everything is ruined. </3” (Where OMG stands for Oh My God and </3 stands for a broken heart in twitter lingo)  and the ending goes a little something like this: “I suppose I have what I want now, it’s time to rest. If anyone sees my coat, tweet it.”

Totally unexpected, huh? Check this out:

Anna Karenina, after her suicide ends: “This user’s account has been deactivated.”

Frankenstein: “This killing thing is getting way out of control. You know like a mistress you can’t shut up?”

Mrs. Dalloway : “Ah! A party tonight! Should be a fine time – fun, friends, nothing stressful, nothing awkward. Should be a blast!”

Conrad’s Heart of Darkness: “Keep hearing about this ‘unorthodox’ Kurtz guy. Sounds interesting. Probably never overtweets about trivialities. My kind of man.”

John Milton’s Paradise Lost: “OH MY GOD I’M IN HELL”.

Hope you enjoyed this. Try out the original book, lots of fun.

Have a nice day. 🙂

Twitterature?! What next?…

Wondering how classical Literature would work in the form of tweets? Well, wonder no more, Twitterature is here!

Shakespeare, Homer, Kafka, Hemingway, Woolf, Pushkin, (you name it) – too difficult to understand? try reading it, Twitterature style!

Twitterature (a combination of Twitter and Literature), is written by 2 students at the university of Chicago. Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin recreate classical Literature in the social networking arena using tweets. Tweets allow < 140 characters, making them “short and sweet”.

You know that Cliff’s notes are often confronted when students have a lot to read, well, according to the site, it’s hailed as the ” hipster’s Cliff’s Notes of Cliff’s Notes, a Bathroom reader for short stays, and a coffee table that still leaves room to serve coffee.”

What does it sound like? Take an example, The Great Gatsby, often voted the best novel of the last century, reduced to 16 twitter posts, each well within the 140 character limit, counting spaces…! (Example) In the fourth tweet, Nick, the elegant, understated, sensitive narrator has this to say: “Some dude is standing on the bay with his arms up looking at a symbolic light.  What a CREEP!” And somewhere towards the book’s poignant end, he continues: “Gatsby is so emo. Who cries about his girlfriend while eating breakfast … IN THE POOL?”

Have a great time reading Twitterature, enjoy Classics in the form of Tweets!

Have a great day! 🙂

Amazing Words

Words are amazing ways of expressions. Just think of all the ways words can speak when the tongue can’t! Words are yet another wonderful creation by God, so effective in communication, and feelings…

Imagine Literature and art without words! Imagine this world without words, the basis of  all Science, Philosophy, and art…

Sounds too poetic? But that’s just it! Imagine the absence of words or letters, for that matter, in the times of Einstein, Hitler or even Jesus! What helped Plato, Confucius or Avicenna, the famous philosophers? What inspired Dickens, Shakespeare, Ernest Hemingway or any of those famous writers?

Coming to a more contemporary note – lyrics – inspiring? what makes it so? Words, my friend…

I’m so caught up with the vastness and splendor of words in the form of literature that I’m here to encourage anyone to read as much literature as you possibly can..

According to a close friend of mine, ” A good book is something that’s going to be with you forever, even in your ups and downs. When all seems hopeless, when there’s no one who can help you and you’re desperate, Literature is always there, and is something you can always turn to for guidance, no matter what.”

Ending with a famous quote: “Books are like good friends, you can never have too many!!” 🙂

Have a great day!