Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Sunday Post/Sunday Salon: 2014, a recap...


The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It's a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

2014 was a great year for me, reading wise. I had set a goal of reading of reading 150 novels but I ended up reading much more than that. I have added 352 books on READ list in Goodreads for 2014. But I have read more. I will add those too but it will take a while. It is also true that  I have read exclusively romances since September 2014.

Work wise too it was productive. I became the examination in-charge of my school. There are 4300+ students and it is no mean feat to conduct exams. However, I am capable of handling any kind of responsibility.

I have not achieved much in the personal front. I thought I met someone to spend my life with but it hasn't worked out......

I have not been blogging much, what with  work pressure but that has not stopped me from reading. Buying a tab has also helped my reading. I download books and carry it everywhere and read on my spare time.....

Maybe I will do a post about my best reads in 2014 but not today.....

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Saturday Snapshot: Dec 27, 2014

Haven't done Saturday Snapshot for some time now.

In School

Raising a toast with school friends
Being in a Bar is barred!!

Signing the books I gifted to my friends

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tuesday Intro/Teaser: Once a Ferrara Wife by Sarah Morgan

Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.


"Oh, just look at that. Three cars with blacked out windows have just pulled up. And those men look like bodyguards. and ---oh, my you have to look, dear, it's like something out of a movie. I swear they have guns. And the most gorgeous man you've ever seen has just stepped onto the tarmac. He's got to be at least six foot three and spectacular to look at! And what sort of man needs all that security? I wonder who he's meeting?

"Me." Laurel rose to her feet with all the enthusiasm of a condemned man preparing to walk to the gallows. "His name is Cristiano Domencio Ferrara and he's my husband."
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Once a Ferrara Wife by Sarah Morgan

Laurel comes back to Sicily to attend her best friend's wedding. Her best friend is her estranged husband's sister. Laurel and Cristiano are in the midst of a divorce. Laurel has trust issues and there is a huge misunderstanding between them. 

Right from the beginning there is angst, tension, anger and contempt. Intense, so intense that, with so much emotions and feelings. Cristiano does not understand why Laurel walked out on him. And Laurel is not willing to say much.

As soon, Cristiano finds out, we see him making amends. He is not averse to expressing his emotions. Laurel is the one who has problems doing that. 

The dialogues are very good. And it is a great emotional journey throughout the novel. The way Cristiano gifts Laurel one of her fairy tales dreams is very endearing. He is a hero worth loving and so macho that he is not at all afraid to show his feelings for Laurel to everyone. 

I have read a lot of Sarah Morgan novels after this. An romance author worth reading. Go for her novels.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Musing Mondays: October 27, 2014


Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits

Many a times  I read till 3 am. Even if the next day is a working day. I can't sleep unless I have finished what I have been reading.

Monday: Mailbox/What Am I reading?

Mailbox Monday is a gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week and explore great book blogs. Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists. It has finally found a permanent  home at Mailbox Monday with the following new administrators:

Leslie of Under My Apple Tree
Serena of Savvy Verse & Wit
Vicki of I'd Rather Be at the Beach

I received two books this past week, thanks to the publicist:

Both the novels are techno-thrillers...

Death Never Sleeps by E. J. Simon

Death Logs In by E. J. Simon

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Hosted by Sheila @ One Person's Journey Through a World of BooksWe discuss the books that we've read and what we're planning to read for the week.

It has been around three months and I have only been reading romances. Life has been kinda busy so reading romances seems like light reading. I have finished more that 230 novels till date. My goal was to read 150. I am feeling good but I know I need to read serious stuff. Maybe in the next two months, I will do that!

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday Snapshot: October 25, 2014

This is Diwali week. Posting pictures of that.




Posting for Saturday Snapshot, hosted by Melinda of West Metro Mommy

Sunday, October 19, 2014

24 Hour Readathon: Hour 24 & End of Event meme



End of event meme–

A Readathon tradition! In your final Readathon post, answer these questions and then link to it with the Mr. Linky, below.

Which hour was most daunting for you?

Hour 7 as it was past midnight in my part of the world.

Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a Reader engaged for next year?

Romance Novels and Crime Fiction novels, me thinks!

Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next year?

Too few cheerleaders on my blog. I wish that to be changed.

What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?

Dunno....

How many books did you read?

I read 4 novels. All of those romances. 

What were the names of the books you read?

Craving the Forbidden by India Grey 
Runaway Fiancee by Sally Wentworth
Shattered Dreams by Sally Wentworth
Secret Admirer by Susan Napier

Which book did you enjoy most?

Craving the forbidden

Which did you enjoy least?

NA

If you were a Cheerleader, do you have any advice for next year’s Cheerleaders?

Visit, visit, vist

How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?

I am NOT likely to participate in the readathon again. I have not felt like a welcome participant since the last few readathons. That fails the purpose. 

24 Hour Readathon: Hour 14/15



Dewey's 24 Hour Read-a-Thon October 18/19, 2014

Currently reading: 

Secret Admirer by Susan Napier

Books finished: 3

Craving the Forbidden by India Grey 
Runaway Fiancee by Sally Wentworth
Shattered Dreams by Sally Wentworth

Pages read: 582

Amount of time spent reading: 12 hours

Snacks: tea, munchies


Mini-Challenges Completed: 2


Blogs Visited and Commented On: None

Saturday, October 18, 2014

24 Hour Read-a-Thon: Mini-challenges-----Shelfie and Book staging

SHELFIE


BOOK STAGING


24 Hour Read-a-thon: Hour 4

It is 9: 30 PM here and I have managed to finish only one novel. A romance novel, Craving the Forbidden by India Grey (184 pages).

In the last 4 hours, I have gone out to get stuff and cooked dinner and had it too with my mom. 

I have started another India Grey novel, Taken for Revenge, Bedded for Pleasure (192 pages)

I have had no time to do any of the mini challenges till date.

NO CHEERLEADER HAS VISITED MY BLOG SO FAR.