Readathon – 2012…

Yes. I have introduced a new word to English. And that is “Readathon“.

Jokes apart.

I came across a blog post of Musings of a Bookshop Girl and then and there only I decided to take part in the readin marathon which she has proposed. (For more details about the Mix It Up Challenge she has thrown at you, visit her blog post HERE)

There are in all 16 categories which you can explore to take part in this marathon. According to your acumen, you can choose your level of participation. I will be trying Mixing Bowl (9-12 categories) as my level of participation.

1. Classics

2. Biography

3.  History

4. Crime and Mystery

5. Romance

6. Science Fiction and Fantasy

7. Travel

8. Poetry/Drama

9. Social Science and Philosophy

10. Journalism and Humor.

I will try fulfilling the challenge I have taken. And you will shortly see my reviews about the books I read.


Books and Review Links:

1. The Thirty Nine Steps

2. The Hungry Tide


Her Hands…

तेरा हाथ हाथोंमें आते ही,
कायनात जैसे रुक गयी,
धड़कने तेज़ हो गयी और,
ज़ुबान जैसे बीच में ही अटक गयी.

तेरा हाथ हाथोंमें आते ही,
तूफान भी जैसे हवा का झोंका लगता है,
सदिया बीत जाती है लेकिन,
एक लम्हा भर सा लगता है.

— प्रसाद

Like Crazy (2011) – Movie Review…

As the name suggests, it’s a crazy movie. It successfully portrays the emotional turmoil between the mind when in relationship (before and after marriage, both).

Love is imperfection’s another angle. I mean love is never perfect. Love beholds both, the feeling of hatred, betrayal and feeling of affection. The occurrence and emphasis on these two points decides whether your love is sweet of sour. This point has been portrayed nicely in this movie.

A British girl, studying in US, falls in love with American guy. The love flourishes and she overstays the Student Visa, thus violating the visa and bringing on the ban to visit US. The love birds didn’t want to separate but the time making them stay apart. The “need”, both emotional as well as physical, makes both of them be with people, other than each others.

The betrayal,

The affection

These are the two main forces guiding the couple. Every time they take refuge of one force, the other one gets stronger, thus making it a see-saw of emotions. But as they say, a glass and a trust, once broken cannot be mended perfectly. It cannot be brought back to its original form.

I hope the message the director wants to give from this movie is, always weigh your options and don’t give up easily to temptations. The real character will always yield favorable conditions and will bring happiness ultimately, though a bit late.

Nothing much to talk about in the movie, It’s a slow paced movie but the actress Felicity Jones is beautiful though. She looks very cute. The English accent really brings a nice touch to the dialogue delivery. It’s a soothing touch. The background scores are perfectly composed to complement the situation.

My Rating – 3/5 ( ♥ ♥ ♥ )

If you are interested in seeing romantic movie, this one is, I won’t say a Must watch, but a one time watch for sure.