A Canadian author, Emily Schultz’s debut novel published in 2006 is called Joyland, similarly Stephen King who is believed to be a literary, the author of fifty plus novels in the past thirty years, published a novel called Joyland last year, 2013. Though both the books do not share same genre, it’s still confusing for the King’s fan who have been accidentally purchasing Schultz’s debut and then frustrated and confused, been leaving negative reviews on her Joyland page on Amazon instead, they should be mad about the amazon’s algorithm. But it seems Schultz’s enjoying this and getting a last laugh by a blog called Stephen King Moneywhere she lists the things she’s buying of the money she’s getting out of her Joyland.
Her new work The Blondes gets an American release in April 2015.
Today is Friday, tomorrow starts what most of us seek. The mighty weekend. Either we can get dull on weekends, or we can be productive, it’s up to us. To do any of the both, mere creativity is always needed! Thus, I am showing you five ways to be creative to do so.
1. Get away from the computer
Go somewhere, where your heart takes you. But please leave the desk, you have spent all your week in front of that flat bright screen, suffering from a god-knows-what syndrome or wrist cramp due to excessive use of keyboard. Give your hands a rest. Do something else.
I first read The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien, the first book in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (though originally not a trilogy) last year in the summer, but left it in between and could not complete it. This year I started it again at the same time, summer, and I am glad I completed it. It’s epic in its own way.
Tolkien certainly gets a place among top authors irrespective of the era or the century. The Lord of the Rings is one snippet. If you go on exploring his whole middle earth, that’s one big proof. After reading it, I am quite impressed by the depth of the book especially the part of Tom Bombadil, which was not in the movies, and the reason to leave is totally understandable. The poetry/prose and the lyrical statements are again the most charming part of reading this book. Tolkien does it so well, that this book which looks so heavy from the outside is simple to read. There are many fascinating poems/prose in this book which now are used in the common dialect among us. Like, “All that glitter is not gold” is a poem written by him. By writing The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien certainly has set a benchmark for fantasy writers and 80-90% of the fantasy books are compared to it. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Fellowship of the Ring by J. R. R. Tolkien”→
2014 has been a mixed bag year for me in reading. I have read a variety of authors, especially a lot of new authors this time, took non-fiction seriously and some interesting books on recommendations. My challenge to myself to read 100 books this year is on track and so far, as the year comes to half, I have read 49 books.
The challenge bar on the goodreads.com tells me that I am “one book ahead of the schedule” which means I am doing well. Thus, here I am evaluating ten best reads I had so far in the year.
10. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel
Winner of Man Booker Prize 2009, Wolf Hall is amazing story written surrealistically from the POV of Thomas Cromwell.
9. The Bourne Identity by Robert Ludlum
An exciting thriller, unfolds the story of an identity-less man. If you like the movie, you will love this book.
No, Hauz Khas Village is not the most populous area of New Delhi, but it’s certainly a mini-Brooklyn.
Though it’s been twenty and one years, I have been living in Delhi, I have never seen such an inspiring place in this city of djins. But yesterday, a friend of me took there and I must say, I fell in love with the place. It’s a paradise for an artist to revive, and you get everything there, the yummy food (multi-cuisines), the art, the inspiration and the peace. What more an artist needs?
Hauz Khas is one of the more affluent neighborhoods in South Delhi, and is named after an ancient water reservoir by the same name. Hauz means ‘water tank’ (or lake) and Khas means ‘royal’, giving it the meaning, the ‘Royal tank‘.
This royal lake, is surrounded by the Deer Park, which is also one of the largest parks in the city. And yes, there are real deers inside it. Firuz Shah’s Tughlaq’s tomb is adjoining this lake, which is famous for many bollywood (indian-cinema) movie-shoots and a must place to see, even in the hottest weather (of course, you will find some shelter there).Continue reading “Travel Diary: Hauz Khas Village, a little Brooklyn in New Delhi”→
It’s always fun to get to know fellow bloggers! I’m glad I have met so many. And am longing to meet more. Thus, I thought why not invite “Guest Bloggers” to my blog and share their experience in their own words? Well here is the first one.
The summer has become hotter with the start of the FIFA World Cup 2014. Four days already and more than 40 goals in groups stage fixtures. Yesterday, Germany was fun to watch though. Thus, in the time of this major event, I have concluded a list of ten football (soccer) books a reader ( also a Football Nerd) can read when not watching the fixtures.
The Damned Utd by David Peace
Extraordinary sport’s writer, David Peace’s extraordinarily inventive novel tells the story of a world characterized by fear of failure and hunger for success set in the bleak heart of the 1970s.