Sandra Danby’s Ignoring Gravity is a must read this winter. Danby’s gripping writing style and novel’s pace are enough to please a reader.
Set in London, Rose is a journalist in her thirties working for the London Herald. She is single and has had a number of failed relationships never having met the man of her dreams. Rose has always looked after her younger sister. Her sister Lily is married not in a happy marriage. She is simply desperate for a baby but her husband is less interested and is not happy with Lily’s obsession by healthy eating in order to encourage conception.
If you read books and you surely get lost into them by procrastinating the world to continue to read ‘just one more chapter’. But the book-fatigue knocks in and tells you to stop. But you don’t want to. You want to read as long as you can breathe. That’s what you love to do, willingly. But what about the demon, book-fatigue?
There are times when it is tiring while reading. The strain in your eyes and a glimpse of ache in your back tells you to give yourself a little rest and think about the future. It’s not the last book you are reading on this planet. Many more to read.
To overcome that resistance you do think that there must be an alternative. What if I could hear them?
Have you ever had a writer’s block? Ever experienced your thoughts, your imagination going blank? Read what these famous writer’s have to say about the most common disease among the writers called the writer’s block.
“I step away from the computer and swim. I really wish someone had told me earlier that there’s a relationship between writing and exercise. Writing involves you being completely, revoltingly sedentary while your brain works overtime. But when you exercise, it’s the complete reverse – you more or less become brain dead while your body works like a bastard not to drown/collapse on the treadmill/die. Then after I exercise, I always come back to my laptop and it’s like I’m seeing the story for the first time. I know what I need to do. It’s almost Biblical, like scales falling off my eyes or something.” ― Benjamin LawContinue reading “FRIDAY FIVE: Five Famous Authors on Writer’s Block”→
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.
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.
“Hilarious… Whip-smart… entertaining enough to rival anything by John Grisham.” -Times Out New York
Truly said. The chemistry of smart and funny is quite good in this book. There is a movie by the same title starring George Clooney, which I saw two wholesome years back, and it was the first time I ever saw Clooney on the screen. But I was not fascinated by him. In fact, I was fascinated by Ryan Bingham’s (played by Clooney) job profile– the one who can fire other people from their jobs.
Walter Kirn’s UP IN THEAIRis a unique book and one of it’s kind. Kirn’s quite witty with his words and knows how to use them and is quite practical about them. The plot is quite simple. Ryan Bingham, as a consultant constantly flies around the country. He’s a modern day nomad. Although he has come to despise his line of work, he has come to love the culture of what he calls “Airworld”, Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Up in the Air by Walter Kirn”→