Just a small shamefaced update, guys.
Not five minutes after my lofty declarations about my heartbreaking book buying ban, I went and preordered Patti Smith’s new memoir, M Train

There was a huge discount, guys. I could never have gotten the book this cheaply if I’d bought it later. Not a new copy!
And also, I didn’t buy the new Stephen ie Meyer book because it is obscenely expensive so I didn’t make SOME smart decisions.
It has Polaroid pictures that were taken by Patti Smith, guys. Come on.
You get it, right? You get it! 🙂
Cheers, guys. :p


Banned Books Week (September 27th– October 3rd)

As a lot of you may know, Banned Books Week starts tomorrow!

Here’s there website:

And here’s their Twitter: @BannedBooksWeek

Banned Books week is intended to encourage reading, literacy and critical thought, which are all important and laudable goals. I can’t help feel that we’re moving farther away from these goals every day, especially over matters of religion. Let’s try to read books that may shock and confuse us, this week, because it’s ok to be shocked, confused and unhappy, as long as it makes us think. Right?

I’ll be reading and reviewing banned and controversial books throughout the week. What are your plans? Do you have any must-read recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments. 🙂



How do you convince people of the value of fiction?

I’m going to quote what Salman Rushdie said about this topic in this interview because it really appealed to me as the right approach when people refuse to take your hand and enter the worlds that mean the most to you:

If you were stuck in an elevator with a person who refused to read fiction, how would you change his or her mind?

Oh, no. I’d just get out of the elevator as fast as possible. One of the things I’ve learned is that you don’t change people’s minds. There are people who love fiction and there are people who find it stupid. “What’s the use of stories that aren’t even true?” as Haroun asked his father… And unless they’re fortunate enough to stumble upon a book that opens some door in their head that hadn’t been opened before, you can’t change it by arguing. So my view is you know, thanks a lot, I’ll get off here.”

There it is. Short, truthful and effortless, if a little snarky! Clever, isn’t he?
He has another novel out. Go check out the original interview for more details.
In other news, I’m considering giving Midnight’s Children another chance. I didn’t like it the first time I tried reading it, even though the premise did appeal to me. So I’m thinking about picking it up again now because I think I’ve become a different person and a different reader.
What did you think of Rushdie’s opinion on people who don’t read fiction? Do you think he was rather too disdainful? Do you think the uphill battle to get someone to read fiction is worth it? I personally have fought that battle and lost every time.
Also, do you guys think Midnight’s Children is worth my time? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments.

Plans for next week

I’ve decided to post a bunch of things today and schedule them to appear through the week. Some of it is stuff from my old blog which I’m moving to this one because I still like the posts. It’s so that you guys don’t have to miss me anymore. So sweet no? 😛

I hope you like the posts. Still like and comment if you do because I will have my phone with me and I will see.



30 Day Book Challenge

I came across this while blog-hopping and it sounds like a fun idea, so I think I’ll do it.  (If anyone’s wondering, I was on My favourite thing to do when I can’t go on Youtube is to go on his blog and hit ‘random post’. He’s posted so consistently for so long and is so entertaining that it’s basically unlimited fun.)

I’m having a bit of a reading slump, like I said, and I won’t be able to post too many book reviews as a result, so I’ll do this challenge so that I stay don’t lose touch. THAT’S HOW BLOGS DIE, PEOPLE. 

So the thirty day day book challenge works like this: I need to post everyday for the next 30 days (Duh) answering and writing a short note about the following to explain my choice. 

Day 01 – Best book you read last year

Day 02 – A book that you’ve read more than 3 times

Day 03 – Your favorite series

Day 04 – A guilty pleasure book

Day 05 – A book that makes you happy

Day 06 – A book that makes you sad

Day 07 – Most underrated book

Day 08 – Most overrated book

Day 09 – A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving

Day 10 – Favorite classic book

Day 11 – A book you hated

Day 12 – The first novel you remember reading

Day 13 – Your favorite writer

Day 14 – Favorite book of your favorite writer

Day 15 – Book that should be on hs/college required reading list

Day 16 – A book you would recommend to an ignorant/close-minded/racist person

Day 17 – Favorite quote from your favorite book

Day 18 – A book that disappointed you

Day 19 – Favorite book turned into a movie

Day 20 – Book turned into a movie and completely desecrated

Day 21 – Favorite book from your childhood

Day 22 – The book that made you fall in love with reading

Day 23 – A book you wanted to read for a long time but still haven’t

Day 24 – A book that you wish more people would’ve read

Day 25 – A character who you can relate to the most

Day 26 – A book that changed your opinion about something

Day 27 – The most surprising plot twist or ending

Day 28 – Favorite title

Day 29 – A book that makes you cry

Day 30 – Your favorite book of all time

I also have another motive for doing this challenge: I don’t know what my favourite book of all time is, and this way, I get some time to think about it and figure it out. (YOU HAVE EXACTLY 30 DAYS, SINDHU. TICK TOCK TICK TOCK. Once you choose, you’re bound by it and can never go baaaack. Ok, that’s not really true. But yes. I will have to think about this a lot.)


That’s it for now. 🙂