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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 19, 2017 4:00 PM (UTC)
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November 19: World Toilet Day

Water and sanitation are basic human rights that many in developing and underdeveloped countries have no access to. Today is a day for to raise awareness of the global sanitation crisis and find ways we can help.

It's no surprise I chose these two books for #WorldToiletDay. There's too much shit in them. Might as well flush it down the #toilet. We need to raise awareness of all the great books and good authors out there in the world for young readers, else they'll turn to stuff like this. We have to sanitize the literary world from books like these. #NotaHater

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:30 PM (UTC)
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November 18: Push Button Phone Day

The push button phone was introduced (officially) #OTD in 1963. This was the same year #SylviaPlath's novel #TheBellJar was published. Those of us living in 2017 think of 1963 as a simpler time with simple issues. The Bell Jar isn't any simple novel. It's the story of Plath's struggle with depression. A novel worth reading to understand people living and dealing with mental illness.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 17, 2017 3:54 PM (UTC)
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November 17: World Prematurity Day

I've heard/read mixed reviews about #SitaWaariorofMithila. And not just from any random source; from bookstagrammers and bookworms whose recommendations I follow and whom I adore dearly. I don't want to prematurely (theme, yay!) judge this book as I haven't yet read it. I didn't like #ScionofIkshvaku but I may like this book, who knows.

If you didn't like this book, do tell me why?

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 16, 2017 4:27 PM (UTC)
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November 16: International Day for Tolerance

My level of tolerance for autobiographies is very limited. They are not my favourite genre. I doubt they are anyone's. The only #autobiography I've read, and that too without knowing it was one, was #TheOtherSideofMe by #SidneySheldon. I was halfway through the book when I realized there's something off about this story. Not typical Sheldon narrative. It was really boring. There were some good parts but overall the book was not.

Despite my apprehensions, I started reading #TheStoryofMyLife. And it was as I expected. I kept thinking about the movie #Black because this book was its inspiration. Anyway, I was bored after two chapters. I really want to give this book another chance because it is the life of an amazing woman. Also, I'm trying to be more tolerant of autobiographies. 😉
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What's your take on this book?

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 15, 2017 4:01 PM (UTC)
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November 15: Day of the Imprisoned Writer

The Day of the Imprisoned Writer is an annual, international day intended to recognize and support writers who resist repression of the basic human right to freedom of expression and who stand up to attacks made against their right to impart information. (#Wikipedia)

Orhan Pamuk has been vocal about human rights violations in his home country and imprisoned for it. Hence, I've used his book as today's theme. Pic from @penguinindia. I haven't read any of his books, but would like to.

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@Regranned from @penguinindia - "Many years have now gone by, and jealousy compels me to keep her name a secret, even from my readers. But I must provide a full and truthful account of what happened." #TheRedHairedWoman #OrhanPamuk

Which is your favourite book by Orhan Pamuk? - #regrann
User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 14, 2017 4:48 PM (UTC)
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November 14: Children's Day

#HarryPotter may have started off as a "children's book" but it evolved into something more than that. Harry Potter today is a series that touched and transformed many lives, mine included. It talks about friendship, love, bravery, sacrifice, compassion, and so many things we need to learn as kids (and adults). It's a must-read series for all.

#HappyChildrensDay to the child in all of you.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 13, 2017 3:44 PM (UTC)
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November 13: World Kindness Day

A nice quote from Goblet of Fire, the movie. It was a sad moment when Cedric Diggory died. He was, as Dumbledore says, a kind boy. And his dad crying brought tears to my eyes.
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"Today we acknowledge a really terrible loss. Cedric Diggory was, as you all know, exceptionally hard working, infinitely fair-minded, and most importantly, a fierce, fierce friend. Therefore, I feel you have the right to know exactly how he died. You see, Cedric Diggory was murdered, by Lord Voldemort. The Ministry of Magic does not wish me to tell you this. But not to do so I feel would be an insult to his memory. Now the pain we all feel at this dreadful loss reminds me, and, reminds us, that though we may come from different countries and speak in different tongues, our hearts beat as one. In light of the recent events, the bonds of friendship made this year will be more important than ever. Remember that, and Cedric Diggory will not have died in vain. You remember that, and we'll celebrate a boy who was kind, and honest, and brave, and true. Right to the very end."
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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 12, 2017 3:37 PM (UTC)
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November 12: Happy Hour Day

The happiest hour of my day is when I'm reading my books, escaping from reality, and diving into a world of fantasy and imagination. I'm sure we all bookworms agree with this, that our happy hour is when we're with our books.

So, cheers to our happy hour.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 11, 2017 3:43 PM (UTC)
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November 11: Birthday of Demi Moore

I am not a fan of books with movie stars on the cover but this book fit today's theme splendidly. It's got #DemiMoore's face on it (yay!) I've only seen the Bollywood "adaptation" of the Hollywood adaptation of the book. It was impressive but not enough for me to read the book. I'll probably watch the movie.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 10, 2017 3:42 PM (UTC)
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November 10: The Queer Story of Brownlow's Newspaper begins

I'd never heard of this story until recently when I was researching my theme for this month. The story looks interesting. And it begins #OTD in 1971, a future date in the story. Seems similar to 1984 but less frightening, I guess.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 9, 2017 4:09 PM (UTC)
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November 09: My Sister's Birthday

Today is my older and only sister's birthday. She stays in the US, so thought I'd post something on "sister". And what better book to use than #LittleWomen by #LouisaMayAlcott, a story about 4 sisters.

I haven't read it yet. How is it? Do tell.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 8, 2017 4:10 PM (UTC)
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November 08: One Year of Demonetization

#Demonetization was a highly inconvenient and, to an extent, ineffective move. I didn't see any positive results due to its enforcement. I am mostly a debit card user and most of my transactions are via the web, but my parents aren't tech-savvy and faced a lot of issues, which I believe was the result of a lack of planning. Of course, it has its supporters but I ain't one of them.

Speaking of money, this book is about some guy who founded a million-dollar company. See, it's in the title. This was way before demonetization. Good for him. Don't think I'll be reading this book. Doesn't look appealing.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 7, 2017 3:31 PM (UTC)
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November 07: Birthday of CV Raman

CV Raman's achievements cannot be summarised in this space. They have to be read with patience and awe. He was the second Nobel laureate from India and the first physicist to win it. So, let's all read up about this great man and his contributions to science.

Since we are talking about Science, I thought I'll include some science books. Then I realised I don't have any. 😂 These two are the only two "science"-y books I have. Although one says science fiction, it still has science on the cover. 😉 I am all for shortcuts.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 6, 2017 4:22 PM (UTC)
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November 06: Scenes of Clerical Life, the first work of fiction by George Eliot, is submitted for publication [1857]

All great authors begin their journey somewhere. Middlemarch is George Eliot's (pen name of Mary Ann Evans) most famous and acclaimed work. Her first published work was apparently "Scenes of Clerical Life". Haven't read either, but I do have Middlemarch which is on my ever-growing #TBRPile.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 5, 2017 4:13 PM (UTC)
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November 05: Zero Tasking Day

Zero Tasking Day is about doing zero tasks and taking it easy for the day. Well! I didn't stick to this. I got a haircut, finished a blog post, and basically did some stuff I'm proud of. Little victories, you can say because I'm an extremely lazy person. So, any little work I do is an achievement.

Since it's a take it easy kind of day (and theme) I thought I'll post something random. Book random, of course. This is my pre-ordered #Origin book, which I haven't even started. You can say I am zero tasking with this book (and the zillion others on my bookshelf.) I really wish I can finish my reading goals this year. And I've set the bar low with 20. Have to monitor my progress. Aargh! So many tasks in my head! What do I do?

Anyway, hope you all had a great weekend.

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 4, 2017 4:07 PM (UTC)
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November 04: Use Your Common Sense Day

I've been reading #AfterTheFuneral by #AgathaChristie for over a month. There are too many things going on in my head, at work, and at home so I haven't had the time (#NotAnExcuse) to finish my books. I still have to read "Turtles All the Way Down", "Origin", "The Power", and a hundred other books. Time is not on my side!

The review at the back of the book reads, "Keeps us guessing - and guessing wrongly - to the very last page." Now, isn't that intriguing? I really am trying to use my common sense to figure out the mystery but I will not know the answer myself till I finish the book. #BookwormProblems

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 3, 2017 4:12 PM (UTC)
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November 03: Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" is released

I always thought this was a Whitney Houston original. Didn't know it was a Dolly Parton cover song. Whichever it is, the song is one of my absolute favourites. I listen to it every now and then. Gives me goosebumps every time she hits the high notes. Beautiful song.

Like the song title, I will always love #HarryPotter no matter how many ever good or great books I read. It'll always have a special place in my heart. And I will always love it.

The #HalfBloodPrince is my second favourite book of the series after #PrisonerofAzkaban. I correctly predicted who the half blood prince was as well as which character dies. One of the best books of all time, don't you think?

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User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 2, 2017 3:47 PM (UTC)
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November 02: Birthday of Shah Rukh Khan

Yes! I am a #fangirl. I love Shah Rukh Khan and his movies (at least the pre-Chennai Express ones.) Any other fans out there?

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@Regranned from @iamsrk - Too early for me on a set but then @aanandlrai makes you hear a lovely song. #ReasontoSmile - #regrann
User Image noinpart Posted: Nov 1, 2017 3:56 PM (UTC)
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November 01: National Author's Day

It's November already? Time sure passes by quickly! Today is National Author's Day (in the US). It's also the first day of #NaNoWriMo. I haven't gotten any writing done. Using these authors as inspiration to write.

These are some of my favourite authors. Who are yours?

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User Image noinpart Posted: Oct 31, 2017 4:08 PM (UTC)
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October 31: Halloween

#Halloween is about #horror. And who defines that genre better than #StephenKing, the #KingofHorror! This is the only Stephen King book I own and haven't yet read it. It's a short story collection and am not sure if they're all or any are horror themed.

Which is your favourite Stephen King book?

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