Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Slow going

Haven't been reading much lately. Perhaps this is the most barren I have been, with regard to books. I do have a stack to read, and maybe once I get my domestic help, I will be free enough to want to read.

I did read Two Lives - just my cup of tea, a prefect brew of history and biography. And I loved The Zoya Factor by Anuja Chauhan. If I were powerful enough a person, I would plug it. Luckily, Chauhan, National Creative Director of JWT, doesn't require my assistance. It is very much Chick-lit, but its Hindi-English voice is one that any urban, semi-urban Indian can identify with it. The advertising setting is an absolute bonus for me. On a much smaller scale than Chauhan, I have had my brush with cricketing celebrity in the course of my work.

The new Booker winner has been announced. Has a whole year passed then? I havent even got around to thinking of borrowing last year's winning novel, The Gathering, by Anne Enright!

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