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Mansi Dhanraj Shetty  Content strategist. #Bibliophile. Amateur #Blogger. Armchair #Traveller. #Foodie who prefers #vegetarian. Founder @wayrtbookrecco

A fifteen year wait and finally another concert which goes down the #bucketlist. @bryanadams your voice remains the voice of God - from rewinding cassettes, to selecting tracks on a CD to downloading albums on Amazon Music.

#voiceofgod #raspyvoice #bryanadams #bryanadamsultimate #ultimatetour #mumbaileg #bryanadamsinmumbai #liveinconcert #bryanadamslive

I finished reading the Factfulness by Hans Rosling this morning and felt extremely hopeful throughout the week while reading it. Many a times, I thought to put the book down and send an email to the author saying how inspirational the book is till I reached the Outro to read he's no more. All of a sudden I felt so sad.

The book lays out ten ways to avoid having a negative world view and judging things the way they are rather than over dramatising it, passing the blame so on and so forth. The quirky anecdotes coupled with hard facts tells you the world isn't such a bad place after all. Most importantly it gives you direction and sows the seed of how you can bring the change you want to see.

It's no wonder that Bill Gates gifted this book to college students, they must read it. I think if there is one book which makes you hopeful about the future it's this, not because of what can be but what has been. It shows how far we have come when you think all is lost.

If you decide to read one #nonfiction book this year. I would say pick this. Have you read the book? What do you feel about it?

#factfulness #hansrosling #worldview #booktag #mustreadbook #mustread #readerforlife #lovetoread #livetoread #readerslife #readingmood #bookreview #cowrksworli #kindlepaperwhite #kindlelife

@booksontoast is giving away #JamineDays by #Benyamin! Few more hours to go before the giveaway closes! Enter now!

#Repost - (ANOTHER) FLASH GIVEAWAY: This very important read is a translated piece of fiction by Malayali writer - Benyamin. The book tells us stories within what is presumed was the Arab Spring. Told from the perspective of a Pakistani girl, Sameera, you see the beginning of the revolution, the revolution itself and its aftermath. .

For more information about the book check out our JCB Prize story highlight. This book is longlisted for @thejcbprize and we're giving away one free copy. Entry for the giveaway shuts on 25th Sept 11:59PM.

What do you have to do to participate?

1- Like this picture & follow Books on Toast.
2 - Tag 3 people you think you would be interested in this giveaway. Can do this up to 5 times. That is 3*5 = 15 people. Each entry is counted separately.
3 - Repost this on your feed/story.

For another entry, subscribe to Books on Toast on YouTube (send us a screenshot via DM). NOTE: This is a giveaway for only residents of India. This is not affiliated or sponsored by Instagram.

A collection of short stories, The Dinner Party and Other Stories, keeps you thinking long after you have finished reading them and closed the book. You wonder what could have been, you wonder why relationships are so fragile, so delicate, why egos so big. You want to know how far are you willing to go to not upset the apple cart. What does it take to hold on to a relationship even if you know it doesn’t exist anymore. The stories are cathartic, incomplete and addresses that one moment of vulnerability in the characters when they break down and expose their true self to the reader. If you are unsure about what you want, this collection surely pivots you in many directions.

Have you read it? Would love to know your favourite story and why.

#booktag #joshuaferris #thedinnerparty #shortstories #bookreview #lovetoread #livetoread #reader #readerforlife #whatareyoureading #bookish #unitedbookstagram #bookgram #bookstagram #booksofinstagram

It's been 4 days since I'm away from my desk at #CoWrks! Hope you guys are taking good care of my babies! 😪 I miss them and my cuppa #coffee! Can't wait to be back on Monday morning.

On #internationalcoworkingday I just want to tell you guys, YOU ARE THE BEST!

#CoWrksWorli #myofficeisbadass #lovemydesk #myspace #bookfortress

I never win giveaways but that doesn't mean I don't give a shoutout to the ones I really like. @vivekisms is hosting one and is giving away #Premchand! Who wouldn't want Premchand! Spread the word by reposting his giveaway post!

#Repost - GIVEAWAY TIME! So I am giving away these two sets of 5 books each to two winners! Courtesy: @penguinindia ! What you need to do to be eligible to win? .
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Follow me, follow @penguinindia and repost. At the same time, tag 3 friends in my comments section who you think would love to participate in this giveaway. Giveaway ends on the 13th of August 2018. Giveaway open to only residents of India. Age: 16 and above
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#bookworms #booksofinstagram #bookstagrammer #penguinindia #premchand #shortstories #giveaway #giveawaycontest

The first graphic novel to be nominated for the @ManBookerPrize, #Sabrina by #NickDrnaso feels like an episode straight off Black Mirror. Dark and reflective of the times we live in, Drnaso highlights how personal tragedy is distorted by media and the internet. Teddy’s girlfriend goes missing and her fate lands up on a video tape in various media houses across the country. What follows is an overdose of conspiracy theorists going berserk and going as far as to threaten the childhood friend helping Teddy through this critical time. Reminiscent of the incessant trolling Shashi Tharoor faced after Sunanda’s ‘mysterious’ death you begin to wonder what it would take for people to be slightly more humane, instead of suspicious.

Have you read any of the other Booker nominated books? I have The Water Cure and The Overstory next on my list. What’s on yours?

#manbookerprize #longlist #graphicnovel #firstfromthelist #whatareyoureading #readingchoices #readingfrenzy #bookreview #bibliophile #readersofig #readerforlife #bookish #booknerdigans #booklove #booktag #bookgeek #livetoread #lovetoread #bookworm #bookstruck #bookgram #unitedbookstagram #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #mumbaibookstagram

For starters, a teenage fat girl doesn't exactly make for your every book hero. I got around reading this book thanks to The Banned Book Club read of the month and was surprised why would it be banned. It covers mostly all teenage issues from body shaming, to date rape, to dysfunctional families and most importantly it delivers the message in a positive way. It highlights the importance of conversation, care and concern for feelings of others besides yourself. So if your feeling inadequate about the way you look or feel it's a perfect pick me up!

Have you read the book? If yes, let me know what you felt?

Thanks @thisislitblog for putting me on to this book!

#bannedbook #buttbook #loveofreading #lovetoread #livetoread #bookgeek #unitedbookstagram #booksofinstagram #booktag #readersofig #readerforlife #bookish #booknerdigans #booklove #bibliophile #bookishnerd #bookaddict

We are all set to meet you tomorrow! #Dropby #CoWrks #Worli with your book bags to savour the delicious spread these three booksellers have laid out for you. #TwiceTold starts at 10 AM sharp!

We also have a donation desk to raise funds for them. So get the books you want to give away and make space for new ones!

Looking forward to seeing you there!

#PreLovedBooks#SecondHand #PopUpShop #SoCheap #SoGood #CoWrksWorli #mumbaibookstagram #booksale #cantwait #popupshop #bookshopping #bibliophiles #brokebibliophiles #booknerdigans #igreads #wellread #readagain #alwaysreading #readmorebooks #bookworms #bookishevent #lovetoread #livetoread #readers #readerforlife #booksofinstagram

I think for me the best time to read is when I'm travelling, even better when it requires your complete attention.

Was intrigued by the book after reading a @guardian interview with the #author and then @sumaiyya.books started talking about the same and I was like might as well bump it up, everything else can wait.

The book is about defining your #identity when everyone around you is curbing it, questioning your behaviour and stereotyping you. My heart went out to Amar and Hadia and the dynamics between the two and poor Huda who though loved her brother and was perhaps too practical or maybe miffed by his disconcern for her. Their parents who are constantly trying to teach their children the right way and in turn hurting them in ways they don't understand. It's a beautiful story narrated from various viewpoints, each one equally convincing and strong. I just wished it had a more hopeful ending. But guess, it's too real to give false hope.

Let me know what you guys felt?
I don't think I'll be reading anything anymore this week. Three events lined up back to back. With #TwiceTold being my first event, I'm nervous as well as excited.

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So for whatever it's worth, here's me acting on what I love doing - helping others read! @wayrtbookrecco teamed up with @swapbookofficial to bring together a first of its kind second - hand book pop-up where the best second-hand booksellers from across the city are bringing their stash. Expect to find treasures, at the price of trash! :) Hope to see all of you at @cowrks between Friday July 20 to Tuesday July 24, 2018. From 10am to 10pm. Yes, it's open after office hours!

For more details, please visit the link in the bio!

Do spread the word? The more readers, the happier the #booksellers will be this #monsoon! Follow the event page for updates on a glimpse of what you might expect!

#TwiceTold #booksale #CoWrksWorli #popupshop #bookshop #bookshopping #bibliophiles #brokebibliophiles #booknerds #booknerdigans #igreads #secondhandbooks #wellread #readagain #alwaysreading #readmorebooks #bookworms #lovetoread #livetoread #readerforlife #storiestotell #storiesuntold #bookishnerd #bookaddict #bookishevent #lovetoread #livetoread #readers #readerforlife

Customer service done right! Thank you @starbucksindia for reminding me that it's my #birthday month!

#coffeemeansstarbucks #coffeeonthego #kursikipeti #goinghomenow

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