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

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!

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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!

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

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I started this book with zero expectations, got intrigued by the brilliant introduction by Francis Wyndham and was hooked till the last page. The blurb says the story is about the 'mad' woman in the attic from Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, however, I felt its a narrative on the post-liberalisation White life in the West Indies. It's about broken promises, zero compassion and heartache and love for the sake of money and love for the sake of liberation from one own's lot.

The contrast between the beautiful, serene place and the conflicted, spiteful people just leaves you thinking how can somebody be so hateful and hurtful. Jean Rhys somewhere makes us understand that it's not a single event that drives someone mad, it's circumstances which continuously push her to lose her mind and finally all it takes is one trigger.

I now want to read Jane Eyre and see how Mr Rochester defends his actions. There are always two sides to a story, and I'm glad Jean Rhys wrote this side out.

Have you read the book? Or Jane Eyre? Let me know your thoughts on both below!
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I’d picked this up last year before setting out to #Kalam2018. Had started with it and then shelved it after returning to Bombay. It’s been on my mind for a bit and then over the weekend I crash read it. I say crash read it because I steeled myself from the constant panic attacks I was going through. Most of the storyline is located inside a 30ft deep tunnel where the protagonist Akhila Iyer is crawling in and out to save a man buried under debris from a building collapse. Writing about it is bringing back the jitters. If I keep my claustrophobia aside, I loved the book.

I haven’t read any other work by Manu Joseph so won’t be able to compare his style or tell his readers whether the style of writing was very much him. For me, it was a satire on modern India at its best, much like what Shashi Tharoor tried to achieve with his The Great Indian Novel. Funny, forthright, yet sensitive, the book, in the end, leaves you with hope. It tells you when to lie low and when to raise your voice. How can you make a difference when your voice is constantly quelled. You wait. There is a paragraph which is repeated in the book about the baffled face of an Indian when he is shocked by the most logical outcome of his actions. I think I would face the panic attacks again to just read that in context all over again.

Have you read the book or any other by @manujosephsan ? Let me know what you thought.

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I started reading My Life with Bob last week on my flight back to Bombay. I didn’t know what it was about. I thought it was about a library or a girl searching for books. I hadn’t heard of Pamela Paul earlier (yes, shoot me!) and I didn’t know what I was in for. In the Introduction when Pamela introduces BoB and tells us about him, I was thrilled. I went back to the first scribbled page and read it again and I was like wow! wish I had kept a book like that. I would know the name of that RL Stine book I read so many years ago whose story I remember so clearly but not the name. There was a phase post Roald Dahl Summer where I read every RL Stine book not Goosebumps but Fear Street and every Sweet Valley High the neighbourhood library had – Funspot. It had a collection of Nancy Drew's and Hardy Boys as well but I couldn’t get myself to read any of those but I devoured Fear Street and Sweet Valley High one after the other. I now realise it was ok to have grown up not reading Enid Blyton. It doesn’t make you less of a reader.

Somehow the book validated me as a reader. Was I looking for validation or was looking to know that I was not alone. Pamela here tells us the story of her life until now through the books she has read, so is it an autobiography, yes it is. It a book about books, yes it is. Do you want to read this book to just note down the books she mentions to keep it for a rainy day when you feel exactly that miserable or that adventurous, hell yes!

I never highlight books and couldn’t stop noting paragraphs or just names of books in this one. I guess I’m just having a lucky year. This is literally the fourth book in the year which makes me want to feel so good about having read it. I just feel miserable that I hadn’t read it as soon as it was realised or knew about it before!

Have you read the book? If yes, I would love to hear your experience. Do comment below?

After a long, long time did I sit by the window seat. Watching the clouds from above and just the #airplane hum, *bliss*

My claustrophobia doesn't allow me to on the window seat. I feel crushed to the side. Thankfully the flight was empty and so was my row.

#kursikipeti #sky #clouds #airplaneshot #fortheloveofflying #shotononeplus #morningflight #cominghome #calcuttadiaries

Finally picked up to often heard books and ones I wanted to read since a while.

While all I've heard that The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck is a 'reaaalllly' good book but not more Cantilevered Tales seems to be a good balance. And when you miss Calcutta you would do anything for something familiar.

It's strange though that staying all my life I've read books on Bombay and now I'm reading stories set in Calcutta.

Let's see how these pan out. Let me know if you have read any?

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Can't think of anything more relaxing than curling up and #reading. It's still raining and I still have work to complete but first a little of Simon Sapier! One third into the book, it's a welcome relief after that heart breaking memoir.

A regular high school plot, it will be fun to see how the story really unfolds. I haven't watched the series, read a review or the book blurb.
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*Update*
The book reminded me of the time when my closest friend came out. The book felt uncannily familiar and funny at the same time. Was definitely a good break from the earlier heartbreaking mess.

However, in the end I just feel its Martin who is actually being bullied. He honestly told Simon why he did what he did and was reaching out. It's not always a good feeling being the outcast. I just wish there was more closure on that front. What do you guys feel?

Irrespective, I can't wait to read the rest of @beckyalbertalli's books, especially on Leah! I'm guessing that would be fun too.

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Currently reading the gripping tale of Masaji Ishikawa and his escape from North Korea to Japan.

Will be updating what I feel as I read the book.

I'm currently in Chapter 3, I just feel a very strong anger towards North Koreans and the only question which comes to mind is why? Or rather, how can someone be so ruthless. It's not the physical violence which makes me shudder but the debasement of human thought and emotion.

I just hope he escapes soon. There will be #hope then... *Update* I guess there is no escaping life. Like the many ups and downs life, Masaji goes through his share, more downs than ups. Even when he 'escapes' and manages to get back to Japan, he has the same existence. No family, no relatives willing to acknowledge him, he's lost everything other than his will to just survive. I guess that's what happens when humans are reduced to following law of the jungle - survive or die.

If I had read more of #Premchand probably I could draw a parallel to the plight of farmers in two countries in the said time but indoctrination of how great a leader is In not sure that happened. Is there a memoir from 70's -90's India which one could read? Do suggest?
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So two days ago a client pinged me and asked how is #bulletjournaling working out for me. I called her and asked her huh? what? She's like you know the way you write your to do's and plan all the stuff. I honestly had no clue about what she was talking about. She then shared @amandarachdoodles's video and I was beginning to see the point. I have a more functional version for work now and took points to tackle daily tasks and plan the week. It helps me focus on the tasks at hand and not overcommit to clients.

If you are wondering what notebook I'm using. It's from @bagofsmallthings. They have soothing zen like designs which calms you the instant you see them. Perfect for something as scary as this. To check out more notebooks, do see their website and get one for yourself.

P. S They are ruled books but works anyways.

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