Saturday, April 30, 2016

A BIOGRAPHY OF BHAGWATI CHARAN VOHRA AND DURGA BHABHI by MALWINDER JIT SINGH WARAICH

Bhagwati Charan Vohra and his wife Durga  were compatriots of Bhagat Singh. Lovingly called Bhai and Bhabhi, they were a comfortably-off couple who still left all the comforts and jumped into the Indian freedom struggle. While Bhagwati died a gruesome death when the bomb that he was testing accidentally went off, Durga continued the struggle even in free India. This book is not so much a biography as a collection of extracts from other books and anecdotes and recollections. It is worth a read but the couple deserve something much better.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

WORDS OF WISDOM FROM W. SOMERSET MAUGHAM

" I have learnt from experience that when a book makes a sensation it is just as well to wait a year before you read it. It is astonishing how many books then you need not read at all."

W. Somerset Maugham: The Voice of the Turtle



Wish I had read this advice before reading all those books on international- bestseller lists.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Mount TBR Check-In

It is time for the first check-in of 2016 as we climb the mountains of books, purchased before this year.




Well, I have taken a small step towards conquering those mountains, having read Jill Murphy's The Worst Witch. And my fave character of that book (to ans a ques asked by Bev @My Reader's Block) was the eponymous heroine Mildred.