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A Patchwork Quilt

…slideshow requires JavaScript. Our first book review by Urmi Kaur Wachher Book Review – The book you are reading has a lot to do with how motivated you’ll be to finish it. And this is exactly what happened with me. I read the mesmerizing poems of “A Patchwork Quilt” at one sitting and couldn’t get to sleep after i finished it. The combination of a strong yet emotional content and creative imagination kept buzzing in…

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Book Review – Brida

Festival of Words : Book Review Day 4   Author: Paulo Coelho Genre: Romance & Spirituality/Fiction Publisher: Harper Collins Pub date: 2008 The story starts in Dublin with the 21-year-old Brida’s pursuit of magic, and when Magnus asks her why she wants to learn about magic, her answer doesn’t satisfy him. He is smitten the moment he sees her and believes her to be his soul mate. He poses a tough question to her and asks to choose between…

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Book Review – The Candidate

BOOK REVIEW Title: The Candidate Author: Anirudh Bhattacharyya Publisher: Penguin India ISBN No: 9780143422570 Price: INR 295/- (Paperback) The Candidate is a fictional tale of elections in India and the various colorful party candidates involved. The story is a humorous take on the shenanigans of the Indian political party offices. It introduces us to some good, bad and ugly characters in the system, without revealing their true identities or th…

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Book Review of IPOTW

Book Review of ‘In Pursuit Of The Woman’ Book Title- In Pursuit of the Woman Author- Rajbir Gill Publisher- Author’s Empire Publications Though there is no dearth of love stories being written today, with writers all trying to outdo each other in this genre, the truth is that some succeed, while the others get left behind in this race to the finish line. In Pursuit of the Woman, as is clear from its title, is a love story with a dash…

Testimonials

…” – Kirthi Jayakumar, The Dove’s Lament “Writing a book review is an art. Very few reviews are able to bring out what the book is all about and develop a strong urge in you to read the book yourself. Sulekha is one such reviewer. She was very enthusiastic about reviewing my book when I approached her and her review has been my favourite. She writes with a depth and such a nuanced understanding of the plot and characters tha…

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Review of the EBook- 30 Poems, 30 Days

A great collection of poems by Poet, writer, editor, A.D. Joyce. In the EBook- 30 Poems, 30 Days: Inside a Poet’s Mind, the writer explores her creative limitations and conquers the same. The poems in this book were written in April 2011 and the discipline and dedication she displayed in writing 30 poems in 30 days is commendable. “It seemed like a constructive way for me to channel my energy”- A. D. Joyce The poems are divided into four section…

About Me

…acebook page. A Fifty-plus doting granny, Sulekha, is interested in books, book reviews, social media, travel, creative writing, poetry and blogging. She loves penning down her thoughts onto the pages of her journals before turning them into blog posts at Sulekha Rawat: Memoirs (www.sulekharawat.com) A personal blog filled with poetry, short stories, real life experiences, articles and book reviews. Sulekha has been blogging since 2010 and loving…

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Movie Review – Rangoon

I am a movie buff first and a book reviewer second. I have been a fan of cinema ever since I saw my first movie way back in the early seventies (I am a child of the sixties but my love for cinema hasn’t waned in 53 years). I don’t remember the title of that first movie but the emotions the characters on screen evoked in me are still fresh in my mind. A couple of movies I do remember from my childhood are Pakeezah and Agent Vinod. “Chalo dildar c…

Book Reviews

The book reviews on my blog. The Woman Who Saw The Future The Doodler of Dimashq Jukebox The Handmaid’s Tale Pride and Prejudice The Womb Of Brahma EM and the big HOOM An Autobiography by M.K.Gandhi The Calling Open-eyed Meditations The Face at the Window The Dove’s Lament Panther False Ceilings Eat Pray Love All Aboard Miracle Gone Girl A Patchwork Quilt The Amazing Racist Social Potpourri – An Anthology II Collection of Chaos…

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You are Amazing!

…e. I had reviewed his book, The Guardian Angels. And since it was my first book review, imagine my surprise when I read this comment on my review, by the author himself! To quote him – “Before you groan ‘not another review’, I just wanted to say that this one by Sulekha Rawat is one of the loveliest and the most heartwarming reviews THE GUARDIAN ANGELS has got. I know I have said this a million times, but I am overwhelmed and I will be etern…

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The Week that was……Thank You all.

…Pandora Poikilos , a versatile blogger, writer, whose work centres around book reviews, product reviews, feature articles, ghost writing e-books , among other things, tagged my blog, http://sulekkha.blogspot.com/ , as blog of the week (23rd March – 30th March 2010) at http://peacefrompieces.blogspot.com/p/blog-licious.html. My heartfelt thanks to her, as she has helped me realize a part of my dream, by choosing my Memoirs. My dream is the same as…