Thursday, 31 January 2013

Broken Heart (Haiku)

She lost Him, (Her Love)
Like a pebble in the sea
Lone heart silence speaks ...

Friday, 25 January 2013

Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel

There were two reasons as to y I picked this book. First being heard gud things abt it, got my curiosity. The other reason, when the movie hit the theaters and that lead to my attention. I chose book over movie, cuz for me book is any day better. I can't give my 3 hrs to movie but can happily give 6 hours to book. 

My Thoughts: 

Pi Patel (Piscine Molitor Patel), age 16, Indian boy who is from Pondicherry, India and is a son of zookeeper, is the only sole survivor of the cargo ship and returns to the land after 227 days. He spent 227 days in the sea and he shares his boat with Zebra, Orangutan, Hyena and an adult Royal Bengal Tiger. By the end of the novel he provides two different explanations for how things went and what happened.

1st Part:

The first quarter of the book is about his spirituality. His spiritual growth. He is Hindu but how he discovers and adopts Christianity and Islam. 

2nd Part:

The next part was about his childhood in Pondicherry. That moved very slow and I just became more n more impatient to move forward. His childhood experiences were entertaining and a little humorous but again a little too draggy and nor did i find writing too compelling as well. As the story takes it's course through his childhood, there comes a time when his father announces that they r going to sell their zoo and move to Canada. I was convinced that the Life of Pi is going to change. 

3rd Part: 

From here the novel is very different. Pi and hid family and all their zoo animals embark on a Japanese freighter bound to Canada, but ship never makes it. The only animal left are Zebra, Orangutan, Hyena an the tiger and of course Pi. One by one all the remaining animals meet their demise until only Pi and tiger are left. 

Its a novel of suffering, spirituality and survival. I recommend this book for the lover of adventure stories. Trust me, m not one of them but, I loved this one. Just enjoy this book with active and open imagination by not going deep into religious aspect of the story. 

Upcoming reviews: 

1. The Broker by John Grisham ( Audio) 
2. You Made Me Love You by Joanna Goodman (Book)
3. Private London by James Patterson (Book) 
4. The Tourist by Olen Steinhauer (Audio)
5. Cross Roads by Wm. Paul Young (Book) 

Happy Reading !! 

Friday, 18 January 2013

Review: Her Best Friend by Sarah Mayberry

Sometimes the cover, and the title of the book says everything. "Her Best Friend" is one such. The cover of the book reads "Her Best Friend" .... "More than friends" ..... "He's back, he's hot and he's single .. oh, my!" 

Most of them associate Harlequin books to be cheap indulgences for lonely night .. it may be true, but for me its a piece of chocolate. They a very hilarious !! And it also depends on when, u r reading? What time of the day? And it makes a lot of difference when its a book format or an Audio format. Book like these, in the audio format sounds very funny. Face it, sometimes u r in a mood of Harlequin. Without much ado, here's my thought on this novel.

Plot: Will it be friendship or romance? What's a girl to do when she's secretly in love with a friend and he's married to someone else? She gets over it. That's what Amy Parker has done. Rather than lose her best bud Quinn Whitfield with an ill-timed, crazy confession of affection, she's taken the smart route. She's eased away from him. Just enough to get past the unrequited bits. And you know, it's working.

Until the day Quinn announces he's now single. That's right. He's single. And he wants to hang out. With her. Get reconnected the way they used to be.

Oh, this is so not good for Amy's equilibrium. Daily doses of Quinn remind her of everything she loves about him. But if he's free…and she's free…well, maybe the time has come for one of those crazy confessions.

What I think ? It made me laugh, it made me think, some parts added to my dreams. You feel an instant connection between Amy and Quinn. I thoroughly enjoyed the re-living of their childhood, like when Amy first noticed Quinn's transformation from boy to man. Your sympathy goes out to Amy for her unrequited love for Quinn. I mean, c'mon, we've all had that feeling where you like someone and that person doesn't give you a second peek. And when Amy loses Quinn to her other friend! Well, that just sucks! After all, nobody likes being the third wheel. 

I'm reminded of the "Jerry and Elaine" relationship on Seinfeld. They went out, broke up, and became the best of friends--the kind you can't imagine living day-to-day without. Can you imagine that? Most people who break up can't be friends, even if that's where it started, because it's just too weird for them. But Jerry and Elaine pulled it off. Friendships are the best!

Love is not only for lovers, it is also for friends who love each other better than lovers and still be friends. 

Happy Reading !! 

Tuesday, 15 January 2013


Minutes together
in comfortable laughter
she breathes in his world

"Some look for a beautiful place, she makes place beautiful for him" 

Thursday, 10 January 2013


I wish I was a butterfly
With beautiful wings, flying up high
Peacefully singing into the air
With so silent notes that songs never heard
No one could guess where I lead
No one could notice that how my heart weeps
For such silent n painful sound only tears will show
Shud I ever fade and no one will ever know
I wish , 
I wish, I was a Butterfly 

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Dancing Mind (Haiku)

Thinking of his touch
excited, her mind dances
waiting for reasons

Monday, 7 January 2013


THE LORD of this world !!!
down on her knee shez praying
for his happiness 

(AMEN !!) 

Saturday, 5 January 2013


1. Name

Everywhere she sees
Bus, Books, Phone, Dreams, Roads, Coffee 
his name, his presence

2. Waiting

I dream certain dreams
possibilities unfold
desire emerge

3. Door

Hez door to her soul
his reflection in her eyes
she feels him within

"Poetic nerves r acting crazy today !! I always look for the words and images that SAYS evrything so I don't have to WRITE anymore. Haiku: The only problem with Haiku is that u jus get started and then ...... "

Friday, 4 January 2013

Review: The Innocent Man by John Grisham.

The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a small town: 

Great !!! This is John Grisham's first non-fiction and its stunning. Who goes on a long long long drives to complete their audio books??? I do !!! I did, for this one and many others. I love audio books a much I do reading a book format. 2 books a week = 104 in a year. I think I can do it. 

The author writes abt the 1987 trial n sentencing Ron Williamson for the murder of 21 year old Debby Carter. Ron, who was All-State baseball athlete was sure to be Ada, Oklahoma's local celebrity when drafted after graduation to play for the New York Yankee' minor league team. He soon found out that his extraordinary ball skills in high school were not enough to make it in the big leagues. Cut from the team and back living with his mother in Ada, Ron takes to drinking, drugging and bar hopping. His desire to play professional baseball soon became an obsession and the first hint of Ron's mental illness (the terms used to describe his mental illness has helped me to a great extent in understanding my medical terminology) came to light. When a local woman was raped and killed in her own home, Ron became the first suspect. Because he was known as a strange character around town that partyied alot and wandered the streets late at night as well as living close to the victim he was the easiest suspect. Due to the severity of the crime, the police believed there were two perpetrators and they arrested Ron and his buddy Dennis in connection with the crime. With numerous witnesses willing to lie for the prosecution, Ron and Dennis were soon charged with the rape and murder and facing a murder trial. 

Being that Ron and Dennis could not afford legal representation, the court assigned them council and the investigations began. The townsfolk were anxious to have a resolution in the case and the prosecution pushed forward with lies and shoddy policework to find Ron and Dennis guilty. This case began before DNA evidence was widely used and they were convicted without any concrete facts. Ron sentenced to Death Row and Dennis was sentenced to life in prison, the story continues with appeal after appeal being filed on their behalf. 

In the early 90's, Barry Scheck joined Ron's legal team. New technology with DNA evidence was enabling innocent convicts to be exonerated at appeals. This looked hopeful for Ron and Dennis since no forensic evidence in the past had been adequately used against them. The issue of Ron's mental capacity to stand trial had never been brought before the court as well.

John Grisham gave his best to explain the readers about the flaws in the justice system and how it is corrupted. Its informative, exiciting, and a real life chiller. Anybody who likes real life story must read this. If u believe that in States u r innocent until proven guilty, u'll b shocked reading this. This book will disturb u knowing the death penalty in States. If u think that criminal justice system is fair, this book will infuriate u. In the end, freeing of Mr. Williamson and Mr. Fritz was the result of the legal system's checks and balances. it is characterized by Mr. Grisham as a lucky fluke in the never-ending battle between plucky defense attorneys and bloodthirsty prosecutors.

A Must Read ...

Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book.  

Happy Reading !!!

Wednesday, 2 January 2013

BOOK (Haiku)

She opens her book
press his face like dried flowers
for her eyes to read

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Night (Haiku)

Matter of a night 
and she will see him again 
she smiles at the thought