YAY!! More Nominations!!

I’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award by Autumn and Gabrielle (http://autumnsunshineandgabrielleangel.wordpress.com/) and I’ve also got a nomination for Liebster Blog Award from Tinytoes (http://atinytoes.wordpress.com/). Thank you so much for nominating me 🙂 I really appreciate it.

UPDATE 21/11/11:
Thank you Chooksta (http://fromthechickencoop.wordpress.com/) for nominating me for The Versatile Blogger Award. 🙂

Since I’ve already received a previous nomination for Versatile Blogger, I’ll link the previous post HERE.

The rules for the Liebster Award say

  •  I have to thank the blogger who nominated me,
  • nominate 5 blogs with less than 200 followers and
  • spread the news about the award.

I blogs I nominate are:

Thanks again for nominating me. I’m really happy to know that you like reading my blog. 🙂

Goodbye (not so)Dear Exams!!!

Hello everyone, I know it’s been a while since I posted anything. The reason? I had my exams (you must have guessed that already from the title). I couldn’t find much to write about over the past few weeks. Maybe going through a ton of notes reduced my thinking power.I don’t like exams that much, which is evident in the title. It didn’t used to be like that. While in school exams where just another day. I don’t know why or when it turned into some tentacled monster determined to drag you down to the depths of the ocean.

Well, I have dealt with the monster for now so time to have some fun. I‘ve got a couple of books in my TBR list that I’m excited to read. One of them is Hunger games. I’ve been hearing a lot about this book and the movie trailer looks promising. I’ve also got a Bollywood movie to watch. I’ve also posted my resume for internship, this is not exactly “fun related” news but I am excited about it. Will know if I get it or not in a few days. Wish me luck people!

Five days of not checking my mail made me realize how much you all post. It will take a day, maybe two, to go through my inbox. I’ve decided to post atleast once a week from now on. Will increase that number in the future.  Okay, that’s all for now. See you soon.

 

This really explains the way I feel today. 🙂

 

Back To The Classics Challenge, 2012

I’ve just signed up for my first reading challenge and I’m really excited! If you like reading and would like to join a challenge,  here is some information for you. Sarah of SarahReadsTooMuch is hosting a “Back To Classics Challenge”. The time period for this from January 1 to December 31, 2012.

For this challenge you have to read a book from the following categories :

1. Any 19th Century Classic
2. Any 20th Century Classic
3. Reread a classic of your choice
4. A Classic Play
5. Classic Mystery/Horror/Crime Fiction
6. Classic Romance
7. Read a Classic that has been translated from its original language to your language
8. Classic Award Winner
9. Read a Classic set in a Country that you (realistically speaking) will not visit during your lifetime.

There is also a prize! People who complete the challenge by the end of 2012 will be entered into a drawing for $30 worth of books.

For the full details about the challenge and sign up page click HERE.

 

 

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets Nest – Stieg Larsson

This is the third and final book of the Millennium Trilogy. If you have read the first two, you’ll want to read this one. The author has made sure of that because he left the second part of the book with an ending that can be described as a cliffhanger.

It’s hard to talk about this book without giving away the details of the second one. So I’m only going to write an outline of what goes on in this book. Lisbeth Salander is no longer a suspect in the murder investigation but she is still under arrest for various crimes. For most part of the novel Lisbeth lies in a hospital while there are people planning to get rid of her and her secrets by painting a picture that she is mentally ill and needs to be institutionalized. Even though she is locked up in a hospital room, she continues to prepare for her fight with those who institutionalized her  when she was a child and are planning to do so again.

Lisbeth, who does doesn’t trust anyone or work with anyone has something similar to her own army in this book. I won’t be exaggerating when I say there a LOT of characters in this book. There are so many people ready to help her and they are doing all they can to bring justice to her. The easier way to outline the story would be to list the various groups that are carrying out their own investigations to help Lisbeth.

  • Mikael Blomkvist and the staff at Millennium – Mikael can be called the ‘mastermind’ behind all the operations because he is the one who convinced most of the others to help Lisbeth.  His weapon, obviously, is his magazine in which he plans to uncover all the secrets and details about everyone responsible for the injustice towards Lisbeth.
  • Dragan Armansky and  Milton Security
  • Director Torsten Edklinth (Säpo Constitutional Protection) – He forms a group specially for investigating the Salander affair and appoints Monica Figuerola as the head.
  • Jan Bublanski, Sonja Modig and some other police officers who were in charge of Salander’s case.
  • Annika Giannini, Mikael’s sister and Lisbeth’s lawyer.

I think that’s all. Lisbeth herself, armed with her Palm Tungsten T3( smuggled into the hospital along with a phone by Mikael), and her friends from ”Hacker Republic”  also help in collecting information. There is a list of people on the otherside too, but I’m not going to name them.The trial part in the book is really nice. Giannini destroys the opposition point by point and clears Lisbeth’s name.

This book was just as awesome as the other two. If I have to find fault then I’ll say that there a lot of detailed descriptions in this book and the pace is a bit slow at the starting. But this does not affect the book and doesn’t in anyway make it boring. I find that all the books of the Trilogy are written with a similar pattern where the pace picks up halfway through the book. I loved reading this book. It is sad that this is the last book and fans won’t be able to see any more books from Stieg Larsson. There is the movie release to look forward to so I’m not going to say good-bye to Lisbeth just yet. Hope you all get to read this awesome series and enjoy it as much as I did.