Midnight’s Children Read-Along

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Midnight’s Children – The Result of Your Voting

At the End of Midnight’s Children review, I have asked everyone to vote for what they thought about the book and the book title you want to see on the next read-along. Here’s the result: Interestingly more votes goes to……….. “A Suitable Boy“!! Next is the Cairo Trilogy. I definitely need big help to read A Suitable … Continue reading

End of Midnight’s Children Read-along, waiting for your reviews and some polling (Non-participants can vote!)

Midnight’s Children Read-along officially ends today. Wow, what a journey… A big hearty thanks to everyone who had signed-up for the read-along and I hope you feel a sense of accomplishment as much as I do completing a classic chunkster and can now shout to world and said, “Yes! I have read Midnight’s Children, and … Continue reading

Midnight’s Children Week 3 Wrap-up, Week 4 begins (3 to 13 December 2010)

I’m late this week on providing an update because my 3-year-old little boy was rushed to A&E for incessant coughing and shallow breathing (due to flu bugs) 2 days ago and was diagnosed with chest infection. It is time like this that always scare the hell out of parents and I wish I am the … Continue reading

Midnight’s Children Read-Along Part 2: Week 2 Wrap-up, Week 3 begins (26 November to 3 December 2010)

We are at the end of week 2 read-along now. At the start of Book 2 everything that the blurb said about the book has materialised. The Midnight’s Children are born, the babies are swapped at birth. Saleem began to doubt the authenticity of his own narration, Padma interrupted more often. Things are beginning to look … Continue reading

Midnight’s Children Read-Along Part 1: Week 1 Wrap-up, Week 2 begins (19 to 25 November 2010)

We are at week 2 of the read-along now. This is perhaps the first time I have to write a short review mid-way reading a novel, and I find it challenging as many ideas at this point are a lump of clay, without a form nor structure. Bina was very quick to post her first … Continue reading

Midnight’s Children Read-Along Starts Now!

Today we begin the Midnight’s Children Read-Along. It is not too late if you want to sign up still. I have decided to post some general and in-depth discussion questions so that you could keep a look out for various characters and literary prose in the novel and explore how you feel about them (page numbers … Continue reading

Midnight’s Children Read-Along : One Week to Go!

Time flies! We are in November now and we are one week before we begin reading the Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children together. I am very excited, hope you are too! Do you have a copy of the book with you right now? Beg, steal or borrow a copy if you don’t. If you wish to start … Continue reading


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Ratings Defined

0 = Abandon the book after first chapter

1 = Waste of paper, we will see what the environmentalist say about this!

2 = Skip it, read the book if you have got nothing better to do

2.5 = An average book, easily forgettable.

3 = A good read.

3.5 = A good entertaining read, a page-turner

4 = So glad that I read the book, a book with substance and invaluable for future reference

4.5 = So glad that I read the book, would pester everyone to read it, invaluable, I would want to own it and wouldn't mind a second read (something that I seldom do)

5 = The book is so good that I feel like I am on scale 4 and 4.5, and more, it blew me away and lingers on my head for weeks!

Books Read

JoV's bookshelf: read
Hold Tight
The Fault in Our Stars
The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon
The Thief
Catching Fire
A Tale for the Time Being
Into the Darkest Corner
The Liars' Gospel
Goat Mountain
Strange Weather In Tokyo
Strange Shores
And the Mountains Echoed
Ten White Geese
One Step Too Far
The Innocents
The General: The ordinary man who became one of the bravest prisoners in Guantanamo
White Dog Fell from the Sky
A Virtual Love
The Fall of the Stone City

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Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking. - Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)