Monthly Archives: September 2013

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Akshay’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fourth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Akshay.

Journalist in the making and voracious reader. Can be conned into reading anything in the name of Indian mythology and Mahabharata. Wish to travel by the Kanyakumari-Dibrugarh Vivek Express once. Amateur photographer. That’s Akshay. 

Animal Farm George Orwell
Brick Lane Monica Ali
Coolie Mulk Raj Anand
Durbar Tavleen Singh
Eats, Shoots and Leaves Lynn Truss
Flesh House Stuart Macbride
Gora Rabindranath Tagore
Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad
Ice Candy Man Bapsi Sidhwa
Jane Eyre Charlotte Bronte
Kim Rudyard Kipling
Lord of The Flies William Golding
Mahabharata by Vyasa
Nationalism Rabindranath Tagore
Our Moon Has Blood Clots Rahul Pandita
Purple Hibiscus Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Quarantine Jim Crace
Rudaali Mahaswetha Devi
Songs of Blood and Sword Fatima Bhutto
Tamas Bhisham Sahni
Ulysses James Joyce
Victors and Lords V.A. Stuart
Water Bapsi Sidhwa
Xenocide Orson Scott Card
Yaadon Ka Idiot Box Neelesh Misra
Zero: The Biography of a Dangerous Idea Charles Seife

Thank you, Akshay 😀

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Amrita’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fourth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Amrita.

Amrita is a homemaker, who, for her love of reading and crafting, is now a certified homebody. When she is not neck deep into one of her myriad crafts projects, she would definitely love to get out and explore: provided  you could lure her away from the fictional world she is currently inhabiting. Amrita blogs at A Housewife’s Chronicles and Crafting Delight.

A Short History of Almost Everything Bill Bryson
Bhagavad Gita As It Is A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
Choker Bali Rabindranath Tagore
Doctors Eric Segal
Ethel and Ernest Raymond Briggs
Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins and Dominique La Pierre
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Harry Potter J K Rowling
I, Robot Issac Assimov
Jurassic Park Micheal Crichton
The Kite Runner Khaled Hussaini
Life of Pi Yann Martel
Mritunjaya Shivaji Sawant
Nothing but Wodehouse Ogden Nash (Ed.)
Oh! The Places You Will Go Dr Seuss
Pale Blue Dot Carl Sagan
Queen of Dreams Chitra Banarjee Divakaruni
Roots Alex Hailey
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
Two Lives Vikram Seth
Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri
Vaishali Ki Nagarvadhu Acharya Chatursen
Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte
X-ing the Paragrab Edgar Allen Poe
Yes Minister: The Diaries of the Right Hon. James Hacker Jonathan Lynn
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Robert M. Pirsig

Thank you, Amrita 😀

The Great #TSBC Book Exchange Programme

Registration for the Great #TSBC Exchange Programme is now closed.

One of the primary goals of #TSBC, besides talking about books, is to be a medium for people to find others who share similar interests in books. Towards this, we are constantly on the lookout for activities that can be enjoyed by all and further spread the love of reading among people of all ages.

Keeping this in mind, allow us to introduce (*drumrolls, please*) the Great #TSBC Book Exchange Programme.

TSBC Exchange

How does the Great #TSBC Exchange Programme Work?

It’s quite simple.

The Book Exchange programme is similar to the idea of Secret Santa. Admittedly, the idea is neither new nor original, but since something like this is being done for the first time for books, we hope it will bring some surprise and joy into the lives of the people who love reading.

So what happens is this: If you sign up for the Great #TSBC Book Exchange Programme, you will be the anonymous Secret Book Giver for one person randomly assigned to you. In turn, you will receive a book or books from your Secret Book Giver, who will remain anonymous to you.

Some Important Points to Keep in Mind

Continue reading The Great #TSBC Book Exchange Programme

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Prerna’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fifth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Prerna.

Prerna  prefers Indian to foreign authors and is an upcoming author whose book is scheduled for release in the second  half of 2014. She blogs at Stories that Touched my Heart.

A Half Baked Love Story Gunjan Narang and Anurag Garg
Breaking Dawn Stephenie Meyer
Can Love Happen Twice? Ravinder Singh
Dongri To Dubai: Six Decades of Mumbai Mafia Hussain Zaidi
Eat.Delete Pooja Makhija
Faster Ankit Fadia
Grandma’s Bag of Stories Sudha Murty
How To Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia Mohsin Hamid
I Too Had A Love Story Ravinder Singh
Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
Knights Game C C Gibbs
Like It Happened Yesterday Ravinder Singh
MBA at 16 Subroto Bagchi
Not A Penny More, Not A Penny Less Jeffrey Archer
One Night At The Call Center Chetan Bhagat
P.S. I Love You Cecelia Ahern
Q: A Love Story Evan Mandery
Revolution 2020 Chetan Bhagat
Shantaram Gregory David Roberts
The Kite Runner Khaled Hosseini
Unusual People Do Things Differently T G C Prasad
Veronica Decides To Die Paulo Coelho
Walking With Comrades Arundhati Roy
Xanadu: An Anthology Jane Yolen
You Were My Crush! Durjoy Datta
Zorro Isabel Allende

Thank you, Prerna. 😀

The #TSBC A to Z Challenge: Sonal’s List

We asked our #TSBC participants to come up with a list of books: one book for each letter of the English Alphabet. This A to Z Challenge led to a flurry of mails, DMs on Twitter and finally lists from a few of our participants. Presenting to you the fourth of the A to Z List of Books. This one’s from Sonal.

Music lover, especially of Hindustani Classical and old Hindi film songs. Books are her  best friends. Nature lover. Travelling to new places is a passion. Has a secret dream to  open a small bookshop or a library. That’s Sonal.

A Town Called Malgudi R.K. Narayan
Black Friday S. Hussain Zaidi
Crime and Punishment Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Desirable Daughters Bharati Mukherjee
Exodus Leon Uris
Freedom at Midnight Larry Collins and Dominique Lapierre
Gone with the Wind Margaret Mitchell
Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard Kiran Desai
Ignited Minds A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Jaya: Illustrated Retelling of Mahabharata Devdutt Pattanaik
Kane and Abel Jeffrey Archer
Lajja Taslima Nasrin
Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found Suketu Mehta
No Comebacks Frederick Forsyth
On Beauty Zadie Smith
Papillon Henri Charrière
QB VII Leon Uris
Rage of Angels Sidney Sheldon
Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!”: Adventures of a Curious Character Richard Feynman
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Mark Haddon
Unaccustomed Earth Jhumpa Lahiri
Valmiki Ramayana: The Book of Wilderness Arshia Sattar
Wise and Otherwise Sudha Murthy
Xenocide Orson Scott Card
You can Win Shiv Khera
Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance Robert M. Pirsig

Thank you, Sonal 🙂