15 Best Romantic Quotes From Books!


Hello & Welcome back Book Lovers.

Today we pick for you the best romantic, passionate and enticing quotes from your favorite books that will surely make your heart melt and make you want to cuddle these books again.

Be prepared to for some tear dropping..Happy reading!

 

1. “I’m in love with you, and I’m not in the business of denying myself the simple pleasure of saying true things. I’m in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that we’re all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth we’ll ever have, and I am in love with you.”
-The Fault in Our Stars (John Green)

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2. “In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
-Pride & Prejudice (Jane Austen)

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3. “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.”

– Love Story (Erich Segal)

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4. “And so the lion fell in love with the lamb….What a stupid lamb… What a sick, masochistic lion.”
– Twilight (Stephanie Meyer)

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5. “So it’s not gonna be easy. It’s going to be really hard; we’re gonna have to work at this everyday, but I want to do that because I want you. I want all of you, forever, everyday. You and me… every day.”
– The Notebook (Nicholas Sparks)

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6. “If people were like rain, I was like drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
– Looking for Alaska (John Green)

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7. “That the last two letters in her name were the first two in his, a silly thing he never mentioned to her but caused him to believe that they were bound together.”
– Unaccustomed Earth (Jhumpa Lahiri)

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8. “Maybe Okay will be our Always”

– The Fault in our Stars (John Green)
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(And yes we do all love John green)

9. “I’ve never had a moment’s doubt. I love you. I believe in you completely. You are my dearest one. My reason for life.”
– Atonement (Ian McEwan)

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10. “I’ve never wanted more, until I met you.”
– Fifty Shades of Grey (E.L. James,)

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11. “Finding someone you love and who loves you back is a wonderful, wonderful feeling. But finding a true soul mate is an even better feeling. A soul mate is someone who understands you like no other, loves you like no other, will be there for you forever, no matter what. They say that nothing lasts forever, but I am a firm believer in the fact that for some, love lives on even after we’re gone.”
– P.S. I Love You (Cecelia Ahern)

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12. ‘Tis better to have loved and lost, Than never to have loved at all.”
– In Memoriam A.H.H ( Alfred Lord Tennyson)
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13. “Did my heart love till now? forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”
– Romeo & Juliet (William Shakespeare)

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14. “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.”
– Love in the Time of Cholera (Gabriel García Márquez)

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(We know that many would debate it’s not a romantic quote but we surely feel it is one in the most simplest of words)

15. After all this time?”
“Always,” said Snape.”
– Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows ( J K Rowling)

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Hope you enjoyed it..do drop in your comments!

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(These quotes were compiled after asking customers, reader’s through a survey and some help elsewhere. Images via giphy.com and tumblr.com)

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‘Youngest Author on the Block’


Hello & Welcome back Book lovers

This week we have the Youngest Author on the Hot seat with us.anusha

As they say like Father like Son, well today we have this very bright young daughter with us who followed onto her father footsteps and has just released her first full-fledged book at the age of 12.

Meet Anusha Subramanian, the youngest author on the block. She is the daughter of the famous banker turned author Ravi Subramanian. Just 12 years old and she has penned her first spell binding book ‘Heirs of Catriona’- the first book in the series which is based on unlocked mysteries, myths, magical warfare, princess and castles.

A Student of Arya Vidya Mandir School she spends her time reading, writing, chilling out with friends, being a critique for her dad on his books and taking tips from others on writing.

If you like books like Harry Potter, Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson you’re bound to be amazed by this book.

It’s great to see to when the young generation of the country is so passionate towards writing. At times rare to find such talent. She is somebody to watch out for as we need such dedicated readers and writers for Children’s books.

Read more to know more about this budding young author..

1.   This is your first book at such a young age and the book is based on Princess, Castles and Magical warfare…When did you first start writing stories and what inspired you to write a book on it?

I started writing stories around the age of eight. Seeing my dad write his books and my own reading habit sparked my desire to write a book of my own. Also mythology is one branch that has always intrigued me and hence I wrote the Heirs of Catriona.

2.   Your Father has written several books and is an established author himself…did he guide you through the process of writing a book?

I wrote the initial draft of the book and after that took his inputs to refine the manuscript. He guided me through the editing process and helped me find a publisher. Apart from him, a lot of support was forthcoming from Sudeshna, my editor and mentor, who gave me lot of critical inputs.

3.   Who are the authors you admire and books you love reading?

My favourite books are the Percy Jackson and Kane Chronicles series by Rick Riordan and of course Harry Potter by J.K Rowling. I really love Rick Riordan’s writing style that involves a generous amount of sarcasm and humour. My recent favourite though, is the book Krishna Key by Ashwin Sanghi. I’m amazed at the plot and I love the concept and history in it.

4.   Your future goals and aspiration…Do you plan on becoming a full time author?

No, I don’t want to become a full time author. But I do want to pursue a career that has at least something to do with writing and hence I want to become a journalist.

5.   Tell us something more about the characters from your book

It has two protagonists by the name of Sara and Crystal who are the heirs to the kingdom of Catriona and must rescue their mothers from Merissa an evil noble who has usurped the throne. Welna, their aunt guides them through their trials and they also have a faithful dog names Jasmine. Also another antagonist is the Norse God Loki who is ruthless and bent on world domination.

6.   Are you nervous as to how your friends, peers and the reading circuit is going to critique your book?

Yes actually quite nervous on how the book will be received. Butterflies in my stomach.

7.   Your idea of FUN

For me doing anything with my group of friends is amazing and fun as we always manage to make each other laugh. Also I love watching movies with my dad, listening to music and of course reading!!

8.Best part of being an Author is…?

It gives you a different perspective to everything and the fact that you can literally live your life through you tales! Also after writing a book of my own, I now read books with a different attitude as I realize how much effort has gone into that one single description or how much research that simple sentence would have taken. So I appreciate the books that I read whole heartedly and that really enhances the reading experience.

About the book:

In a land like no other on earth, deadly creatures from forgotten myths are coming alive… 
Sara and Crystal are ordinary teenagers. Or so they think, until one day, their world is turned upside down when they learn that they are princesses of the magical land of Catriona. Their mothers, the rightful rulers of Catriona, are being held prisoner by Merissa, the wicked queen. Sara and Crystal must help rescue their mothers, and to do this, they have to journey to a land that does not appear on any known map. Thrown headlong into a world of vengeful, manipulative gods and deadly sorcerers, the two girls learn the art of magical warfare. But will that be enough to counter the evil unleashed by Merissa and her protector, Loki?

Price: Rs 195

Publisher: Rupa Publications

Signing Off For Now..

Until Next Time Geeks

Happy Reading!

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Meet The Barry (Not Harry) Of Pagford, Muggles !!


Dear Book lovers today we bring you an exclusive review of the much awaited book of the year ‘The Casual Vacancy’.

I know we are quite late in our review but we weren’t privileged enough to go through the tedious process of going through Ms Rowling’s lawyers by signing NDA’s (joking).

We just simply thought of reading the book the day it arrived and giving you our honest review on it.

Hardbound and 503 pages long you better not be sleeping thorough Rowling writings who gives you a story to keep you awake after 5 long years.

All those expecting wands, wizards and magic you better not wander the boundaries of Pagford. Harry isn’t going to somehow come alive, but you will find a very dead Barry Fairbother who has affected the live of this little town. Also do keep the little ones away. We recommend all those who have grownup reading Ms Rowling’s books and continue to be amazed by her writing do stay glued.

The theme of the book lies on the characters trying to find hope in the most adverse of conditions ( a way to get out) and  a  hope to win.The book  covers hard hitting problems such as loneliness even in the best of situations, raging and rebellious teenagers, spiteful adults, political plots, abusive drugs &  yes it does cover promiscuity. Also the town seem to filled with a lot on antagonism and snobbery. It outlines each of Pagford’s families with their innumerable  problems and the love-hate emotions shared between the parents and the children.

The plot opens with the dear and respected Parish council member Barry Fairbrother passing away and it comes as a shock to the people of Pagford. Here we see various characters emerging and their stories being unfolded slowly. Also Rowling’s beautifully connects each character to Barry Fairbrother who shared a very special bond with him.Like the Harry Potter books which dealt with a lot of loss death, high emotions, sadness this book gives you a mixed set of emotions with each character  beginning to grow on you.

There is no good and evil war that needs to be fought but a ground of political animosity as all aspirants are eagerly waiting to fill The Casual Vacancy cause by Mr Fairbrother.But the town is shaken when it is haunted by the ghost of Barry Fairbrother exposing each aspirant most deepest secrets and exposing them openly in the public eye.

A slow-paced novel which makes you connect intensely with its characters and keeps you wanting for more till the very end.

Characters such as Krystal, Fatz, Terrie will give you a series of complex emotions of anger, disgust and sympathy for them at the same time. The book covers a lot of dark and edgy moments and the town does love a good gossip.

Not forgetting the Indian family outlined by Ms Rowling The Jawanda family which plays a very pivotal role in the book. The Characters of Parminder & Sukhvinder are written very exquisitely with powerful emotions.

You will be surprised with twists and turns in the book and will be sucked in very deeply by Rowling’s writing style.

A good read for all Rowling fans who are not expecting a Potter Magic out of it, but who believe that she has the ability of telling the simplest story tales in a magnum opus. As they say she is a storyteller like no other. (a true fact indeed)

Leaving you something special from the book which when you will read it may leave you on an emotional note….

Uhhuhuhhuh Rihanna

Good Girl Gone Bad

Take Three

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No clouds in my storms..

 

Publisher:Hachette India

Price: Rs 850

 

Signing off for now..

Until next time Geeks..

Happy Reading!

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Never Judge A Book By Its Cover


The Cover of J.K Rowling’s much awaited Adult book ‘The Casual vacancy is out.

 

48 hrs already into its launch The Cover of the book is much under scrutiny for its look and appeal.

 

Critics have pointed out that compared to the Covers of The Harry Potter series , the cover of her book lacks depth and doesn’t strike out differently.

Well we wouldn’t want to compare the Harry Potter series with her upcoming book as they are completely different genres .

 

But the real question is.. Is the Cover more important than the story itself??

 

Do books get sold only on the basis of How attractive is the book Cover?

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Or Would you buy a book for the author and their story .

 

Would love to hear from you (Our Dear Critiques & geeks)

 

Signing off..

 

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