On my shelf in June 2016


“I owe everything I am and everything I will ever be to books.” ― Gary Paulsen, Shelf Life: Stories by the Book


My stack of mysteries for June 2016


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On my shelf in August 2015

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.”  — George R. R. Martin

My stack of cozy mysteries for August 2015


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On my shelf in July 2015

June 2015 proved out to be fruitful in terms of my reading goals.

The best part of June was that I finally wrote the flash fiction that I was contemplating to write for a long, long time. I also started working upon my first draft of a novella. Outlining the plot and making character charts for the story is very exciting. I used an Excel Spreadsheet for writing chapter-by-chapter outline and the names of the characters I intend to use in the story, lest I forget. Research for the story is also an integral part of writing. Getting inspiration from the surroundings and the people and making notes to include them in my story is now a task that I enjoy and look forward to.

Even though writing is now a prime activity of my day, I cannot compromise on reading. More story ideas come to my mind while reading than when I actually start to write.

As Stephen King said: “If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have time to write. Simple as that.”

So my reading spree continues in July 2015 and these are the books on my shelf:



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On my shelf in June 2015

May 2015 was good in terms of my reading schedule. Read a lot more than was included in my pile.

It was also good as far as my blog schedule was concerned. I managed to create an editorial calendar for June 2015. This is the first editorial calendar that I ever created. But I am glad May comes to an end as the temperatures in Mumbai were soaring high and June would bring in the rains to cool it down. I am not so fond of the monsoon season but right now a relief from the heat is much needed.

Well, what could be better than reading a novel with a cup of coffee in my hand while its raining outside.


So here is the list of my To-Be-Read pile of books for June 2015:




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5 reasons why I love Perry Mason

To those who do not know Perry Mason, here is a brief introduction. Perry Mason is a main character of the detective fiction written by Erle Stanley Gardner. He is a criminal defense lawyer who establishes the innocence of his clients by brilliant detective work and strategies. More than 80 novels have featured Perry Mason. No. This is not a book review. These are just my personal thoughts about the famous fictional character. Now back to the reasons why I love Perry Mason:

  • Perry has an uncanny ability to think beyond the obvious.

In The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat, he says: “Remember one thing about me – when I start fighting I don’t hit where the other man’s expecting the punch. I always hit in an unexpected place.”

  • He is extremely unconventional in pursuit of his goals.

In The Case of the Lucky Legs, Perry quotes: “I’m one of the biggest gamblers in the world. I gamble with human emotions instead of with cards.”

  • He usually is on the edge of trouble and law yet with his tricky defense strategies gets his clients out of trouble.

In The Case of the Cautious Coquette, Perry is forced to set up an elaborate trap of brilliant deception to avoid being implicated in murder.

  • Perry never gives up on difficult and almost-hopeless cases.

In The Case of the Caretaker’s Cat, Perry says: “A lawyer isn’t like a shopkeeper who can sell his wares or not as he chooses. He holds his talents in trust for the unfortunate.” In The Case of the Drowning Duck, he says: “You can get what you want out of life – if you fight hard enough for it.”

  • He is not keen to jump into any relationship like how usually handsome heroes are supposed to in other conventional novels.

Perry knows he is not the type to settle down and is too committed to his work and the excitement it brings in.   Oh, how I wish Perry Mason was a real man and not just an imagination of the author. I would definitely be head over heels in love with him.   PMSeries   Perry Mason Books Series available here.

On my shelf in April 2015




Here is the list of my To-Be-Read pile of books for April 2015.

Madame Bovary, Gustave Flaubert


Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë


Wuthering Heights


My Antonia, Willa Sibert Cather




The House of Mirth, Edith Wharton




This month I am going in for these Classics, recently added to my Kindle.

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