Sunday, April 29, 2012

New Books

This seems to be the season of visiting friends expensive presents. Bring them on!

A friend gifted the two splendid books below this weekend. Yippie. My social stock is up!

Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo
Arguably by Christopher Hitchens

While the first one is a bestseller of 2012, the second is a collection of essays by Hitch on politics, literature & religion. Super feast ahead. If there was way to fill your stomach with reading great books, I would be obese by now :)

God bless the good man A for these


Monday, April 09, 2012

Books on Running - Book Lust/List

2012 seems to be a great year for books on running. Actually make that, great year for books on running by great runners.

The following are just 3 that I know of.

14 minutes by Alberto Salazar (with John Brant, who wrote Duel in the Sun) - releases t'row!
Eat and Run by Scott Jurek - releases in June 2012
A Life without Limits by Chrissie Wellington*  - releases in May 2012

If not for the fact that they together cost around $50, I would have ordered them myself. Besides I don't fancy lugging hardbound books back from the US.

But if you are a millionaire who wishes to send me not-so-expensive gifts or if you run a magazine/website which wants these reviewed (If you send me the book and let me keep it, I might even do it for free!), get in touch! I do have almost 4 years of book reviewing experience and over 10 years of running behind me. So both help. And I have 30+ years of book-lusting. That does not help :(


* I know Chrissie is a triathlete but she is an Olympic calibre marathoner too, who has just chosen to compete in triathlons.

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Birthday Book

Thanks to a friend who shall remain anonymous, I am now the proud owner of a book I have been trying to get for a while now -
The Age of Wonder by Richard Holmes

Book is lovely btw, if you haven't read...