Books That I Can Read On A Loop

“If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all.” – Oscar Wilde

These are some of the books that I have read till date and can read any day, without getting tired of them. The list will grow, hopefully! 🙂

  1. Harry Potter Series
  2. Enid Blyton – All books
  3. Sons of Fortune – Jeffrey ARcher
  4. A Golden Age – Tahmima Anam
  5. A Gathering Light – Jennifer Donnelly
  6. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khaled Hosseini
  7. Q and A – Vikas Swaroop
  8. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  9. Malgudi Days – R K Narayan
  10. Gently Falls The Bakula – Sudha Murthy
  11. Anandmath – Bankim Chandra Chatterjee
  12. The Animal Farm – George Orwell
  13. Train To Pakistan – Khushwant Singh
  14. Satyajit Ray Novels and Stories
  15. The Da Vinci Code
  16. Kusum
  17. To Kill A Mockingbird – Harper Lee
  18. Bridge To Terabithia
  19. The Secret Garden
  20. Madhushala – Harivanshrai Bachchan
  21. Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants – Ann Brashers
  22. My Sister’s Keeper – Jodi Picoult
  23. Good Earth – Pearl S Buck
  24. The Diary Of Anne Frank

Holocaust Told in One Word, Six Million Times

The gravity of the situation. Atrocity is a word too small. The topic I so often wonder about.

Holocaust Visual Archive

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Source: Jodi Rudoren, The New York Times, January 26, 2014

There is no plot to speak of, and the characters are woefully undeveloped. On the upside, it can be a quick read — especially considering its 1,250 pages.

The book, more art than literature, consists of the single word “Jew,” in tiny type, printed six million times to signify the number of Jews killed during the Holocaust. It is meant as a kind of coffee-table monument of memory, a conversation starter and thought provoker.

“When you look at this at a distance, you can’t tell whether it’s upside down or right side up, you can’t tell what’s here; it looks like a pattern,” said Phil Chernofsky, the author, though that term may be something of a stretch. “That’s how the Nazis viewed their victims: These are not individuals, these are not people, these are just a mass we have…

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