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Recent Read
I have been too lazy to pick up a book lately, I really cannot even give a reason for this.


The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini is a master story-teller, if you have not read his books, please go read it. A Thousand Splendid Suns took my breath away. The Kite-Runner just made be love this man more. The Kite Runner is Khaled's first book and I just found out it has a movie, I must watch it


Synopsis
Khaled Hosseini's stunning debut novel The Kite Runner follows a young boy, Amir, as he faces the challenges that confront him on the path to manhood—testing friendships, finding love, cheating death, accepting faults, and gaining understanding. Living in Afghanistan in the 1960s, Amir enjoys a life of privilege that is shaped by his brotherly friendship with Hassan, his servant's son. Amir lives in constant want of his father's attention, feeling that he is a failure in his father's eyes. Hassan, on the other hand, seems to be able to do no wrong. Their friendship is a complex tapestry of love, loss, privilege, and shame.


Water
The novel is based upon Deepa Mehta's 2006 film, Water. Set in 1938, against the backdrop of Gandhi’s rise to power.
Synopsis
Water follows the life of eight-year-old Chuyia, abandoned at a widow’s ashram after the death of her elderly husband. There, she must live in penitence until her death. Unwilling to accept her fate, she becomes a catalyst for change in the widows’s lives. When her friend Kalyani, a beautiful widow-prostitute, falls in love with a young, upper-class Gandhian idealist, the forbidden affair boldly defies Hindu tradition and threatens to undermine the ashram’s delicate balance of power. This riveting look at the lives of widows in colonial India is ultimately a haunting and lyrical story of love, faith, and redemption.


Music
Aduke is a really talented singer, we all heard the subsidy song, 'Hear the voice'. Here is another one of the songs I found on Youtube, 'Made in Lagos'. She is surely one who would go places with the right management.


Blogoversary Giveaway
So I am having a give-away...giving out a copy of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner 
All you have to do is follow the blog and comment on this post...watch this space for the lucky winner...


♥ Lara  from Incredible India

'Lara A

9 comments:

  1. I gave away my copy of A thousand Splendid Suns (had no time to read it first). I've since heard it's a good read.

    Aduke is great. Have a fab week, Lara.

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  2. The second book sounds interesting.

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  3. Really? Keep on enjoying your books o.
    I really hope I win this book. Now speaking in tongues

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  4. I loved a Thousand Splendid Suns, which I borrowed from the Library, would love to win this one. Thanks!

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  5. I read Kite Runner a while back. Absolutely loved it although while I was reading, I found myself wishing it had a happier ending. I have A Thousand Splendid Suns but haven't read that yet.

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  6. Water sound like an interesting book. 1st time here and there's a give away? Yay me!

    Happy blogoversary

    http://www.toinlicious.blogspot.com/

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  7. Sis, I'm finally here o. I really hope I win this book.
    Fingers crossed :)

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  8. Comment*Comment*Comment*Comment!!!!!!
    Oya,book!!!!!
    Missed you incredible Laraaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!
    Aduke sounds niiice.Searching her out on youtube.
    How you been luv?!

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  9. HEY..Great Blog so far! The Kite runner is simply exquisite, I felt I was with the boys every step of the way..from afghanistan to the US....from boyhood to Man...from Coward to Hero! I love... love...loved and will continue to love Khaled!

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