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Six Books I Bought From Crossword Sale This Year

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  •  November 21, 2016


I totally agree with Jorge Luis Borges – “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”

I keep visiting the city-based Crossword library whenever I am alone or want to do something productive. Books let me do that, you see. This time around, I made sure I am taking full advantage of the ongoing sale at this bookstore. They’ve got up to flat 50% sale on particular books. However, you get flat 15% off on buying any three books from the vast collection.

I took Komal with me and spotted her at the ‘Self-help’ corner with THAT look. Let’s not judge her.

Moving on, wanna know what I bought?

Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.

Don’t make a face if I tell you that I have kept this book in my bathroom. I read it during my potty time because I tend to be very imaginative during this period. And, I come up with brilliant ideas while pooping. TBH, reading success stories of masterminds behind brands like, etc. is currently freaking me out.

Once Upon a Time in India.

I am not a hopeless romantic. It’s just that sometimes I love reading about successful love stories. This one is the story of a French sailor who falls in love with an Indian Princess while helping her father fight the British. The story is a setup in the 18th century. Adventure filled with dramatic love – yes, please!

Love Bi The Way.

I am all for the LGBT rights. So when I saw this book, I immediately picked it up. It is the story of two lesbian – Rihana, a painter, and entrepreneur, Zara, and how they find solace in one another. What’s unusual about it? In the story, men mark their presence to form the complicated love triangles. I am very intrigued to know which relationship(s) these two women will choose in the end!


Ayn Rand’s Ideal is about actress Kay Gonda who has been accused of murder. She is on the run, and she turns for help to six fans who have written letters to her, each telling her that she represents their ideal—a respectable family man, a far-left activist, a cynical artist, an evangelist, a playboy, and a lost soul. WHOA!

Sea of Poppies.

Oh, this one? I totally judged this book by its beautiful cover. Plus, it has the name Poppy in it! It has to be on my bookshelf.

Animal World.

It is impossible that I name ALL the books I bought from this section. I am extremely fond of wildlife and so, apart from traveling to jungles, I read a lot about them. Do you?

And here’s a book that I think you should NOT buy:

Never Kiss Your Best Friend.

I don’t know what author Sumrit Shahi wants to tell in this story. But as far as my experience is concerned, I suggest you go ahead and make the move. Friend zoning is a very bad idea. *wink*

Also, here’s a book for those who…

…well, never mind!

And just like Frank Zappa said, “So many books, so little time.” So go ahead, and loot the Crossword store.

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