“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done!”
“ "So I've got to find a mountiain that nobody's ever seen. And work out the answer to a riddle that nobody's ever solved. And kill a bear that nobody can fight." Renn sucked in her breath. "You've go to try." ”
“But we should not cling! A plague upon fundamentalists and literalists! I am reminded of a story of Lord Krishna when he was a cowherd. Every night he invites the milkmaids to dance with him in the forest. They come and they dance. The night is dark, the fire in their midst roars and crackles, the beat of the music gets ever faster - the girls dance and dance and dance with their sweet lord, who has made himself so abundant as to be in the arms of each and every girl. But the moment the girls become possessive, the moment each one imagines that Krishna is her partner alone, he vanishes. So it is that we should not be jealous with God.”
Life of Pi
“To persons standing alone on a hill during a clear midnight such as this, the roll of the world is almost a palpable movement. To enjoy the epic form of that gratification it is necessary to stand on a hill at a small hour of the night, and, having first expanded with a sense of difference from the mass of civilized mankind, who are diregardful of all such proceedings at this time, long and quietly watch your stately progress through the stars.”
Far from the Madding Crowd
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"For Indians, who have a zeal to read and are passionate about books" says the Creator of this group :) To add to it, this group is for just about any"For Indians, who have a zeal to read and are passionate about books" says the Creator of this group :)
To add to it, this group is for just about any gentle, non-argumentative soul who is interested in anything Indian. Make sure you bring along a good sense of humor ;) and a broad mind. This is a democratic group,that wants to discuss books, make friends and basically just have fun. Moderators are here just to do some dirty jobs, so feel free to suggest any ideas you might have to improve this group.
We are a peace loving group and would like to stay that way!
Authors are welcome, but please try to stick to the "promotions" folder if you want to promote your book. If you are interested in answering questions about the creative process of writing and the anxious experience of publishing , there is a separate thread for you :)
We have a facebook page too!
If you know of Book-a-holic Indians who aren't aware of this group, feel free to spread the word by 'like'-ing the page :) ...more
The Inklings of GoodReads
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The original Inklings were a literary set in Oxford whose members comprised of lecturers and academics from the University of Oxford between the 1930sThe original Inklings were a literary set in Oxford whose members comprised of lecturers and academics from the University of Oxford between the 1930s up until 1950. Most notable among these were CS Lewis, JRR Tolkien, Charles Williams, and Owen Barfield.
The Inklings of GoodReads is a copy-cat group for those who may have an interest in: philosophy, theology, the classics [Homer, Virgil, Sophocles etc] folklore (esp. Nordic or European, but not exclusivly!), mythology and ancient legend [from Greek mythology to Eastern]; and connected subjects and areas of reading.
The creator and moderator of this group is a philosopher of religion [with a paticular interest in philosophical theology] and will therefore be mostly reading books to that end, however all book and discussions in any area/related area to the topics mentioned above are welcomed.
The original Inklings, Lewis and Tolkien notwithstanding, was not a religous group-neither is this one.
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This group is for followers of any religion, atheists, agnostics, and anyone else with questions or concerns about faith. If there's anything you wantThis group is for followers of any religion, atheists, agnostics, and anyone else with questions or concerns about faith. If there's anything you want to learn about another belief system, or if there's anything you want to share with others about your own belief system, this group is for you. This group was created in response to a series of posts by Christians on an atheist board and by atheists on a Christian board, but people of any religious persuasion are welcome. This group is neutral ground; no one is expected to be deferential to anyone else on the basis of religious faith. This group is not ideal for the easily-offended or the incurious. ...more