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Smitha Murthy

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Irony is this. I design social media strategy and content for brands. I know social media marketing. I know what kind of posts go viral. I know how to increase engagement. I know this. Yet, I have no social media accounts of note apart from LinkedIn. I don’t even have WhatsApp! Somewhere, the Universe is […]
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Average rating: 4.24 · 34 ratings · 12 reviews · 2 distinct works
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4.23 avg rating — 31 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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4.33 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2006
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The Map of Salt and Stars by Zeyn Joukhadar
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I am a bit confused. I should like this book - after all, it's filled with so many quotable quotes. I did like it. But I didn't love it enough. It didn't settle into the map of my own heart of books I love.

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This Truck has Got to be Special by Anjum Rana
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There was a time in my life when I was on the Karakorum Highway near the border of Pakistan and Tajikistan. Lonely passes stretched out in front of us. The desert on one side - snow-capped mountains on the other. One of the most beautiful places I ha ...more
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The Little Hippo by Geraldine Elschner
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'The Little Hippo' is a beautifully illustrated children's book. I was stunned by the colors - probably one of the most descriptive books I have ever come across. And, as with all books, I came back with a little bit of knowledge too about ancient Eg ...more
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Grandmother's Tale by R.K. Narayan
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This is not a typical RK Narayan 'novel.' This seems to be a fairly autobiographical work - a retelling of Narayan's own great-grandmother's life at a rather indefinite period of time. RK Narayan's characteristic humor is sprinkled throughout the boo ...more
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Only Dull People Are Brilliant at Breakfast by Oscar Wilde
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"Married life is merely a habit, a bad habit." Quotes like this make me fall in love with Oscar darling all over again. An absolutely delightful collection of some of Wilde's most celebrated witticisms. You can't help but chuckle, grin, and smile you ...more
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Aparajito by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay
Aparajito: the Unvanquished
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I don't consider myself a book reviewer. No. These are not reviews. I write these as little notes to remind me of the books I read. Giving a star doesn't cut it for me. I would like to know years later what I had thought of a particular book, the wor ...more
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The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai
The Great Believers
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Somehow, I seem to find it increasingly harder to navigate the “hit-miss” world of contemporary literature. There was a time in my life - for almost a decade - that I only read contemporary authors. I missed out on a lot of the classics reading that ...more
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Bird Cottage by Eva Meijer
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Some books just chirp their way into your heart, one birdsong at a time. Birds are the original callers of mindfulness. How can you be stressed when you listen to birdsong? ‘Bird Cottage’ is a homage of love from Eva Meijer to an eccentric bird scien ...more
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The Language of Threads by Gail Tsukiyama
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More than 10 years after I read 'The Women Of Silk,' I finally managed to read the sequel 'The Language Of Threads.' If you haven't read the prequel, then I suggest that you hold off reading this. As always, Tsukiyama's language is simplistically bre ...more
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I'd Rather Be Reading by Guinevere de la Mare
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To add to my collection of books that talk of the joy of reading, I picked up 'I'd Rather Be Reading.' The essay from the author at the beginning is only a gentle introduction to the rest of the book. And what's the rest of the book? Whimsy illustrat ...more
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“Lead a life of wonder and not wondering”
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“The more I work on happiness- the more I realize that you can’t seek happiness, you can’t find happiness- you simply have to remember to be happy.”
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“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”
D.H. Lawrence

“I'm a cynical idealist.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
Samuel Beckett

“It has long been known to me that certain objects want you as much as you want them. These are the ones that become important, the objects that you hold dear. The others fade from your life entirely. You wanted them, but they did not want you in return.”
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

“It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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