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message 1: by Shonazee (last edited Aug 12, 2015 12:56PM) (new)

Shonazee Somani (ofinkandpages) | 71 comments Mod
Are you planing to read our August picks? Looking for a buddy read? (Comment the date you plan to start on and you might stumble across your next book bff!)

Or are you currently-reading them? Have you come across any big plots or moments that moved you? Keep those reactions coming! (Remember : NO spoilers)

If you've already read it, what do you think of the book?

This is a pre-discussion thread, so just tell us your non-spoilery thoughts!

Happy Reading, Soldiers!


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Nivedita (nivcholayil) | 11 comments Mod
Hello everyone!
How are your August reads going?

Anyways, I completed Scion of Ikshvaku and completely loved it. According to me, it was a great poiltical drama and I loved the kind of characters Amish created out of Lord Ram and Sita.

I loved Bharat and Lakshman very much, the way they respected and loved Lord Ram despite the circumstances.
I loved how Amish related Meluha with Ikshvaku, and I can't wait to read the next one!

How did you guys like it? :)


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Didn't read Scion of Ikshvaku (Ram Chandra Series, #1) by Amish Tripathi (Will read if August stays a few more days in India). Just completed Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse by Hermann Hesse and now back on Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys by Ruta Sepetys. Actually, I started it few days ago to check if I can read more than 2 book at a time. I failed. So, I cleared my Currently-Reading shelf, and put it away. Now my shelf is almost empty, I started it again. Read again from the beginning and enjoyed it. Almost 25% done, will complete it in 3-4 days. Although story is gripping and emotional till now.


message 4: by Varsha (new)

Varsha | 19 comments Mod
Hey everyone! I hope you're all enjoying the August reads :)

Just wanted to add an update here. I'm starting Between Shades of Gray now and I'm excited despite the book's setting because I love historical fiction.


beautywithbooks | 2 comments I too loved Scion of Ikshvaku. I loved Bharat and lakshman. I absolutely loved how Amish put his imagination to include the Delhi rape case and the draupadi's swayambar in his story.


message 6: by Shonazee (new)

Shonazee Somani (ofinkandpages) | 71 comments Mod
Started BSOG last night, it's going to be quite an emotional ride I believe!


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Just completed Between Shades of Gray . 5 out of 5. I don't give 5 star easily but this book deserves. Author played with the emotions of the reader. Disturbing. Maybe review it sometime later. Speechless. Taking a break from reading for some days. Then I should read something light.
Now researching about it and Lithuania.


message 8: by [deleted user] (new)

BSOG improved my avg rating though it is still 3.12 because of CB's books.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Hey Soldiers of this Fictional Fortress, Anybody is ready to read Out of the Easy by the very same author Ruta Sepetys??? Buddy Read???
I'm going to read it in September with our chosen group read books.
If anyone is interested, Contact me.
Cover is awesome Out of the Easy by Ruta Sepetys and reviews are also good.


message 10: by Shilpa (new)

Shilpa | 13 comments Hope to start Between Shades of Gray by tomorrow.. I need to get one off my currently reading shelf before I start this! :)

The only WW II book I have read before this is The Book Thief, which I love to the core.. I hope this is as good! ^_^

For those who of you loved BSOG, read 'The Book Thief' if you haven't already!!!


message 11: by Varsha (new)

Varsha | 19 comments Mod
Shilpa wrote: "Hope to start Between Shades of Gray by tomorrow.. I need to get one off my currently reading shelf before I start this! :)

The only WW II book I have read before this is The Book Thief, which I l..."


I just finished Between Shades of Gray and I think I'll read The Book Thief next since I'm in the mood for more such books


message 12: by Suraj (new)

Suraj (surajumarye15) Arpit wrote: "Hey Soldiers of this Fictional Fortress, Anybody is ready to read Out of the Easy by the very same author Ruta Sepetys??? Buddy Read???
I'm going to read it in Sept..."


Arpit, I can be your buddy, but I don't wanna read that book. If you want to, we can read any other book. PM me, if interested.


message 13: by Shilpa (new)

Shilpa | 13 comments Varsha wrote: "Shilpa wrote: "Hope to start Between Shades of Gray by tomorrow.. I need to get one off my currently reading shelf before I start this! :)

The only WW II book I have read before this is The Book T..."


I know you are going to love that book! It really did tear my heart out.. I am not much of a crying person but I wept without even realizing that I was.. with The Book Thief! :)


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Now August is over, Should not we discuss our August picks? I thought after Pre-discussion, there would be Discussion.


message 15: by Shonazee (new)

Shonazee Somani (ofinkandpages) | 71 comments Mod
Arpit wrote: "Now August is over, Should not we discuss our August picks? I thought after Pre-discussion, there would be Discussion."

Unfortunately, we won't be having August book discussion. Really Sorry. But things are going to be different from this month so Yay and I hope you join us for the September Read-along, cause we most certainly will have a lengthy discussion threads for them :)


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