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review 2015-12-24 08:04
Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Timbuktu - Vasudev Murthy

Sherlock Holmes is my all-time favorite fictional detective so I had very high hopes for this book. Unfortunately though, it did not live up to my expectations. I've read all of Doyle's Sherlock Holmes works and a lot of pastiches so I like to think I have a pretty good understanding of Holmes character and this book did not do him justice at all. I never got the feel for the true Holmes character. It was a pretty bad imitation. The speech, the mannerisms, etc. were completely off I thought. The book was also very slow and very boring! From the beginning, it was just one info dump after another. It took me a while and several tries to trudge through it.


*I received this ARC from NetGalley & Poisoned Pen Press in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!



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text 2015-01-15 08:34
TBR Thursday #23
Dear Committee Members - Julie Schumacher
Billy Lovecraft Saves the World - Billy Lovecraft
We Are Watching: Mindshare Book 1 - Stephen M. Stewart
Purenet: The Sanction Series (The Sanction Thriller Series) (Volume 1) - H.J. Lawson
Sacrificed (The Last Oracle, Book 1) - Emily Wibberley
Sherlock Holmes in Japan - Vasudev Murthy
Chaos Theory - M. Evonne Dobson
Ignite - Erica Crouch
Fireblood - Jeff Wheeler
Unborn - Amber Lynn Natusch

Moonlight Reader started the TBR Thursday, and I think it's a good way to a) show what new books I've got and b) confront myself with my inability to lower my TBR. In fact, since I started recording it, it has risen significantly. I get the feeling I'm doing something wrong here...


I could just copy last weeks' post as it is still so true. If there's one thing I already knew deep down but I've definitely learned these past weeks is that it's so comforting to look for books, request books and get books. Even when it's still more than 2 weeks before you'll have time again to binge-read them. Which will be necessary, as I added once again a lot of books.


I therefore change my goal: the TBR has to stay below 300 (and down from there). I hope I'll manage it.


But you wouldn't argue over her book obtain obsession with someone who's completely stressed out for her exams, would you?

It's one of the only things keeping me sane at the moment...


(Okay, I'll try not to do it next week)


TBR pile currently stands at 293. (+18)

(Netgalley ARCs at 120 (+11))

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review 2012-10-01 00:00
Powder Room
Powder Room : The Untold Story of Indian Fashion - Shefalee Vasudev A good read. Shefalee's writing style is engaging and flowing. She takes you along with her and lets you take a look into the world of fashion - from the designers to the consumers and everything in between. In the process of narration, Shefalee opens herself up to the reader, thus exposing herself to the risk of criticism on more of a personal level. However, this very insight into her, helps the reader decide the context in which to read the book.The book is an amalgamation of the life story of the Designers and their Business, Models - not just the drug-sex-bollywood-'will do anything to succeed' obssessed but the ones who are disciplined, professional and committed, the Darzi Couture and the Tailors-Masterjis and the Indian weaves.Though the last 1-2 chapters seem to show more of Shefalee's exasperation with the Industry than anything else, however given the book has been a good read so far and the reader understands where she is standing on the subject, so her bias can be easily overlooked and the story read with appropriate filters.Read this book; not for the gossip but to understand what makes Fashion in India, to gain insight into the designers world (more than the models), to understand how are you as a Consumer and make sense of it all.
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