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  • The Books I Read In 2014

    There have been better years in terms of the amount of reading I have managed along with my other pursuits. In 2014, I challenged myself to five books a month, 60 books for the year and eventually managed to read just 50. Not a bad number but way below the 83 I had read in […]

    By Arun Verma February 20, 2015 Leave a comment
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  • The Books I Read In 2013

    Having read 50 books in 2012, I upped the ante this year. I still have about 200 pages to go of The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and doubt that I’ll be able to finish it before 2014 steps in. So here is my list of books read in 2013. 83 in all – one book […]

    By Arun Verma January 9, 2014 1 Comment
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  • Elmore Leonard’s Rules for Writing

    Elmore Leonard, a former adman who later became one of America’s foremost crime writers, died on the 20th of August 2013. He was 87. His researcher, Gregg Sutter, said Leonard died from complications from a stroke he suffered a few weeks ago. Leonard won an honorary National Book Award in 2012. His more than 40 […]

    By Arun Verma August 21, 2013 Leave a comment
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  • The Books I Read in 2012

    In early 2012, I set a challenge for myself. To start reading again. And to read like a man possessed. Five books a month, sixty books in a year is what I set myself for. While there have been books that I’ve read in one sitting, devoured some in a few hours, I don’t have […]

    By Arun Verma December 31, 2012 Leave a comment