I got this in one of those a-kilo-for-200-bucks sales. 😀 Looked interesting, so I got it. I like light, contemporary women literature, so why not. This one is going to be really short and hopefully sweet. 🙂
By the way, this is the
10th 12th book (I wrote 10th by mistake 😛 ) that I read as part of the Brunch Book Challenge and as I said, I’ll be logging my opinion about every book that I read as part of this challenge. In case you want to participate in this challenge too, read up about it here.
Coming back to the book, if you read the excerpt on the back cover of the book, you would know exactly what this book is about. So, yes, in that sense, it is not so much of a gripping story. However, the way things and places and characteristics of people are described, it is a warm, positive read. You feel really warm, fuzzy and positive when you are reading this. It was a very light read, you kind of expect the ending but few unexpected things happen towards the climax so that was good. It is not a must read, but if you like contemporary women literature or light love stories, then this is one light, warm, touching and positive story. 🙂
Thanks for reading! 🙂
38 thoughts on “The Empty House by Rosamunde Pilcher”
You really are a book-worm aren’t you? But its incredible how in this age of social networking sutes there are those like you. Most of us don’t read now a days.
You must have been to that bookstore by PVR in CP. Over my 4 years in delhi, I have read over 300 books from that single place ( second hand, cheap ). In fact, if you are there on sunday evenings, chances are you might bump onto me lost in some book 😉 If you are not regular there, I highly recommend it for your….appetite.
Keep it up 🙂
Thanks Tatsat. Well, the truth is that I am not so much of a reader. As in, I LOVE reading but I don’t read enough (I have hardly read any of the books that people around me discuss). This is the first year in my life in which I am reading so much, all due to this Brunch Book Challenge. During my graduation years, my reading took a back seat and therefore, I have become a slow reader as well. As a kid, I was a fast reader.
Oh, and, this book I got from a stall in a mall near my house, they keep having these street stalls type exhibitions. But thanks for mentioning this book stall in CP, so going to check it out :D, although, unlike many book lovers, I am not a big fan of second-hand books, I know people love them so much because of all the history involved with an old book but I only buy them because they are cheap, otherwise I prefer a new book. 😀
On Wed, Aug 6, 2014 at 9:51 AM, Life of Srish wrote:
Haha thats quite alright. You already know why we like second hand books. It is almost like a treasure hunt, in addition to what the book is about 😉
Its understandable that reading has slowed down over the years. Because ,in all probability, you contemplate and dig deep as you read now. Good signs 🙂
Even if you are not that fond of second hand books, you definitely should visit that shop. Its by the side of pvr plaza. You will know why I love that place when you get there 🙂
Treasure hunt it sure is, and, yes, I am definitely going to visit this one. 🙂
Nice. Sounds like a light read. I just finished, errrr, 50 shades of grey. Have downloaded three men in a boat and the fault in our stars.
Lol at the ‘errr’, people very comfortably read it in Delhi metro here, so you can chill 😉 Tell me how you liked it though, same goes for 3 men and TFIOS. 🙂
It is a very different genre for me. The writing is very juvenile. ‘She flushed/blushed/turned scarlet’ every 5 minutes. I dont like a weak portrayal of women. I like them strong and feisty.
aah, ok. but can it be so as to enhance the erotic nature of the actual story? As in maybe the story itself is about a couple where the man is strong and the woman is naive or younger? I mean, yes, they could have done the opposite way as well but you get my point, right? The story is conceived to show the woman as innocent, naive types, maybe not because she is a woman but because they wanted to show the girl as naive and the boy as the strong one not necessarily because he’s a boy, but to have a hot story? (I haven’t read the book)
Ya. They have. Like he is the dominant and she has to be his submissive. It involves violence and BDSM. But it is like, i just prefer stories with a woman of substance. She is not all that timid here actually. She has her strong moments. But the writing isnt very catchy for me. Although the trilogy is a one time read.
aah, ok. writing also you did not find catchy enough. 🙂
But do read them! I mean, nothing to lose… 😀
haha, yeah, i will read them for sure. I anyway haven’t read/watched anything during the time while it was hyped. So, I can at least read them later. 🙂
I am just in awe of you for reading so many books, the last time i read book seems to be when i was in school 😦
I am reading so much only this year, even I hate the fact that I never read as much as I would want to. 🙂 But from now onward, I am going to make sure that I read as much as I can, you too try. 🙂
yes Mam as and when time allows .. I do love to read but just dont have enough time .. at the moment.. hopefully on day when i retire will start … although saying that i have hundreds of books .. as i do buy now and then
same here, I will just keep trying if circumstances allow. 🙂
Thanks for reminding me of the 10 books ( that I have not yet touched) ,that I got in a similar kind of sale 😛
you talking about that Pune sale?
which one? There are so many sales here 😛
Arey!! but wasn’t this the one of its kind? the one that you bought 280 bucks worth of books from? 😛
acha haan 😛 Yeah.That one. I got 10 books for 280 😛 It was a similar sale only.You even remember the price? 😛
Yeah, I had only two things in my mind, Pune Sale and 280 bucks! 🙂
😀 I wish they had novels that I had heard of at least once. But if they did,they wouldn’t really have such sales!
not necessarily, you know, sometimes you get really awesome books in such sales too 😀
Of course you do 🙂 I really need to change my schedule so that I can finally read them or maybe carry them along to college. 😛
yeah, that’s what I have started doing, carrying them everywhere, standing in passport queues etc isn’t annoying as fuck anymore. I mean, yes, still pretty annoying but you know 😛
I need to do that too! At least,I will stop wasting time because of day dreaming 😛
hahaha! for me, it is more like day-negative-dreaming, so i better stay (try to) away from it.
I think of everything,positive,negative,happy,worst cases. And most of them are things that are sure not to happen in the next 3 years 😛
how did ‘3’ got decided though? (If that is okay)
coz the things that I day dream of will come true only once I finish my engg no? And that’s 3 more years 😛
( I dream of travelling world wide,buying books with my own pay etc etc 😛 )
you might get a good internship too before that 😛 😉
😛 I will invest that until I am financially stable 😛 🙂
Good point actually!
I haven’t heard of this book, thanks for putting this on my radar, Srishty. Currently going through a phase that I need light, fluffy contemporary book that is fru-fru 🙂 I’m definitely going to check this book out.
Oh, yes, do give this a read. 🙂
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