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June is dedicated to authors with ASIAN of books in this category will be posted all month....

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Monsoon Reads #1

The rains finally arrive, ten days late as the met department reports. Who cares? I am busy enjoying the cool breeze and the gathering of the dark clouds as they rumble high up and the first drops of rain hit my face. A short burst and everything looks fresh, green and alive once more! Gone are the shriveled and shrunken leaves and branches of the trees, the dust has settled down, the sun is hiding behind the clouds and a tiny rainbow peeps from behind. And I can't but help break into a smile and clap my hands in joy. Just like nature, I feel rejuvenated as well.

And I drag myself back into the house and with free time at my hands, I indulge in the best thing that I can possibly think. I brew a hot cup of ginger tea, scourge for my rainy-day-book and curl up on the bed, content and soon lost in the world of fiction.

This made me think, if for every season can there be a perfect book match that gels with the sense of mood that is prevailing. And the answer is an obvious 'YES'. So, I racked my brain, thinking which book would I tag as a rainy-day-read? It cannot definitely be a boring or of a serious/philosophical kind. Na-aha - that's not for me. Just like my  masala ginger tea, the book has to be spicy!

So [sound of trumpets in the background] here is my First book for monsoon read.

Lord of the Rings ~ Fantasy

A fantastic starter set for new Tolkien fans or readers interested in rediscovering the magic of Middle-earth, this three-volume box set features paperback editions of the complete trilogy -- The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, and The Return of the King. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is a genuine masterpiece. 
Through the urgings of the enigmatic wizard Gandalf, young hobbit Frodo Baggins embarks on an urgent, incredibly treacherous journey to destroy the One Ring. This ring -- created and then lost by the Dark Lord, Sauron, centuries earlier -- is a weapon of evil, one that Sauron desperately wants returned to him. With the power of the ring once again his own, the Dark Lord will unleash his wrath upon all of Middle-earth. The only way to prevent this horrible fate from becoming reality is to return the Ring to Mordor, the only place it can be destroyed. Unfortunately for our heroes, Mordor is also Sauron's lair. The Lord of the Rings trilogy is essential reading not only for fans of fantasy but for lovers of classic literature as well. 

So if you haven't read this one yet, then rush to the nearest bookstore, order on line or borrow from your buddy. But this one you cannot give a miss. And as the dark clouds gather and the wind blows through the trees, the ambiance is just right to indulge in this one! 


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