charlotte chandler

Teaser Tuesdays (Sept.20)

Teaser Tuesdays asks us to:

Grab our current read

Open to a random page

Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page

Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like our teaser!

I am loving my current read! This may well be my best read so far this year. Living in the era of reality shows, I feel the lines in my teaser are very much relevant even today.
My Teaser:

“I don’t think many people actually want reality, whether it’s in the theatre or in films. It must only look real, because reality’s something none of us can stand for too long. Reality can be more terrible than anything you can imagine.”

p. 5, It’s Only a Movie : Alfred Hitchcock – A Personal Biography by Charlotte Chandler .

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Welcome Home: Books that Arrived in July & August 2011

” ‘Tell me what you read and I’ll tell you who you are’ is true enough, but I’d know you better if you told me what you reread.” – François Mauriac.

I love to re-read old favourites. They shape who I am. They also tell what I am likely to read in the future. The list of books I bought in the months of July and August  do have a lot in common with my frequently re-read books, plays, classics and of course, mysteries. Hope fully these books will also become a part of my frequently re-read books.

Here are the books I bought in the months of July and August.

July 20, 2011.

The Chronicles of Narnia.  C. S. Lewis.

This is a paperback edition of the complete Narnia saga. As a child, the TV series The Chronicles of Narnia was one of my favourites. I haven’t seen the recent big screen version of it but the buzz generated by the movies and the fond childhood memories have finally made me buy this. But who knows when I would be able to actually read this gigantic volume!

August 9, 2011.

By the Pricking of My Thumbs. Agatha Christie.

Science Fiction Stories. Edward Blishen (ed.)

It’s Only a Movie : Alfred Hitchcock – A Personal Biography. Charlotte Chandler.      

A Midsummer Night’s Dream. William Shakespeare.    

Twelfth Night. William Shakespeare.    

I have yet to try any of my favourite Agatha Christie’s Tommy and Tuppence books. I have decided to start with By the Pricking of My Thumbs.

I picked up another from the Red Hot Reads series. I had enjoyed their Detective Stories so much that I couldn’t resist their Science Fiction Stories compiled by Edward Blishen.

It has been ages since I read any non-fiction so picked up It’s Only a Movie : Alfred Hitchcock – A Biography by Charlotte Chandler. I have always admired Alfred Hitchcock’s work. His Rear Window and Rope are two of my favourites. His biography might be interesting to read.


A bunch of Penguin Popular Classics editions of Shakespeare’s plays were going for real cheap at another book store. Picked up A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Twelfth Night.

So, these are my books for the months of July and August. Hoping to read them soon!