Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Soundtrack of Silk

Last month I made a list of songs I would love in the movie adaptation of Fallen, so I thought why not continue the tradition and hence this is the soundtrack of Silk by Rupert James. Again, it's not official soundtrack just my musical wishlist. 
Thrift Shop by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Wanz
Silk is set in the backdrop of Fashion World. Isabelle, one of the lead in the story is an upcoming fashion designer with not too much money to spend. Hence all her clothes are not-too-expensive but she styles them so gorgeously that they look Sexy and Chic therefore the song Thrift Shop ;-)

I love it by Icona Pop
The book is filled with Party loving crazy maniacs. Lawyers, Fashion designers, and other hi-fi VIP crowd, they all love to party...

It came upon a midnight clear by Sixpence None the Richer
This is a very solemn and beautiful song. At the climax of the book people are dying and winning cases so it's sort of a very bittersweet time and hence I would love this song to portray it.


Back to Black by Amy Winehouse
This song is definitely for Victoria. She is a mistress of a very wealthy businessman and she inevitably falls in love with him. After 10 years spending together with Massimo Rivelli she is afraid she is soon to be replaced by someone younger. She tries to make him marry her but he breaks off with her. Massimo is out with his wife and other women while Victoria is still in love with him and continues trying to get him back. When she fails she has an existential crisis and her life goes black.

Until the next novel soundtrack list,
XOXO
Arushi Raj

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Book Reviews

I am no expert of Literature or anything like that but I am a die-hard Novel-Worm. So this post is just to share my all time Favorite books and some of their reviews with you all.
I definitely enjoyed reading these books, hopefully you will too....
(To read the post just click on the title)

I would love to know if you liked the following posts. You can share your views in the comment box of this post or on my facebook page "Novel-Worms Page"

1. Top 10 Mangas I Love
It's the list of my favorite mangas. Making this list was soooo difficult. Partly because I have read lots and lots and lots of Mangas and so it was pretty difficult to choose the top 10 but mostly because I admired all the mangas . The stories and awesome characters - my God they are all amazing. But in the end these are my top 10.

2. A Telephone Call by Dorothy Parker
I fell in love with Dorothy Parker after reading her poem Resume. A Telephone Call didn't disappoint me at all. It is such a simple story with even simpler perspective that it's simplicity throws you off balance.

3. Blue Bloods by Melissa de la Cruz
This is a very sassy novel with a very original plot. I read Melissa de la Cruz's short story "Shelter Island" which is based on the Blue Blood series and I immediately got hooked.

4. Top 10 Crime Novels I Love
We live in a century obsessed with crimes and intrigued by cunning heartless murderers. Hence, these top 10 Crime Novels to satiate the appetites of crime and mystery lovers.

5. Top 10 Novels featuring Revolution
I love history. My History teacher commented in her first lecture that history is nothing but "His-Story" hence we need to learn history as if we are reading a story. Stories and History goes hand in hand and if you like castles and gowns and ball dancing mixed with manipulation and backstabbing in royal courts then Historical Fiction is your genre. I have always been fascinated by Revolution, after all it gave birth to our present society. Therefore, these top 10 novels that are set in the time of revolution.

6. Gossip Girl by Cecily von Ziegesar
I saw Gossip Girl serial before I read Gossip Girl that is why I like the serial more than novel series but the books are interesting and you just can't keep them down.

7. The Devil wears Prada and Everyone Worth Knowing by Lauren Weisberger
Both the novels are completely different and yet similar to each other or maybe I felt they are because I read them back to back but they are chic and they are small. I finished both in two hours so they are perfect to spend time in flight. Plus, reading definitely distracts you from stupid air pressure and weird feeling in the ear. It's a better and way healthier distraction than eating candies....

8. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
I am sure all the Twilight lovers and haters have already read this novel and there is no need to write a review for this one but Twilight literally changed the way vampires were perceived and it can't really be ignored when writing book reviews. I bought Twilight just before New Moon was released in India. I had no idea about the series, the only reason I bought it was because the cover page was Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart's photo. Yes, I judge book by covers especially when the cover is so so so Gorgeous. Anyhoo I realized that Twilight was a big deal while changing the channels and stumbling on New Moon trailer. Now I had read the whole series 28 times and counting....

9. Top 11 Angel Novels I Love
My first Angel novel was Angel by L. A. Weatherly where angels are actually bad guys and since that series I have fallen in love with angels....

10. Top 10 Fashion Novels
I love novels and I love fashion, ergo I love fashion novels; simple.

11. Top 20 Supernatural Short stories
For those who don't have either patience or attention span to read whole novels. I am a sucker for supernatural hence that is the only genre where I have read most of the short stories. 

12. Top 10 Vampire Novels I love
Last but definitely not the least, my all time favorite Vampire Novels. 50% of my library is filled with Vampire Novels. 
This is the hardest post I had ever written. Choosing top 10 was like choosing between chocolates and mangoes - Impossible. But somehow I did it.

XOXO
Arushi Raj

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Top 5 Mrs. Robinson

Jayne Moore

Elena Lenina 

Cameron Diaz

 Sarah Jessica Parker

Charlize Theron

XOXO
Arushi Raj