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hshah

From Mumbai, Maharashtra India
Age 38
Joined Thursday, November 10, 2005
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-------------------------------------------- BOOKS & ME ----------------------------------------------

My love for reading comes to me from my mother who is an avid reader herself. Birthdays, Celebrations (Diwali or New Year or Raksha Bandhan), vacations were made more colorful with books, books and more books.

You may have tangible wealth untold;
Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold!
Richer than I you can never be;
I had a mother who read to me!!


When I started school and was finally given the privilege of borrowing books from the school library, I didn't really know where to begin. So I started at one end of the library and worked my way around to the other, picking anything that looked interesting.

Anyone who knows me would be first to tell you, I can read almost anytime, anywhere, under almost any kind of conditions. I have a book with me virtually all the time, and have been known to snatch a few moments for reading at odd places. You'll still find me poking my nose into libraries and over people's shoulders to see what they're reading. I love bookstores and used book sales and with BCing my bookshelves are overflowing, but there's always room for one more book.

I can’t imagine a home without books or a life without reading.


The only time I took a brief hiatus from reading has been very recently when I got married - the preparation, celebrations, holidays, getting accustomed to the new world took up all my time. But now I’m back!!!

Gosh now you know that I’m a addict!

Please look around and PM me if you find something that catches your fancy. Read your books; make them yours and the send them off. Books are to be read and reread, not collected and coddled. Make an exception here and there for those rare books that are treasured for their antiquity.

When you have possessed a book with mind and spirit, you are enriched.
But when you pass it on you are enriched threefold.



My wishlist


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------------------------------------- BOOKRINGS & BOOKRAYS ----------------------------------------

BRings & BRays i'm waiting for: ﮭ seems stalled ﮭ on its way
Cause Celeb by Helen Fielding
Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend by Laney Katz Becker
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The Mermaid Chair by Sue Monk Kidd

BRings & BRays i'm offering: ﮭ seems stalled ﮭ on its way
Blind Owl by Sadegh Hedayat
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

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---------------------------------- MY FRIENDS & FLYING EXPERIENCES --------------------------------

My Friends: I have met some of the most amazing people at BookCrossing whom I wouldn’t even have known otherwise. Each of these BookCrossers has made a positive lasting contribution to my life with their genuineness and kindness.
"Sometimes one just warms up to others and it’s true for us all, at BCing!"

RL Friends: ﮭﮭ sweet-sour ﮭﮭ gussy916 ﮭﮭ bhavi ﮭﮭ jakob5

BC Friends: ﮭﮭ 4-lele ﮭﮭ book-man-8 ﮭﮭ chich ﮭﮭ froggirlwendy ﮭﮭ queenfrog ﮭﮭ heartsong2 ﮭﮭ Kitten22 ﮭﮭ LittleMoo ﮭﮭ redhouse ﮭﮭ shellheap ﮭﮭ TracyShannon ﮭﮭ Trelk ﮭﮭ TinkEsq ﮭﮭ valentina1209 ﮭﮭ Yinny


My Flying Experiences:
Am flying again! Thank you k00kaburra for the wings! - December 2007
Thank you, dear Mystery Winger for another opportunity to fly! - September 2007
LittleMoo thinks i am 1 of the 6 Bcers who deserve to be winged, thank you!!!- September 2006.
I'm the happiest, dont wanna settle on land, flying is heavenly! Thanks bookczuk - June 2006
I'm on Cloud 9! Thank you for the Wings!!! Yinny - May 2006
Whoopie! I'm flying again .....Thank You! TracyShannon - April 2006
Thank You for the wings 4libros my first ever flying experience on BC!!! - Feburary 2006

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