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Girls of Riyadh - Review

'Girls of Riyadh'

Authors: Rajaa Alsanea
Publisher: Penguin (5 Jun 2008)
320 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0141030615

A mail is doing it rounds in the city of Riyadh, a Yahoo Groups user sends a mail, after every Friday Evening prayer, to many users in Riyadh. The mails soon become the talks of the society and gets under the scrutiny of political parties, media and literature critiques.

I completely loved the writing style of the in the book, in portions of mails.

'Girls of Riyadh' is based in Riyadh. The storyline revolves around the lives of Four friends, who want to lead a life on their own terms, who have their own dreams and aspirations and want them to come true. Who believe in Love and even after knowing that their society sees it as a sin, still want to fall for it. Their every step taken for themselves is a fight against the society. Where expressing love openly is shameful. Where even guys do not stand up for their love, rather fall for the societal norms.
Its a story set in present times, but their lives are still set in the times where even today girls are mere keepsakes, they have to be primped up only for their husbands, without whom there's no life for them. Where even today you cannot fight for the love of your husband. Where you are there just to satisfy someone Else's egos and needs. Where your whole life is to be passed a judgment upon and every action is put under scrutiny.
But, the strong point still remains when even after failing love, and shattered dreams they stand up, as their dreams are still alive, and love will come eventually.

Rating: 9/10.

Remember to,



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.


Book Shopping..!!

This weekend I went out with 2 of my friends at CP (Cannaught Place).

There's this place called Cha-Bar ('Cha' means Tea in Hindi), at the Statesman House building, which actually is a cafe inside the Oxford book House. So we went there for a cup of tea and to spend some time in relaxation.

Walking inside that place made me go mad. There were books books and books, and I so so so wanted to live there forever. After entering the place i dint even notice where my friends were I just headed straight towards the love of my life books. The ambiance is amazing and trust me once you walk into that place and being a book lover you would never want to come out. I was just going round the shelves and taking in all the positive energies I could grasp.
I just wanted all of them for myself, but yeah keeping in my mind the hole that would make in my pocket I chose two of them, one was what I wanted to Read and one that was a must buy for my Book shelf.

I got 'Girls of Riyadh' by Rajaa Alsanea and of course the second book was out of pure love and sheer temptation for The Harry Potter, I got for myself the new in the collection 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard'.
And trust me how contented i felt after that, and elated to get my hands on the 'Tales of Beedle the Bard', its an achievement for me at least.
I have already started reading the Girls of Riyadh, and will update the review once i finish, but as of now, I already have a feeling that its gonna be good.

Remember to,



It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.

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