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March 09, 2011

By the Water Cooler.

I think Parul times her book release to coincide with my India trip! :) Just like last time, I bought her second book, By the Water Cooler, at the Landmark in Chennai. But this time I could nt find them in the shelves and had to ask the staff and the guy brought me a copy! hmph. How rude! But it was fun searching for "Sharma" in the shelves and telling the guy "Parul NOT Poonam Sharma" and giving him a look as if hes from Mars! Even though I could nt wait to read the book, I could nt begin to read it before I finished the other books in my waiting list thanks to my OCD. Especially since they were by a certain Stieg Larson.

I started reading the book in a nervous state. Will I like the book or wont I? If I dont like it, should I be honest in my blog review? But how can I lie to my BFF[citation needed]? This is the problem reading books written by people you know. (In my case, the grand total is just ONE - Parul.) But I need not have worried. Its a total fun read just like her blog. A very fast moving book and thats saying something in my case. Because if I get stuck in a book, it takes quite a long time for me to continue that book again. Which means I dont read any other book. Which means Im blog hopping like crazy! Phew. You saved me there, P!

I was in awe of Parul through out the book. Almost every line I read made me go, "How did she think of that?"

All the antics by Tanya planning her wedding right in the office were just hilarious. Genius idea, that!

I LOVED Tanya more than Mini. There, I said it!

I liked how Mini never quit. And a little jealous too.

I was picturing Paruls face for Mini, Deepika Padukone(!) for Anuradha Menon, that manager guy in the Rocket Singh movie as Avinash, an ex colleague of mine for Varun, etc... I could nt picture anyone I know as Shipra because I dont know anyone who would fit the name "Lardie" perfectly! Except for one person whose name begins with B, ends with an O and has another O in the middle! *ahem* Anyway, so now you know whom to cast when the book becomes a movie, right Parul? :)

22 comments:

yaadayaada said...

You should stop posting these pictures on your review. I am still admiring Antu, that don't have the time to read the book review!

Aneela Z said...

Boo better get in line *sneer* Parul has long signed off all casting decisions to me. You can send your suggestions to me and I will *polishing my nails* consider them.

utbtkids said...

Dude, casting dreams yirukattum, get bulk autograph in few books. That way you can start side bishiness.

Antu is absolutely adorable.

Parul said...

Haha, many thanks, Boo and so happy you liked it. Also fervently hope some famous producer types read your blog.

I will link to this?

Aneela Z said...

@parul: she is in switzerland, i am sure the Chopras have her on speed dial.

Gymnast said...

Yea .. me too. Loved Tanya so much more than Mini !

I should have rightly written a review of the book , considering i am one of the lucky few to receive a signed copy.....and read it in half a day!

dipali said...

Antu, we see, has excellent taste!
Boo, your OCD involves huge amounts of patience- I hop to whatever book I feel like reading:)

Meera said...

Added to the list... I have to credit you for getting Paalangal and snake and ladders in this india trip. Cant wait to get my hands on them.. Tamil reading here i come!!
Antu looks abs adorable... love the curls :))

MiM said...

song sequence la yennakkum oru extrava role kudunga thalaivee.

nalla location austria, paris, le shoot pannalam.

Jill said...

I am visiting from Australia and love your blog.

Your topics are a good fit with my blogs areas of interest- fun, education and children.

I recently visited India and had an amazing trip, what a country. Do you miss it or are you enjoying your new life?

Please drop over to my blog when you have a chance.

http://beourbest.blogspot.com/

SH said...

I am yet to read Parul's book..Looking forward to do it! and Antu looks so adorable with all the curly hair!

Manchus said...

Waiting for the birthday post. Happy B'day Boo. I still repeat nothing like the original Disneyland in SoCal!! So come on over.

B o o said...

Aneela - ROTFLOL! only you!

richarb said...

This is absolutely beautiful, your pictures are wonderful!



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