Monday, March 20, 2017

E-Reading G851 India

Title of the book: India

Author: Debra Schoenberger

Publisher: Blurb

Publishing Date: 2017

ISBN: 13: 9781366531575)


I have always been fascinated by the sheer beauty and diversity in Indian culture. "Sensory overload in a glance" is an apt description of a country that is always in movement. To be able to stand still in the middle of all that movement allows me to really "see" her people and absorb the flow of life from birth to death.

From learning how to make yellow ink from cow urine to watching funeral pyres burn in Varanasi, I realized that I would have to spend a lifetime here to grasp the immense value of her art, stunning architecture, fascinating food and love of all that is beautiful.

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Author Info:
(From iRead Book Tours)

Meet the author / photographer:   

Debra Schoenberger aka #girlwithcamera

"My dad always carried a camera under the seat of his car and was constantly taking pictures. I think that his example, together with pouring over National Geographic magazines as a child fuelled my curiosity for the world around me.

I am a documentary photographer and street photography is my passion. Some of my images have been chosen by National Geographic as editor's favourites and are on display in the National Geographic museum in Washington, DC.  I also have an off-kilter sense of humour so I'm always looking for the unusual.

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Personal Opinion:

For me personally, there seemed to be a touch of whimsy as I looked over the pictures, a comparison between the India of today and of the past. I also liked the quote about how India is considered to be not in a modern sense of decay, which gave the photos interesting spin. There is definitely a contrast between the machinery of today be it a cab, a bus, buildings, and of the past when it comes to ancient temples, women dressed in saris, architecture, or even nature. An indomitable human spirit is at work, and it reminds me of 'Till Morning Comes by Han Suyin when China was described as both beautiful and ugly. (Will post the quote later.)

This is for iRead Book Tours

March 6 - Library of Clean Reads - review / author interview / giveaway
March 6 - Working Mommy Journal - review / giveaway
March 6 - Bookworm for Kids - review / giveaway
March 7 - Books, Dreams, Life - books spotlight / guest post
March 7 - Cheryl's Book Nook - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
March 7 - Puddletown Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
March 8 - Everyday Gyaan - book spotlight / giveaway
March 8 - 30-Something Travel - book spotlight
March 8 - Fantastic Feathers - review
March 9 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - review
March 9 - Bound 4 Escape - review / giveaway
March 10 - A Bookworm's Musing - review
March 10 - Spines in a Line - review / giveaway
March 13 - Katie's Clean Book Collection - book spotlight / giveaway
March 13 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy + Sissy Too! - spotlight / giveaway
March 14 - Katherine Scott Jones - review
March 14 - All things bookie - review
March 15 - Lukten av Trykksverte - review / giveaway
March 16 - T's Stuff - review / author interview / giveaway
March 16 - StoreyBook Reviews - review
March 17 - Zerina Blossom's Books - review
March 20 - Books Direct - review / guest post
March 20 - Blooming with Books - review / giveaway
March 21 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - review
March 21 - 100 pages a day - review / guest post / giveaway
March 22 - A Mama's Corner of the World - review / guest post / giveaway
March 22 - Teresa Edmond-Sargeant - book spotlight / author interview
March 23 - Anglers Rest - review
March 23 - Olio By Marilyn - review / author interview
March 24 - Elsie's Audiobook Digest - review
March 24 - Outset - review
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Within The Pages Of A Book - review / guest post
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Book and Ink - review / giveaway
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Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
4 out of 5
(0: Stay away unless a masochist 1: Good for insomnia 2: Horrible but readable; 3: Readable and quickly forgettable, 4: Good, enjoyable 5: Buy it, keep it and never let it go.)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for featuring INDIA on your blog Svetlana - it was nice to read your review.
    Kind regards,


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