Shades Of Words

Lost in Translation


I have seen many fellow bloggers do this and I think its a great idea to expand my reading horizons. As a project for the year 2009-10 I plan to read a book from each country in the world. Some of the ground rules

1. It can be a translation or  be written in English by an author from the country in question

2. The book plot has to be based in the country

3. If I have read foreign authors in the last 5 years ( and not earlier) it is okay to count them as a part of the project. ( no..this is not cheating..after all I have read them, havent I?!)

4. The book can be fiction or non-fiction

The total number of countries in the world – 194 ! Well happy reading to me!


Author: Vipula

Before talking about who we are, we’d like to tell you a bit about how and why Shades of Words came into being. It all started with the idea of “A place where we could share with likeminded people about things we enjoy. From books to music to movies to travel; Shades of Words was to be a place about the best of our experiences” We thought about why should anyone read us? The answer was that whatever we review would be a mix of our experience of the thing along with interesting and useful information about it. So in case you are reading us regularly or even checking us out once in a while then we have succeeded in our efforts someway somewhere. Who are we? Known as Kapil Sood and Vipula Gupta, we thought of Shades of Words on one fine Sunday afternoon. Tired of writing interesting RFP’s and project documentation; we decided to give this a shot. Yes! We work in Indian IT industry. Cupid struck us while were innocently slogging together on the highly intricate job of formatting and beautifying documents! And since then, we have been working together to establish Shades of Words as a place that we can claim as ours. (Because buying a house is still years away!) What else? Kapil also writes some blogs which you can read here and here.

6 thoughts on “Lost in Translation

  1. ATB in your reading quest 😀 Looking fwd to reading your reviews on them

  2. Wow, that’s quite an undertaking. Good luck to you and I look forward to seeing what you read.

  3. WOW, that can only be fun for all of us too, your lucky readers 🙂

    • Patty, Cath – Yes it is fun , but I am making slow progress. Coz I love my british literature and I am constantly reading books by English writers 😦 But I will do have Proust lined up for this month so will definitely read that!

  4. nice thought 🙂
    have you read “Snow” by Orhan Pamuk?… wonderfully written piece…

  5. Hi Seeta – welcome to the blog!
    No I havent read that but I am reading “My name is red” by Orahan P. Its so gorgeously written but its a little slow in parts hence taking me quite a bit time to get through

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