Shades Of Words

The Corner Shop


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I just loved the cover of the book which is probably the nicest thing to say about it. Elizabeth Cadell wrote light romantic comedies in the Britain and her books were fairly popular, so I feel bad about dissing it. When I picked it up I was looking for something similar to the likes of E.F. Benson or Monica Dashwood – light, sharp and witty notes on the quiet country life. Which is why I was probably disappointed. The Corner Shop is essentially a romantic novel about how a city girl falls in love with a country professor. A harmless mystery is thrown in for keeping it a little entertaining. I really don’t have anything to write about it in terms of plot, considering there wasn’t much of it. I am not trying to be nasty but I do sincerely believe that the target audience of this book is probably pre-teen group. I wouldn’t recommend it unless you have a splitting headache and literally don’t have anything better to do


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.

2 thoughts on “The Corner Shop

  1. 🙂 you don’t have diss every book…that’s what I realized of late. Btw what’s with your blog header…clothes hanging and all 😀

  2. I am not dissing every book..but I dont have patience with just “average” books. Also my header keeps rotating so I am looking at haystacks!

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