About

A blog about tales and (sometimes), tails.

And an ode to falling down the rabbit hole and the topsy-turvy world in the looking glass and to haunted manors and fantastic Odysseys that often ended at Count Dracula’s castle or sometimes at the Sicilian feet of the Godfather.

Our thanks to storytellers of yore and all those to come and those books we’ll never forget!

If you’re wondering why easyondeyes … you see, we thought it was a rather clever pun … on reading, writing and .. ahem … readers.

Who are we, you ask?

Sapna Krishnan, a newly appointed homemaker can read any book given to her and doesn’t really have any particular kinds she sticks to! It’s funny that though she’s earned some quick money by writing, she dreads the thought of writing reviews, lest she reduces the hits on the blog. She says, “If the hits on the blog reduce, all I will do is read and tell Sharmistha the story and she will paint a beautiful picture for you.”

And Sharmistha says, “No pressure, yeah? Thanks Sapna!” However, since Sharmistha is still wandering around in that ancient library with a “ceiling that’s a million miles from the ground and the space in between packed with a gazillion dusty books! And the peculiar fragrance of a million ideas meeting a million thoughts and a million stories, liberally sprinkled with a rainbow of emotions shaped by endless fascinating words and, of course, the smell of paper filling the air… and a small alcove by a window – with a view of a forest (hey! it is a fantasy!) where I could sit with my laptop (yes, I do live in the 21st century!) and write … sigh…”

Well … ahem … getting back!

Our dream is to make this blog big, to make it a space where book lovers can talk about their favourites, new and old!

And we’re sure with all your love and support (and reviews, please!) it’s not going to be difficult. You are welcome to send in reviews of your favorite books or books that you have read and we will post them!

Feel free to get in touch with us at easyondeyes@gmail.com

Happy reading! 🙂

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  1. Hey Guys!

    I stumbled upon your blog through Sapna’s FB profile and LOVED the concept… 366 book reviews by end of the year? It gives me goosebumps just thinking about the prospective of reading all those books within the year (trust i can say this only here…. i might be shooed away for saying such a thing elsewhere… :D) …

    Great initiative and it was real good reading all your reviews….

    Cheers!
    Rubi

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    1. Thanks Rubi! 😀 It’s a gargantuan task given everything but we’re still super-excited about it!! We’re glad you enjoyed reading the blog! (yayy! :D) Feel free to pitch in with any books that you might fancy reviewing … 🙂

      Welcome to easyondeyes! 😉

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  2. Hi Sapna,

    This looks great and such awesome fun! I love reading and writing (though i have never written a book review) and i fall more or less in the same category as you, i.e. i have no particular kind that i stick to 🙂
    So you guys taking reviews for all kinds of books? and reviews from anyone and everyone???? hehehe… I’d sure like to try my hand at reviewing. But do assure me that it will be edited by more experienced book reviewers!!!

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    1. Hey Jenny,

      A very warm welcome to easyondeyes!! 🙂 Nice to hear from you! Yes, we do accept reviews from anybody who would like to contribute towards the blog! You don’t have to worry about your reviews going through experienced reviewers, as here, we are talking about personal reviews. So worry not, and send in reviews of any book you like!! 🙂

      Happy Reading 🙂

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  3. Great job ladies! Its a daunting task, trying to read and review 366 books in a year but we all love reading don’t we? So what should have been a race is actually quite a pleasure, I’m sure.

    I’d love to contribute and so will my friends. Its a noble cause after all, going back to the pleasures of reading, a welcome change from this world which is dominated by so much audio – visual paraphernalia coming our way!

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    1. 😀 See! That’s what we like to see! More book lovers! Thanks for the support Richa. It’s much appreciated! It’s most certainly keeping us on our toes but in a good way 🙂 Imagine a world where you’re worried about not having read enough!! 😀

      We’d love to have you guys write for us! After all, every story deserves to be talked about and the more the merrier we say!

      P.S. – I stand corrected … thanks for the review you’ve ALREADY sent us! 😀 Welcome to easyondyes!! We hope you have as much of a blast as we are!

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      1. Most definitely. I have already posted on Wodehouse several times, and considering Wodehouse books take up a whole shelf of my bookshelves, I think I’ll be posting a lot more on the subject! 😀

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  4. Thanks for the follow. You have a worthy project on your hands and I look forward to jumping in on the conversation.
    I am curious, do you want/accept reviews that have been posted on other blogs. I write personal book reviews for most of what I read and would be happy to share them with you, but I’m not sure if that’s what you’re looking for.
    Either way, glad to be part of the fun.

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    1. As long as you’ve read the book we’re more than happy to host your review. 🙂 The idea, at the end of the day, is the more the number of books read the better it is!

      Thanks for dropping by! We hope you enjoyed your stroll around the blog and that we’ll see a lot more of you!

      Happy reading! 🙂

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  5. As a fellow lover of books, I am gladly looking forward to following your blog. I too love the smell of libraries, books and there pages, the creeking of the bindings as they open for the first time. This whole Kindle and Nook business are really ruining the ‘book’ experience for me.

    Like you guys, I am not geared to one specific genre. I find that there are successes and failure within them all. I just finished reading “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” and all I can say is …Wow!

    I look forward to reading more from you both, and want to thank you for stopping by to visit my page, and for following me. I really appreciate it.

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    1. You’re welcome. Fortunately or unfortunately, the e-readers are here to stay. But then thankfully, there still exists a bunch of people like us who still are in love with the smell of books.

      Thank you for following us. Happy reading 🙂

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  6. Hello! Just wanted to stop by and say thank you for liking some of my posts and subscribing! I’m very impressed with your blog, so many books!!!! Becky like. 🙂

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  7. Hey, thanks for liking my post. i haven’t checked out majority of the blog yet, but reading through this page, I think it “is” interesting. Perhaps I would be inspired to submit some reviews too, just to have my share in the blog’s realistic dream.
    Others can find that paradoxical: “realistic dream,” but I want to differ, dreams are meant to be realized, I should say. So, let’s do it.

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  8. I love books too, thanks for your comment on my about page. I am catching up on MEMORIAL day weekend, I have worked 14 hr days for 6 months, and now got a new job…doing security in another building only 8 hrs a day what a relief. It is so nice to meet another book worm!!

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    1. Thank you so much for the nomination. Since we just put up a post on the same, we will be adding a thank you speech for you in the same post. 😀 Thank you once again! 🙂

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  9. I love writing book reviews, but i often find it more difficult than i expect. I have no preference or specific genre that I like reading, and I get quite a few authors contact me asking me to review their books.

    I often worry about writing a bad review, but think it’s only fair to be honest. Almost worse though is writing a review of a book that you just find ‘meh’.

    occasionally I have wanted to just write that single word as my review – ‘MEH!’…but the exclamation mark would actually give them too much credit 😉

    Good luck on the project. At least you’re almost halfway there x

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    1. Thanks! We’ve got a long way to go, though!

      I know just what you mean. I have so frequently found myself say “it was a crap book” in response to a “what did you think?” and then immediately try to qualify it with a “but you know it had its moments…”. It feels almost sacrilegious to disgrace a book and an author’s work like that. Until, that is, I read a crap book in the intro of which the author comes across sounding all cocky and “I always knew I had a story in me” kinds. 😐 That just makes a bad thing worse for me.

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  10. Lovely name by the way. I can tell from your sight that you are well read, and possibly quite cheeky! Good combo 😉 One thing though, do either of you write at all, or are you more the voracious reader types?

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    1. Well…umm…hw do we answer that… Sapna and I both write. However, I am perhaps the one with the literary aspirations or delusions…However you may choose to look at it. 🙂 The upshot of it is I love to write and hope to see a few books published in this lifetime.

      And thank you. We thought it was a clever name too 😉

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    1. Thank you Metan, for thinking of us! 😛 Since we have already done a post on the same, we might not follow the rules but yes we will surely mention you in our next award post 😀

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Nicole! We shall most definitely not ignore you and get around to the tagging and the answering (sigh) as soon as we’ve developed a more interesting split personality! :-/
      Thanks for wanting to get to know us, nonetheless. 🙂

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