About

Hi, welcome to Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs!

First of all, let me do a brief introduction of myself. I’m Nirmala; on the catastrophic path of approaching thirty in a few years. Originating from Pearl of the Indian Ocean (cutesy name for Sri Lanka), in another life I used to be an equity analyst, but now retired to become a full-time, devout homemaker in the charming city of Ann Arbor.

When I’m not busy homemaking (whatever it may entail!), you can find me in a corner curled up with a book. Like most of us mortals out there, I read for joy, and to kill time! I’m also a self diagnosed bibliomaniac!

So I plan on devoting this blog to primarily keep track of my reading escapades, yet with any luck I will also be writing stories of wanderlust – my mission is to become a globetrotter and right now I’m trying really hard to transmit the bug to my husband (who is the official photographer of the blog!). 😀

Thanks for dropping by and stay tuned for my new posts!

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32 comments

  1. NaturallySimple · · Reply

    Hello. So nice to meet you. Perhaps firstly because I too am a financial industry person (although still in the rat race), secondly because I also love red lipstick (am I assuming too much?) and thirdly because I really enjoy reading. Thank you for visiting my blog as it gave me a chance to meet you.

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    1. It’s always nice to meet a financial industry person (even virtually!). And I do LOVE red lipstick! 😀 I really liked the way you had taken pics of your November TBR. Very artsy! 🙂 Looking forward to read your thoughts on them…

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  2. […] ~ Tag Two: Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs ~ […]

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  3. meganhea2 · · Reply

    Hello! Thank you for liking my recent post on The Sympathizer! I couldn’t help but read your “about” page, but I live in Ann Arbor as well! 🙂

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    1. Hi! The Sympathizer is a book I have and plan on reading it within the next few months! So I enjoyed reading your post. Now knowing you are from Ann Arbor, I am thrilled I found your blog. 🙂

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  4. hello fellow book lover! interesting blog 🙂

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    1. Thank you! 🙂

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  5. Norin_76 · · Reply

    Hello! Thank you for following my blog! I appreciate your taking time to visit/read my posts; it means a great deal to me! Looking forward to reading your posts, too! 😀

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    1. Likewise! 🙂

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  6. hey there, thanks for liking my blog post! i’m really interested in reading more, so i’m looking forward to discovering reading material from your posts 🙂

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    1. It’s always nice to find fellow book lovers. 🙂

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  7. Hi Nirmala, thanks for liking my post on Boston . I really appreciate it when fellow bloggers enjoy my posts . Thanks again. I will be following yours as well, especially the travel portion .

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    1. I’d love to visit Boston one day. So I found your post interesting. Look forward to reading more travel posts on your blog.

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      1. Thank you, if you ever come to the States , Boston is a better place to start even more than New York City . It’s a very European looking city. I’m going to be doing a lot more travel places here in the states , so keep following the blog . Thanks again .

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        1. Thanks. I have been living in Ann Arbor, MI since last year, but I’ve only been to Ohio yet. 🙂

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          1. You’re right in the home of University of Michigan , so you aren’t that far from Detroit really . I know Ann Arbor has lots of stuff, especially since college football season will be starting in about a week or so for “Big Blue”(that’s what the Michigan football teams are called affectionately . )

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            1. Yes, we always wear blue on Saturdays! 😉

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  8. Congratulations Nirmala, you won my giveaway!! Please send me an email at thelexingtonbookie@gmail.com so that I can get your mailing information! 😀

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    1. Yaaaay! I’m thrilled! 😀 Thanks again! 🙂

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  9. […] Also, I hosted my second giveaway for a copy of The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wild, a pocket notebook, and a bookmark- and the winner is… Nirmala from Red Lips and Bibliomaniacs! […]

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  10. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my review of All the Light We Cannot See. From your Books Read page it seems like we have very different reading interests (mine are mostly non-fiction), so I really appreciate you taking the time. I might create my own Books Read page now – thanks for the inspiration!

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  11. jessiecahalin · · Reply

    Lovely to meet another bookish friend who enjoys travelling. Thanks for the likes on my blog posts. I have made the break from the rat race to pursue my love of writing. I am having a great time weaving words and connecting with like-minded people.

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    1. Ever since I started blogging I’ve come to realize bookish community is the best! 🙂 Thanks for being a part of that amazing crowd.

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  12. Aww, your introduction is so sweet! Can’t wait to read more blog posts! 😊
    On a side note, do you happen to know what camera is used for photography?

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  13. I love that you’re an avid reader. I’m sort of a ‘homemaker,’ if you can count a single mom, who keeps house, cares for a brood, works (from home), and writes.

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  14. […] winner is Nirmala from Red Lips and Bibliomanics! […]

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  15. Congratulations Nirmala, you won my birthday giveaway!! 🎉🎉🎉 Shoot me an email at thelexingtonbookie@gmail.com to claim your prizes!

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    1. Done! Thanks for hosing an awesome giveaway! 🙂

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      1. Yay!! You are so welcome!!

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  16. Wow, you have read and reviewed an amazing amount of books! Do you have any Top Ten Favorites list of your own? I’d be interested in seeing it. Will follow. Thanks and cheers.

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    1. Thanks! I have posted two Year in Review posts where I list some of my favourite reads. Out of my all-time favourite reads, I’d say The Royal Game by Stefan Zweig, The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez, In love by Alfred Hayes, and Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne du Maurier are at the top. 😀

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