Fiction, Romance Fiction

Served With Love by Priyanka Menon #BookReview

I received a copy of this book from HarperCollins India. Thank you HCI for making this bibliophile's day! Food and love. A pair of two emotions. Yes, food is an emotion. First dates usually happen over a dinner. (Or breakfast or lunch or tea, I don't have experience about that). Love can be expressed by… Continue reading Served With Love by Priyanka Menon #BookReview

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Alternate History, Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, Slipstream Fiction

11/22/63 by Stephen King #BookReview

11/22/63 is the first book I read by Stephen King. And judging by the glowing reviews this book has received on GoodReads, I surely started at the top of the hill. 11/22/63 is the first book I've read from the alternate history and slipstream fiction genre. Slipstream is a kind of fiction that is a blend of… Continue reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King #BookReview

Non-Fiction, Self-Help

Option B – Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant| #MondayMotivation

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We all live some form of Option B. This book will help us make the most of it.

~ Blurb of ‘Option B’ by Sheryl Sandberg

For this book review of Option B, I’m going to try a new format of writing a review post :  a chapter by chapter review. This book is not only about the grief of losing someone you love, but also various other reasons why people are forced to reinvent themselves and choose Option B. And hence, I’m doing this review on a chapter-by-chapter basis. 

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Fiction, Indian Fiction

The Palace of Illusions – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni #BookReview

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To be honest, this book was on my TBR for a long time. I used to steal a glance at this awesome green and yellow glittery cover in the library. But I always ended up picking another Jeffrey Archer / Dan Brown/ John Grisham book instead. Almost all my GoodReads friends had already put this book on their ‘read’ shelf. I don’t know why I didn’t join the bandwagon then. Was it due to the fact that I was 97% unaware about the epic Mahabharat? I knew only snippets of this 100000 shloka (couplet) long poem, all thanks to comic books, stories shared by teachers during lectures, and friends who have knowledgeable opinions about the Mahabharat

But there’s something you must know. I had learned Egyptian and Greek mythology from scratch when I was in eighth grade. By that reasoning, learning Indian Mythology in the fourteenth grade would not…

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Fiction

Peter Houghton vs Kevin Khatchadourian #BookReviews

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“Can you hate someone for what they have done, but still love them for whom they had been?”
― Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes

“It’s far less important to me to be liked these days than to be understood.”
― Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Peter Houghton is the gun-toting teenaged school shooter protagonist in Jodi Picoult’s ‘Nineteen Minutes’. Kevin Khatchadourian is the gun-toting teenaged school shooter protagonist in Lionel Shriver’s ‘We Need To Talk About Kevin’.  Both these books are about a school shooting (different ones) and focus on the events leading up to and following the tragic incident.

That’s where the similarities end. Oh wait. As of 28th May 2017, both the books have a ‘4 and above out of 5’ rating on GoodReads.

Allow me to take you through two riveting books of the 2000-2010 decade. Two books that will completely change your thought process about how…

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Fiction

Magically musical: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

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This is the first book I read after finishing up with exams. I got this book from the library. I read the author’s name, the blurb, and decided that this would be my first summer vacation read. I did not check the GoodReads review before picking up this book, as usual. And that’s partly because I have already read ‘ Five People You Meet In Heaven’ and ‘Have a Little Faith’, and feel that I can trust Mitch Albom with not ruining my first summer vacation read. (Do I need to mention one more time that I’m thoroughly enjoying my summer vacations? 😛 )

Can you guess the name of the book?


Title: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto
Author: Mitch Albom
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 978-0062294418
Length: 489 pages (Paperback)
Genre: Fiction
Format: HardbackPaperback , Kindle version

Buy now on Amazon India: The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto


I always…

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