I have an idea too. Let me spend the rest of this post outlining why I didn't like this book, and you could nod your head along with me at the end of every paragraph. "Pinto has an Idea" by Rajeev Saxena is the author's debut novel. The plot of the story goes like this:… Continue reading Pinto Has An Idea by Rajeev Saxena #BookReview
Fans of Rainbow Rowell, Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, Jenny Han, Holly Black, Ally Carter, Matt de la Pena, David Levithan, Kelly Link, Myra McEntire, Laini Taylor and Kiersten White, rejoice. You can read short stories by your favourite YA authors (specially those of you who have read all the works by the above authors, and… Continue reading My True Love Gave To Me: Twelve Holiday Stories #ChristmasReads
In my second post for my #ChristmasReads series, I am featuring a book that I thoroughly loved and enjoyed: The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey. Grab a cup of hot chocolate and marshmallows, and let's go through this book!
I began my #ChristmasReads TBR with this book. While this book seemed like a drag in many places, I did love the ending of "The Gift". Let's discuss this book today. Grab your peppermint tea, and here we go!
First things first, I'm not a classics fan. Yes, the only Jane Austen work I've read is Pride and Prejudice (and I only just managed to finish 66% of the book before putting it away for the dust-mites.) Yet, when I was sent an ARC of Austenistan by the kind people of Bloomsbury India (LOVE YOU SO MUCH!), I felt mildly curious. Would I be able to follow the seven short stories in the anthology, with my crutch of not being acquainted with Austen's works? Seven dazzling and brilliant short stories later, I hold this book with both my hands and a smile on my face: I thoroughly loved Austenistan. And my dear amigos, I may actually give a second chance to Jane Austen.
This year has been a year of many 'reading' firsts. My first slipstream fiction book- 11.22.63 by Stephen King, my first review copy- Served With Love by Priyanka Menon, and now, my first Urban Fantasy fiction read- Hell! No Saints in Paradise by A.K. Asif. I may also add that this is the first book I've read… Continue reading Hell! No Saints In Paradise – A.K. Asif #BookReview
If I could get married to a literary character, Eleanor Oliphant would be the apple of my eye. (Please take this as an exaggeration, not as a sign of my sexuality.) A few months ago, I did end up spotting this book in many bookstagrammer's feeds. The house made up of matchboxes, the neat cursive… Continue reading Why Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fabulous!
Before you begin reading this review, let me clear one thing: This book seems somewhat similar to Paper Towns by John Green. So, if you didn't like Paper Towns, you know what to do.
Paper boats. The little vehicles we use to drown in our childhood fantasies. The inexpensive mode of travel which can take us to many places, yet bring us back home in time for dinner. I equate "Paper Boats In Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan to a paper boat. One short story will take you down a memory lane, or should I say 'river', of your past. Another will take you into your supposed sea of the future. Maybe another will take you from narrow stream to big ocean and widen your perspective about things you didn't seem to care for before. Or maybe, a story will caress your heart and make you want more, just like the waves hit the sea shore. "Paper Boats in Puddles" by Priya Velayudhan is a debut collection of 33 short stories. And I must say, I am quite impressed with the depth and thought that each of these stories have.
I'm a diehard Dan Brown fan. His fictional Adonis by the name Prof. Robert Langdon is a wet dream of every sapiosexual reader. And in this third book in the Robert Langdon series, Dan Brown has given us more reasons to stay addicted to his works! I admit, I picked up this book at the… Continue reading Origin by Dan Brown