The House in the Cerulean Sea #BookReview

Title: The House in the Cerulean Sea Author: TJ Klune What a delightful delightful book The House in the Cerulean Sea has turned out to be. I couldn’t wait to finish it to begin writing about it. Let’s go then. Linus Baker is a dedicated government official, resigned to and grateful for his in-the-rut existence, …

Fangirl #BookReview

Book: FangirlAuthor: Rainbow Rowell Cather (Cath) and Wren are identical twins whose mother left them when they were eight. Their father is an unstable genius leaving the girls are pretty much on their own. While Wren is outgoing, Cath is the shy silent one, content to remain in the shadows. The two, however, have a …

Red, White & Royal Blue #BookReview

Book: Red, White & Royal BlueAuthor: Casey McQuiston I fell head over heels in love with the endearing premise of this book even before I read it. The love story of the First Son of the United States and the British Prince -- the stuff of dreams. So we have two delightful protagonists, Alex and …

Girl, Woman, Other #BookReview

Women. Women of all shapesWomen of all sizes. Women of all ages and colours - black and white and all shades between.Women of all sexes. Yes, that!Women who aren’t women at all, women who are men, men who are women.Women who refuse to be defined by this binary structure.In Girl, Woman, Other.  This is one beautiful book. …

The Lunar Chronicles #BookReview

So I am done with the Lunar Chronicles. Finally! What a ride it has been! A tiny bit lengthy towards the end but all in all a fun enjoyable adrenaline pumping adventure. For those of you who haven't heard of this series Lunar is a set of four young adult futuristic novels - Cinder, Scarlet, …

Ravan: Enemy of Aryavarta #BookReview

Book: Ravan: Enemy of AryavartaAuthor: Amish Tripathi I have a soft spot for this series by Amish Ramayan series because it was with the first book  Scion of Ikshvaku that I kicked off this blog. I loved that one. I was curious about how Amish would handle this multilinear narrative and that was what made …

What’s the deal with Walliams, Allen and the like?

Some of my favourite childhood buddies lived up among the dense branches of a tree that went Wisha Wisha Wisha. Silky, Moonface, the Saucepanman and Dame Washalot. Eager to have the kids befriend them too I picked up this book at the Landmark store. Once I brought it home, however, I realised it wasn’t an Enid …

A Wonderful Book #Teaser Tuesday 4

My current read is a truly wonderful book, quite aptly named Wonder by RJ Palacio. Here's a line, or rather two lines, for this week's Teaser Tuesday, which is hosted by Should Be Reading. Do make time to drop by at the end of week for the review. This one is an exceptional read. “There are always going to be jerks in …

This is how I was kindled

  I was brought up as an old-school reader - the kind who uses bookmarks and book covers, the kind that goes to a bookshop, browses at leisure, makes his pick, then sits and samples it before finally putting it in his shopping basket and heading for the checkout counter. I love the good solid feel of books in my hand;  and while I may still …

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