As a little kid, my idea of a witch was someone with a hooked nose, wild hair and a pointy hat, who travels on a broomstick and who needs to be feared. I am not sure where I learnt it from, but that was it. Growing up, I heard of the Salem’s witch trails and … More
In the month of March, I decided to take the Challenge up by a notch and go for a seemingly difficult prompt. I mean, how many times do you see a reading challenge have a prompt that says ‘Read a book by a Neurodivergent Author’? What seemed at first like a difficult task, led me … More
A year in review. I do these posts normally in the last week of December. That’s how things are supposed to work, no? But then we had 2020, and all our lives were collectively thrown into a chaos never before seen or heard. I remember a 6am grocery run to the ‘Big Tesco’ because we’d … More
Long after HBO wrapped up the <ahem> forgettable final season, and long after GRRM practically gave up writing the final two books in the series, I chanced up a few books that were released alongside the original book series. And while GRRM published a number of books with an assortment of characters that ensure we … More
A question I am frequently asked is how do I prioritise my Book Review List for Advanced Readers Copies? For one, I love to check out initial reviews on my favourite blogs, magazines and Goodreads to get a feel for it. So when I saw this book listed by TIME and Oprah Mag as 2021’s … More
For a change, I am going to avoid the usual introduction bit that I do on my posts and jump right in – The prompt I chose for February was ‘A Fantasy Novel by an Asian Author’ and the number of suggestions that popped up on Goodreads was mind blowing. However, there’s always something special … More
When it comes to any book to screen adaptations, like most readers, I am as precious as you can be. I could talk all night about why books are better than the movies and how I will ALWAYS read the books first, before watching the screen adaptation. With a series as expansive as ASOIAF, there … More
After what has been a super exhausting week, finally there is some light at the end of the tunnel as we’ve now been blessed with a ‘Lockdown Exit Plan’ *Books off 22nd June immediately!!* Unsurprisingly, I have found my lost motivation – blogging can be HARD WORK – and I am back to spam your … More
When I give it a thought, it is incredible, the number of great books and authors I have been introduced to thanks to long haul flights. Between the years 2011 – 2015 I moved back and forth between Mumbai and Manchester about 4 times. And it is not easy moving countries, let alone continents. But … More
Sometimes for the fun of it, I like to set up tasks for myself – especially ones that will intimidate me. Like in January I decided to write about Murakami and Tolkien – the two authors who practically have courses and workshops dedicated to studying their literature. Continuing the trend, this month I am talking … More
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