Blogging Challenges · Cause A Chatter

Blogchatter’s 'Blogging With A Purpose' #CauseAChatter: Theme Reveal

I had previously read many posts with the hashtag #CauseAChatter, a campaign by Blogchatter. #CauseAChatter is about blogging with a purpose, to give voice to highlight something one cares for. And, I have felt the sheer passion with which the bloggers wrote for the causes they stood for in the previous years. This time, I… Continue reading Blogchatter’s 'Blogging With A Purpose' #CauseAChatter: Theme Reveal

Author Interview · Book Tags, TBRs and Blitz

Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Author Interview

For someone like me who isn't interested in reading Biographies or Non-Fiction, Historical Fiction is a savior. ‘Wolf’ by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter was published on 11th February 2020 and I was glad to have received an ARC. It is an incredible book, where you meet Hitler up close and personal through… Continue reading Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Author Interview

Book Reviews · New Release

Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Unraveling Hitler in fiction

‘Wolf’ by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter is a historical fiction based on Adolf Hitler’s rise to becoming the ‘Fuhrer’ of Germany. What makes ‘Wolf’ interesting is the central narrative of Friedrich Richard, the fictionalized character who becomes the closest aid of Hitler. The amalgamation of fiction and non-fiction is amazingly achieved and… Continue reading Wolf by Herbert J. Stern and Alan A. Winter: Unraveling Hitler in fiction

Movie Reviews

Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, the Oscars and the bromance

I wanted to see ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ in the theatre but couldn’t. So the next wishful thinking was to watch it before the Oscars and that I did. The most obvious reason for all the drool-worthy expectations from the movie was, of course, the cast – Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Last… Continue reading Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood, the Oscars and the bromance

Book Reviews · New Release

Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves edited by Samuel W. Reed: An anthology of crime stories

Presenting a New Release today!! Review I am not someone who likes reading crime novels. Yes, I could probably watch a murder mystery or a crime based tele/ web-series but a book is different. And, Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves is an anthology of crime stories by thirteen emergent authors edited by Samuel W. Reed. I… Continue reading Miscreants, Murderers, and Thieves edited by Samuel W. Reed: An anthology of crime stories

Book Reviews · Children's Books · New Release · Release Blitz

The Eye of RA by Ben Gartner: Release Blitz and Review

It is ‘Release Blitz’ and I bring to you ‘The Eye of RA’ by Ben Gartner. The book is aimed at middle-school children. And, ofcourse has all the right ingredients of magic and adventure rolled in one. The story begins with John all excited for the summer and the end of his fourth grade. With… Continue reading The Eye of RA by Ben Gartner: Release Blitz and Review

New Release · Short Story Reviews

Stripes Recruitment by Luke Melia: A Tiger in town busy with job hunting

‘Stripes Recruitment’ is a new short story by Luke Melia. This story is about a ‘Tiger’ named Stripes who is trying hard to fit in the human world. Luke Melia started working on this idea of a ‘Tiger seeking a job’ about five years back. Stripes Recruitment by Luke MeliaPaperback: 36 pagesPublisher: Independently published  It is seldom that… Continue reading Stripes Recruitment by Luke Melia: A Tiger in town busy with job hunting

Book Reviews · Fiction · New Release

Ravyn by TL Fisher: Review of the New Release

Ravyn is the latest book by TL Fisher which came out on 20th January. Ravyn is a superbly written book, highlighting domestic abuse and how it affects the victim. Even though the book and the characters are set in modern-day America, I am sure the subject is more pertinent to the Indian context. Fisher’s protagonist… Continue reading Ravyn by TL Fisher: Review of the New Release

Book Reviews · Fiction

Number Eight Crispy Chicken by Sarah Neofield: A Political Satire on Immigration and Detention

I received an advance copy of ‘Number Eight Crispy Chicken’ by Sarah Neofield, her debut novel. The book was scheduled to come out on 20th January 2020…Well, I am a day late in posting this review. But, what a wonderful and unique book! ‘Number Eight Crispy Chicken’ is a political satire set in the modern… Continue reading Number Eight Crispy Chicken by Sarah Neofield: A Political Satire on Immigration and Detention

Book Tags, TBRs and Blitz · Release Blitz

Release Blitz: Ravyn by TL Fisher

Hey everyone, welcome to the Release Blitz for Ravyn by TL Fisher. The book comes out on 20th January 2020. I received the advance copy for review from the author and I will put up the book review very soon! TITLE: RAVYNSUBTITLE: TIL DEATH DO US PARTAUTHOR: TL FISHERGENRE: DOMESTIC PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLERCOVER DESIGN: SARAH HANSEN/… Continue reading Release Blitz: Ravyn by TL Fisher

Book Reviews · Fiction · Movie Reviews

Forrest Gump: A review of this iconic movie and the book in one box!

I could never quite get myself to watch ‘Forrest Gump’ but when I did; I had to write about it. Once, I was on YouTube and saw this episode of Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep on Ellen’s show where Tom Hanks enacts the famous line ‘Life is a box of chocolates’. The next thing I… Continue reading Forrest Gump: A review of this iconic movie and the book in one box!

Book Reviews · Fiction

The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson: A Hoodwinked Thriller

The President is Missing. Well, I reached page 153 and the President was still there (sorry for the spoiler). Some people have loved, I mean really loved the book on Goodreads but sometimes you just cannot share the love. ‘The President is Missing’ is a political thriller written by Bill Clinton and James Patterson published… Continue reading The President is Missing by Bill Clinton and James Patterson: A Hoodwinked Thriller

Book Tags, TBRs and Blitz · Bookish Lists

My Reading Goals for 2020

2020 is here and it’s already the first weekend. Well, I am still trying to figure out my reading trajectory for the year. So, at first, let me share my journey with books in 2019 based on what Goodreads tells me…It says I completed 49 books which is good, if not momentous I suppose. ‘52… Continue reading My Reading Goals for 2020

Book Reviews · Indian Fiction

The Swap by Shuma Raha: Urban couples' swinging fascination between marriage and morality

‘The Swap’ treads a careful line while uncovering the private lives of the urban middle class, exploring their marriages through swap parties and their guilty pleasures in doing so, intricately weaving an emotional subtext. Obviously, it is a taboo to talk about ‘spouse swapping’ in the commonplace parlance. Yet, its existence as a hearsay reality… Continue reading The Swap by Shuma Raha: Urban couples' swinging fascination between marriage and morality

Book Reviews · Classics

What am I reading this Christmas: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

“Merry Christmas! What right have you to be merry? What reason have you to be merry? You’re poor enough.” Every Christmas, I would regret not having read ‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens as yet. Yes, one of those books that is always on the Classics TBR but gets skipped for some bestseller. Also, I… Continue reading What am I reading this Christmas: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Movie Reviews

Jumanji: The Next Level – A Genuine Level Up in Adventure

It isn’t quite often that you find a sequel outwitting the prequel. Well, I was actually not expecting a well-crafted story when I booked the tickets for Jumanji: The Next Level. I went for the movie for the love of its original one with Robin Williams and Kirsten Dunst as the little girl. There was… Continue reading Jumanji: The Next Level – A Genuine Level Up in Adventure

Children's Books

The Gingerbread Star by Anne Fine: A plain little grey worm's wish to be a glow worm

I stumbled upon ‘The Gingerbread Star’ by Anne Fine in the children’s section of a bookstore and was immediately impressed by the beautiful cover and the inside illustrations. I had not heard of this book before but the colours gave such a Christmassy feel, though certainly there is no Christmas in this sweet tale. The… Continue reading The Gingerbread Star by Anne Fine: A plain little grey worm's wish to be a glow worm

Book Reviews · Children's Books · Fiction

Skipper: Friend or Foe? A Distracting Mystery within Life’s Traumatic Events by Kellie Sanchez

Skipper: Friend or Foe? A Distracting Mystery within Life’s Traumatic Events by Kellie Sanchez is a wonderful tale for preteens. It touches upon the emotional themes of children coping with an ailing parent in the family, adjusting to their new surroundings and finding an adventure in mundane things. Skipper: Friend or Foe? A Distracting Mystery… Continue reading Skipper: Friend or Foe? A Distracting Mystery within Life’s Traumatic Events by Kellie Sanchez

Book Reviews · Fiction

Sane Enough to Know She's Crazy by Ruth Thomas Hansen: Book Review

Sane Enough to Know She’s Crazy by Ruth Thomas Hansen is Carrie’s story of dealing with her life struggles while battling mental illness. We begin with Carrie as a teenager adjusting with the Lingle family after her mother’s death. The story is quite dark and slow. But, gradually you fall in love with the characters… Continue reading Sane Enough to Know She's Crazy by Ruth Thomas Hansen: Book Review

Book Tags

Book Tag: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger

While scrolling down my blog, I felt in the last few weeks, I have been constantly posting either a movie review or a book review and I questioned – maybe it’s time to have something different. Just then I stumbled upon ‘Book Tag: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger’ on A Rambling Reviewer, a blog… Continue reading Book Tag: The Secret Life of a Book Blogger