7 Popular Romance Tropes that I Enjoy Reading

My last blog post ‘Happy Endings | Short Story by Margaret Atwood’ kept me nudging on the notion of ‘happily ever after’. So, I thought of writing about my favourite romance tropes. Love stories are a staple for everyone, but some stories touch our hearts more than others. For instance, I cannot stand the love… Continue reading 7 Popular Romance Tropes that I Enjoy Reading

Six Novellas to Read before the Year Ends

Last quarter of the year! And for those of you who are sweating like me with the fear of not achieving the set reading goals, I have an idea. Whatever your goal was, let’s tweak those TBRs and replace the full-length hefty novels with some lifesaver Novellas at this point. Fewer pages to read, pacey… Continue reading Six Novellas to Read before the Year Ends

The Best Books that I have Read but Don’t have on My Bookshelf

To own a book is one of the greatest treasures. All through our lives, we collect books and display them on our bookshelves as prized possessions. But the other day, I realized I don’t own some of the best reads of my life. Atrocious, yes, but then such is reality. I am sure you too… Continue reading The Best Books that I have Read but Don’t have on My Bookshelf

Ten Books on my Re-Read list for 2021

Somewhere in our hearts, we always wish to re-read some of the best reads from the past. The TBR, however, keeps hoarding new releases and new recommendations. This means the re-read list is ignored and pushed much lower on the reading rack. So, my New Year resolution…if it had to be anything then it surely… Continue reading Ten Books on my Re-Read list for 2021

The End of the Year Book Tag

I wanted to do ‘The End of the Year Book Tag’ for some years now. It is such a fun tag that I have loved reading it on various blogs over the years. So, finally I debut with my answers on this popular book tag. 2020 has been like none other…and through this bumpy ride,… Continue reading The End of the Year Book Tag

Bronte Sisters: Their Books and Writings

Charlotte Bronte wrote in ‘Jane Eyre’, “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” The Bronte sisters had a unique point of view on class and gender. These three sisters shaped their writings based on their life experiences and created one of the most… Continue reading Bronte Sisters: Their Books and Writings

Five YA Book to Movie Adaptations

I wanted to write about my dreaded ‘Did Not Finish’ list and then I realized that it was a synonym for the YA books on my shelf. Obviously, the question propped up inside my head - Am I too old to read YA books? Seriously, I tend to miserably slacken while reading a YA book… Continue reading Five YA Book to Movie Adaptations

The Penelopiad and Circe: Two Retellings of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’

‘The Penelopiad’ by Margaret Atwood and ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller changed the narrative set by Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ ‘Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.’ – The Odyssey by Homer ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer… Continue reading The Penelopiad and Circe: Two Retellings of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’

Books Read by Fictional Characters

You read a book and the fictional character in your book reads a book too! Don’t you love it when this happens… It is exciting to find fictional characters relishing a book or just a small plot of some book or getting inspired by another book.   Another charm in knowing a fictional character’s love… Continue reading Books Read by Fictional Characters

‘My Life in Books’ Tag

Yayy…it’s a ‘Book Tag’ post. I read this super interesting book tag on ‘Witty and Sarcastic Book Club’ a couple of days back. It is a wonderful blog and you can visit her blog here. So, here I go… 1. Find a book for each of your initials N Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami B Burmese… Continue reading ‘My Life in Books’ Tag

Books I wish to buy in the post-pandemic shopping spree

Once upon a time, we referred to BC and AD. But, now life is all about pre-Pandemic and hopefully, soon we will have the bliss to call post-Pandemic. As everyone looks forward to the day we will go back to a normal life and list out things-to-do then, I have my small wishlist of 'books… Continue reading Books I wish to buy in the post-pandemic shopping spree

That ‘Zing’ in a Book Cover

Here comes the last post on the ‘Book Cover’ series for the A2Z challenge. I didn’t wish to write about just another book cover so here goes this post exploring some of my favourite book covers. The little zing on the book cover holds the enthusiasm of the reader and lures them to the cash… Continue reading That ‘Zing’ in a Book Cover

Leap Year Book Tag

It’s been quite a while since I did a ‘Book Tag’. Book Tags are so much fun and I always intend to do one, yet there is something or the other. So, I didn’t wish to miss out on the ‘Leap Year Book Tag’ when I saw this on Blair Leftly’s blog ‘Feed the Crime’,… Continue reading Leap Year Book Tag

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

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

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

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 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

The Intimidating Longest Books on my TBR

Are you terrified to pick up a hefty looking longest book? Well, I am! As someone who loves to read books, I am still intimidated by the length of books. Yes, the ones with the look of an Oxford dictionary or the Thesaurus from the days before Google/ Kindle. To me, ‘hardcover’ is another intimidating… Continue reading The Intimidating Longest Books on my TBR

My August TBR

So, it’s already August. This month does become hectic with many holidays but I have set myself a treat of 3 books. I know too little! But then, I also wanted to set aside time for reading short stories. I guess we always undermine short stories as we slant towards the longer, juicier story telling… Continue reading My August TBR