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

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 a book or get inspired by another work of fiction.   Another charm in knowing a fictional … Continue reading Books Read by Fictional Characters

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

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

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

My Best Reads of first six months of 2019

And, here comes 30th June and this is half of 2019…already. In my head, I feel as if I am just two months into this New Year. My goodreads account tells me that I have read 28 books in these six months. So, based on this tiny little collection of my books, comes my list … Continue reading My Best Reads of first six months of 2019