Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing


Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing By Delia Owens #qotd-what makes a book a 5 star -the plot or the prose? A full 5 stars to this book ..A complete delight for readers ..Vivid imagery ,evocative almost poetic prose and an absorbing storyline ..I reread the book ,just to go over some of the beautiful lines … Continue reading Book Review-Where the Crawdads Sing

Book Review-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng


After sitting in my TBR list for an eternity ,this book finally caught my attention ..Slow moving ,yet filled with intensely complicated family dynamics and small town life , this is definitely a page turner. Excellent in parts and lagging in some ,this is an engrossing read ..The book deals with the complexities of parenting … Continue reading Book Review-Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh


The Hungry tide by Amitava Ghosh is one of its kind book . With his beautifully evocative writing , the author manages to transport us wholly to the Sunderbans ..The Sunderbans with its mysterious islands , its unpredictable storms and cyclones ,with its plethora of flora and fauna ….The landscape is of a supreme importance … Continue reading The Hungry Tide by Amitava Ghosh

Book Review-Esme’s Wish


Esme’s Wish by Elizabeth Foster A fantastic book for the lovers of magic ,fantasy , dragons , and all things that fall in between . Esme’s Wish is the first Book in the Esme Series by debutante novelist Elizabeth Foster . The Book has all that one would expect from a Fantasy series . When … Continue reading Book Review-Esme’s Wish

Franz Kafka and Magic of his writing …


Here is something that popped up on my Facebook ..A beautiful story about Franz Kafka,the iconic writer .. When he was 40, the renowned Bohemian novelist and short story writer FRANZ KAFKA (1883–1924), who never married and had no children, was strolling through Steglitz Park in Berlin, when he chanced upon a young girl crying … Continue reading Franz Kafka and Magic of his writing …

Matilda by Roald Dahl


“She travelled all over the world while sitting in her little room in an English village.”- Matilda by Roald Dahl Don't you think Matilda is a lovely little book !! Such an exciting plot and relatable funny characters ..More than that ,the lesson on standing upto bullies and knowing that you are never too little … Continue reading Matilda by Roald Dahl

Harry Potter – Relevant Always !!


"It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." The wizened Albus Dumbledore spoke these words to Harry .  After Harry emerges from the Chamber of Secrets, he expresses fear over the uncanny similarities between himself and Voldemort, telling Dumbledore that the Sorting Hat nearly placed him in … Continue reading Harry Potter – Relevant Always !!

Book Review-Age of Innocence


Book Review- Age of Innocence Author-Edith Wharton Age of Innocence reminds me of Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro in many ways . Although this book was written almost a hundred year ago in 1920 , the themes touched in both the books are eerily similar .This is the 1921 Pulitzer winner for Fiction. … Continue reading Book Review-Age of Innocence

Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul


Book Review-The Bastard Of Istanbul Author- Elif Shafak I have suddenly been taken in by the writings of Turkish authors Ayse Kulin & Elif Shafak . Their enchanting description of Turkey, a country that’s European and Islamic both at the same time have me enamored . Another Turkish author who holds me spell bound is … Continue reading Book Review- The Bastard of Istanbul

Mini Book Review-Flood of Fire


Book -Flood of Fire Author-Amitava Ghosh Flood of Fire is the last book in the Ibis Trilogy by Amitava Ghosh. It brings closure to all the characters we meet in the earlier books, their lives intertwining over the space of the 3 books. Just like the previous two books, this one too is brilliantly researched … Continue reading Mini Book Review-Flood of Fire