Book Reviews – Mexican Gothic and Anxious People

Bookish Discussion: Have you read a book that scared you more psychologically than paranormally? Have you read a book that was actually felt like going to therapy? Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia : Thoughts/Review This book was a part of the Spooky read October month, but I managed to finish it only in the firstContinue reading “Book Reviews – Mexican Gothic and Anxious People”

These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar – Thoughts

Tell me about the dream where we pull the bodies out of the lake and dress them in warm clothes again How it was late, and no one could sleep, the horses running until they forget that they are horses It’s not like a tree where the roots have to end somewhere, it’s more likeContinue reading “These, Our Bodies Possessed by Light by Dharini Bhaskar – Thoughts”

Five Book recommendations from my nearly five year old

My daughter is four and a half years old and loves being read to. I think I’ve already achieved my parenting goals. Now only if this continues as she grows up 😉 Child experts say that you should communicate with your children like equals. So I took that literally and asked my daughter to chooseContinue reading “Five Book recommendations from my nearly five year old”

Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Sep 2020

Can you believe it, this is my first life diary and reading wrap up post in 2020? Shudder.. Well, because 2020 has been such a shit year in general, it was hard to write a life diary entry without sobbing or whining my heart out. I could have done a reading wrap up though. ReadingContinue reading “Life Diaries and Reading Wrap Up – Sep 2020”

The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: What fictional stories have you read and enjoyed, that were inspired by real people or real life events? My thoughts on The Kingdom of Back: I know Marie Lu is a much loved author in the bookish community. And I’m happy to say that I finally got a chance to read her work,Continue reading “The Kingdom of Back by Marie Lu – Thoughts”

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Have you ever felt that writing is therapeutic? That words have the power to change, inspire, break and give strength? My thoughts on The Poet X: I picked up this book to fulfil the ‘read a book by a Latinx author’ prompt for the Coffee Readathon. Also, I had been eyeing this bookContinue reading “The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo – Thoughts”

Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Ju : Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Do you identify yourself as a feminist? If yes, do you think its relevant to read feminist books from across the world? Do you also think that fiction, supported by actual data is the best way to be informed about the challenges faced by minorities, globally? Thoughts on Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: WhatContinue reading “Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Ju : Thoughts”

Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu – Thoughts

Bookish Discussion: Are you reading your way through the JCB Longlist 2020 titles as well? If yes, which book has been your favorite so far? Chosen Spirits – My Thoughts I’m slowly making my way through the JCB Longlist 2020 titles, and this will be my third book from the list. Considering that the shortlistContinue reading “Chosen Spirits by Samit Basu – Thoughts”

The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – Thoughts

“They trained her to win the war. She intended to end it….” I’m trying hard to get over The Poppy War, and move on to my next book. I thought I might need to read something fluffy or light but I’m just not feeling it, after finishing this book. Bookish Discussion: Ever learned history fromContinue reading “The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – Thoughts”