The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – Book Thoughts

“One thing that struck me most about life, is the capacity for change. One day you’re a person, and the next day they tell you you’re a dog. At first it is hard to bear, but after a while you learn not to look at it as a loss. There’s even a moment when itContinue reading “The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – Book Thoughts”

Jasmine Days by Benyamin, translated by Shahnaz Habib

This book is the winner of the JCB Prize for literature 2018, and was the book of the month pick of a book tube channel that I follow, Books On Toast. I had bought this book from a indie bookstore in Pune a few months back, and as luck would have it, I was ableContinue reading “Jasmine Days by Benyamin, translated by Shahnaz Habib”

Two unforgettable fictional heroines – Circe and Isabel Dalhousie – Book Thoughts

I had the pleasure of reading two great books in the last weeks. Books that are completely based on the female protagonist, and these women make you think, a lot. So here are my thoughts on the two books I read. If you don’t want to read my blabbering ons about the books, then inContinue reading “Two unforgettable fictional heroines – Circe and Isabel Dalhousie – Book Thoughts”

The Runaways & The Kiss Quotient – Book Thoughts

I really need a good book to get me out of the two unsatisfying reads that I read last. I believe that every book has a reader, and a time and place or state of mind for a reader to read and appreciate that book. If I say I didn’t like a particular book, IContinue reading “The Runaways & The Kiss Quotient – Book Thoughts”

Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton – Book Thoughts

Why is love so convenient in fiction? Also, how do people manage to fall in love at first sight, without knowing anything about the other person? I’ve never understood or liked this concept in books somehow. My January destination for the ‘Have books, will travel’ book club was Cuba. I had heard rave reviews forContinue reading “Next Year In Havana by Chanel Cleeton – Book Thoughts”

Books to Movies – My List #1

I was browsing through YouTube movies to rent and watch, when I suddenly came across Red Sparrow, and remembered that this was a movie I wanted to watch, but also remembered that I wanted to read the book first and then watch the movie. So, in a frenzy, I started updating my ‘lists’ (yeah, IContinue reading “Books to Movies – My List #1”