The Tiger At Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – Thoughts

I’m trying to diversify my reading by joining in different reading challenges hosted by awesome book bloggers. I might end up sticking to a particular genre more, but I’m happy I’m reading the same genre by diverse or own voice authors. I picked up The Tiger at Midnight as part of one such readathon –Continue reading “The Tiger At Midnight by Swati Teerdhala – Thoughts”

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Thoughts

Another first for me. Not the length of the book, since I read Crescent City a month back, which was longer than 800 pages. But the author. My first read by Leo Tolstoy 🙂 Have you read a book and found that while you were reading, you went through a gamut of emotions, starting fromContinue reading “Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Thoughts”

Recursion by Blake Crouch – Thoughts

But on a night like this, of a restless mind and dreams of ghosts, time feels secondary to the true prime mover—memory. Perhaps memory is fundamental, the thing from which time emerges. Barry Sutton, from Recursion (Author: Blake Crouch) I read a science fiction book after ages. There was a time in my growing upContinue reading “Recursion by Blake Crouch – Thoughts”

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas – Thoughts

Through love, All is possible…. – Crescent City #1, Sarah J Maas This is my first book by author Sarah J Maas and I am floored. It didn’t matter that it was an 800 page behemoth of a book, the longest book Ive read so far. Because the story just flew through. I felt likeContinue reading “House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City #1) by Sarah J Maas – Thoughts”

The Curse of the Purple Witch – A short story

Once upon a time in the kingdom of Colours, the little Prince was cursed by the Purple witch.  The Purple witch kept to herself, and had a quick temper. Her crayons were her only friends and her paintings were her playground. But one day when the little Prince chanced upon her precious drawings, he thoughtContinue reading “The Curse of the Purple Witch – A short story”

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston – Thoughts

This book was my GR book club selection to celebrate ‘Pride’ and I absolutely loved it. In the acknowledgements section, the author writes, that she wanted to write a book about ‘hope’, when she came up with this idea in 2016. And although many would feel like this story was too far fetched for aContinue reading “Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston – Thoughts”

Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts

I would’ve skimmed through this book, had I not been spending all of my free time obsessing over MDZS and The Untamed. But that’s a story for another day 🙂 I’m not a history buff as such, even though I love to live in my own nostalgia, but I can imagine how precious this bookContinue reading “Mad, Bad & Dangerous to Know by Samira Ahmed – Thoughts”

Deviant characters in Books & Movies – Why are we attracted to rebels?

I’ve been obsessed with the Chinese show on Netflix and the book its based on – The Untamed / Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, lately. The story has two lead characters – Wei Wuxian, who is the nonconformist and Lan Wangji, who is his opposite, a stickler for following rules and doing the absolute right thing.Continue reading “Deviant characters in Books & Movies – Why are we attracted to rebels?”

There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts

“Knowing her, is loving her“ There’s Something About Sweetie is the second YA romance novel from the Dimpleverse series. In the first book, ‘When Dimple Met Rishi’, we get to see career minded, level headed, independent Dimple fall in love with traditional, romantic Rishi. In this book, we get to see Rishi’s younger brother fallContinue reading “There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts”