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”

A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum – Thoughts

Its books like these that make me thankful to be part of a global book club/book community, since I wouldn’t have even thought of picking up this book, had it not been chosen as the BOTM selection for one of my online book clubs. And I’m glad I read it. This would be around aContinue reading “A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum – Thoughts”

Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno – Thoughts

I haven’t reads any of Candace Bushnell’s or Katie Cotugno’s books before, but I was a huge fan of the Sex and the City series in HBO at least. Based on just that, I was delighted to be approved by the publishers to read their latest book with YA protagonists – Rules for being aContinue reading “Rules For Being A Girl by Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno – Thoughts”

Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – Thoughts

It is a universally acknowledged fact that Jane Austen has changed the lives of many readers and authors and her book adaptations are almost always a treat! 😉 Finally read this Pakistani adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic – Pride and Prejudice and quite enjoyed it! Here is what I loved in this re-telling: 1. AllContinue reading “Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal – Thoughts”

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara – Thoughts

Making the most of the global quarantine by trying to read as many books as possible 🙂 Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line is Deepa Anappara’s debut novel and one of the books long listed for the Women’s Prize 2020 category, and I can see why. Where do I start? Umm, lets see. Have youContinue reading “Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara – Thoughts”

The Group by Lara Feigel (ARC) – Thoughts

Blogging is going to take a back seat now, considering I’m working from home, and have my 4 year old to look after – a situation that many working parents across the globe will be living in and working out to the best of their abilities. I just pray that the Universe sorts this outContinue reading “The Group by Lara Feigel (ARC) – Thoughts”

Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – Thoughts

This is an illustrated novel that people should read. Just another of those books that simplifies something complex so that its easily digested by the common reader and doesn’t leave them feeling upset or with a stomach ache. But does leave them with slightly more information, understanding and knowledge about one misunderstood and highly judgedContinue reading “Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi – Thoughts”

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts

A desi/Indian re-telling of one of my favorite fairy tales- Beauty and the Beast, by a soon turning out to be a go-to author for romances with Indian protagonists – Sandhya Menon. It was all that I had expected and more 🙂 I’ve only read one other book by Sandhya – When Dimple met Rishi,Continue reading “Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon – Thoughts”