“If a criminal was once a saint and a saint was once a criminal, then who is the criminal and who is the saint?” The blurb at the end of the book was probably the reason why I picked this book among many others. Reason two- The beautiful cover. Yes, I have heard of “don’t … More The Tree with a Thousand Apples- Book Review
Quitting a book you don’t like is like smoking. You know its injurious to health but you don’t want to give up because you feel guilty. Your bibliophile soul curses you at the thought of it. But like I said before, when reading becomes a chore for you, its high time you should quit. It’s … More When should you quit a book?
And I feel good. Like every voracious reader out there, I was opinionated that I have to finish every book that I pick. Even when its uninteresting, utterly monotonous and highly uninspiring. Dead, basically. As an ignorant reader, during my childhood, I picked books with pretty covers. Or a book which was ‘donated’ to me … More I finally have learned to Quit the book I don’t like
To Kill A Mocking Bird came to me in my mid twenties when half of the world devoured it as a textbook in their ninth grade. YES! I feel ashamed to admit it. But as it happens, good things come to me a little (lot, actually) late. But they do come, so I have no … More To Kill A Mocking Bird
‘Why does the world hate women?’ was the first question I asked myself after I finished this book. The book is filled with umpteen women characters, each one living complex labyrinthine lives than the previous. I picked this novel because I became a fan of Elif Shafak after The Forty Rules of love. Although, I have to admit … More The Bastard of Istanbul
As a person who lives to read another book from the magical world of Harry potter, the ‘special rehearsal edition script’ (at first) was a disappointment. To read your favorite characters in a script FORMAT? That was ruthless and ‘discombobulating’. But then, I heard Dumbledore in my head and he said “there is never a perfect … More Hogwarts & Harry- My Inseparable companions
Narcissist. Dragging. Tedious. These were a few ‘good’ words which described Shantaram on google. Ofcourse there were those who loved the book. A yin for every yang. So, this book was a gift from my best friend and I am talking about the year 2011. Since then I have traveled with this book, though I never … More How Shantaram turned out to be a metaphor to life!