NANOWRIMO 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that when you plan to do something, all the universe conspires in helping it ‘not to happen’. I do understand the pessimistic and faux approach that I have given to the saying but what exactly do you say when the vicious cycle goes on and on and there isContinue reading “NANOWRIMO 2020”

Unlocked by Sonia Dogra

Historical tales in verse, ever thought of that? At least I didn’t but here I am with one such book and just as amazing an author. Unlocked by Sonia Dogra is a book of poetry at the outset. But there is so much more to it that an initial review or expression of thoughts isContinue reading “Unlocked by Sonia Dogra”

Anne & Angelou

I have been reading Maya Angelou’s poetry for a long while now and I was too excited to dive myself into her complete collected poetry to not like it. Needless to say I am in awe, awe of the writer in her, awe of the poet, in awe of her womanhood, in complete awe ofContinue reading “Anne & Angelou”

A Suitable Boy

It took me approximatley two years before I picked this 1500 pages long and snugly printed paperback from my shelf. But I can safely say that each word of it has been a pleasure, an inebriated drink on life and journeys.  A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, at an outset is a long enchanting sagaContinue reading “A Suitable Boy”

Top 10 Books

Top 10 Books   Anyone remember that I plan to read 100 books this year? Yes, I have taken up this challenege to finish at least two books every week. So far it is going great. Though, I have no idea how this is going to end, but I am quite enjoying it. Plus, theContinue reading “Top 10 Books”

Book Review: The Last Huntsman

BOOK DETAILS: The Last Huntsman By Page Morgan Publication date: September 9th, 2019 Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult Description: No women. No children. No torture. The Huntsman has his rules. For years, Tobin has done his emperor’s bidding, eliminating threats to the Empire of Morvansk. But when he is ordered to kill the lovely Princess Mara, Tobin’s absolute loyaltyContinue reading “Book Review: The Last Huntsman”

Moorings.

  Weekends shouldn’t be about going out, partying, trashing, shopping, dining, and tiring yourself. They should be about the things that you would want to do otherwise. It should be about, well, honestly my answer changes as frequently as the illogical and unwanted threats, thrown by people who might run a country and yet wouldn’tContinue reading “Moorings.”

A Thousand Splendid Suns.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by khaled Hosseini is about a 15 year old Miriam, married and sent to Kabul without her will. Her entire life is a struggle against patriarchy, starvation, violence and brutality and a fear that lurks constantly over her.   While the plot sounds truly traumatic the heroism that is portrayed despiteContinue reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns.”

Sea Prayer!

A Sea prayer is published as a book but honestly it’s a poem. It is a lucid, magical poem with such colorful and breathtaking illustrations that I spent more time looking and gawking than reading.   The prayer seems like a bedtime story for a kid, spoken by his father on a moonlit night, butContinue reading “Sea Prayer!”

Moby Dick!

  Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville. Ishmael’s obsessively narrates the quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship’s previous voyage bit off Ahab’s leg at the knee….   I could go on and onContinue reading “Moby Dick!”