” Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May” – William Shakespeare Month of May brought hot winds and dust storms to my otherwise staid and stagnant life, turning it all upside down. I have been confined at home since April this year owing to my dad’s ill-health. He has been staying with me… Read More [Gratitude] The darling buds of May!
Its time to write the reflections post for #Atoz – yup April is over!!! It was one super duper ride this time around too with loads of encouragement from fellow readers/bloggers on my posts that kept me going.… Read More Reflections for #AtoZchallenge 2018
Before April hits the calendar, there is major excitement in my life as I gear up for the #AtoZchallenge which is a month-long writing fest. I did this challenge for the first time last year and since then, have been hooked to it. So planning began a little early (it has to) but towards the… Read More April Showers & Sunshine!!
The Book Thief is a book written about the times of life in Nazi Germany when reading books was a crime. Book burning was celebrated on every street corners and many Germans undertook this activity as a joyous thing to do.
My todays’s post for [Z] is on this book which I have loved reading and feel that the movie does it absolute justice.… Read More [Z] Book Thief by Markus Zusak #AtoZchallenge
Yarn-chopper is a 19th century nickname bestowed on a journalist who concocts or sensationalize his stories. He is also called a Yarn-Slinger as he is extremely verbose in telling a tale. I think I would give this apt title to Gerald Durrell after reading his roll-on-the-floor-wet-my-pants funny book – My Family and Other Animals.… Read More [Y] Yarn-chopper #AtoZchallenge
While I wondered at what to do with X, I was also trying to insert Memoirs of a geisha into my list of fav books. The adjective xenial is used to describe a friendly relationship between two parties, in particular between a hospitable host and his/her guests, or diplomatically between two countries. what do you think? Is is too far fetched?… Read More [X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZchallenge
The Wildings is a beautifully scripted tale of the feline world through the eyes of the stray cats who abound in the Nizamuddin area of New Delhi. The voice of the animals is the dominant one in telling of this tale while the humans or big feet are relagted to the backdrop.… Read More [W] The Wildings – a tale about the cats of Nizamuddin #AtoZchallenge
The Vinyl Cafe is a popular Radio programme by award winning Journalist and writer Stuart Mclean who later compiled them into a series of books. The humour into everyday life stories is what makes this writer stand out a cut above the rest for me.… Read More [V] The Vinyl Cafe Series by Stuart Mclean #AtoZchallenge
I couldnt have skipped mentioning Twilight in this challenge at all- this book series captivated my imagination with the romance between a vampire and a mortal – I am a sucker for love stories and lets admit it; who isnt?… Read More [U] Unorthodox romance of a vampire & a mortal #AtoZchallenge
Time traveller’s wife is a unique tale of love mixed with time travel and how the couple copes up with the dangers of it. I found this premise to be very unique and fell in love with the way the author detailled out her plot and characters.… Read More [T] Time Traveler’s wife #AtoZchallenge
Feluda or Pradosh C Mitter is the fictional character developed by the Bengali writer Satyajit Ray who modelled him after Sherlock Holmes. Feluda has keen powers of observations and can absorb texts in one reading. … Read More [S] Satyajit Ray’s Sherlock Holmes – Feluda #AtoZchallenge
Today I am introducing a Russian writer who wrote books for children. I have about 3-4 books from Russia in my collection and these two stand out as the writer is a marvel at writing for children. Each tale is so unique and filled with wonder that even today I yearn to pick it up and read.… Read More [R] From Russia with love #Atozchallenge
Many of you would recognise Roald Dahl from his famous children’s tales like Matilda, Charlie and the Chocolate factory and BFG, etc. But for me he is the master story teller of impeccably devious tales where its hard to distinguish between the villian and the hero.… Read More [Q] Quirky tales from Roald Dahl #atozchallenge
Okay okay! I havent lost the plot, seriously! Give me a chance to explain why a 40+ woman is going to feature The Princess Diaries as one of her all time favourite book series. You will see, I assure you. Just in case you don’t, the comment section is there for you to vent out… Read More [P] Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot #AtoZchallenge
The Wheel of time is the fantasy epic written by Robert Jordan that details out the fight of the chosen one against the evil one in a race to save the world or break it up forever. Its a 14 book long saga but well worth every page turned.… Read More [O] The Opus saga of The Wheel of time by Robert Jordan #AtoZchallenge
Star crossed lovers who are also magicians and are dueling each other with out knowing who the other is to set up magical dream like illusions that seem to bewitch even the most hard hearted person – this is Night Circus! A must have on your TBR folks.… Read More [N] Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern #AtoZchallenge
Many lives many masters is a world famous book by Dr. Brian Weiss who deals in past life regressions through which he is able to ascertain his patients mental stress and find a cure for it too. He uses hypnosis to render his patients into a semi conscious state from where they travel to their past life.… Read More [M] Many Lives, Many Masters by Dr. Brian Weiss #AtoZchallenge
I think it was at one of my book club meets that someone mentioned Laini Taylor and her superbly crafted stories. Intrigued I looked her up on Goodreads, and found a collection of short stories “Lips Touch Three Times”. Since these would let me delve into her writing style with ease, I immediately picked it up.… Read More [L] Lips touch three times by Laini Taylor #AtoZchallenge
Artemis Fowl is a 10 year old boy with a difference. He is a genius and a criminal mastermind..Intrigued? So was I when I picked up this series to read and was not disappointed by it at all.… Read More [K] The Kinetic mind of a 12 year old criminal genius – Artemis Fowl #AtoZchallenge
Who doesnt wish to read about Djinni and magic? That too when it mixes with the current world? I loved the title of this book and thats what made me buy it. I was not let down by the book as the writer has been creative throughout with her imagination in creating a rich story.… Read More [J] The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker #AtoZchallenge