Books, New Post, Women authors

10 Minutes 38 seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak | Book Review |

Having read The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak, I had a great many expectations from this book. Happy to say I was not disappointed at all. This book has been shortlisted for the Booker award. I had picked up reading or rather listening to this book on the Audible for the book prompt… Read More 10 Minutes 38 seconds in this Strange World by Elif Shafak | Book Review |

Books, Guestblog, New Post

The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Book Review |

An interesting peek into time honored favorite classic of Ramya Abhinand as she guest blogs about her review of this fantastic book and tells us why its her favorite.… Read More The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle | Book Review |

BarAThon, Fiction, New Post

| Fiction | The Apple of My Temptation {#BarAThon}

The BAR blogging group has started out with the pre-BarAThon prompts for the members to sharpen their writing style. The prompts are out every week and this is Week #3 and my take is on the prompt – Temptation… Read More | Fiction | The Apple of My Temptation {#BarAThon}

Books, New Post

#BookReview: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

The Rosie Project was sent to me by a bookish friend who knew that I am nuts about Sheldon from the Big Bang Theory and advocated this book as Sheldon falling in love. I couldn’t wait to read this book, such was my excitement.… Read More #BookReview: The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

Fiction

Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

I am attempting to write a short story a day on some of the photographs taken during my recent vacation in Uttarakhand. Its a great way to get my creative writing mojo back and best use of time in the times of Corona Virus. Some of the stories gather “inspiration” from people I have met on this holiday, their lifestyle or simply some anecdote related around them. All characters, location and incidents are a figment of my hyper active imagination.… Read More Fiction Writing: The Gossip in the Fig tree

Books, New Post

#BookReview: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

I had managed to read The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri on my recent vacation and I was blown away by the bittersweet nuances of human relationships and eccentricities in each and every story in this wonderful short collection of stories.… Read More #BookReview: The Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Books, New Post

#BookReview – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

The Little Paris Bookshop came to me as a gift from a dear friend who had read and loved it so  much that she thought I would like it too. I cherish such treasures and assured her of savoring the book. For this is an absolutely sensuous book which deals with a love for books. If you do get around to reading it, then I hope you treat it so.… Read More #BookReview – The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George

Blog Challenge, Fiction, New Post

#WordsMatter – Outside my window

I am participating in the #WordsMatter bloghop this month and this post is in response to the prompt Outside my Window. I am attempting fiction after ages and hope this is well received by my readers.… Read More #WordsMatter – Outside my window

Books, New Post

#BookReview – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

I had been seeing too many posts on my timeline about this book – The art of racing in the rain, that I just had to pick it up. Moreover the cute little dog on the cover was hard to resist. I have read this book in response to the WriteTribe reading challenge prompt: An… Read More #BookReview – The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Books, mixed bag

Book Review – FreeFall by Jana Williams

Freefall by Jana Williams is a fast paced space adventure, replete with wormholes, deep sleep and space explorations. Here is my review of it and see for yourself why you must pick up this book to read.… Read More Book Review – FreeFall by Jana Williams

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #AtoZ | Book Review |

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 #AtoZ | Book Review |

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[T] Time Traveler’s wife #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

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[R] From Russia with love #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

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[Q] Quirky tales from Roald Dahl #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

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[P] Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot #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

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[K] The Kinetic mind of a 12 year old criminal genius – Artemis Fowl #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

AtoZ, Blog Challenge, Books

[J] The Golem and the Djinni by Helene Wecker #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