Friday 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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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#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

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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

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[X] Xenial – Memoirs of a Geisha #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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[I] In the world of Ismat Chughtai #AtoZchallenge

I was introduced to Ismat Chughtai via her books when I was exploring Indian literature scene. Alongwith Satyajit Ray, Khushwant Singh, Sadat Hasan Manto; I found this jewel of a writer who was considered a rebel of her times. Title: Lifting the Veil Author:  Ismat Chughtai Genre: Urdu Literature Publication: Penguin books Ismat Chughtai (1911-1991)… Read More [I] In the world of Ismat Chughtai #AtoZchallenge

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[G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

When I first heard of the book title Guernsey Literary and potato peel pie society- I was truly flummoxed! What on earth is this book about? But when I read the blurb I was totally convinced to read it through and glad I did for I fell in love with it. It brought alive the magic of letter writing for me.… Read More [G] Guernsey Literary & Potato peel Pie Society #AtoZchallenge

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[E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge

I had been hearing a lot of rave reviews from friends and acquaintances alike about Elif Shafak’s novel The Forty Rules of Love. The underlining theme of Sufism running through this book is what had enchanted them. The book blurb did pique my curiosity and I ended up picking this book. Title: The Forty Rules… Read More [E] Elif Shafak’s The Forty Rules of Love #AtoZchallenge