#QOTD – Do you like reading slow books? I was certainly super excited when The Book Thief by Markus Zusak arrived to me as a gift. I had wanted to dig into it for a long time! I am not a fan of slow moving plots. So, if you want a fast read, this book is not for you. This is one book which you need … Continue reading Review | The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
#QOTD – What is your reading aesthetic? Are you up late at night reading with the stars out your window? Or is your favorite place to read on the grass in the summer sun? Or are you fond of shadowy library stacks, or warm leather armchairs with a latte on the table beside you? Do you shelve your books based on topic, color, author — … Continue reading What is your reading aesthetic?
#QOTD – When was the last time you used a traditional dictionary? I don’t even remember not Googling a word meaning! Before I came across this book, it never occurred to me all that went into compiling the Oxford or any other dictionary. It has always been there, and I never thought as to how it came to be. I think we just took for … Continue reading Review | The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams
#QOTD – Who is your favourite author? I know this is a difficult question to answer, but I adore the writing of Daphne du Maurier. She blends suspense, moving description and psychological intrigue in a way that few other writers can. The Flight of the Falcon is not one of her more acclaimed works, but as it is coming from my favourite author, I couldn’t … Continue reading Review | The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier
I once heard that Thomas Hardy is a genius in creating tragedy, and now I know why! After reading two novels by Hardy, I am amazed by how one can develop a plot so tragic! Tess of the d’Urbervilles is not a feel-good book. It lacks any happiness and warm fuzzies that would make you want to reread this book while curled up on the couch … Continue reading Review | Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Hola amigos! Remember I told you guys I have started shopping my closet! Well, I took up a challenge this month to wear 30 different outfits on 30 different days! I geared up for what seemed to be an easy enough challenge that turned out to be much more poignant than I could’ve imagined! There’s one statistic I read a few months back that really … Continue reading 30 Days, 30 Outfits: What I learnt from ‘shopping’ my closet!
#QOTD – Have you ever been insecure of how you look? I have, big time! Back when I was a teenager, I had a huge acne problem! And I was overweight (I still am though!) My teenage years went struggling with this appearance issue I had! I was living with a huge inferiority complex in my mind! I was tormented with my pimpled skin and … Continue reading Review | Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
#QOTD – Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get round to reading? I love books. If I go to the bookstore to check a price, I walk out with three books I probably didn’t know existed beforehand. I buy second-hand books by the bagful, while explaining to my folks that it’s for a cheaper price. Even the smell of … Continue reading Six Ways To Overcome Your Tsundoku Syndrome
#QOTD – Do you re-read classics? I normally don’t. I mean reading a classic for the first time itself is so much work. Going for it the second time, would just mean giving up on another classic from my TBR pile! But last month, I decided to pick up Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë again. Me and my high school friend chose to buddy read … Continue reading Review | Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
Here is a ethnic festive outfit from my in-house closet! This is for the days when I don’t want to deck up full blown with a sari, but cannot just wear a plain kurta! This Anouk black & golden printed fusion A-Line kurta is perfect for that casual festive evening! The mandarin collar, sleeveless, straight hem, and multiple slits makes it all the more elegant. … Continue reading Shop My Closet | Bling Ding