Review | Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

A murder mystery is the perfect weather for this gloomy weather! Sleeping Murder, written by Agatha Christie, is a gripping and suspenseful mystery novel that will keep readers guessing until the very end. The story follows Gwenda Halliday, a young woman who moves into a new home in England. As Gwenda begins to settle, she begins to experience strange and unsettling events, and finds herself … Continue reading Review | Sleeping Murder by Agatha Christie

Review | Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

#QOTD – Do you like to binge on holiday romance? I absolutely love to watch and read holiday romances! Although, my all time favourite Christmas movie will always be The Holiday! Amongst the new ones, I am a fan of Christmas Inheritance, which I guess was released last year! Netflix has Christmas releases lined up for every year, and I love watching those small town … Continue reading Review | Lovelight Farms by B.K. Borison

Review | The Naughtiest Girl in the School by Enid Blyton

#QOTD – What were your favourite childhood books? Whenever I think about the first books that I read as a child, the earliest conscious memory that I have are of Aesop’s fables, mainly The Fox and the Grapes, The Tortoise and the Hare and The Boy Who Cried Wolf. I can’t quite recall how old I was when I read my first book by Enid … Continue reading Review | The Naughtiest Girl in the School by Enid Blyton

Review | If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

#QOTD – Have you ever read an experimental literature? Before I picked up this book, I didn’t even know what that is, and I still have my questions! This is what I got on Google – “Experimental literature can be roughly defined as literature that is written using innovative techniques, or that is presented in such a way that defies literary norms and conventions. This can … Continue reading Review | If on a Winter’s Night a Traveler by Italo Calvino

Review | The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

#QOTD – What are you guys currently reading or watching? I recently finished The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton which is set in the 17th century Amsterdam. For one thing, I found it very readable – very hard to put down, yet it didn’t work for me! The story goes like this, an eighteen-year-old Nella Oortman arrives in Amsterdam to begin a new life as the … Continue reading Review | The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

Review | Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma

#QOTD – Did you have to study moral science in school? I had to and the favourite part of this subject for me was having to read the Panchatantra stories. Childhood memories of our teachers narrating stories of the talkative tortoise or how the jackal tricked the wolf and the lion may seem cloudy now, but we still carry the moral lessons highlighted in these … Continue reading Review | Panchatantra by Vishnu Sharma

Review | Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

#QOTD – How do you deal with expectations? For me, when I don’t have any expectation, I cannot be disappointed. Yet, expectations have a way of creeping into our lives, and make our minds despirited. But I know many for whom expectations work as a motivation boost. I think, it is a optimism versus pessimism battle. The novel, Great Expectations, centers around Pip, an orphan … Continue reading Review | Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Review | Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Started out with my Proust journey earlier this month. Been really trying to take it slow, savour it and enjoy all the nuances. Marcel Proust is a new literary destination, and it is a challenge for me to review his mind’s work. Those densely packed paragraphs, such food-for-thought word structure, the goosebumps from all that sensory detail, the profound way he allows us to bear … Continue reading Review | Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

Review | The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak

Some books are not about the story, and how it will end, but they are about the journey of reading the book. The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak is one of those novels. It is a novel within a novel. Two parallel stories, where the first one is written by Aziz, (a self-proclaimed follower of Sufism), about the companionship between Rumi and Shams, … Continue reading Review | The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak