Review | Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

#QOTD – Are you guilty of gender biasness and stereotyping? Biasness and stereotyping is something that most of us do it unconsciously or sometimes consciously. We try not to do it but are we always successful? I have rejected pink because it is a girl’s colour. I have judged my husband when I saw that he couldn’t open a jar lid, whereas I could. I … Continue reading Review | Twelfth Night by Shakespeare

Review | The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams

#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

Review | The Flight of the Falcon by Daphne du Maurier

#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

Review | Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

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

Review | Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

#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

Review | Emma by Jane Austen

#QOTD – Do you know anyone who loves to get into other people’s business? I have a friend who literally gets into everyone’s business. She is convinced that she is a natural therapist to everyone’s problems. She has this fantastic talent for getting people to tell her about their lives, and then she leaves no chance to meddle into it. With an exceptional wit and … Continue reading Review | Emma by Jane Austen

Review | The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy

#QOTD – Have you ever done something which you did only to keep the value of your or your family’s good name? I think we all have! Well if you are an Indian, you might be well acquainted with the most common cliché – “Log kya kahenge” or “what will people say”. We all have memories related to this disease to please. You want to … Continue reading Review | The Mayor of Casterbridge by Thomas Hardy