Reflections | Jane Austen

#QOTD – Did Jane Austen ever had romantic dreams with her characters? Did she fantasize about Darcy or George Knightley or may be Wentworth? Have you ever wondered about this or am I the only one who is crazy! I mean no Austen hero has fallen in love with a heroine because she’s pretty or beautiful or has long, blonde hair. Her heroes fall in … Continue reading Reflections | Jane Austen

Quotes | The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“Someone needs to tell those tales. When the battles are fought and won and lost, when the pirates find their treasures and the dragons eat their foes for breakfast with a nice cup of Lapsang souchong, someone needs to tell their bits of overlapping narrative. There’s magic in that. It’s in the listener, and for each and every ear it will be different, and it … Continue reading Quotes | The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

Reflections | Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

#QOTD – Do you enjoy classic retellings? The first time I read Shakespeare was back in grade 9. Macbeth was a part of my syllabus. Before I started with the text, I was very skeptical as to whether I am even capable to understand Shakespeare. But well I loved it. Last year (when we could go to the bookstores), I spotted this book and I … Continue reading Reflections | Macbeth by Jo Nesbo

Reflections | Do you think that bookstagram has ruined the literary world’s purity?

#QOTD – Do you think that bookstagram has ruined the literary world’s purity? Very few of my friends read a lot, and I have always wanted to have a bookish discussion about my last read. Put out my feelings on the how I connect with the plot. But there was also office, and daily chores after which binging a series in Netflix was definitely a … Continue reading Reflections | Do you think that bookstagram has ruined the literary world’s purity?

Reflections | A Game of Chess: Classic Assamese Stories

#QOTD – Are you a fan of short stories? I picked this book up from @oxfordbookstoresonly because I saw Assam in the title. Sometimes when you have never lived in your hometown, you tend to find a connection from anything vaguely resembling your roots. A Game of Chess is a collection of fifteen short stories originally written in Assamese. Although, I was under the impression that … Continue reading Reflections | A Game of Chess: Classic Assamese Stories

Reflections | Circe by Madeline Miller

#QOTD – Do you read mythological retellings? I have loved to read Hindu mythological retellings, but this was my first attempt with the Greek mythology. I had some familiarity with Greek mythology, and vaguely remembered Circe from the Odyssey, but Circe by Madeline Miller was such a refreshing and utterly, yet possible, side of the epic tale of the trials, and heroism attributed to males. … Continue reading Reflections | Circe by Madeline Miller

Reflections| The Goddess in India by Devdutt Pattanaik

Today, I do not have a #QOTD , rather I have many questions! I question the answers that have dictated by our Hindu mythology. “Woman must accept her biology. Man does not have to.” Why does a man get to get away with it? “Fertility, not personality, is what makes woman, earth, and goddess divine.” Does this mean that a woman who doesn’t give birth, … Continue reading Reflections| The Goddess in India by Devdutt Pattanaik

The Kalki – Korona Fiction Plot

“Thus, metaphysically, Kalki will destroy everything, even death. He will destroy all structures so that none exist. In other words, he will herald Pralaya.” – Devdutt Pattanaik Does this quote remind you all of a very particular situation that the world is dealing with? No, I am not a member of the right winged Hindu Mahasabha and I am not trying to say that Corona … Continue reading The Kalki – Korona Fiction Plot

Leaving My Bookshelf Behind

Hello wormies! Happy Sunday! So today I completed exactly four months of my marriage! I moved cities (again. Another story there!) and I miss home! I miss the dinner table conversations with Maa & Deota (Dad in Assamese). I miss the green view of the park from my balcony. I miss lazing around and doing nothing on my bed! And materialistically, I miss my books … Continue reading Leaving My Bookshelf Behind

Getting Through Dickensian Literature

Finished with this humongous read. I have a little journal for all the classic reading that I do. These books have huge plots with an array of characters, and after some time it gets difficult to keep track. So to enjoy every bit of it, I do a character mapping and make small notes when required! That just makes sure that I grasp a little … Continue reading Getting Through Dickensian Literature