It’s difficult to review this one because its a tough read. I tried reading this back when I was in college, but I couldn’t manage to because it was difficult for me to understand such dystopian plots. And after a decade now, I tried to read it again! Well, I still struggled but I did it! George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-four is a very grim read … Continue reading Review | 1984 by George Orwell
#QOTD – What happens when a couple realizes after their marriage that they were never in love, but it was merely an infatuation? How long does an infatuation last? And what happens once it fades away? Do we just adjust to the expectations of the society and remain in a loveless marriage? I think most of us have been taught to do just that. It … Continue reading Review | The Beautiful and Damned by F. Scott Fitzgerald
#QOTD – Which was your favourite Harry Potter book? Mine has to be Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban! Why, you may ask. Well, for one we got our godfather – Sirius Black. He was that parent that our Harry needed since the very first book. But moreover, I love this book because for the first time I went out of Hogwarts, both physically … Continue reading My Favourite Harry Potter!
#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
#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
#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