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 | Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

#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

Six Ways To Overcome Your Tsundoku Syndrome

#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

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

I Stole A Brontë

#QOTD – What is the weirdest thing you’ve done in the name of books? Back in high school, our library used to have some wonderful editions of classic English literature works. We had Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë as part of our IB English coursework. And this copy of the same was available in the library. This is a vintage hardback edition from the Wordsworth … Continue reading I Stole A Brontë

Review | A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

#QOTD – Did you hate an author when you were young, but have grown up to appreciate his / her works? Charles Dickens, is that author for me! I used to hate him. The first book I read by him was Oliver Twist, and oh my, the plot in that book would have made anyone depressed of his or her life! I mean, I never … Continue reading Review | A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens