Review | Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

Thanks to @Rupsa this book had my complete attention every spare minute of the last few weeks. I was absorbed till the very last page of this historical epic. A family saga that starts with the four daughters of a Georgian chocolatier, and the recipe of the hot chocolate plays a significant role in the book. This book has seven women in the story who … Continue reading Review | Eighth Life by Nino Haratischvili

Book Tag | #54321Challenge

What a fun way to put books into perspective! Loving this tag doing the rounds! ♥️ 5 books I love:• Macbeth by William Shakespeare• The Scapegoat by Daphne du Maurier• The Portrait of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde• Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier• Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling ♥️ 4 auto-buy authors:• Daphne du Maurier• Arthur Hailey• Nikolai Gogol• Jhumpa Lahiri ♥️ 3 favourite genres:• … Continue reading Book Tag | #54321Challenge

Review | The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

#QOTD – Do you believe one can fall in love outside marriage? I believe they can. I didn’t want to believe it for a long time, but it is possible and it can happen. And, when it does, one cannot be stopped from falling in love outside marriage! #TheBridgesOfMadisonCounty is a story of love and passion, something that can happen even after you are married! It will … Continue reading Review | The Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

Review | Mumbai Avengers by S. Hussain Zaidi

#QOTD – What were you doing on 26/11 2008? I was in Jakarta at that time, and when I saw the attack on TV, it was no less than watching a movie! Mumbai Avengers by Hussain Zaidi is a crime thriller with a typical Bollywood masala storyline. It is a fictional avenge plot against the attackers of the 26/11 attacks, in a non-diplomatic, filmy way. … Continue reading Review | Mumbai Avengers by S. Hussain Zaidi

Book Tag | Meet The Bookstagrammer

A tad bit late for this one, but well, better late than never! So #MeetTheBookstagrammer – Who are you and what do you do?I am Ankita Bora and I turned 30 this year. I am an economist by degree and an analyst and communications professional, and I love nerding out about communications and marketing strategies. Where are you from?This has always been a difficult question … Continue reading Book Tag | Meet The Bookstagrammer

Review | Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

A little titbit from my life!I was born 12 years after my sister was born. My parents were rejoiced, and my father took a box of mithai (sweets) to his office to share his joy with his colleagues, and one of them consoled my Dad, “Oho, Bora ji, 12 saal baad bhi beti hi hui” (“Oho, Mr. Bora, even after 12 years you had a … Continue reading Review | Dombey and Son by Charles Dickens

Review | Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

#QOTD – Which is your least favourite Austen? I haven’t read all of them yet, but Mansfield Park falls behind Persuasion and Pride & Prejudice in many ways. As usual, the plot is centered around marriage and ‘marriage economics’. And, as always, Austen is quite successful at introducing a unique perspective to make things interesting, but Fanny Price is a rigid, boring and a humorless … Continue reading Review | Mansfield Park by Jane Austen

Queer Review | Shikhandi: And Other Tales by Devdutt Pattanaik

#QOTD – What was your pride month read? I didn’t pick up anything specific for the pride month, but then I thought of revisiting this book: Shikhandi: And Other (Queer) Tales They Don’t Tell You by Devdutt Pattanaik. We are familiar with Shikhandi’s tale, but this book has more such stories to offer. Most of these stories aren’t new to me. I’ve known many of … Continue reading Queer Review | Shikhandi: And Other Tales by Devdutt Pattanaik

Review | The Hindu Way by Shashi Tharoor

The Hindu Way is my fourth book by Shashi Tharoor, first three being, The Great Indian Novel, An Era of Darkness and Why I am Hindu. Tharoor’s writing has detailed research and opinions, and it is kind of growing on me. In this book, he considers Hinduism to be a religion of the 21st century due to its sustainable and practical aspects. Various accounts of … Continue reading Review | The Hindu Way by Shashi Tharoor