How Fine is Eleanor Oliphant?

How many debuts have I read in gone 2 years? Hardly 10. Sole reason being- there is so much already accomplished work that I’m yet to read; so, to experiment with a debut always seemed bit dubious to me. But, with time, I’ve come to accept what I had realized long back- there’ll never be…

Did I just read 50 Greatest Short Stories?

If you were ever offered a book that claims to consist of 50 greatest short stories, won’t you be apprehensive in buying it? Or would you not reconsider, even once, the leap of faith that you’d be taking to buy it? Wouldn’t you think over, and over, and over the fact that how could someone…

Have you ever experienced ‘Big Magic’?

Before I start with the book, I’d love to tell you that this was my first audiobook, and I couldn’t have expected anything better than what I experienced. I had been hearing a lot about audiobooks since many months, but the idea always seemed bit dubious to me. How could listening to a book be…

If I forget thee, O Jerusalem!

“None of the men in the Egyptian Foreign Ministry really meant to be taken literally in threatening to ‘drive the Jews into the sea’. But they failed to remember that their foes had just seen six million of their kind driven into Hitler’s oven.” – (O Jerusalem!) Some countries fight for their freedom while some,…

Wrongs while reviewing a literary piece

It’s been a while now since I mandated myself to write a review for my every single read; be it a classic or contemporary, be it a piece I liked or the one I didn’t, I make sure to pen my experience down (on Goodreads) for, if not anybody else’s, my sake to the least….

Anna Karenina- Really a heroine?

“‘Love,’ she slowly repeated to herself, and suddenly while releasing the lace, she added aloud: ‘The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand’…” – (Anna Karenina) The stark quality of a classic is that you are fated to love it; you might find…

Talking about how to follow the UNFOLLOW!

“Seeking perfection is probably the best way to feel bad about yourself.” One of the best advices I learnt from the book. From now on, it’s not going to be the perfection I’ll strive for, but rather the best I can possibly do will be the motive. There exist some books that might not be…

A Room of One’s Own- Women’s Right to Write!

The world did not say to her as it said to them, write if you choose; it makes no difference to me. The world said with a guffaw, Write? What’s the good of your writing? This book and writer that I’m going to talk about need no introduction. Virginia Woolf has been a much talked…

IT by Stephen King- It’s in his name!

It was like adults thought that real life only started when a person was five feet tall. -IT (Stephen King) Before I start with my review, just a small but an important piece of advice/tip – Try not to have your meals or snacks while reading the book. Doing so may lead to making you…

Gone are the days!

Gone are the days when she believed that people don’t change, When she herself isn’t what she was a year back How can she expect people around to stay the same? Now, she says lesser about herself her stories do it for her, Now, her eyes witness more of the world by sitting in her…