My Love for Audio-Books ; Favourite App for Audio-Books and My Thoughts on Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick! – Podcast #1

My Love for Audio-Books ; Favourite App for Audio-Books and My Thoughts on Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick! – Podcast #1

  Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick My rating: 5 of 5 stars My first proper audio book and oh my did I enjoy it!! Anna Kendrick invites us to get to know her a little better through this very modern and social media-esque memoir. She narrates it herself and of course it was nothing [...]

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My Thoughts on Placard Holder in the Pass by Peeyush Maniyambath

My Thoughts on Placard Holder in the Pass by Peeyush Maniyambath

Placard Holder in the Pass by Peeyush Maniyambath My rating: 3 of 5 stars  (According to Goodreads scale) In One Line - A well written character-driven story  that's refreshing to read and quite thought-provoking.  I'm glad this was my last read of 2017 because its simplicity provoked me to think beyond what we normally see [...]

“I taught you to succeed. I goaded you. But when things went wrong…I did not teach you to fail.” My thoughts on If I Had To Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu | A spoiler-free book review.

“I taught you to succeed. I goaded you. But when things went wrong…I did not teach you to fail.” My thoughts on If I Had To Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu | A spoiler-free book review.

If I Had to Tell It Again by Gayathri Prabhu My rating: 3 of 5 stars In One Line: Read this book to learn strength and patience ; to understand that it's important to acknowledge and accept ; and learn how to fail. I always find it difficult to "rate" and "review" a memoir. How do [...]

Biblio-Comparisons: Turtles All The Way Down & Everything Everything

Biblio-Comparisons: Turtles All The Way Down & Everything Everything

Hi everyone! Every author has their own way of  creating their characters, specially protagonists. The big and small details, history and struggles. This year, I read two immensely loved books with protagonists that share a few things in common but one in particular - health. But did I equally like them? Here's a friendly comparison: [...]

“I was okay just a moment ago. I will learn how to be okay again.” My Thoughts on We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | A spoiler-free book review

“I was okay just a moment ago. I will learn how to be okay again.” My Thoughts on We Are Okay by Nina LaCour | A spoiler-free book review

We Are Okay by Nina LaCour My rating: 3 of 5 stars In One Line: A quick, warm read about loss, grief and moving on - about a young girl & her only family.  I was gifted this book by my friend and I'm so happy to have read it! Yes, I gave it 3 [...]

“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” | My Thoughts on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Spoiler-free book review

“You want to know what weakness is? Weakness is treating someone as though they belong to you. Strength is knowing that everyone belongs to themselves.” | My Thoughts on Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi | Spoiler-free book review

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi My rating: 5 of 5 stars In One Line: Beautiful, heartbreaking story of two sisters told over generations, written brilliantly, will leave you surrounded by some intelligent thoughts, and provide you strength to understand and empathise the characters not only in the book but those around you.  Before I begin sharing my [...]

Dear Diary | 16 Dec, 2017 | The One Where We Follow Mr. Doughnut!

Dear Diary | 16 Dec, 2017 | The One Where We Follow Mr. Doughnut!

Dear Diary  I look more like winter, than winter looks like winter. Made sense? made sense. It's so cold! 😀 Early Morning: (Starts whenever I wake up!) Reading, emails, work, tea, Mr. Doughnut.   Mr. Doughnut:    After lunch: When I REALLY wanted to clean my room, wait for Mr. Doughnut to settle down and then came [...]

Why I think Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon is unfair and disappointing | A spoiler-free book review

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon My rating: 2 of 5 stars In One Line: Misguided representation of a highly sensitive health disorder, unfair and disappointing plot line ; good writing style and a quick read with fun illustrations. Before I begin and tell you the reason why this book disappointed me.. let's look at how this [...]

Dear Diary | 15 Dec, 2017 | The One where I think I really like Time-lapse!

Dear Diary | 15 Dec, 2017 | The One where I think I really like Time-lapse!

Dear Diary  I understand that darkness is followed by light, and hence I remain patient. 8.30 AM - Who's put an early alarm on my phone? 😣 9.00 AM - Oh! I did. Well, since my body's going to take time might as well continue listening to Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick! A few minutes [...]