Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Wondrous Words Wednesday

Hello Friends,

While reading, we come across many new words that we don't know about. We don't always care about to look for their meaning. Fantasy fiction books like Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland are full of such word marvels.

"Wondrous Words Wednesday", a very interesting meme from Bermuda Onion is to celebrate the new words that we have encountered while reading.

12 Beautiful Literary Tattoos

Hello friends,

Let me make a confession, “I love books.” I know,what you are going to say "Isn't that the reason you have this blog with your self proclamation of being a book-worm?” Well the other part of my little confession is, I love tattoos too; I have 2 tattoos and I am planning for my next one..  that is something different, right?

Books are our best friends, a world away from the real world. The things we read in the books often stay with us for a long time. Why can’t they stay forever — literally. Trends come and go; but books are forever. A literary tattoo can be an apt homage to books.  Keep our favourite literary memories, and most-loved quotes alive forever. Which made me go in search of beautiful book-inspired tattoos.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Book Haul #2

Hello everyone, I am back with my second book haul of 2017. Like my first one of the year, this feb book haul was also very quick consisting of 3 books. I am planning to read all these books in current month itself; hope that goes as planned. Here is the list of the books that I have bought -

Book Haul #02

Book #01 Empire of the Moghul - Alex Rutherford (Currently reading)
Book #02 Devlok with Devdutta Pattnaik - Devdutta Pattnaik (Review already posted - Thumbs up!!)
Book #03 This Was a Man - Jeffrey Archer (Will most probably read after EOTM)

These are next on my TBR shelf and will post the reviews soon. Bye, everyone!

Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Published by: Bloomsbury
Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Contemporary
Pages: 372
Format: Paperback

About the Book:

Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them—in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul—they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Book Haul #01

Hey everyone I’m here with my first book haul of 2017. No particular pattern can be found in the theme of books that I have purchased.Couple of  the books are on read shelf and reviews are already posted. So here’s my January Book Haul..

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Book Review: Devlok with Devdutt Pattnaik

Devlok with Devdutt Pattanaik by Devdutt Pattanaik
Published by Penguin
Genres: Mythology, Religion 
Pages: 256 
Format: Paperback 

About the Book:

"Devlok with Devdutt Pattnaik" is about Hindu religion, culture and mythology.

This book is a literal transcript of Epic Channel Television Show "Devlok with Devdutt Pattnaik". The Epic Chanel TV series was a tête-à-tête between the host and the famed mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

6 Reason Why Mumbai is The Most Enchanting City

City of Dreams Through The Eyes of a Mumbaikar

Mumbai!! The city that spell bounds you. This city is known by many names - City of Seven Islands, City of Dreams, Gateway to India, Hollywood of India, Financial Capital of India, Maximum City, and Maya Nagari.

For people like me who have spent their life in Mumbai, it is just not a city; it is a lot more than that, Mumbai is home. Mumbai is an emotion, an experience, a camaraderie, and a reason of pride for all Mumbaikars (People who live in Mumbai.) You cannot imagine your life without it if you ever lived here in this city.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Travelogue: My Affair with Kashmir

Gar firdaus, ruhe zamin ast ||
hamin asto, hamin asto, hamin ast ||

"If there is ever a heaven on earth, its here, its here, its here"

My love for Kashmir started when I was in school. During 9th class, there was a chapter on Pahalgam portraying the beauty of the place in vivid details. That day I decided that I will visit the most picturesque land on earth one day.

Kashmir - Heaven on Earth
For years, I wanted to visit my favourite place on the earth - Kashmir. However, never got a chance due to many reasons. After many changed plans, I finally decided to fly solo. And I am happy for my decision. 

Book Review: Paths of Glory - by Jeffrey Archer

Paths of Glory by Jeffrey Archer
Published by St. Martin's Press
Genres: Fiction, Historical Fiction, Adventure
Pages: 384 
Format: Paperback 

A fictional biography on the life of George Mallory - the British mountaineer - who went missing atop Mount Everest during ill-fated 1924 British Mount Everest Expedition.

This book is in its entirety - a fiction - that being said - Mr archer has taken complete creative liberty to bent the facts to make the book more interesting. Hence, don't read this book expecting accurate historical references; you will not find many.

If you are ok with ignoring the above facts; then this book is an intriguing read.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Book Review: Gone Girl - by Gillian Flynn

An astounding, deranged and dangerous masterpiece

Gone Girl Book Cover
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
Published by Broadway Books
Genres: Fiction, Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Contemporary
Pages: 422 
Format: Paperback 

I am nearly 4 years late in reading this much talked about book. Finally, I decided to give it a go. Usually, I love to read a book in a single day; however, it was difficult with “Gone Girl”. I nearly took a week to finish this book. Reason: This book is a slow burn for the first part. First 20% of this book is seriously sleep inducing and I was on the verge of putting this book on my shelf of “did not finish” AKA “for later reading”. I continued reading on my sheer will to give this book a try.