Gazala Amreen

Logophile, bibliophile, writer, designer, high on wanderlust and all things pretty.

Bangalore, KA merakipost.com 64 posts

Of Mice and Men

by John Steinbeck

Classics are one of the most difficult genres for me. Hence, I attempt to read at least two of those in a year, because, what’s life without a few challenges? I had heard so much about John Steinbeck that I bought a book by him (the name of which I don’t recall). Of mice and men was one title I had heard a lot about, so when I stumbled upon this particular edition of it,... »

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Silent Scream

by Angela Marsons

As a curator for a book subscription service, the biggest challenge I face is ensuring quality books in the box. There are hundreds and thousands of books out there and new ones release almost every day! We enlist many titles in our monthly previews and I attempt to read at least a few out of these lists, to maintain the quality of the books. Silent Scream was one title included in the box that was... »

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Final Girls

by Riley Sager

Have I stressed enough on how much I love thrillers? It just seems like I have given up my routine of alternating thrillers with other genres and reading just mysteries! My TBR is just a long list of mysteries and thrillers that I can’t wait to read. I had been eyeing this book for a while, and when I did get it for review, I had to read it as soon as my jammed reading... »

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If the Creek Don’t Rise

by Leah Weiss

Different books have different things to offer to it’s readers. There are thousands of books written, and it is likely that these books have covered all possible story lines. How then does one set their book apart? How then do writers churn out something that has not been said before? If the Creek Don’t Rise gave me an insight into a culture I had never read about before. It may not claim to have a... »

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Author Interview: Leah Weiss

As part of our Blog Tour of If the Creek Don’t Rise, we at Meraki Post bring you the interview with the author, Leah Weiss. What are we waiting for, let’s jump right into the interview! Tell us more about yourself. I’m happy to! First, a rather delicate confession. I remember hearing recently on talk radio that if you hadn’t published your first book by the time you’re forty, your chances to succeed are slim... »

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Literary world in the first half of 2017

One of the few things that I really plan is my reading adventure for each year! Yes, I call it an adventure because I try to ensure that the sequence of books I line up, the mix of genres, and the duration each takes is a trip to another land and life by itself. While I did plan to include a wide array of genres in my reading list for the year, thrillers have been... »

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An Ishmael of Syria

by Asaad Almohammad

I am not too fond of literature set in war torn region simply because of the political trivia involved, the gory details (call me a sissy if you will) and the sad accounts are too much for me. However, I have read a few books set in the middle East during, pre and post war in spite of them coming with heart-touching accounts that aren’t pretty in any way. So I decided to take on... »

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The Snowman

by Jo Nesbo

It is no surprise to anyone that I love thrillers and mysteries. So when one of my favourite book blogger constantly suggested this Author, I had to read something by him. I, along with a fellow booklover picked The Snowman which is not the first in the Harry Hole series, but apparently a good place to start. If you are a Nesbo fan or know of other Authors and books that are as exciting as... »

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Five Reasons to read Anne of Green Gables

by L.M. Montgomery

One of those books that I fell in love with instantaneously, Anne of Green Gables was my gateway to the wonderful world of reading. I re-read this book recently, only to realise that I am still in awe of Anne and there is so much more I appreciate about the book. So, I am going to give our usual review pattern amiss and give you five reasons as to why you should read this fantastic... »

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All the Missing Girls

by Megan Miranda

In the last two years I have read a lot of women centric books. Books written by and about women focussed on female readers. I have also read a lot of thrillers with women protagonists. Guilty of reviewing this book a tad too late, I read the review copy of this book at the end of 2016 when I read a lot of other books on mysterious female characters. However, this book isn’t a hit... »

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