The Four Patriots

by Sumit Agarwal

There is an island in the middle of the Pacific which is submerged completely in water during the high tides. This island is also a place where vampire bats come every full moon night and stay for a week. It is also fabled that if someone somehow survives the water he will not survive the vampire bats. Looks like we have found our own fabled kala pani! It has been a wonderful start to the new... »

TBR 2017

While I surpassed my Goodreads challenge of reading 40 by 13 more books , this time around too I hope to read a lot many books and outdo my set target ! I read about 8 out of the 10 books that I aimed to read last year  along with all the other books that I picked on whim. This time around my TBR is going to be a mix of Authors, genres and titles... »

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Five Reading Resolutions for 2017

Since my to-read list is never realised I have made another list of ambitions. It is slightly ( a lot ) different from the regular TBR lists. I have made a list of reading resolutions that I aspire to follow this year.Read a classic a month: Yeah, that! Read more regional authors this year: Ghachar Ghochar turned out to be good. Didn't it? Discover more regional writing. Read more nonfiction: Remember you enjoy nonfiction. They are not... »

2016: A Year in Books

2016 has been a great bookish year for me. One of the long lived bookish dreams was realized this year. I got myself a bookshelf. My own exclusive bookshelf! I can't keep my eyes and hands off it. It's beautiful..😍😍😍Apart from that I have also treaded into a variety of genre. I have come to realize that I do love fairy tales and happy endings. Literally! ☺☺☺ I read a couple of fairy tales this... »

Alternate Opinion: Bitter Sweet Love

by Michael Faudet

Bitter Sweet Love, as the title suggests different flavors of love as we come across it. The book is a collection of poetry and short stories prodding the many dimensions of love. Some poems are deep and some are very simple. But what I liked the most in the book is short prose. They display a physical and mental escapism which is alluring. 'The Boardwalk' being my favorite, explores time travel. Other stories display his... »