The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side

by Agatha Christie

On September 15, 1890 the queen of Crime was born. A lot of us have her to thank for, for having made us fall in love with crime fiction. This year also marks 100 years since the introduction of Poirot to the literary world. He is a loved detective in the field of crime fiction. Ms.Marple is another quirky woman who has been a protagonist in a lot of Christie’s work. I for one have... continue reading→


The Trouble with Women

by Jacky Fleming

'The trouble with women' is one of those books which lightens feminism as a concept and helps understand the significance and need of it even today. I requested the book after watching a couple of videos on YouTube, all of them heartily praising the book. This is one of the most fun books I have read on feminism yet (not too many, but still!). Cover page The cover page contains an illustration of a woman in a... continue reading→

Incursion (Catalyst Moon #1)

by Lauren L. Garcia

Freedom is worth everything. Everything. It is a world of fantasy where some rule over the significant others. Some live freely while others in cuffs, all for their inherent characters. Lauren Garcia tells a beautiful tale of the worth of freedom. Her beautiful story is made even more interesting with the presence of mages and sentinels. And of, course other beastly creatures. Cover page The cover page reflects the genre. Black dominates the cover with lead characters from... continue reading→

O's Little Book of Love and Friendship

While most of us make a tentative “To Read” list on an annual or a monthly basis, a lot of us cannot navigate through it with much success (if you do, do tell me how!). While my annual TBR is silently judging me for conveniently forgetting it, I continue to randomly pick books based on my mood right at that moment, and O’s little book of love and friendship was read during one of those times. Embarking... continue reading→


The Handmaid's Tale

by Margaret Atwood

'Sometimes I think these scarves aren't sent to the Angels at all, but unraveled and turned back into balls of yarn, to be knitted again in their turn. Maybe it's just something to keep the wives busy, to give them a sense of purpose. But I envy the commander's wife her knitting. It's good to have small goals that can be easily attained.' Such are the thoughts of Offred. Her days are comprised of demeaning activities,... continue reading→

August additions to my bookshelf

As fellow Meraki post members say, I go a little crazy when it comes to buying books, but as I always correct them – it is crazy and broke! But buying books is so wonderful, I’d happily be broke. Thanks to The Biblio Box, I now try to buy books around the theme so that my book buying is a little more organised and not too random. At the start of the month, I stumbled... continue reading→