History/Historical Fiction: Periods I like to read about (Part I)

I am obsessed with history (as it may be evident). Any genre I pick to read or any series I watch or any podcast I listen to, every bit of it I somehow related to some history or the other. My recent obsession with audio versions has led to the discovery of BBC Radio 4 and the stunning audio podcasts it contains. I am currently listening to ‘The Museum of Lost Objects’ by Kanishk Tharoor. Before... continue reading→

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Alias Grace

by Margaret Atwood

In 19th century, the world saw a craze. Craze of different sort of mental illnesses them being used as an evidence in favour of criminals. Lunacy and its different sides were explored. Sleepwalking, hypnosis, playing with memory and trance were topics rather outspoken at dinner table. It was the fresh meat, a sort of magic trick everyone wanted to learn about. I have loved Margaret Atwood since Handmaid’s Tale which was the first book I... continue reading→

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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... continue reading→

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Origin by Dan Brown: A Glimpse

I have read two of Dan Brown’s books and loved them both. ‘The Da Vinci Code’ came into my life because of my sister. She wanted me to read the book and narrate it to her. I tried the narration part but I don’t think I did it any justice. Second book was ‘The Lost Symbol’ which was a gift from a friend. I found it intimidating just for its size but when I got... continue reading→

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Eleanor and Park

by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor and Park is one of the few talked about books that I have utterly disliked contrary to the popular opinion. According to the blogger who liked the book it was meant to be an epic love saga. It was meant to stir your heart and soul. Sadly, none of this happened. On the contrary I was repulsed enough to not pick up to read the last 30 pages of the book until right before... continue reading→

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The 10-Minute Tale - 1

It required a little bit of coaxing and a little bit of pestering from my sister before I picked this short story. The story is written by a friend of my sister’s and she would not stop singing praise. I decided to pick this one up because it said it would take me just 10 minutes to read it. A book that I initially had to finish as an obligation turned out to be something... continue reading→

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