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

Other than the periods I love (that I mentioned in Part I and Part II of the series), there are periods that I would love to read about but unfortunately I don’t know where to begin. I would love to get some recommendations for the same! History of Greek and Rome I have always been fascinated by Greek and roman myths and architecture. I picked up a non-fiction on the same by Robin Lane Fox called ‘Classic... continue reading→

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Gerald’s Game

by Stephen King

Once I had an ardent fan of King describe to me the novels that he writes. ‘Think of everything gory and horrific. Now narrate it as if you are at a distance but living through it. As it happens to someone else but you know you are not invincible either.’ This is exactly how I felt when I read my first fiction by the celebrated author. ‘Gerald’s Game’ crossed my path during my time with... continue reading→

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

As a continuation of the previous post, these are some of the time periods that I love reading about when it comes to history or historical fiction. If I have to make a chart half the pie would be of history/historical fiction and other half will consist of other genres. I am glad for this love that I possess for the genre because it has taught me not to be afraid of non-fictions. Non-fictions are... continue reading→

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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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