The Prophet

by Kahlil Gibran

Passing by a bookstore and not walking into it? That’s quite unheard of. Making up my mind to not splurge too much, I still couldn’t resist glancing through the shelves of meticulously arranged books. I was drawn to the “spirituality and religion” section, a category that I haven’t read too much on, but am I glad having picked a copy of The Prophet? You bet I am! Regarded as a literary and political rebel, Gibran... continue reading→

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Black Taj

by Mohini Kent

This author, journalist, film maker and charity worker debuts with Black Taj as a fiction writer.Written by Mohini Kent, an Indian by origin and now based in UK, it is based in India in 1993.This is a love story that goes beyond the boundaries set by religious or social segregation. Cover One of the first things that appealed to me about the book was the cover. It shows The Taj, and the much celebrated hypothetical... continue reading→

Every Exquisite Thing

by Matthew Quick

‘Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic.’ The quote from ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ forms the basis of the novel. ‘Every Exquisite Thing’ is skillfully woven into a well knit story. Matthew Quick can be traced back to the Oscar winning movie ‘The Silver Linings Playbook. The author has manged to write another exquisite book and given something for us to remember him by once again. Cover page Pen scribbling is... continue reading→

The Gift of the Magi

by O. Henry

Given that the birthday is just around the corner, it was only apt to post this review as a pre-birthday reminder ( yes, it was set around Christmas, but the theme is GIFTS!, and is there a better time to contemplate on the culture of giving gifts than now!?). Having chanced upon this book in the classic sections, I was quite taken by its pretty cover. The Gift of the Magi is a beautiful short... continue reading→

To Read List 2016

I’ve been quite lucky this year to have met quite a lot of people with similar interests to reading and to have been GIFTED a lot of books! You know how elated one can feel with gifts of this sort. Most of them are in my current spectrum of interest which include philosophy, historical fiction/non-fiction and of course the classics. Here is the list of books that I look forward to reading this year as... continue reading→

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Pillow Talk

by Freya North

This British Author is widely known for her wide array of writing most of which are loved under the chic-lit/romance category. She quit her PhD in Art to write her first novel, which later became a reason for her to be noticed by bibliophiles who love romances. Sally was the first novel by Freya North followed by Chloe _ and many others making her a hit among romance-lovers. _Chloe is one of those books that... continue reading→