We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

‘Gender matters everywhere in the world. And I would like today to ask that we should begin to dream about the plan for a different world. A fairer world. A world of happier men and happier women who are truer to themselves. And this is how to start: we must raise our daughters differently. We must also raise our sons differently.’ The book is an adaptation of a TED talk given by the author some... continue reading→

Celebrating the spirit of friendship with 12 quotes

There is something very sacred about the bond of friendship. Friends are said to be the family that we choose. During the course of our lives we make some friends and we lose some. But here is a day to remind us of what our friends mean us. As we are reminded of the spirit of friendship this weekend here is what literature has to say about friendship. Happy friendship’s day!! 🎉🎈💕💖 PC: ThroughMyScope continue reading→

The Tudor Kings and Queens

by Alex Woolf

The Tudor dynasty has been, probably, the most famous of the Monarchs in the history of England. There are a number of books that have been published which feature this dynasty and yet this one caught my attention. I have read widely about King Henry VIII but not so much about the other Tudors. This one seemed like a perfect book to learn about the other kings and queens in chronological order. A short read... continue reading→

Is there anything better than book hauls? July buys..

Shopping of one kind or another is therapy! But book shopping is the most elevated form of it for me. It’s not just the urge to stock up, the urge to buy… Its the experience- going through rows and rows of books, being lost among hundreds of books, sometimes with a list, and some others with nothing in mind – just seeking a book that somehow beckons me to it. Though I have more unread... continue reading→

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The girls

by Emma Cline

Emma Cline’s debut novel- The Girls, claims to be loosely based on the Manson murders, it’s more about the women around him, those attracted to life at the edge of the world. Though the book revolves around the blunt facts of Manson’s crimes, it reduces him to a pitiful, failed musician named Russell whose only talent is tending to his wilting garden of devotees. Instead of focusing on the cult group or their leader, the... continue reading→


The Secret Life of Bees

by Sue Monk Kidd

Bees have power over death. They are understood to be the halo of life in the melancholy of darkness. Albert Einstein rightly predicted that the entire human population would disappear in four years should all the bees in the world decide to die or get killed. A set of creatures this small possessing massive amount of power over the existence of life on earth gives some important lessons of life to Lily too. This book... continue reading→