The Snow Queen

by Hans Christian Andersen, translated by Misha Hoekstra

A fair lady in distress, a prince charming and a ‘happy ever after’ is what most of the fairytales consist of. The debate of whether fairytales are good for kids or not is going on since centuries. There is no right way to tackle this but one issue is settled. Fairytales have been a part of all our childhood. We have come across it in different forms. Grandmother sat in the blessed bright sunshine and... continue reading→

The 5th Wave

by Rick Yancey

When I came across a few posts on different platforms where people were constantly battling for and against the almost ‘cult’ status of the book, ‘the 5th wave’, I decided to give it a try myself. ‘The 5th wave’ is going around fitting itself in the ‘science fiction’ genre and it irritates me enough to actually wish that I had read more books on this genre to negate the claim. ‘The Martian’ is science fiction.... continue reading→

Well-spent Weekends: Atta Galatta

With Atta Galatta having fun events (read fun for bibliophiles and the like!) at regular intervals, Team Meraki has always been delighted with what they have to offer. From their many book launches, we attended the most recent one by Manu S. Pillai, to the more recent folklore telling by the Storywallahs, we have been quite enthralled. Aimed at kids mostly and for anyone who has been fantasized by stories, our Saturday evening was well... continue reading→

Fatal Attraction: When love turns to murder

by Mike James

A true crime library, Fatal Attraction was first written in the year 1992 by Mike James. It is a compilation of 20 short stories, more so a documentation of 20 gruesome crimes of passion, committed due to love and rage. Stories touching upon various human emotions like money, love, lust, rage, jealousy etc. this book has series of stories written by different writers. This non fiction documentation is a subtle reminder that we are not... continue reading→

Gone Wild

by Jody Lundgren

Lurking in the wild and discovering oneself has been the theme for many novels, of which I have not read one. Novels like “Into the Wild” and others have made a mark. Deciding to read this book was partly influenced by these books. “Gone Wild” hardly met my expectations but there are some good points to talk about in this book. The author deserves appreciation for her work even though it has not made a... continue reading→

Don’t Tell Mummy: A True Story of the Ultimate Betrayal

by Toni Maguire

Betrayal is a mean deed. It particularly refers to the act which leaves people you trust in a black hole where you can’t find the same emotions for them again. This is worse when the one who betrays is one’s own mother. There are many victims that are coming out openly to address the issue of Child abuse. A book is said to be the best platform to put all the demons aside and start... continue reading→