Memories of my Melancholy Whores

by Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez has always left his readers mesmerized with his writing, the account of details in his stories and the perception one has towards unworldly situations. IT has always made me a better judge at perceiving situations on a daily basis too. Marques has always left me pondering over the conclusion to every book of his I’ve read. Cover A bright yellow backdrop with the image of a young girl lying on a bed,... continue reading→

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Where can you find free (and quality) books to read?

It is a secret fantasy of any reader to receive surplus amount of books for free. The good news is it IS possible. Here we bring to you a few ways in which you can receive free (and quality) books. Most of these require you to have a book blog of your own. But few don’t. Do add to the list if you know more sources of books. 1. Netgalley If you are a book... continue reading→

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Author Interview – Tejaswini Apte-Rahm

We finally got a chance to have a conversation (so to speak) with the author of These Circuses that Sweep Through the Landscape, and guess what, we like her! Author Bio Tejaswini Apte-Rahm is the author of the short story collection These Circuses That Sweep Through the Landscape published by Aleph Book Company in December 2016. She is a full-time writer from Mumbai. Her short stories have been published in Himal Southasian (Nepal), BLink (Hindu... continue reading→

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Best Stories from Around the World

by Deepa Agarwal

‘Once upon a time there was a story. The child who read it was so enchanted that she/he couldn’t stop at just one and kept searching for more and more.’ I have been reading short stories collections a lot lately. A couple of weeks ago guys from aleph publishing got in touch with me. They were offering ‘Best Stories from Around the World’ to review. I quickly jumped at the opportunity. The fairy-tale like beginning... continue reading→

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Literary world in the first half of 2017

One of the few things that I really plan is my reading adventure for each year! Yes, I call it an adventure because I try to ensure that the sequence of books I line up, the mix of genres, and the duration each takes is a trip to another land and life by itself. While I did plan to include a wide array of genres in my reading list for the year, thrillers have been... continue reading→

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An Ishmael of Syria

by Asaad Almohammad

I am not too fond of literature set in war torn region simply because of the political trivia involved, the gory details (call me a sissy if you will) and the sad accounts are too much for me. However, I have read a few books set in the middle East during, pre and post war in spite of them coming with heart-touching accounts that aren’t pretty in any way. So I decided to take on... continue reading→

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