Girls Are Coming Out Of The Woods

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Author : Tishani Doshi

Publisher : Harpercollins India

Source : Publisher

Genre : Poetry

Rating : 4/5

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My 5 Star Predictions – 1

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Reviews5 star predictions is something started by Mercy’s Bookish Musings on youtube, if you aren’t subscribed to her channel you absolutely must be because she is one of the reasons I started reading voraciously again. But I saw her doing this, then I saw a lot of others doing it so I thought I’d join the crowd and do one myself. As you can see I’ve marked this as 1 so others may follow. I’m thinking I will do this whenever I have a book haul. What do you think?

Bookish News And A Book Haul

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I love getting emails about bookish things that are happening and this month has been pretty amazing! Starting with the TATA Literature Live event in Mumbai! The line up this year is pretty amazing including a few of my favourites. (Thomas Friedman, Devdutt Pattanaik, Shashi Tharoor, Marcus du Sautoy, AC Grayling, Homi K Bhabha, Catharine McKinnon, Gary Shteyngart, Mohammed Yunus, Boria Majumdar, Jeet Thayil, Mukul Kesavan, Shiv Visvanathan, T M Krishna, Kiran Nagarkar, Jerry Pinto, Teesta Setalvad, Francine Prose, among others) Son-of-Thundercloud_website-480x748

The longlist has, from Speaking Tiger Books, Harilal And Sons by Sujit Saraf, a family saga about Harilal and his business empire, I’m really looking forward to reading it. We also have Easterine Kire’s Son Of The Thundercloud, an author from Nagaand who features Naga legends in this awesome book. (PS, she is also a Jazz poet and I had to google what that was but it is soooo cool!) They also have Intimacy Undone and The Year Of The Hawks on the longlist. I can’t wait to see which one wins. Continue reading

New Releases In #India

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I am sure you have big weekend plans but if its raining there like it is here and you are stuck indoors, check this list out and give yourself a treat.  You all know I love posting a lit of books I want. This could be either seen as books I want to buy or a wishlist, depending on what event is around the corner, cough cough. But it is definitely a list of books I think you should know about, so….. here goes.

Don’t Run, My Love – Easterine Kire

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Non Fiction November Recommendations

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Non fiction November is a month long event happening in the book community every year (third year running) for the month of November in which the hosts, Olive and Gemma, try to encourage people to expand their non fiction reading horizons by increasing their reading of said genre. It is a large umbrella so I am sure that it will be easy for each of us to find something that appeals to our respective reading sensibilities. There is also a goodreads group for the same and you can check out the announcement videos by clicking on each of the host’s names. Continue reading