MARCH READING WRAPUP
Technically this is stuff that happened this month but hey, March got over this week so here’s my wrapup! Continue reading
Diversathon sort of saved this book for me. I was going to dump it in the “Sell/Swap” pile and be done with it because I had DNFed it two times already. Once at 25 pages I think and another at 80 pages. Both times I couldn’t get on board with the language or the main character. I didn’t particularly care about what happened to Agu and was more concerned about his sister and his mother. But being a female who related and prefers female characters I guess there’s nothing new about that. But I’m glad I stuck it out through Diversathon because I can now put this away without feeling bad. Continue reading
January was a great reading month for me, if not by quality then definitely quantity. I read a total of 18 books which is aesome because my reading goal for the year is 100 books. Of course, a few of them were graphic novels but they do count as a books so, here we go! (In reverse order)
The Castoffs Volume 1 : It’s Mage against the Machine! Magic vs technology in Roar’s newest graphic novel. When three apprentice mages are sent to help a neighboring guild, they reignite a decades-old war with a robot army that has destroyed the world.
My Rating : 3/5 stars
Review coming soon.
I haven’t posted my previous two week’s Sunday Summaries because I was busy preparing for the Cyclone that was about to hit us and then living through that cyclone and the subsequent connectivity and power issues that followed. So this week I’m including some of the posts I read last week and the week before that as well as a few other things I wanted to share.
Well! November is done (bloody good riddance I say) and December is here. That means nothing to me, except maybe gate-crashing friends’ Christmas parties and stealing food but ssshhhh, that’s a secret.
I got a beautiful bunch of books this month, two hauls actually, and some review copies but I’m not sharing the review copies here because I’ve already reviewed them ages ago.
Let’s ignore the elections and the massive divide it’s caused and focus on what really matters shall we? BOOKS! That’s right, the one amazing thing (apart from kittens and puppies) in this, quite frankly, unpredictable world!
One of India’s favourite writer has a new book coming out. And it says they are brand new stories so YAY RUSKIN BOND!
Miss Ripley-Bean was sitting on a bench beneath the deodars, having a quiet moment to herself, when suddenly two shadows, larger than life, appeared on the outside wall; they were struggling with each other. Only afterwards, when a dead body was discovered, did Miss Ripley-Bean realize she had witnessed a murder – and that the murderer had seen her . . .
In this marvellous collection of brand-new stories set in the Mussoorie of a bygone era, Ruskin Bond recounts the deliciously sinister cases of a murdered priest, an adulterous couple, a man who is born evil and the body in the box bed; not to forget the strange happenings involving the arsenic in the post, the strychnine in the cognac, a mysterious black dog and the Daryaganj strangler. As the elderly Miss Ripley-Bean, her Tibetan terrier Fluff, her good friend Mr Lobo, the hotel pianist and Nandu, the owner of the Royal, mull over the curious murders, the reader will be enthralled and delighted – until the murderer is finally revealed.
October was a rather average month for me in general and a very boring bookish month for me. I read a few nice books but overall it was rather underwhelming. Hopefully November is better.
As usual, with my sunday summaries, I share some of my favourite posts this week. Articles, news and whatever else you may be interested in. Starting with this wonderful article on The Baileys Prize’s website about six absolutely spooky reads by women that could just give Stephen King a run for his money. Starting with a book that’s already been made into a movie, The Woman In Black. I don’t know about you but I’m planning on reading the book and then watching the movie with my teddy for comfort.
And then I read another lovely article where the Publishers at Virago tell us what books made them feminists. I’ve only read five out of these so I’ll have to pull up my socks and get started on the rest. Continue reading
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Hey you!!! How was your week? things have been very topsy turvy here with Diwali just going by and having to make sweets and snacks and buying new clothes and meeting family, it is all so engrossing that I haven’t had much time to read. I did finish Immortal by Krishna Udayasankar and will be posting the review as part of the Immortal Blog Tour that’s going on right now. I also got my hands on some of the Little Black Classics (finally!) and also bought a few more books. A collective haul post will be coming soon but above is a sneak peek of some of the books I got. Continue reading