There are a thousand and one LGBTQ books all of a sudden. And this is now a normal thing almost everywhere. But there are still people who disagree and or are unaware, so this post is just me sharing my experience…..so STORY TIME
Think With Me by Subrata Roy Sahara of Sahara India Pariwar is a far cry from the kind of books I normally read but in the interest of expanding my horizons, I decided to give it a go. The book is divided into five sections; Electoral System and Leadership, Population, Education System, Media and Religion, finally finishing with a ‘Humble Appeal’ to readers to write to him if ever we disagree with anything he has outlined in the pages of this book.
The book starts off with the rather optimistic goal of trying to make India an ideal country and outlines his own opinions on how that can be achieved. In each chapter he mentions the problems in said department and lists out an action plan that he believes will help in resolving the issue.
As usual, I’m back with a few new releases that are striking, interesting or just plain need to be on everyone’s shelves. Starting with :
Savage Blue – Vikram Balagopal
From the author of the award-winning graphic novel Simian, comes an electrifying new fantasy adventure
Akila Raina, the principal’s precocious daughter, was only ten when she disappeared. Shyam, who was with her that fateful night, is daily haunted by a dream of it – a dream more grisly than reality could possibly be. Until Akila mysteriously reappears twenty years later, grown-up and gorgeous.
She tells him of surreal worlds, her travels between them, her encounters with strange creatures, their own connection across the realms and the malevolent power that lies at the heart of it all. And then she shows him…
Now, I haven’t read Simian but this cover looks like it’ll be the kind of artwork I’d LOVE. And is anyone else getting creepy but really strong Murakami vibes from this synopsis? Adding both to TBR.
The Yellow Room is the Gone Girl of YA lit. Dammit, I’ve gone and done it myself haven’t I. Compared something to Gone Girl. But you know what, I couldn’t think of a better way to describe it. The Yellow Room gave me the same rush, the same devastating worry and the same OMG-factor that Gone Girl gave me. Actually let me be a little less lazy and take the effort to explain why I’m saying this.
03:02 is a book that I very high expectations for. When I started reading it my expectations dropped a tiny bit, but only a tiny bit. I still had high expectations for it. Which is why, I have to say, I’m sorely disappointed.
You will be scared. But you won’t know why…
I’m thinking of ending things. Once this thought arrives, it stays. It sticks. It lingers. It’s always there. Always.
Jake once said, “Sometimes a thought is closer to truth, to reality, than an action. You can say anything, you can do anything, but you can’t fake a thought.”
And here’s what I’m thinking: I don’t want to be here.
In this deeply suspenseful and irresistibly unnerving debut novel, a man and his girlfriend are on their way to a secluded farm. When the two take an unexpected detour, she is left stranded in a deserted high school, wondering if there is any escape at all. What follows is a twisted unraveling that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.
Bookstagram is a wonderful place full of gorgeous book covers, rare editions and shelf envy. But it’s really difficult for new bookstagrammers to get recognition especially when they do it for the love of books. I’m still struggling to compose a good photo but here are a few new ones who’ve nailed the photo game.
Today’s TTT is super interesting. I love following bookish people and it makes me super happy when others love the same people I do. Continue reading
So I was feeling sad about my Ophthalmologist’s announcement about me having to permanently wear glasses when I got back home to see (almost, I hadn’t gotten them yet) this tag from Emma (Thanks for tagging me)! I waited patiently to get my glasses and I’m not sitting and typing away.
1. Do you have a favourite winter read?