Author: Jay Shetty | Genre: Self-help | Pages: 320 Instead of presenting love as an ethereal concept or a collection of cliches, Jay Shetty lays out specific, actionable steps to help you develop the skills to practice and nurture love better than ever before. He shares insights on how to win or lose together, how to define…Read More
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A Man called Ove – Fredrik Backman: Book Review by Asha Seth
Author: Fredrik Backman | Genre: Humor | Pages: 337 | Publisher: Atria Books Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon, the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him the bitter neighbor from hell, but must Ove be…Read More
The Rabbit and the Squirrel – Siddharth Dhanvant Sanghvi: Book Review by Asha Seth
Author: Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi | Genre: Fiction, Graphic | Pages: 74 | Publisher: Penguin India The Rabbit and the Squirrel is a fairy tale for the modern day by one of India’s much-loved young authors. Illustrated by Stina Wirsén, this poignant and moving fable for all ages was originally conceived by the author as a private gift of love…Read More
What’s on my TBR for September 2020?
After a month-long hiatus, I have planned to be back on track with my reading. One good thing that happened amidst the avalanche of tragedies was that I received quite a few books on my birthday last month. MY TBR or to-be-read pile includes all these books and some more. Most of these books are…Read More
The tongue can conceal the truth, but the eyes never!
You’re asked an unexpected question, you don’t even flinch, it takes just a second to get yourself under control, you know just what you have to say to hide the truth, and you speak very convincingly, and nothing in your face twitches to give you away.
But the truth, alas, has been disturbed by the question,
and it rises up from the depths of your soul to flicker in your eyes and all is lost.
The Master and Margarita
2019: A Bookish Success!
Looking back, I think of the past year as a massive success when it comes to reading. After 3 years, it was in 2019 that I could meet my Goodreads Reading challenge. I finished reading 93 books last year; a record I never dreamt to make. I also started my Youtube channel ‘BadBookthief‘ where I…Read More
Interpreter of Maladies: Book Review by Asha Seth
Interpreter of Maladies that won the Pulitzer Award is deeply enthralling with simple but intensely emotional short stories that change your perspective of a lot of matters. The book is not a novel but a collection of nine short stories. A Temporary Matter When Mr. Pirzada Came to Dine Interpreter of Maladies A Real Durwan Sexy…Read More
Train to Pakistan: Book Review by Asha Seth
#MyThoughts: I detest the sight of blood. This book was a flood of blood; a sight that continues to haunt me. “Morality is a matter of money. Poor people cannot afford to have morals. So they have religion.” This quote was my portkey to ‘Train to Pakistan’ by Khushwant Singh. And here goes the review. When…Read More
What Writing Takes – Advice from Jhumpa Lahiri
I love to read. Not because I am a writer. But because there is no better teacher. Reading always gives me new ways to write. Opens new windows with better perspectives. Last week I finished reading Jhumpa Lahiri’s latest book ‘In Other Words’. She is one writer I look up to when I need inspiration.…Read More
On Writing: Book Review by Asha Seth
Acclaimed author Nicholas Sparks has recommended some books on his website that will help you improve your writing skills. One of them is ‘ON WRITING‘ by ‘Stephen King‘. This being my first Stephen King book, I was disappointed to not have started reading his books earlier. Well, I might as well yell that I love the way…Read More