Prince Charming: Harma Mae-Smit

  GENRE: Fantasy, Retelling, Short Stories, Romance My Rating: 4/5 I ask to be pardoned by all feminist readers to forgive my liking for this particular fairy tale. Unlike other tales, the female protagonist, Cinderella is not a damsel in distress. She is rather shown as a girl with a lot of patience, endurance, positivismContinue reading “Prince Charming: Harma Mae-Smit”

The War Blog: Glen Sobey

GENRE: Fiction, Young adult My rating: 4.5/5 I received this ebook as part of LibraryThing Early Reviewers copy. I thank the author and publisher for providing me the copy. This is an honest review and my views are not biased or altered by receiving a copy. The premise of the story is rather promising andContinue reading “The War Blog: Glen Sobey”

Love, Amour, Amore: A Collection of Three Love Stories from Around the World : Kaya Quinsey

GENRE: Romance, Short Story, Fiction My Rating:5/5 I received this book as a member giveaway from LibraryThing. From page one I was completely engaged with the words. Kaya’s writing style is simple and yet she manages to capture your heart in her own subtle ways. Love, Amour, Amore, is not just a collection of loveContinue reading “Love, Amour, Amore: A Collection of Three Love Stories from Around the World : Kaya Quinsey”

Prince Charming by Harma-Mae Smit

GENRE: Fantasy, Retelling, Short Stories, Romance My Rating: 4/5 I ask to be pardoned by all feminist readers to forgive my liking for this particular fairy tale. Unlike other tales, the female protagonist, Cinderella is not a damsel in distress. She is rather shown as a girl with lot of patience, endurance, positivism and aContinue reading “Prince Charming by Harma-Mae Smit”

Snow White and Rose Red: Brothers Grimm

Genre: Classics, Fantasy, Fairy tale My rating: 4/5(kids), 2/5(Adults) Plot: An old widow had two daughters named Snow White and Rose Red. Both the sisters had completely contrasting personalities. Snow White was shy and gentle, whereas Rose Red was outgoing and gregarious. One day the two sisters and their mother let a big bear come toContinue reading “Snow White and Rose Red: Brothers Grimm”

Such is HER life: Reecha Agarwal Goyal

GENRE: Poetry, Realism My Rating: 4.5/5 Browsing through Amazon looking for new titles I came across this book. The uniqueness of the title drew me towards it and I was held captive. The bold HER drew me to know more. My mind was busy racing thinking of possibilities that the book would offer. But IContinue reading “Such is HER life: Reecha Agarwal Goyal”

Matilda Turns 30!!!!!

Photograph: Penguin Random House Roald Dahl was one of my favorite authors whenever I stepped into a library or bookshop as a child. And I still find myself swerve towards shelves that showcase his books. Thus, when I read that to mark the 30th anniversary of the first publication of the book Matilda, three sketchesContinue reading “Matilda Turns 30!!!!!”

The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti

Having read a few of Sobti’s book, it was no surprise that I was yet again drawn towards her writing. This time I picked up The Heart Has Its Reasons.  An unusual title, I was drawn by the image of the woman on the cover. To me it seemed like a mughal era painting of aContinue reading “The Heart Has Its Reason: Krishna Sobti”

Mahashweta: Sudha Murthy

I was looking for a book to read with not more than 150 page or so. Mahashweta fit the bill. But I was not prepared for what was to come. Today when I put the book down I feel that I have lost a friend. So attached did I get to the protagonist that, I feel sheContinue reading “Mahashweta: Sudha Murthy”

Her Father’s Daughter: Shekhar Mehra

The blurb at the back of the book completely belies what lies inside 215 pages novel. I was taken unaware when I finished the book, waiting to let it all sink in. the blurb reads: ” When a girl child is born into the zamindar family of a village called Veerganj, she brings no cheerContinue reading “Her Father’s Daughter: Shekhar Mehra”