Month: August 2017

I Was Nominated | Awesome Blogger Award

Awesome Blogger Award

Wow, this is exciting! I have been nominated for my very first award “Awesome Blogger Award” by the lovely Nuala Charlie @ Engrossed in a Good Book. Thank you so much, Charlie, for nominating me. I am feeling wonderful 🙂

The award was created by Maggie at Dreaming of Guatemala who stated: This is an award for the absolutely wonderful writers all across the blogging world. They have beautiful blogs, are kind and lovely, and always find a way to add happiness and laughter to the lives of their readers. That is what truly defines an awesome blogger.

Classic of the Month | To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Book Review

Book review: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

I don’t think that anyone in the book community doesn’t know about this book. This is a classic – a must read classic which everyone is supposed to read. I mean that’s the point of including it in the list of must read classics in a lifetime. I couldn’t agree more. This is an epic tale of family love, racism before world war and the existential circumstances way back then. I know this is one of the favourite books of most of the people and I can understand the reasons, but for me, it was not a perfect 5-star read. I had some issues with this book which explains a star less rating. Let’s go into the details.

Book Review | Wives of War by Soraya Lane

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Why I picked this book? Because I am a sucker for beautiful covers 😀 When I saw this book on NetGalley I instantly requested for it just because of the cover. I had no idea what this book will turn into. I am glad that I picked it up as it proved to be a great read.

This is a story about three nurses during World War 2. The story starts with Scarlet, who volunteers for joining the battlefield hospital, but her main aim was to find her fiancé Thomas who was missing from past few months.

Happy Rakshabandhan | Celebrating the love of siblings (5 Literary siblings worth mentioning)

Celebrating Rakshabandhan with literary siblings

Happy Rakshabandhan to all of you 🙂 So those who don’t know what is this festival, let me give you a brief about it (probably you can Google the details). It is an Indian festival, basically in Hindu religion, which celebrates the bond of love, care, and duty between brothers and sisters. Rakshabandhan means “bond of protection”. In this festival, a sister ties a rakhi (sacred thread) on her brother’s wrist and prays for his prosperity and happiness, to show her love and in return, the brother gives her a token gift and a promise to protect her. Though it is a special day for both of them, surely sisters often get fancy gifts and convert it to their day 😀

eARC Review | The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson

eARC Review: The Chaos of Longing by K.Y. Robinson | Poetry of love and longing

This was my third poetry book that I read this year after Milk and Honey and Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately. I loved both those poetries and expected same from it, as the title seemed entruiging. I came to know about this title through poetry recommendations on NetGalley. However, it was way too different than the formers.

This poetry collection is divided into four parts: Inception, Longing, Chaos and Epiphany. The good thing about this poetry was that the author is speaking about herself in most of the parts. She is a woman of color (WoC) and we can imagine to some point that what she might have been gone through in her childhood. A few poems shows her roots and felt like raw thoughts.

#ARCAugust 2017 Sign Up | Are you joining?

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Hi everyone! A few days ago, I came to know about this amazing reading challenge #ARCAugust via Twitter and I instantly decided to join it. Why? Because I have too many ARCs to be read that I have acquired through NetGalley (yeah probably not very proud of 🙁 ).

#ARCAugust was created by Shelly and Octavia at Read.Sleep.Repeat to help motivate bloggers to tackle their ARC piles. This is the 5th year that they are hosting it. This will be my first time participating in ARC August! To join the challenge, sign up here and keep up with ME on social media.