When I won this book in a giveaway on Instagram, I was like super excited. I didn’t know what was this book about exactly. I just saw this book doing rounds on Instagram. So I was excited to get my hands on it. When it arrived, I instantly decided that it is going to be my next read, and alas! Here we are. I have never been so happy after reading a book that I got in a giveaway. This book was absolutely magical!
Happy Monday guys (which is actually never happy 😀 ) and welcome to yet another award that I was nominated for. This time it is The Unique Blogger Award. I was nominated for this award by not one but two lovely bloggers – Danielle from The Introverted Book Nerd and Maggie from The Caramel Files. Thank you so much, Danielle and Maggie for thinking that I am unique 😀
I tried to do some research about this award so that I can know who the original curator is, but I couldn’t find any. Anyhow, this is truly a great way to give recognition to some of your favourites blog. So without much further delay, let’s start.
Hey Guys! Happy Saturday and welcome to yet another edition of Stacking the Shelves 🙂 As the title suggests, today’s books are one for which I was waiting for a long time and finally they arrived! Today it is going to be a comparatively smaller post. So let’s take a ride.
I read this composition way back in February this year. This was my first attempt in reading the genre- Poetry, and to my expectations, it did surprise me. Though it was a quick read and I finished it within an hour, it was just BEAUTIFUL.
I had read other reviews about this book and I can understand why some people have a different opinion on this. Probably they have read too mean poetry and thus expected it to be something different. But for me, as a reader of poetry for the first time (obviously after school 😛 ), it was wonderful.
Why I was intrigued towards reading this was because of the title itself: Harappa. I have never read anything about this civilization, of course except the course books. So, when I got a chance to review this book I, I grabbed it instantly. And I was not disappointed at all.
The story starts when Vidyut Shashtri, the main protagonist of the story, is called upon to Varanasi where his great-grandfather, Dwarka Shashtri, is on deathbed. Vidyut is a successful entrepreneur and an eligible bachelor who lives with her girlfriend Damini who is a journalist. When Vidyut reaches Varanasi, his great-grandfather starts telling him the story of the curse that has been brought upon his entire generation and the humankind by his ancestor Vivasvan Shatri.
Hi everyone! This is my first ever book tag. I wasn’t tagged for this by anyone, but I really loved this book tag and it was open for anyone to do. So why not? Mid-Year Book Freak Out tag was created by Chami @ ReadLikeWildFire and Ely @ Ely Jayne on Youtube. It’s where we look back at (and freak out over) the books we’ve read during the past six months.
I know that the name says “Mid-Year” but it’s almost end of the year, so I am pretty late for it. The thing is, I discovered it too late. But I hope you would still enjoy it! It’s a good way to revise and look up to all the books that I have read in 2017 so far.
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga Reviews. It’s all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course Ebooks! If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!
Hey Guys, how you all are been? It’s a long time since I have done a Stacking the Shelves post. In fact, I haven’t done one in the entire last month!! But it doesn’t mean that I haven’t purchased any books 😛 During the last month, I mainly purchased some beautiful editions that I got in a used books sale event known as Books by Weight.
Okay! I know I am saying this again, but is August really finished? Where did the time go? It’s like I am aging really fast 😀 Nevertheless, this month was kind of Okay for me – no big activities, medium number of reads etc. Overall, a quiet month. I am a day late for posting by monthly wrap-up, but what can I say? Life is being bi*ch 😀 Let’s see what I concluded this month.
This was my first read from the author Kavita Kane. I had heard great things about her work and how she chooses different female characters from Indian mythology and present them with a new angle. People suggested that I should start with her first book, but rather I picked this one as I already had its copy. And I would say, I loved Kavita Kané and her unusual story about Surpanakha.
Ramayana is the epic tale which I believe every Indian have heard while growing up. All the main characters are household names – Ram, Laxman, Sita, Ravan. But the character of Surpanakha is something that we grew up hating. We have been taught that how Laxman cut her nose and in turn, Ravan abducted Sita and then it started the epic war between Ram and Ravan. But do we know more than this about Surpanakha? Do we know who was Surpanakha other than a girl having a cut nose and sister of Ravan? I surely hadn’t known. This story is a fresh take on Surpanakha’s life and lets you go to the details of why she did what she did.
I hadn’t read a romance novel for a long time and when I saw this book on NetGalley I instantly requested for it because of its cover and the synopsis looked good too. But I have to say I was little disappointed. The story could have been turned out better.
The main protagonists of the story are Ted Spencer and Olivia de la Vega. The story follows their lives over decades of time, narrated by Ted. Ted is a violinist and wants to pursue his career in this. He met Olivia in his senior year of High School in the 1960s and instantly fell in love with her. Ted was from a wealthy background while Olivia was the daughter of a cleaning lady at the school. Despite their background differences, they planned to spend their lives together. But the fate was not with them and they got separated because of the family issues and Ted’s compassion for music.