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Category: All About Books

To Sir, With Love

E.R. Braithwaite’s To Sir With Love is one of the first autobiographical books I’ve read. It was back in my school days when our English teacher asked the class to grab this book from the school library and give it a read, in turns. We were to have a discussion …

Why Scarlett O’ Hara is the One Badass Woman that I Admire

Scarlett O’ Hara is synonymous with selfishness and manipulation. She is a rebel- self-centered and relentless. And not many who have read this Pulitzer-winning epic Gone With The Wind, like her. But when I think of Scarlett, I think of this strong, capable, kickass woman who is a survivor. I …

Books That Make You Fall in Love With Reading

I have always loved reading. Mum says that even at the age of two, I used to point at the pictures on a book and ask her to read it out for me. I then slowly moved on to read fairy tales and those beautiful classics which are a must …

19 (Most) Powerful Game of Thrones Women who Totally Slay It

I started this post with the idea of writing ‘the most powerful literary female characters’. But then there are so many literary heroines that I adore and admire and it is a Herculean task to choose just a few. Take for example the Harry Potter series, where all the female …

Oscar Wilde’s Lady Windermere’s Fan

Oscar Wilde’s plays are thought-provoking, satirical, witty and have beautiful dialogues and well crafted characters. Lady Windermere’s Fan is just the same! “Mom, I’m not sure what I should pick for the letter O”, I lamented. I asked her if I should go for Oliver Twist and then she reminded …

Nancy Drew – The Teen Sleuth who Made my Childhood

The Nancy Drew series is a well-known classic and is sure to have won all the teenage girls’ hearts with her daring adventures. She sure did mine and I’m proud to say that my school roll number was stamped on every Nancy Drew book in the school library. You are …

Why Michelle Obama’s Becoming is a Must Read #BookReview

The former first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama had penned down a beautiful memoir – Becoming, earlier this year. The book was in rage even before its release because of course, we knew it would be full of her warmth and wit. I had eagerly waited for the …

Like a Girl by Aparna Jain #BookReview

Have you read Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls? When the book was published a couple of years ago, it was all the rage. It was full of real-life stories of inspirational women who weren’t afraid to chase their dreams. However, only two Indian women, namely Rani Laxmi Bai and Mary …

José Saramago’s The Elephant Journey #BookReview #AtoZChallenge

The Elephant’s Journey is Solomon, the elephant’s story. The Portuguese King Joao III gifts Solomon to the Archduke Maximillian. This means the poor animal has to travel by foot from Lisbon to Vienna, crossing the Alps – the only option transporting a large animal, back in those days. Solomon sets …

Indian Authors

There is, in fact, WAS, a certain aversion when it came to Indian Author Books. At least for me, there was. Before you judge me, I will tell you why. Let me begin with the obvious. Me reading Indian Author books started with Chetan Bhagat‘s Five Point Someone and I …

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