Category: All About Books

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 …

13 Must Read Classics for Kids

I’m forever grateful to my Mum for inculcating the habit of reading from an early age. She says I could be found curling up with a good book even at the age of three. Albeit not being able to read, I would still glance through and point at the pictures, …

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 …

11 Harry Potter Spells That I Want in Real Life

Harry Potter – a world that I thought I would never enter into, the one with witches and wizards, goblins and elfs, magic and spells! From borderline aversion to turning into a true-blue Potterhead, Harry Potter has got my heart, mind, and soul! I was forced by my cousins at …

George R.R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones Has Got Me Hooked

I always thought I was more of a girly girl who relished her mushy romcoms. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it and I still cherish that part of me. But there is also this girl in me who loves warriors and bad boys. This part was discovered much later, …

Fairy Tale Retellings: Yay or Nay?

We grew up hearing and reading Fairy tales. Even if most of them are prejudistic and misogynistic, fairy tales has a certain charm associated with it. The beautiful Palaces, gorgeous Princesses, chivalrous Prince Charmings, Fairy Godmothers, Witches, Goblins and Magic! However, given a chance, wouldn’t you want to rewrite some …

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