Reading Updates: WWW Wednesday

Hello. It’s time for some reading updates of the week. WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and currently revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words The three Ws stands for the following questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: The Stationery Shop of Tehran by Marjan … Continue reading Reading Updates: WWW Wednesday

The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ★★★★★

Cats & Japanese literature. A treat to all the feline lovers.  Imagine you went into a grocery store and brought home a packet of a new flavour of instant noodles not like your usual taste. You decide to cook them one particular morning. From the look of it seems like a usual dish, but the smell really draws you in. One by one, slowly and … Continue reading The Traveling Cat Chronicles by Hiro Arikawa ★★★★★

Weekly Recap: 20 September 2020

This week has been a mellow one in terms of reading. Let’s see how it went. Blog Posts this week On Monday I posted a review of a recent read Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale. A story about unrequited love and the challenges of moving forward in life. I loved the description of Mumbai in this book. This book was shortlisted for 2019 JCB Prize … Continue reading Weekly Recap: 20 September 2020

Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Daughter. Wife. Mother. Grandmother. Women play different roles throughout their lives. Their roles take priority on themselves and their individuality is buried deep inside their core. Dopehri (Hindi word for Afternoon) leaves us with such thoughts to mull over and introspect ourselves rekindling the spark that is latent within us. It is a tale of unintentionally and unwillingly finding the long lost contentment. A tale … Continue reading Dopehri by Pankaj Kapur: A soulful novella ★★★★.5

Reading Updates: WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and currently revived by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words The three Ws stands for the following questions. What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? Currently Reading: In Search of Heer by Manjul Bajaj Seems like a retelling of the legendary love story of … Continue reading Reading Updates: WWW Wednesday

Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale: Book Review ★★★

Ira Kamat is a level-headed, ambitious, career-oriented civic beat reporter. She thrives to do her job earnestly and uncovers the corrupt instances of the municipal corporation in Mumbai. Kartik is a man of few words and stuck at a dead-end job. They were childhood friends living in Matunga, Mumbai but separated in pursuit of their career. After thirteen years they meet again on the terrace … Continue reading Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale: Book Review ★★★

Weekly Recap: 13 September 2020

Mostly lazing around as I write this post. I feel pretty laid back today not willing to move an inch. So, expect a lot more of relaxation while I head over to my current reads. This week has been reasonably great. I did get a lot of reading done. Though I didn’t write at all. Zero words. Zilch. Without further ado, let me recapitulate my … Continue reading Weekly Recap: 13 September 2020

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Book Review

Holocaust is a sensitive subject. It takes courage to pen down and even read such stories. Brutality beyond imagination. I have read The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank in high school and even today I can’t get myself to read it again.  I’m sure there are many more books written on the Holocaust reminding ourselves of the heinous crimes the human race … Continue reading The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris: Book Review

Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: 25th Women’s Prize for Fiction

Drawing on Maggie O’Farrell’s long-term fascination with the little-known story behind Shakespeare’s most enigmatic play, HAMNET is a luminous portrait of a marriage, at its heart the loss of a beloved child. Warwickshire in the 1580s. Agnes is a woman as feared as she is sought after for her unusual gifts. She settles with her husband in Henley street, Stratford, and has three children: a … Continue reading Hamnet by Maggie O’Farrell: 25th Women’s Prize for Fiction