August 2014 List Love

August 2014 List Love

I haven't done one of these for a long time. For new readers, List Love is basically where I list down notable bloggers, books and in general anything else I'm chuffed about!     Link Love - Books 1. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - I was in the mood to read a nice thriller and this was on the Kindle bestseller list. I liked it! The ending was a bit unexpected but overall I liked the mystery! 2. Sir Vidia's Shadow by Paul Theroux  - It's a very different book from what I've read…Read more
April 2014 List Love + Giveaway Winner Announced!

April 2014 List Love + Giveaway Winner Announced!

May is here! I'm off to Mumbai this weekend but before I go, the giveaway winner has to be announced! GIVEAWAY WINNER IS Sifa Mukaddam!!! CONGRATULATIONS! ^_^ You will be receiving an email from me. Please reply back within 48 hours, else another winner will be picked and notified via email. Now that that's done, here's my random mix of things with this month's List Love.     Link Love - Books 1. Harry Potter Series- I can't even begin to tell you how much of Potterfan I am. I'm one of those…Read more
Magazine Mayhem April 2014

Magazine Mayhem April 2014

Hey guys! Here are the covers for April 2014! A lot of Emily Van Camp (Revenge) and Emilia Clarke (GoT) covers this month! Also, just one more day till my Giveaway ends, so enter that if you haven't already!     Let's just get the Kimye cover out of the way. It's reportedly one of the best selling covers so I don't think it will be their last. But if I (try) to look at it objectively, I think they could have Kim look a lot better than she does (on the cover).…Read more
March 2014 Magazine Mayhem

March 2014 Magazine Mayhem

It's March already! And there are some amazing covers this month! On a different note, I've decided what the Giveaway prize will be! It'll be announced on 2nd April and I think it'll keep it open for the month. Now I just need to figure out how to set it up. ;)       I am not a Kardashian fan, that Vogue cover sent me in shock. But, the Jenner sisters look amazing in their Marie Claire Mexico cover. I've never noticed Elle Oriental before, which is for Lebanon I believe. But…Read more
Book Review : The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher

Book Review : The Northern Clemency by Philip Hensher

I was lucky enough to sit for one of Philip Hensher's sessions at JLF otherwise I would have completely missed out on this writing. It's full of flavour, details and you really feel part of the story. Review The Northern Clemency chronicles the lives of a few families in a Sheffield neighbourhood through 20 years. It's a testament to just how much economic, cultural changes bring about startling changes of it's own within a community. There's initially a lot of mystery about the Grover family which resolves quickly and it's really the people…Read more
February 2014 List Love

February 2014 List Love

I haven't done one of these posts for a long time, my first one for the new year! 2014 has been incredible so far! I've already travelled so much and there's more to look forward to! Here I have the pretty umbrellas from the Jaipur Literaure Festival! I post more stuff like this on Instagram.     Link Love - Books 01. The Northern Clemency by Philip Henser - He's such a well spoken and hilarious author. The book is exactly that! I'm still reading it but I really like it so far.…Read more
Book Review : The Mysterious Mr Jacob by John Zubrzycki

Book Review : The Mysterious Mr Jacob by John Zubrzycki

I initially bought this book after attending a session by the author at Jaipur Literature Festival last year. I was very intrigued about the main character in this book. It's a non fiction account trying to demystify this Mr. Jacob who was mainly a diamond merchant in the pre Independence period. Review The book has a very distinct storytelling method from what I'm (usually) used to. It has its moments of facts and it's moments of narration. Mr. Jacob himself is very interesting mainly because of his connections and the things he was…Read more
Book Review : The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

Book Review : The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck

I first read The Moon is Down over a year ago and something about it's simplicity in tackling such a profound subject was very moving. The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck tells the story of village being invaded and it's effects on the everyday lives of the people. Put in such plain terms, it almost feels like a text-book but it is much more faceted and colourful. It has humour, it has personalities and above all it shows human frailty and integrity.   Review The book starts of with amusing seemingly ordinary…Read more
November 2013 List Love

November 2013 List Love

Winter is here! I cannot be happier! Last week also rained quite a bit in my city which made it cooler, cloudy and indirectly, made me more sleepy as well. The end of November signals the start of my favourite time with New Year, my birthday, anniversary and Valentine's Day to look forward to! I mean I get gifts and I like it. ;)       Link Love - Books 1. The Mysterious Mr. Jacob by John Zubrzycki - It's more of a historical book than a story as such but fascinating nonetheless.…Read more
October 2013 List Love

October 2013 List Love

                          Link Love – Books 1. Killer Puzzles - Does anyone have these puzzle books by Kjartan Poskitt? They are so freaking difficult! But so much fun and I love the twisted insane sense of humour. I never managed to finish them mainly because I was never sure of the answers. Anyway, a while back I found the answers page by the author himself! And guess what, I managed to see the Phantom of Ghastly Castle! Seriously though, couldn't have done…Read more