This book is a partly fictional, partly autobiographical account of the events that took place in the author’s life, in the 1970s. I had read a couple of plays written by this author, and I liked them, so I thought this would be an interesting read. This book follows the narrator-supposedly the author-who feels tired … More Getting There by Manjula Padmanabhan
March 2021 was a fairly good reading year for me. I ended up reading 9 books. Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson(4/5) This was a fun, charming story set in a small village in England, following Major Pettigrew, a rather uptight 68 year old British former soldier who ends up forming an unlikely friendship … More March 2021 Reading Wrap Up
February 2021 was an exceptional reading year for me. I ended up reading 13 books, most of which I enjoyed(though there were also a few misses). Here are all the books I read. It was also one of my most diverse reading months when it came to genre, setting and date of publication. Embroideries by … More February 2021 Reading Wrap Up.
I don’t always keep track of new releases, but since there are quite a few I’m interested in, I thought I’d talk about them today. Gerta by Katerina Tuckova This book was originally published in Czech in 2009, but it has received an English translation only recently. It is about the expulsion of ethnic Germans … More New and Upcoming Releases I’m interested in
January 2021 was a pretty good reading month for me. I read 8 novels, a short story collection, a play, an epic poem and 2 volumes of comics and manga. Here is everything I read. A Woman is No Man by Etaf Rum (4.5/5) This was my first read of the year, and perhaps it … More January 2021 Reading Wrap Up
I just finished reading the much hyped The Midnight Library by Matt Haig, and I had mixed feelings about it. The story follows Nora, a depressed thirty-something year old who is on the verge of ending her life when she is taken to a ‘Midnight Library’, where she could all the alternate lives she could … More The Midnight Library by Matt Haig
A while ago I made a list of the Top Ten Books I read this year. https://bookwindowcom.wordpress.com/2020/12/27/top-ten-books-i-read-this-year/. I thought I would talk about all the books that almost made into the list today. The Satapur Moonstone by Sujata Massey This is the second book in the Perveen Mistry series, a historical mystery series set in … More My almost-favourite reads of 2020.
So 2020 is finally over! December was not a great reading year for me-I had a lot going on, and so I only read 5 short books. The Diary of Lady Murasaki by Shikibu Murasaki(4/5) This was the diary of one of the most interesting women in history, Lady Murasaki, a lady-in-waiting of a 10th … More December 2020 Reading Wrap Up
So it’s that time again. I did the most disappointing books, and the best films, and now here are the best books I read this year. The list is in no particular order. Drive your Plow over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tocarzuk This was the only book I read twice this year. … More Top Ten Books I Read This Year
I thought I would do a bit of a different post today and talk about films rather than books. 2020 was the year where I watched a lot more films than usual. During lockdown, I started exploring more non-mainstream stuff and I started watching a lot more international films from different countries (I used to … More Top 10 Films I watched in 2020