This is something I’ve wanted to discuss for a while. I keep coming across these critiques of strong female characters, and I think that’s great. Constructive criticism is always good. However sometimes I feel that there is sometimes a double standard where male characters are merely criticized for being badly written while every time there … More Do female characters get critiqued more often?
Here’s something I’ve been meaning to talk about for ages, but I did not know how to. In the past year or so, my reading tastes have changed greatly. I am no longer the YA girl I used to be. It is not that I now dislike YA. I still read plenty of YA. However, … More Changing Reading Tastes
Okay, I have a confession to make. I by far prefer paper books to eBooks. I love holding books in my hand, and getting to turn the pages. I love the smell and the feel of books. I’ve heard plenty of others share my opinion. That is fine. You are entitled to your opinion. However, … More Are paper books better than eBooks?
Let me tell you one thing. I ship characters together. I love many romantic pairings in books, and I love the idea of supporting them. I think it’s a cute thing to do. I love looking at cutesy fanart and dreaming of my OTP having a beautiful life together. But one thing that slightly bothers … More What I don’t like about shipping
I recently acquired a copy of Because You Love To Hate Me, an anthology of short stories which are a combined effort of some booktubers and some YA authors. It sounded like a great idea to me. I’m yet to read it and judge whether it’s good or not, but while going through its goodreads … More Booktubers writing books?
The book that inspired me to make this post was a book I recently added to my TBR, Smoke by Dan Vyleta. I thought the premise behind the book was utterly fascinating. However, the rating for the books is a below average 3.29, and the reviews say it is not that great. England. A century … More When the concept is great, but the rating is low
If you are a Harry Potter fan, you are probably aware of how controversial a character Severus Snape is. I’ve heard countless people criticize his behavior and talk about how horrible some of his actions were. I’ve heard people talk about how his creepy obsession with Lily did not justify him bullying a bunch of … More Why I’m done with Snape-hate.
I don’t give every book I read a rating. There are some genres of books that I never give a rating. I may or may not review them, but I don’t feel right rating them. Today I want to talk about those. Classics and acclaimed literary fiction: So, here’s the thing. I read for pleasure. I am … More Why I don’t rate some books.
Okay, so I’m from India, but majority of the books I read are not Indian. It’s not that I don’t like Indian books, it’s just that somehow, I don’t tend to gravitate towards those. I’ve had mixed experiences with them, and here are three things I’d like to see more of in Indian books. 1. Fantasy … More What I’d like to see more of in Indian books.
I know this is something really random, but I wanted to talk about this for quite some time. Have you ever found yourself fangirling over something, and then thinking, Hey! I’ve never even read this book, or watched this show/movie or whatever. So what am I so excited about? Sure, I’ve seen a lot of … More The Secondhand Fandom Syndrome