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.
This is something I am a bit reluctant to talk about as I am afraid of what the response would be. For quite some time, there has been a lot of discussions going on about diversity in books, and that is something I’m all for. I love diversity, I think it is really important, and … More This aspect of the ‘diversity’ discussion bothers me.
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
THIS IS NOT A BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS POST. Here, I am going to talk about how difficult it is to recommend books to some people. Recently, a friend of mine from school texted me, asking me to suggest a book for her to read. I knew that she was a rather occasional reader and had no … More Recommending a book