Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid is a fictional biography of a Hollywood actress from 1950s – Evelyn Hugo, now a socially withdrawn but once a famous Hollywood icon, tells her life story to Monique, a routine, not so famous journalist. Evelyn goes over the retrospectives of her life, path and price …
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents
I have considered myself to be quite broadminded, aware person who would not tolerate discrimination based on color, religion, gender or any other proclivity that people may hold dear. However when I look at my-“mindful”-self before reading the book, Caste: The Origins of Our Discontent, my the then take on the color-based discrimination appears to …
Hamnet, Shakespeare & the Tragedy – Retold!
“All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;” William Shakespeare
Snobs A Novel by Julian Fellowes
“There’s nowt so queer as folk” – Aristotle “Snobs” is written by Julian Fellowes, the person behind Dowager Countess’ wit, flawless period aesthetics and emotion-rich storyline of Downton Abbey. A detailed and vivid account of different classes of England, more than his later production of the aforementioned famous masterpiece, Snobs is his debut novel. The …
2020 Reads and Listens!
This year made history for the world, so it had its own moments. But like any other year, as we approach December, #bookstagrammers start their reflection on their reads, listens and goals. Some set their goals in numbers of books they want to tackle that year. Some set their goal to add a new genre …
Books To Read in Quarantine ~ for Readers and Non-readers!
Book suggestions during lockdown!
Becoming by Michelle Obama
Before Obamas, Kennedys were my favorite couple and now like many Americans, the latters are on top of my list. While the Kennedys were the charming royal family of the country, with wealth and status as their birth privileges, Obamas form the true inspiring picture that the spirit of America boasts of. The life stories …
Downton Abbey Movie!!
Granthams and Crawleys … all things English, all things family & all things 1920s!!
Pachinko by Min Jin Lee
History has failed us, but no matter. Min Jin Lee, Pachinko.