Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome | Book Gush

When I saw Jerome K. Jerome’s Three Men in a Boat on a list of most humorous novels and being so widely appreciated, a skeptical eyebrow went up automatically. I had thought that the book was grossly overhyped. But it was when I picked it up and started reading it that I truly understood why it was getting the footage it was getting. Now, both eyebrows are scrunched as I laugh great tear-inducing jerks of laughter.

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The Murder Of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie | Book Review

I haven’t read all of Agatha Christie’s books, but when I read The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, I knew that it figured among the best of her novels. Right up there alongside Murder on the Orient Express, this book makes you scratch your head while marveling at the art that is Agatha Christie. More than 90 years have passed since The Murder of Roger Ackroyd was published, but the web it weaves has remained consistently intricate.

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Thor: Ragnarok | Movie Gush

Anyone who knows me can tell you what a huge Chris Hemsworth fan I am. Since this is about the movie and not just the man, I’ll spare you the details. 😛 But there isn’t a scale on which to measure the awesomeness of Thor: Ragnarok. It starts with a bang, takes a break with a bang, and ends with a bang. Let me dissect it for you.

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Sita: Warrior of Mithila (Ramchandra 2) by Amish | Book Review

I have always been vocal about how much I admire Amish’s writing. From the Shiva trilogy to Ram: Scion of Ikshvaku, the first in the Ram Chandra series, I’ve loved everything he’s written. His spin on Hinduism’s favorite Gods without losing the essence was what held my attention in the first place, even though I am not too religious. I believe in God, but this belief has been more of a confidence of there being just the One.

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Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding | Book Review

Helen Fielding’s Bridget Jones’s Diary is on a number of must-read lists. The novel, written as a diary, follows Bridget Jones (obviously), a woman in her thirties who is struggling with what looks like everything in her life. Her weight issues, her relationships, her insecurities – everything is laid bare in her diary. Every day is a new resolution to bring her life on track. But as human will has the collapse at any point in time, without prior notice, so does Bridget Jones fall back into her old habits.

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The Flawed Duology by Cecelia Ahern | Book Review

Our understanding of the world is a little twisted at most times. It takes a lot for us to understand that to err is human. Nobody is perfect. And our flaws are what make us what we are. They define our personality.

And this is what Cecelia Ahern explains in this duology. And boy, oh boy, it is such a wonder!

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The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year by Sue Townsend | Book Review

Possible spoilers ahead.

As a person who loves their sleep, it is plain enough why I picked up this book. Sue Townsend’s The Woman Who Went To Bed For A Year is the story of Eva Beaver, a woman who is fed up of everyday life and takes to her bed. For a year. Obviously. And the summary had me thinking of how I could be this woman someday.

Talking from the future: I did become this woman, but for a month.

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The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway | Book Review

Ernest Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea had been on my to-read list for ages now. A Pulitzer Prize winning story, this book was Hemingway’s last published full-length book while he was alive. Between it figuring on numerous must-read lists and languishing on my Kindle bookshelf, the curiosity as to why it was so highly recommended always ate me away from within. So I finally decided to pick it up a few weeks ago.

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Life Is What You Make It by Preeti Shenoy | Book Review

Possible spoilers ahead.

Two years ago, my big brother gave me cash as a gift for Raksha Bandhan – a ‘Jaa Simran Jaa’ moment for me. The number of books that I could own! I quickly got down to business and added 6 books to my Amazon shopping cart. But I was still few tens of rupees short of the whole amount. In the suggestions popped up this book by Preeti Shenoy. I wrinkled my nose at the uninventive, cheesy title, but added it anyway. I wanted a light, easy-to-read book after some of the classics that I’d added.

I got around to reading Life Is What You Make It recently. And boy, was I proven wrong about the light and easy-to-read part. Yes, the language is easy, but the subject is so heavy that I could feel my shoulders slump in response. It didn’t take me long to thank the stars (a little dramatic, yes, but it is what it is) that I decided to buy this book.

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Dunkirk | Movie Review

[Dunkirk was nominated in eight categories, including Best Picture and Best Director at the Academy Awards 2018. It won Best Film Editing, Best Sound Editing, and Best Sound Mixing.]

Christopher Nolan. The name inspires awe and admiration. The man does his research, finds different ways to impress and baffle audiences at the same time, and comes up with masterpieces that are hard to beat. He can’t possibly go wrong with a movie, because he creates stories and visuals with concepts that are mind-blowing. It’s like he has a genre of his own. Any other movie that ventures even inches from his space is immediately called Nolan-esque. If that isn’t genius, I don’t know what is.

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