I should probably call this article ‘April 2019 Book Releases That I’m Excited About but Probably Won’t Read Anytime Soon.’
When the press release for Shweta Bachchan-Nanda's latest book from Harper Collins came out, it was kind of a pleasant surprise for me. I've always admired the lady for the way she carries and conducts herself. So when the chance to do a cover reveal for her debut book came and landed in my lap, … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Paradise Towers by Shweta Bachchan-Nanda
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The Woman in the Window, the latest thriller to be taking the reading world by storm, had my attention, too. Which is why I went ahead and bought it, to see for myself if it was worth the hype. This is A.J. Finn’s debut novel and I knew nothing about it before I dived into it. Except that it is a thriller, of course. 🙂
I had requested a copy of this book from NetGalley a long time ago and received it half-a-long-time ago. When I decided to read it, I didn’t remember what it was about Two Women that drew me in. Was it that the title had ‘women’ in it? Was it that, for a change, the story was ALL about women? Was it the cover that pulled me in? Whatever it was, I was glad I forgot because then, I could be surprised if I liked it. Or if I didn’t.
The Persepolis that I read is a sort of an omnibus that has both parts of the story. On the whole, Persepolis is the autobiographical account of the author from being an Iranian child, facing repercussions of her country’s turbulent history. While Persepolis #1, or The Story of a Childhood is the story of Satrapi as a child – her journey from Tehran to Vienna, Persepolis #2 or The Story of a Return is, you guessed right, her return to her country.
With its large number of positive ratings, I’d hoped to read Kochery C. Shibu’s Men and Dreams in the Dhauladhar someday. And when I got a review copy from Writers Melon, I jumped at the opportunity. It was with the hope that this excitement would be vindicated and that the story would appeal to me that I started reading this book.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is a trailblazer when it comes to feminism. She says she is not an expert on the subject, but with her simple, sensible ideas, she is absolutely one. She knows what is right and what isn’t. Those things that we take to be absolutely okay in everyday life, she shows why they really aren’t. She has strong reasons for this, those that you can’t refute, try as you might. I love how she puts forth her ideas, be it in TED Talks, or in her books.
An introduction to my new YouTube channel, The Melodramatic Bookworm.
I usually have the tendency to buy from bookstores when I am in two moods: too happy or too upset. Any in-between mood takes me to Amazon. It was when I was in my too-happy zone that I chanced upon Kindred Spirits, sitting there innocently with its slim figure as if it had its appendix removed (sorry, book joke!), and asking me to pick it up.