Lying Next to Me by Gregg Olsen

Revenge. That’s the word I’d use to summarize this book. While browsing through Goodreads for my next read, I saw that Lying Next to Me was one among the top 20 books read in September. Though everything in that list caught my eye, I was looking for a nice crime/thriller story, and this one seemed…

We should all be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

The best 30 mins I spent in recent times. Though the book is just 50 odd pages, I wanted to write a few words about it (without giving out much) because of the content between the covers. Chimamanda talks about all the right reasons why feminism isn’t just for women. In a world where the…

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

It took me a while to get going with this book. For one, as the author (Ray Bradbury) rightly says, the book is crammed with metaphors. It takes some time to get used to that. But once you are there, there is just no stopping you till you finish the book. I’m 50+ years late…

Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

Jeffrey Archer. There is just something about the way he writes that is intriguing and calming at the same time. Things might be terribly messed up to start with, and even when you are halfway through, you cannot help but feel all is lost. But as you come to the final few pages, you begin…

Of cooked cream and strawberries

Panna Cotta. One of the simplest and most beautiful of Italian desserts to make. Though the literal translation is “Cooked Cream”, it certainly doesn’t take a long time to cook. The satiny cream, which is both rich and delicate at the same time is a true delight to consume. And guess what? You can make…

Kirik Party

I enjoy watching movies. And I would sometimes like to believe that I am a movie buff. Those assumptions aside, it was purely by chance that I ended up watching my first Kannada movie – Kirik Party. I have always been apprehensive about watching movies in languages I am not familiar with. So much gets…

This Was A Man by Jeffrey Archer

And yes, the Clifton Chronicles comes to an end. The 7th and final book of the series came out earlier this month, and I made sure to order my copy. And I have not been disappointed. There could not have been a better way to end the tale about the life and times of Harry…

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

No Spoilers. 🙂 Just came home from the theater, and yes! I have to write about the movie, right now! 🙂 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them One of Harry Potter‘s textbooks during his time at Hogwarts. A book, J K Rowling released sometime in 2001, the proceeds of which went to charity. A…

Hope

Her phone is ringing. She loves her ringtone and usually lets it ring just to listen to it. A poignant melody. But today, it only brings with it pictures of “what if’s” and “what could’ve been’s“. She immediately reduces the volume. As the taxi keeps moving and the scenery changes with every passing second, she…

The Steradian Trail by M N Krish

Yet again, I stumbled upon a captivating book long after it hit the racks. The Steradian Trail – the first of the Infinity Series. I have always been enthralled by mysteries and whodunits. From the time I started reading, I’ve always been drawn to books dealing with riddles, with clues interspersed here and there. It…