How do you lose a word? Does it vanish into your memory, like an old toy in a chest, and lie hidden in the cobwebs and dust, waiting to be cleaned out or rediscovered? - The Hungry Tide, Amitav Ghosh
Just yesterday, I was looking through the 'bestsellers' and 'New arrivals' shelves at Reliance Timeout. I came across three books that interested me. One was Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn. I read the blurb and I wanted to get started on it immediately. But I already have a long list of books at home that … Continue reading On Books I want to read
I got a new notebook and for a long time I contemplated as to what I will use it for. I have a blog to write my poems in and I don’t plan on having a journal. So what shall I use the book for? I spent hours and I gave up. I decided that … Continue reading Stationery Love
I love stationery. I got myself a notebook today. And a pen. But I want some more. Pens - Black, red, green. I want to spend more time in a bookstore. Take in the smell of fresh new books. Gaze at shelves stocked with stationery. Drool and sigh. I shall go there again tomorrow. Today … Continue reading Book love.
New books have been borrowed. And bought. I have read a little bit from three different books. 1. The Secret of the Nagas by Amish Tripathi The Shiva Trilogy has gained Amish a lot of fans and readers. I read the first book (The Immortals of Meluha) in record speed. Then I never found/made the … Continue reading On books I am reading
Rewriting The Mahabharatha is in itself an arduous task. But to rewrite the same epic from a woman's perspective is something which is even tougher. But Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni has achieved it and what a wonderful story it is. The entire Mahabhratha in under four hundred pages is narrated through Draupadi's eyes. The writing throughout … Continue reading The Palace of Illusions – Book review
Books stacked up Randomly Disorganized Heaped scarily Ceiling high. Dusty Unused Browning corners Claustrophobic I lose myself Hidden, covered Amidst towers And mazes Of book.
I am reading two books simultaneously. The palace of illusions and Neverwhere. I alternate between them. Both are lovely, though I must say The Palace of Illusions is better. I have always viewed Mahabharatha from the male perspective. But the entire story here is narrated by Draupadi. And though I am centuries away from that … Continue reading Between books