Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Review Diaries (Mahaveer: The Soldier Who Never Died by Rupa Srikumar & A.K. Srikumar)

Name of the book- Mahaveer: The Soldier Who Never Died by Rupa Srikumar & A.K. Srikumar.
Stars given- 5 on 6 stars.
My take on the book-
Ever read a book and cried or felt goosebumps?
Then this is the book for you.
After watching movies like Border, LOC or even Lakshya one tends to understand what our brave soldiers go through both on and off the field.
There is so much that happens which we have no idea about and here's to thanking them with my whole heart and soul.
Coming back to the book, it's very well written. There is no additional baggage or over the top big words. It's worded in a way that gives the reader a clear picture of the story as if movie is going on in their minds.
I dearly enjoyed it.
Hope you will too.
PS Hope everyone is doing well.
God Bless.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Review Diaries (The King of the Sea: A Metaphysical Novel and Musical Odyssey by Nandan Gautam)

Name of the book- The King of the Sea: A Metaphysical Novel and Musical Odyssey by Nandan Gautam.
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars and a big hug from my side.
My take on the book-
Have you ever read a book and said to yourself that I want to be friends with that person?
Like the way they have narrated the story made you feel like you have known that person for years now and are almost in the stage of being BFFS?
Well that's the kind of feeling I had after finishing this gem, like the writer, who wrote not only in prose and poetry but showed us a lot about him.
Like an autobiography we are taken on a journey in his past that's spans through the ages.
Coming back to the book, the cover is bound to hold your attention once you catch a glimpse of it in a crowded bookstore, even with every book there begging for your attention. Next will the blurb that will hold your attention and finally the book itself will seal the deal.
Having a hopping 41 parts this book will keep you on your toes the entire time but one line struck with me, when the captain said that nothing lasts for ever. These past days have been tough on my mental health but this book with all it's metaphysical goodness has breathed new life in me. 
It's a big book, which might seem daunting to a few but take my word for it- you will not be bored nor will you be able to put the book down, not even once.
Andrew Marvel and John Donne were my favorites during my grad years and that love affair went on even after my masters and boy oh boy, this book did them proud.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Review Diaries (Stories Of Us: 41 Short Stories Of The Common Man By a Common Man by Bobby Sachdeva)

Name of the book - Stories Of Us: 41 Short Stories Of The Common Man By a Common Man by Bobby Sachdeva.
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book-
As someone who is 2 weeks into house arrest cause I had a mild cold that first Sunday I am going through my TBR list like a jet plane on steroid fuel.
Short stories are like a big platter of many different tastes and textures and color and palate. It has something for everyone and bound to give everyone something to hold on to.
This book though made me sit up and think, my comfy reading nook felt like a comfortable prison and I wanted to go out and ask questions about what not but I stayed put and finished the book.
Social changes need to come in and soon, so hopefully with books like this that make you think will help take the idea a long way.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Review Diaries (The Rape trial by Bidisha Ghosal)

Name of the book - The Rape trial by Bidisha Ghosal.
Stars given - 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book-
I normally take like 3 days max to finish a book but this one took a whopping 8 days for me to finish.
There were a lot of reasons behind it, one it's a big book granted, two the theme made me emotional and three it was something that can and may be was happened before and the worst part can happen to anyone in the future.
I mean there are so many evil creatures all around us who do bad things and get away with it.
What do we do?
Do we give up or die trying?
Should we just roll over and play dead?
Or go down swinging?
What is the 'right' thing to do?
There were times while reading this one that I cried cause I felt so helpless.
Then came anger, oh yeaps, I am mad, like so mad but in the end it gave me peace.
I would really like to point out that this was one big book so the Author deserves like a big kudos to have held it all together till the last page, last line and last word.
You go girl!

Friday, March 6, 2020


Stars given- 5 on 5 stars.
My take on the book-
So we all know that judging a book by it's cover is a big no-no for everyone but what can I say this cover made me drool a bit. 
At first glance you will see the red cover with white writings but on a closer look you see there is the face of a girl hidden there as if giving you a preview of what's to come, that one needs to dig deeper and figure out what's really going on.
And this is the theme that carries on in the book.
Having seen way too many crime thrillers and also being someone with a vivid imagination some things I called long before they were revealed in the story but the way it was handled had me wolf whistle, yeah what can I say I am gaga over nicely written stories.
All in all I am one happppppppy girl.
PS got an exam coming up. Wish me luck.