Hey! Send Me a Book

Well, not a book book. Other people’s bookshelves have always intrigued me and I love finding out which books they love and hate. Hence, an idea pinged in my head, why not try reading someone else’s favorite book? I usually never take any recommendations, I do read reviews but recommendations? Nope. Never. Out of the…

Burial Rites

Among all the books I have read thus far, there are precisely two books that I did not give a star rating to. Now, Burial Rites by Hannah Kent joins the list as the third. Some parts confused me and some parts annoyed me, like the names of places. But I also felt that some…

Memory

Cora looked up at the dark grey sky from under the shop shelter and sighed heavily. It didn’t look she would be going anywhere anytime soon. The pain hit abruptly. She doubled over clutching her knees, her heart rate spiking unnaturally. The rain brought with it memories of an injury from a time long forgotten….

Past

Do you think our past decides our future? I think it shapes our future–for the better or the worst. The past may have been out of our hand but the future is always of our making. You have no one but yourself to blame should your future go awry.  Come take a walk with me. I’ll…

The Snowman [Movie]

Yes, I do watch movies, rare event though it is. Last year I went to watch a movie at the theatre and they played the trailer for The Snowman right before the movie. I wouldn’t say it looked interesting because it didn’t but I was curious about the movie. See, I read a lot of…

An Entry in the Diary of Grace Scahill

My husband buried the body of a murdered man today. Our house is the last in the street, offering us a seclusion of sorts. If not, I’m sure Mark would have been caught with the way he was swiveling his head left and right every two minutes. He probably thought he was being cautious but…

The Butterfly Garden

No. No. No. After a long time (2 months!!) I sat to read and my pick was The Butterfly Garden by Dot Hutchison, which I did not know was part of a series. Veering a little off-topic here, I have been trying with no luck to find a good stand-alone to read. If y’all have…

The Kiss of Deception

The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson. I am not sure I have read a more aptly titled book. A very well executed story. Very clever. I started this book simply because it was staring at me from my shelf for days. I forgot the summary I read, I had no idea even what…

The Silent Fountain

October has so far been a month of chaos. I keep picking up and putting down The Silent Fountain by Victoria Fox. Not because the story is uninteresting, mind you. The Silent Fountain is a tale of two timelines–2016 and the 1970s–with Vivien Lockhart and Lucy Whittaker, their respective protagonists. The story begins in 2016…

The Muse

I wandered aimlessly around the library for two hours looking for a book that will get me out of my reading slump. Finally I gave up and randomly picked one. After which, The Muse by Jessie Burton laid on my shelf for two weeks before I got around to reading it. I had half a…

Dreamless

Woohoo! I’m back!! I haven’t been reading as much as I would like to. I thought a good crime fiction would get me out of this rut. My choice of read this time was Dreamless written by Jørgen Brekke and translated by Steven T. Murray. I did not know this  book was part of series,…

Final Farewell

Tall buildings that reached for the sky, sweltering heat that made you want to run into a cold sauna and never come out, and trees wizened with age dotted the road side. I knew I was home but still, I wished it was a little less warm. Have we moved closer to the sun? Hot?…