People often ask for book suggestions. I find this intriguing though. For I believe, it is never a 'natural reader' who asks for recommendations. Such people, I am sure have a perennially long list of books that they desperately wish to get to. The list never ends and therefore they voluntarily never really ask someone... Continue Reading →
Amidst the everyday humdrumness, finding your little haven is paramount.
I often speak about chaos and the everyday mundanity of life. About troubles and banes. About the insanity of new motherhood and the accompanying weight of responsibility. I often unburden myself here on the blog and use it as a portal to bemoan my troubles, at the expense of you lovely folks. Venting troubles online... Continue Reading →
Walking on eggshells.
I assume many have abandoned this blog by now. I can see the numbers dwindle and my hard work wither away. It's been so long, and so sparse. The posts on this page are as rare as rain in Doha, and I could blame circumstance, life and the universe for it. But in truth, I... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday! Sidney Sheldon Chasing tomorrow- Tilly Bagshawe.
1.How/Why/Where did you buy the book? Sidney Sheldon and Jeffrey Archer were my initiation into the world of adult fiction (way back in my tweens!). A younger me dreamed of being a highly educated, uber sophisticated, uncommonly courageous heroine of a Sidney Sheldon novel. Running from nefarious criminals or the ultra- long limbs of the law,... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday- What’s on Dr J’s bookshelf this week?
I have had to scale back on reading for pleasure. Drastically. I have still been sneaking in a few books here and there though. For sustenance. And yes, the subscriptions, journals and magazines also tend to pile up; and I am forced to devote some of the scare and precious reading time to them as... Continue Reading →
These days I'm a compulsive blogger. It's almost as if I HAVE TO blog. For the longest time, the very last thing I did before "dying" for the night, was read. Now I blog. Put the baby to sleep. Gossip with the hubster. Read. Blog. 'Tis the new routine. Surely, it won't last for long.... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday! Gone Girl- Gillian Flynn
“For several years, I had been bored. Not a whining, restless child's boredom (although I was not above that) but a dense, blanketing malaise. It seemed to me that there was nothing new to be discovered ever again. Our society was utterly, ruinously derivative (although the word derivative as a criticism is itself derivative). We... Continue Reading →
Starry Nights- Shobaa De.
I know, I know. I never mentioned such a book in my last book rant. I just missed it. I'm telling you, I just have been on this crazy chain- reading trip. I have even read some Chetan Bhagat! Who would have thought, huh? Me and Chetan Bhagat? Okay, I shall admit- I once... Continue Reading →
Here’s another Nerdy Sunday! Girls of Riyadh- Rajaa Alsanea.
Hella folks! How have you all been? Today's post has been festering on my browser as a tab for three days now. I just can't seem to come around to finishing it. I even considered just ditching this post altogether. But then, what of my word? All the hoo haa about what was to come... Continue Reading →
Nerdy Sunday! Curious about the veiled Arab world?
Hella Folks! It's been a while since I did a book review. Not that I haven't been reading. Quite the opposite actually.I just don't seem to get a moment to sit down, fire up Mr Lappy, click cutesy pictures, copy excerpts from the book and then give my not-so-worthy two cents on the book! Are... Continue Reading →