Road to Cherry hills: The Journey continues by Sohini Bagchi

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My ratings: 3/5 stars


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Road to Cherry Hills takes us into the world of Rimjhim, as she walks down the memory lane to her campus days where she meets Ankit, falls head over heels for him and thought her life has changed forever. Of course it did, but in the most unexpected ways, as she soon finds her life taking a completely different turn. Rimjhim, now a single mother and a successful professional, moves on to fight her own battle. She didn’t need special power to do so, but a strong willpower to overcome difficult times. That willpower which we all have but we are only one step away to realise it. The story narrates her trials and tribulations, her dilemmas and achievements, her darkest fears and her deepest desires as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery.  Continue reading

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A Thousand and one stories #26 Monologue

1001 stories

What’s the loudest sound you’ve ever heard apart from the sound of your own voice echoing beyond measures stuck in the walls of your head?
I’ve heard something louder than it. And it just goes on and on, never ending but less maddening, more… peaceful and more lifelike.
Have you heard the sound silence makes?

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Die, My Love by Ariana Harwicz

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My Ratings: 4/5 stars
128 pages
Published September 14th 2017 by Charco Press
This was a Manbooker International 2018 nominated book.

My Review:
When you’re away, every second of silence is followed by a hoard of demons infiltrating my brain. 
The book is about one thing and one thing alone (to me, every person has their own interpretation), solitude. The necessity of solitude is at its highest for a mother after she has given birth. Forget the usual notions about maternal instincts and wanting to be near the baby. Every part of this book somehow signifies that one essential need of being selfish, self-indulgent and in solitude.

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Fever Dreams by Samanta Schweblin

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

192 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Riverhead Books

This was one of the Man Booker International nominated books of 2017.


About this book: (Should probably skip this and delve right into the book)

A young woman named Amanda lies dying in a rural hospital clinic. A boy named David sits beside her. She’s not his mother. He’s not her child. Together, they tell a haunting story of broken souls, toxins, and the power and desperation of family.
Fever Dream is a nightmare come to life, a ghost story for the real world, a love story and a cautionary tale. One of the freshest new voices to come out of the Spanish language and translated into English for the first time, Samanta Schweblin creates an aura of strange psychological menace and otherworldly reality in this absorbing, unsettling, taut novel.
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Love Beyond 22 Yards by Sourabh Mukherjee

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Ratings: 3/5 stars

The book is provided by Arudhaa Club in exchange for a genuine review.


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Bollywood and Cricket, the two religions that unite Indians across the globe. When they come together, the attraction is magnetic. Through the years, heroes on the field have been bowled over by silver screen goddesses. Some of them broke conventions and defied societal norms. Love Beyond 22 Yards is a collection of immortal, true love stories between cricketers and Bollywood divas, who dared to fight against the world for their love. Continue reading

Confess it

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I think, by now, everyone knows what sarahah is. Though I wanted to actually add a chatbox in this post, anonymous of course for this feature post thing I have in mind now, I couldn’t figure it out.

But anyway, point is.. I want this to be the new thing on my blog. Like the letters and the 1001 stories.

The pattern is simple. Open the link, drop by an anonymous message, a confession, a story, a quote, anything you wish and I’ll do something creative about it.

Already know of a couple readers who are regular on the blog, so I’d really appreciate it if you messaged. 🙂

Whatever you wish to share, anything you wish to say to me. This is it. The moment.

Thanks.

Bye.