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Do you ever keep track of your reading? Have you noticed your reading habits evolve over the years? Do you connect with other readers in real time? A few years ago I signed up to use Goodreads, but I hardly spent enough time updating my page or making the experience social, the way it is […]
I always love to read about a book within a book and so ‘The 40 rules of Love’ by Elif Shafak with its parallel narratives started off so promisingly. The contemporary story is about an unhappily married Jewish homemaker named Ella living in Northampton, USA. The second narrative of this novel, ‘Sweet Blasphemy’ is actually about […]
I have just finished reading @VivekShanbhag0’s #GhacharGhochar in one sitting even though I wasn’t intending to. I was astounded by how it progressed and at first my only grouse was that some closure would have been good for the story. I hate open endings and the uncertainty of not knowing if I am in or […]
Sometimes a book comes along that speaks boldly to our times. As it chips away at the brick and mortar, the ideas contained in it overwhelms and perhaps unsettles, forcing readers to sit back and confront truths that plague modern society. ‘Three Daughters of Eve’, Elif Shafak’s novel, is that kind of book. My 5th […]