Jul 1

Fitness 2016 – Quarterly Update/Check-In (Failing miserably, yet holding on)

Hey Guys, Welcome to the second quarter fitness update/check-in. If you are new to my blog, or this series, you can check out the backstory, my fitness goals for the year, and the first quarter update. But essentially, this year I am working towards one broad goal – developing a healthy lifestyle. In the first quarter, while exercise was a […]

Jun 25

The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater | Book Discussion (Includes Spoilers)

Okay, finally! Here is the promised (though delayed) Raven Cycle book chat. It will include the things that I have withheld as I raved about this series (here and here and here) to ensure a spoiler free experience for The Raven Cycle newbies. If you haven’t read this series, or even the final book, I want you to know that this post will […]

Jun 12

The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater | Series Review (Spoiler Free)

This is it guys, I have read the last book of the quartet I have been obsessing over. I know many of you are heaving a sigh of relief (yes, don’t hide, I can see it from here!) that it is finally over, and I know, I know I have been going on and on […]

Jun 3

May Wrap Up (Books and Movies) #FridayReads

Hello People, Welcome to the second installment of The Monthly Wrap Ups, a series where I wrap up my month in books and movies, within the first week of the next month (and this time I have actually managed to post this within the first week. hurrah!). Books:  Note: This is going to be a very raven bookish […]

May 30

My kid would never fall into a gorilla pit..and other lies we tell ourselves.

This past weekend,  a terribly unfortunate incident was reported at the Cincinnati Zoo – a four year old boy fell into the Gorilla enclosure, and the Zoo authorities had to shoot the Gorilla to save the boy’s life. When I heard about this news item for the first time, I myself was at D.C.’s Smithsonian National Zoo with […]

May 25

Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan | Not just a Book Review – Part 2 (Final)

If you haven’t read Part 1, check it out here – this follow-up post will make a lot more sense once you have read it. Okay, now let me pick up where I left off – I don’t hate Duryodhan, I dislike Yudhishtir a lot more. Though just to be clear, I dislike them both. One […]

May 22

Ajaya by Anand Neelakantan | Not Just a Book Review – Part 1

If this is the first time you are reading a book review by me, then you should know that – I am not normally like this; I don’t rant. I am generally able to give a semi-objective opinion on the books that I read. Really! Check any of these if you don’t believe me. But there […]

May 11

April Wrap Up – Books and Movies (New Series)

Hello people! Welcome to a new series on my blog – The Monthly Wrap Ups! This is where I wrap up my month in books and movies – typically within the first week of the next month. There are 3 reasons for starting this series – To get book and movie recommendations out to you […]

Apr 24

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth by Emily Haynes & Sanjay Patel | Children’s Book Review (Ages 3 – 8)

Ganesha’s Sweet Tooth is a fantasy folklore loosely based on  Hindu mythology.  It’s a charming and engaging tale with very colorful and whimsical illustrations. And normally, I am not one to obsess over art and illustrations; I usually ignore them. Unless they jump out at me. These ones did, and I loved them. Every page […]

Apr 11

To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee | Reviewing Classic Literature

This review took a long time coming, mostly because I was having a hard time figuring out a concise way of fully expressing the intricacies weaved through the layers that are showcased in this story. And honestly, I still have no idea how I (or anyone for that matter) can do justice to reviewing this […]

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