Nov 9

Food for Thought to Help You Overcome Anxiety Over Trump Presidency

America has selected Donald Trump as it’s next President, and all hell seems to have broken loose. People are predicting gloom and doom scenarios, and even going to the extent of saying that this is the world event that will trigger the end of the world. Now I understand the disappointment and the concern. I […]

Nov 4

Author Interview: Sandhya Acharya – South Asian Children’s Book Author

Hey Guys, Welcome to the very first author interview on Shanaya Tales. This is something that I have always wanted to do (an author interview, I mean), but procrastinated for the ‘perfect’ moment (it’s my curse, I tell you!). Nonetheless, to my great pleasure, the perfect opportunity did come by, when children’s book author Sandhya […]

Oct 30

The Right-Wrong Companion Series by Varsha Dixit | Review

This post is a three-in-one review of Rupa Publications’ Right/Wrong Companion Series by Varsha Dixit. Rupa Publications approached me for reviewing Varsha Dixit’s latest Rightfully Wrong, Wrongfully Right, and I was considering doing it, as I had read and enjoyed Only Wheat, Not White (OWNW) by the same author. But when I got to know that […]

Oct 25

September Wrap Up (Books and Movies)

Hey guys, welcome to the September edition 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; which this clearly is not, in-fact this is the latest my wrap up has ever been, barely making it in the month. But […]

Oct 19

The Girl on The Train – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

We all know, at-least we bookworms do – that the book is always better than the movie – always! Okay, maybe not always, there was an exception; I had found The Notebook movie light years better than the book. Anyway, I digress. Coming to The Girl on The Train – this movie was okay, as […]

Oct 14

Catch Up Over Coffee #1 – (New Series + Where have I been?) #ChattyBlogs

Howdy folks! How have y’all been? It’s been a long time (well, relatively speaking) that I have showed up here on the blog, and there’s a good reason for that. During the beginning of October – we moved to our new place – our very first home here in US (we were renting for the […]

Sep 16

The Girl on The Train (Book Review) – Movie Releases on October 7

I have read very few reviews, or even mentions of this book, which do not include a comparison with Gone Girl. So let me address this elephant in the room first. I haven’t read Gone Girl, though I have seen the movie (I know that is not the same thing at all), and I did […]

Sep 7

August Wrap Up (Books and Movies)

Hey guys, welcome to the August Edition 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. BOOKS August was a fairly decent reading month, considering all the things that were going on (adjusting to the new job, having family over, […]

Aug 29

Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson (A ‘funny’ mental health memoir) | Book Review

It is apt that this review follows my review of Bossypants, as this was the second book that I consumed in the audio format. From my initial (relatively ignorant) POV, these two books had a lot in common. Both met my criteria for picking up audio books – Non-fiction – check Memoir – check Read […]

Aug 18

Bossypants by Tina Fey | Book Review (5 shining stars)

Bossypants is the first ever book I heard instead of read. It introduced me to the phenomena that is audio-books, and I am totally addicted now! It helped that this book was pretty darn awesome, but I had found a way to “read”  when I normally couldn’t (while cooking/cleaning/driving)  and I was overjoyed about the possibilities! Coming to the book – […]

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