Everything I Never Told You – An Excerpt

“When she'd kissed him, she had surprised herself. It had been such an impulse - the way she sometimes reached out to catch a stray leaf on the wind, or jumped a puddle on a rainy day - something done without thinking or resisting, something pointless and harmless. She had never done anything like that... Continue Reading →

The Regrets – Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Amy Bonnaffons| Genre: Paranormal, Romance | Pages: 296 For weeks, Rachel has been noticing the same golden-haired young man sitting at her Brooklyn bus stop, staring off with a melancholy air. When, one day, she finally musters the courage to introduce herself, the chemistry between them... Continue Reading →

Writers remember everything...especially the hurts. Strip a writer to the buff, point to the scars, and he'll tell you the story of each small one. From the big ones you get novels. A little talent is a nice thing to have if you want to be a writer, but the only real requirement is the... Continue Reading →

The Passage: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Justin Cronin| Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy| Pages: 766 The Blurb: First, the unthinkable: a security breach at a secret U.S. government facility unleashes the monstrous product of a chilling military experiment. Then, the unspeakable: a night of chaos and carnage gives way to sunrise on a nation,... Continue Reading →

12 Best Books I Read in 2019

2019 was quite productive, as far as reading is concerned.  After many years, I managed reading decent number of books. It was back in 2012, that I had managed reading 105 books but wasn't totally happy then because most books were mere experiments with new modern-day debut authors and the books turned out to be... Continue Reading →

365 Days. 93 Books. 14 Cities.

2019 steps out the door and I am thinking of events that happened this year. I've known people to calibrate their year based on the good and bad times. I feel that is rather depressing because psychologically, in the end you are left pondering about everything that turned out different from your expectations. I don't... Continue Reading →

Goodreads Challenge 2019 – 90 Books to Tick Off

Hello readers and bloggers, The year is almost over in, what feels like, the blink of an eye. And with that, we are at the end of our time for completing the Goodreads annual reading challenge. I have been struggling to make ends meet as I fell out of my reading routine the past couple... Continue Reading →

The Checklist for Choosing a Book to Read

If you are a voracious reader like me, there is no end to how many times you'll get this asked by fellow readers, book lovers, and the likes. Not exaggerating. Seriously! Not boasting either. Honestly! I have no one way to answer this. But with the increasing number of times I am asked this; now... Continue Reading →

The Tattooist of Auschwitz – An Excerpt

Baretski begins to tease Lale about the note and how he must have lost his touch with the ladies. Lale ignores his teasing, asks him if he’s read any good books lately. ‘Books? I don’t read books,’ Baretski mutters. ‘You should.’ ‘Why? What good are books?’ ‘You can learn a lot from them, and girls... Continue Reading →

A Man called Ove – An Excerpt

Ove was, well, Ove was Ove. Something the people around her also kept telling Sonja. He’d been a grumpy old man since he started elementary school, they insisted. And she could have someone so much better. Maybe he didn’t write her poems or serenade her with songs or come home with expensive gifts. But he... Continue Reading →

Love among the Chickens: An Excerpt

The sight of the table, when at length we filed into the dining room, sent a chill through me. It was a meal for the very young or the very hungry. The uncompromising coldness and solidity of the viands was enough to appall a man conscious that his digestion needed humouring. A huge cheese faced... Continue Reading →

Love Trumps All: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Sudarshan Mahabal| Genre: Fiction | Pages: 374 The Blurb: Anant Joshi, a dreamer who chases the American dream during Y2K rush and leapfrogs from a small Indian town to start-up innovative Silicon Valley venture.

 Chris O’Brian, an energetic and creative high-tech sales leader from New York who is driven by his passion for life,... Continue Reading →

Dead to Them: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Smita Bhattacharya| Genre: Suspense Thriller | Pages: 272 The Blurb: Moira Madhwa is the typical young, beautiful and successful urban woman until the day she goes missing. Her friends start looking for her, but quickly realize nothing is as it seems. Moira had kept devastating secrets—secrets that could wreck their lives if revealed. As... Continue Reading →

Short Stories You Shouldn’t Miss Reading!

Reading novels is an addiction. But reading short stories is an obsession! Knitted tightly in a handful of pages, they hold within themselves an inexplicable enigma of wonders; worlds that even mammoth novels fail to behold. The more short stories you devour, the more unceasing an appetite you develop. No? Is it just me? Stephen... Continue Reading →

Pleasures & Perils of 2017

The year 2017 was so eventful that when I look back there is not one thing I would change. Although, there were moments that got the good of me and left me mighty drained. But I did pledge to take it all in good spirits. Well, where do I begin? December, of all months, has... Continue Reading →

Fifty Shades Darker: Book Review by Asha Seth

I remember swearing aloud about not reading the next installments in the Fifty Shades series. Thanks to imbecile-irritating-Anastasia-Steele and satyriasis-sadist-Christian-Grey! But I also remember how I loved ranting about reviewing - Fifty Shades of Grey - and I just didn't have the heart to deny myself that pleasure again. So here goes. What was tad... Continue Reading →

Jason Cage (Jason Cage Series, #1): Book Review by Asha Seth

When I was done reading 'Dr. Zhivago', I was tad bored. I was in search of something exciting, something more than mere reading. Just then I received my review copy of 'Jason Cage’; the one book I was so looking forward to. And let me tell you this, it did satisfy my soul’s hunger for... Continue Reading →

The First Book I Read

The love for reading is a welcome inheritance from my father. I couldn’t have had it any other way. I wouldn’t have! I can hardly recall when I began reading books by myself. But what I do remember is that every year, just before the summer break, our school would hold a book exhibition and... Continue Reading →

A Fresh Canvas

I’m a wanderer with nomadic thoughts. Never settled, never stable. A restless mind dominates my nerves; I run bored of things easily, losing interest, the heart to pursue on. Such a kid, the mind is. With another year knocking at the door, waste makes haste. Peeking into every possible nook and cranny, the conscience tries... Continue Reading →

A Moment of Joy

My younger sister Aarti asked me this the other day after I reached home from work – “What is goodreads? What is it for? Do you make friends there?" Well, now I am sure for a person like my sister it must have taken a great deal to contain that many questions inside until the... Continue Reading →

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