An Era of Darkness – The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor #essay #guestpost

by ABHINAV SINGH JASWAL In 2017, YouTube’s recommendation algorithm ordained that I must watch a debate held in Oxford in 2015 on the topic of whether Britain owed reparations to its former colonies. So, of course, being a history buff, I obliged and watched in fascination as Shashi Tharoor, MP (INC), spoke about the tragedies inflicted by the British Raj in India. He demonstrated through … Continue reading An Era of Darkness – The British Empire in India by Shashi Tharoor #essay #guestpost

The art of dying – Ambrose Parry #Bookreview

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review The opening paragraphs of the book convinced me that I must have made a mistake. The book begins with two doctors, who are on their European tour of hospitals, walking down a dark alley with their present two girlfriends, when they are set upon by a gang of thieves. The result, one miscreant … Continue reading The art of dying – Ambrose Parry #Bookreview

It will just be us – Jo Kaplan #bookreview

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Three apples fell from the sky -Narine Abgaryan #Bookreview

This book was requested from NetGalley and Oneworld Publications in exchange of an honest review This book was utterly beautiful. After many days, here was a book that made you smile and smoothed your brow and wrenched your heart and even made you shed a tear or two. It was all things that make for wonderful reading. So, first things first. That cover is so … Continue reading Three apples fell from the sky -Narine Abgaryan #Bookreview

Wake, Siren – Nina MacLaughlin #Bookreview

This book was requested from NetGalley and FSG originals in exchange of an honest review Hmmm. How can I put it without hurting any sentiments? To be completely honest, I did not like these stories. These were supposed to be an introduction to Ovid, but for someone who has never before read or even heard of Ovid, this may not be the best place to … Continue reading Wake, Siren – Nina MacLaughlin #Bookreview

The Body in the Garden – Katherine Schellman #Bookreview

This book was requested from NetGalley and Crooked Lane Books  in exchange of an honest review Genre – Historical Fiction Book Cover – 3 *** Rating – 3.5 ***   Talk about descriptive titles – the body in the garden is actually about a body in the garden. A historical murder mystery is just my cup of tea and I am glad I picked this … Continue reading The Body in the Garden – Katherine Schellman #Bookreview

All That’s Bright and Gone – Eliza Nellums #BookReview

Genre : YA Book Cover : 1 * Rating : 3.5 **** I am hard-put to explain this book in one line. At a pinch, I would say that it moves along the lines of ‘The Curious Incident of the dog in the Night Time’. The protagonist here is younger and not hampered by any difficulties in her understanding of the people around her except … Continue reading All That’s Bright and Gone – Eliza Nellums #BookReview

A Midnight Clear – Sam Hooker and Others #Bookreview

This book was requested from NetGalley and Black Spot books in exchange of a fair review Genre : Holiday Fanatsy Book Cover : 3.5 **** Rating : 3.5**** Whimsy! Whimsy! Whimsy! I adored this collection of six short stories and they are a perfect read for the cold December months. I must be honest, I went into this book purely on its cover and the … Continue reading A Midnight Clear – Sam Hooker and Others #Bookreview

Galway Girl – Ken Bruen #MiniBookreview

This ARC was requested from NetGalley and Grove Atlantic Mystery Press in exchange of an honest review   This must be at least the third book in which the song Galway girl has been a recurring character in itself. So, take a moment to appreciate the influence of that one song on the collective conscious of an entire generation. The first thing to get used … Continue reading Galway Girl – Ken Bruen #MiniBookreview