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Wanton ruminating is now also a Youtube channel!

Click on Wanton Ruminating to visit my Booktube Channel After procrastinating for ages on this decision I finally decided to take the plunge and start my own Youtube channel. I wonder how well I might be able to maintain it but I won’t know until I try it. Why I was apprehensive about this venture? Contrary to popular belief among friends and family, I am a … Continue reading Wanton ruminating is now also a Youtube channel!

The Woman in The Veil – Laura Joh Rowland #Bookreview

Genre : Historical Fiction Book Cover : 2 ** Rating : 3.5 *** Having just finished Things in Jars by Jess Kidd, when I picked up ‘The woman in the veil’ it almost felt like a continuation of the story of the same story – from  the location, the female protagonist, the age,  and even the tone of the book. Moral : Always switch genres … Continue reading The Woman in The Veil – Laura Joh Rowland #Bookreview

Gun Island – Amitav Ghosh #Bookreview

Genre : Contemporary Indian Writing Book Cover : 3 *** Rating : 2 ** Amitav Ghosh is a legend in modern Indian writing. My first introduction to this phenomenal author was through ‘The Hungry Tide’ followed by ‘The Glass Palace’ and ‘the Ibis Trilogy’. He has several more books to his credit and when I found out that he was coming out with a new … Continue reading Gun Island – Amitav Ghosh #Bookreview

All the lives we never Lived – Anuradha Roy #Bookreview

This was a Palampur Book Club read for June 2019 Genre : Indian Historical Fiction Cover : 4**** Rating : 3.5 *** ‘All the lives we never lived’ was picked up for its stunning cover, first. It was only after that I paid any attention to the synopsis of the book. Once again the synopsis led me to believe the story would go one way … Continue reading All the lives we never Lived – Anuradha Roy #Bookreview

A Keeper – Graham Norton #Bookreview

Genre : Irish Contemporary Family Drama Book Cover : 4**** Rating : 4**** A keeper was a book with a cover that absolutely screamed to be picked up. However, I have the kindle edition since I do still have some shreds of impulse control left. Graham Norton is more popularly know as a talk show host in the UK and worldwide thanks to cable network … Continue reading A Keeper – Graham Norton #Bookreview

One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow – Olivia Hawker #bookreview

This title was requested from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review Genre : Historical Fiction, Family Drama Book Cover : 2 ** Ratng : 3 ** I chose this book after reading its very intriguing synopsis on NetGalley – also, I loved that name. The story is set in late 1800’s Wyoming and tells the story of the Bemis and Webber families who reside … Continue reading One for the Blackbird, One for the Crow – Olivia Hawker #bookreview

French Exit – Patrick DeWitt #BookReview

Genre : Contemporary Family Drama Cover : 3.5 *** Rating : 3.5 *** French Exit is the story of Frances and Malcolm Price – a rich, indolent aristocratic mother-son duo, who suddenly find that they are now destitute. The way they conduct themselves once they become aware of this fact is much the same as they would have done had nobody told them they had … Continue reading French Exit – Patrick DeWitt #BookReview

Things in Jars – Jess Kidd #Bookreview

Genre : Gothic Mystery, Historical Fiction Book Cover : 2 ** Rating : 3.5 *** After hearing many many recommendations for ‘Things in jars’ from all over Booktube, I finally decided to give this book a try as it is historical fiction, which is certainly my kind of thing, and is set in London with a feisty female detective who has a fascinating mystery to … Continue reading Things in Jars – Jess Kidd #Bookreview

Cutting for stone – Abraham Verghese #Bookreview

This was a Palampur Book Club Read for May 2019 Full disclosure – I would never have picked up this book on my own, for it was too bulky and I am too vary of Indian authors who seem to take immense pleasure in writing deeply depressive prose. And so, I must be thankful for my book club for making me read this beautiful narrative. … Continue reading Cutting for stone – Abraham Verghese #Bookreview

Lies Behind the Ruin – Helen Matthews

This book was requested from NetGalley in exchange of an honest review Lies behind the Ruin is a new, contemporary look at the time-old case of ‘fatal attraction’. This is the story of Emily and Paul, a couple who have been together for a few years, have two kids and seem happy in every possible way in their British home. However, an ill-fated accident at … Continue reading Lies Behind the Ruin – Helen Matthews