Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House, India in exchange of a fair review According to Wicktionary – Hedon – (economics) A unit of pleasure used to theoretically weigh people’s happiness. This is a coming of age novel about the slightly fat, incredibly intelligent, extremely cynical, brooding Tara, whose life changes the day she meets her prince charming on the banks of a … Continue reading Hedon – Priyanka Mookerjee

Do You Know Any Good Boys – Meeti Shroff-Shah

This book was sent to me by Pan MacMillan India in exchange of an honest review The title of this book is an oft-repeated sentence heard in social gatherings and family functions in India courtesy of the parents of girls who have reached ‘marriageable’ age. This age varies according to region, ethnicity and social status of the family, but the question always remains the same. … Continue reading Do You Know Any Good Boys – Meeti Shroff-Shah

Fuzzy Mud – Louis Sachar

  This book was sent to me by the kind offices of Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review This book would be classified as young, young adult fiction falling in the science-fiction horror genre. Louis Sachar is also the author of the much acclaimed ‘Holes’. I have not read the book but I absolutely loved the movie. The story had a simplicity to … Continue reading Fuzzy Mud – Louis Sachar

Soulprint – Megan Miranda

This book was sent to me by Bloomsbury India in exchange of an honest review All readers have their own comfort zones and choices of reading material. True bibliophiles will read almost anything when pressed, but given a choice between a prize-winning but not loved genre and an okay book in a beloved one, the reader is always drawn towards the genre that he/she loves … Continue reading Soulprint – Megan Miranda

God Help The Child – Toni Morrison

This book was received through the kind offices of Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review Every ‘Must-read’ list of books ever to appear on the internet or the newspaper or magazines names ‘Beloved’ by Toni Morrison as one of those books that must not be skipped. Since I have not read it as yet, I always feel a little guilty and … Continue reading God Help The Child – Toni Morrison

The Tusk That Did The Damage – Tania James

  This book was received through the aegis of Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review Stories that deal with the animal-human conflict in India began and ended with the wonderful memoirs of the much revered Jim Corbett written decades ago. Similarly, stories that include authentic veterinarians in their plots came in the form of the almost memoir-like writings of the great … Continue reading The Tusk That Did The Damage – Tania James

Musing Mondays (9th February) and the January Random House Book-Bag

Two posts in one just shows how frugal we Indians can be – when it suits us. So, this Musing Monday is about the books I received from Random House India this weekend. The security guy in my building was so chuffed to be finally able to present me with my parcel on Saturday evening before I asked him one more time whether ‘My Parcel … Continue reading Musing Mondays (9th February) and the January Random House Book-Bag