The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange of an honest review This is one of those books about which I cannot quite make up my mind. While I did not love some parts, it cannot be written off that easily either. It has several points in its favour and several that are not. First of all, dragons! Major score. Usually very little is then required to … Continue reading The Dragon Round – Stephen S. Powers

Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of an honest review Rick Riordan is primarily famous for his Percy Jackson books – now also a movie (or maybe two). But as true fans (like my brother) will tell you, the movie does not live up to the book. I have never read the Percy Jackson books, but I have … Continue reading Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer – Rick Riordan

The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley

Oh, Beautiful Book covers, so few and far between, As fleeting in the market as the decisions of an confused teen! After many days there is once again a beautiful book cover to gush about. After all, the title of the book has ‘watchmaker’ and ‘filigree’ in it. It would be pretty hard to get that wrong. ┬áThe watch peeps out of a cutout in … Continue reading The Watchmaker of Filigree Street – Natasha Pulley

Arabian Nights 2 (Acrylic)

There are times that my efforts as an amateur artist frustrate me like nothing else ever has. I recently read a blog where an artist struggling to complete a composition remarked that she had almost started disliking the project toward the end. I sympathize with her. By the time that I declared this painting finished I knew what I felt towards it was something akin … Continue reading Arabian Nights 2 (Acrylic)

The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johanssen

  This book was provided to me by Random House India in lieu of an honest review I received this book courtesy of Random House India and promptly fell in love with the cover. What at first look appears to be a metallic crown on a cushion is actually a bear trap on a cushion. The image immediately conveys to the reader that the ‘Queen’ … Continue reading The Queen of the Tearling – Erika Johanssen

The Spooks’s Revenge – Joseph Delaney

This book was provided to me courtesy of Random House India for review purposes. As always, lets discuss covers first. If I saw this cover in a ┬ástore, I would never buy the book, but I am sure my brother would. However, if it were the original diary -like covers, I would have swooped down on them in no time. The book also contained some … Continue reading The Spooks’s Revenge – Joseph Delaney