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

14th Deadly Sin – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

This book was sent to me by the folks at Random House India in exchange of an honest review Here is another collaborative effort by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro. I remember I had read an article/interview somewhere that explained who did what in these joint efforts but I am sorry to say I have absolutely forgotten anything about it. This book again follows the … Continue reading 14th Deadly Sin – James Patterson and Maxine Paetro

Power Play – Danielle Steele

This book was sent to me by Penguin Random House India in exchange of a honest review Whenever I pick up a Danielle Steel I feel I have successfully transitioned to the ‘Auntie’ phase of my life. Growing up in the army, all aunties were forever reading her and Barbara Cartland and these two authors are always associated in my mind with smartly dressed, very … Continue reading Power Play – Danielle Steele

The Puppeteers of Palem – Sharath Komarraju

This book was sent to me by the folks over at Westland Books in exchange of an honest review I scare easily. Ever since I read my first Stephen King, Dreamcatchers (SHUDDER), I have been wary of reading any books that are even remotely related to ghosts. That’s not to say I have not read any. There are times in my life when I choose … Continue reading The Puppeteers of Palem – Sharath Komarraju

Musing Mondays (March 9)

No, I haven’t completely lost track of time. Since I have been travelling continuously for the past few weeks, I haven’t been able to make updates to the blog and now I am scrambling to catch up. So this is another edition of Musing Mondays over at A Daily Rhythm , a meme dedicated to rehashing new additions to your bookshelves among other things. I received … Continue reading Musing Mondays (March 9)

A Mirrored Life – The Rumi Novel by Rabisankar Bal

I am back from my serial vacations and must now dig down to writing all the reviews I have accumulated over the last few weeks. The first I heard of Ibn Battuta was from a popular Bollywood song – who says our movies aren’t educational. When I looked him up, I was amazed at the extent of his travels at a time when  travelling even … Continue reading A Mirrored Life – The Rumi Novel by Rabisankar Bal

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