The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee

Palampur Book Club Read for January, 2016 Picking a book that appeals to a diverse group of people, some of whom are not avid readers is always a tough choice. I think the administrator for the Palampur Book Club tries her best to balance reading choices from the ‘heavy’ Booker Prize lists and the more ‘lighter’ popular reads and does a good job of keeping … Continue reading The Lives of Others – Neel Mukherjee

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 Summer Before the War – Helen Simonsen

The Summer before the War is a story set in a small English East Sussex village just before the first world war. A perfect romantic setting for a story that is equal parts touching and lovingly crafted. Helen Simonsen is famous for her much acclaimed earlier work called Major Pettigrew’s last stand, which I have unfortunately not read and was therefore pleasantly surprised with this … Continue reading The Summer Before the War – Helen Simonsen

Mailbox Monday (11th January)

Being off the grid when at Palampur has become a way of life with both Hubby and me. The fact that there was little or no internet connectivity here was the primary reason and using 3G was causing excessive strain on both our wallets. Finally, managed to get the one and only local internet connection and now we are both back online. For the new … Continue reading Mailbox Monday (11th January)

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