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The people we meet, the memories we make, the challenges we encounter and whatever we learn from them eventually shape our personalities. Similarly, the books we read do leave an impact on our perspective towards life. As a reader, I have come across a number of books which have made me a better person on a whole but the task...
It is very rare that I have come across a book which I didn’t want to end, and which left me with profound sadness in my heart but a smile on my lips. This book is one of those rarities, which comes once in a lifetime. Neil Gaiman is a genius and I am extremely jealous of his superb talent,...
Zadie Smith’s brilliance shines through her latest novel Swing Time. Layered, rooted and perfectly choreographed, this novel is another interesting work by Smith. In this book, Smith traces the trajectory for her characters, taking them through time to comment on what it means to belong, to gain the respect of society, to what money can let you buy, etc. The...
"Oh no, child," Mrs. Griffin said. "Hood isn't death." She wiped away tears, so as to see Harvey more clearly. "Death is a natural thing. Hood isn't. I would welcome Death now, like a friend I'd driven away from my door. I've seen too much, my sweet. Too many seasons, too many children..." (Pg.  180) Alright, book fans. Let's talk...
Growing up as a bookworm, I developed the habit of exploring impaired and abandoned bookstores. Visiting old bookshops and picking some good reads eventually became a part of my long list of hobbies. Just following the usual weekend routine I decided to visit the bookstore along with a pocket-sized blue note on which I scribbled the names of a few...
If you’re looking for something fresh to read this year, make sure you give George Saunders a try. Set in the cemetery where Abraham Lincoln buried his son: Willie Lincoln; this novel tells a tale of people we say goodbye to when we lower them to the ground. Harrowing in the pain that Saunders captures in Abraham Lincoln’s secret visits to...
I read this book on the continual insistence of a colleague. He literally reminded me every day that I had to find the time to read this book. So I finally read it last weekend and it instantly pulled me in. The book is a bit controversial and rigid towards poor people. Basically, it blames poor people for their...
Post-Victorian Horror-Romance story; one of the first stories to really pull me into the literary world. A mix of wild magic fantasy, the mundane, and the creeping sensation of what lies beyond the shadows. 1920's (written in, not about) Composer Roger Locke purchases a home near a lake in Connecticut, a farm. But, his first night in the house he...
You can feel summer strolling in as the heat rises and the days stretch longer. It’s that time to take out your sunglasses and sandals as the air whiffs of barbeques and echoes of laughter, as the days will be brightened up with water fights, weekend getaways, outdoor concerts, ice cream treats and boardwalks and OF COURSE, beach reading!! https://giphy.com/gifs/heyduggee-3o6vXZAgDjlr0QpdW8 While...
In this time of technology, where nobody wants to go to the library, or spend their money on books, Muhammad Khubaib loves to spend both on books and proclaims himself as a bibliophile. Sadly, the trend of reading is literally fading away. Nonetheless, this young man manages to always find time to dedicate to his passion. He realizes how important...

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