• Everybody Else Is Perfect Gabrielle Korn book review and author interview

    Book Review and Author Interview: Everybody (Else) Is Perfect

    As a new generation of women, how do we recognize ourselves and each other without the pressure to be perfect—however that’s currently being defined? What’s the point of celebrating differences if you’re going to put parameters around just how different they’re allowed to be?  Social media has given us insight into politics and helped fuel the #resistance, so we can fight back. But will we? These are some of the hard-hitting and important questions that author Gabrielle Korn has raised through her debut book Everybody (Else) Is Perfect. I recently read this and it left a profound impact on me. Firstly, here is the synopsis and a little background about…

  • Literary Female Women Detectives Books Reading blog

    Women’s History Month: Badass Literary Females That Solve Crimes

    Happy Women’s Day to you all! ?? This month I am taking the opportunity to primarily focus on women’s stories. Women have always been a huge driving force in my life and their contribution has been tremendous for me as I am sure it’s true for you as well. So as a reader I have always been drawn to and read literature contributed by known and lesser-known women authors. This month I am excited to read and highlight books by authors that I strongly want to recommend to my blog readers here. You can check out my March TBR for more suggestions. Mystery & Crime Fiction I enjoy reading books from…

  • Women's History Month Books To Read 2021

    Women’s History Month: Books That I Am Reading In March 2021

    “More than ever, I am aware of the need to support and celebrate each other. I like to believe I am part of a global support group network of 3.4 billion. Imagine: if you can fall back on the 3.5 billion sisters, and the many good men who are with us, what could we possibly not achieve?” – Nicole Kidman Women’s History Month is here and I can’t keep calm! I have always read books written by and about women. There is a sense of belonging and relatability that just feels so comfortable to me while reading them. I have learned so much from the life lessons of real and fictional…

  • My Book Reading TBR list of 2021

    Reading Is My Superpower: Book List 2021

    My usual favorite reading spot in the Bay Area has been the main branch of the local San Francisco Public Library which has a six storied beautiful building filled with books and resources. I love sitting by the window overlooking the spectacular views of the Civic Center and City Hall. Or sip some coffee at my favorite coffee shops on a weekend afternoon in the Financial District when it is finally silent there. Or in the several gorgeous Indie bookstores that the Bay Area is home to. Or the sandy beaches filled with sunlight. Even the amazing parks and hiking trails around the Golden Gate have some cool reading spots…

  • Best Books Releasing Anticipated in 2021

    21 Best Books Releasing in 2021

    “Books are the plane, and the train, and the road. They are the destination and the journey. They are home.” – wrote Anna Quindlen, popular American novelist and journalist. This statement has been held true especially in the year 2020. Many readers have rediscovered their love for books and stories due to lockdown across the world. I struggled a little bit at the beginning of the pandemic due to the restlessness and stress of the unfolding threat. But slowly and surely I got back to reading and enjoying new genres and authors. So I made a list for myself to read some selected books that I ended up loving last…

  • Fall Autumn Books Reading List 2020

    The New Normal: Fall Reading 2020

    2020 has been a roller coaster for everyone including me. Going through unexpected life changes and the lack of socializing took a toll on all our lives. When the pandemic hit, I was quarantined at home immediately starting in March to date. So needless to say, I am trying to figure out how to survive best in the new normal (as I am sure you are too). Reading Slump I went through several phases of reading in the last six months or so. First I started reading voraciously trying to utilize all the free time during my new quarantine experience. It was time for social and digital detox. Soon after…

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    Book Review: A Burning – A Raging Debut By Megha Majumdar

    “If the police didn’t help ordinary people like you and me, if the police watched them die, doesn’t that mean, I wrote on Facebook, that the government is also a terrorist?” Synopsis: Jivan is a Muslim girl from the slums, determined to move up in life, who is accused of executing a terrorist attack on a train because of a careless comment on Facebook. PT Sir is an opportunistic gym teacher who hitches his aspirations to a right-wing political party and finds that his own ascent becomes linked to Jivan’s fall. Lovely – an irresistible outcast whose exuberant voice and dreams of glory fill the novel with warmth and hope…

  • Vivid dreaming in the pandemic blog

    Vivid Dreams: A Side Effect Of The Pandemic

    While the whole world grapples with ‘the new normal’ there are many subtle yet important signs of changes in our lives. The question that has been on the forefront for me is – why are we having more vivid dreams right now? There’s a part of us that chooses what images to bring into our dreams. And when there is something like a pandemic, that is so pervasive in our culture it is hard to avoid, and so it makes us dream more and remember more.  Dream experts say that we also have the time now to remember our dreams better, as we can lay in the bed and think…

  • Indian Matchmaking Netflix Review Blog

    It’s All About Being Flexible In 2020: Indian Matchmaking Review

    Genre: Netflix Original Series Available on Netflix 2020 has undoubtedly been the year of experimental relationships for Netflix. From actually wild constraints and novel parameters like these featured in The Circle, Love Is Blind, Dating Around, Too Sizzling to Deal With, and the most recent Love On The Spectrum, the streaming service has offered a preview about love for each viewer’s style.  Marriage has been a popular subject in India, which is very private for the individual, but ironically has always been treated as a social event in which everyone has a say. It can be easily compared to the yearly school gatherings where the trustees and the school principal…

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    White Snow and Blue Skies Beckon: Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe

    Located in: California Popular for: Skiing, Hiking “Let’s find some beautiful place and get lost!” Winter Fun at Lake Tahoe Lake Tahoe lays claim to some of the United States’ top alpine resorts, where pint-size skiers and boarders grow up to be gold-medal winners. But it’s not all steeps and bumps here. At the beginning of this year (before we saw a pandemic rise and made us dream of places like these), I visited Tahoe for the first time in Winter (early February). On the north shore, Squaw Valley, also known as the Olympic Village, site of the 1960 Winter Games, is the stuff of legend. Saying that it matched…