via Daily Prompt: Pest Or simply Lord would suffice, I'm sure. Almost two years ago, I was participating - or rather being made to participate - in a three week long programme on development of effective communication and other soft skills. An inescapable event that occurs at these programmes is the debate. Pit one group… Continue reading Lord of the Rings
Was it like this, I wonder, when I first read Harry Potter? I like to think so, although back then I suppose I was more interested in devouring the books than in paying attention to what I felt about them. The complete involvement with the story, blind love and affection for the characters… Continue reading Assassin’s Apprentice – Robin Hobb
The fact that I started this book so soon after finishing the first one in the series (Unwind) is an indication of how much I really liked it. Unwind, that is. And the thing with books like Unwind (aka pretty spectacular books) is that they set the bar pretty high for what follows. I didn't… Continue reading UnWholly by Neal Shusterman
Never have I ever read a book which explores - no, studies - dragons in such a manner. Never have I ever seen such a scientific approach and attitude towards these extraordinary beasts. Never have I ever considered them to be natural beings; they were always mythical, magical creatures surviving simply because. Never had I… Continue reading A Natural History of Dragons – Marie Brennan
I have recently begun watching a lot of Booktube and one of the Booktubers (I don't remember which one) claimed this book to have one of the creepiest and chilling premise for a book. Naturally, I looked into it. I liked what I read on Goodreads and I got a copy for my Kindle. My… Continue reading Unwind – Neal Shusterman
via Daily Prompt: Pluck My mother, unable to contain her excitement, erupts loudly, "Vivek has become the BRAND AMBASSADOR for Adidas!!" I stare at her. "Isn't this EXCITING?!? His photos are everywhere! Pammi is so proud. We all are!" My mother nearly shouts. "Let's call him and wish him congratulations!" Vivek - one of my… Continue reading Family.
via Daily Prompt: Dash I get into the auto-rickshaw and inform the driver of my destination. As we dash past the parked cars and other rickshaws, I hear a noise. It is a strange sound; like someone about to vomit, but has reigned in the impulse. Like a violent hiccup, hacked off before it… Continue reading Fast