The irresponsible way in which pregnancies and childbirths are portrayed on TV and the naiveté with which I consumed them lead me to discover the hilarious, shocking, and mind-boggling lies TV perpetuated when I became pregnant.
Adulthood is going to be equal parts exciting and perplexing. As I turn 30, here are 20 pieces of advice I can give you to make this treacherous decade a tiny bit easier to navigate.
This monsoon, I’ve been in the mood for twisted books. Books about missing teenagers, mutilated bodies, serial killers, and humans that stretch the boundaries of evil. This was after a brief break I took from reading – before which I was nose deep into a serial killer series called Stillhouse Lake and a book ofContinue reading “Monsoon Mysteries”
A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler My rating: 4 of 5 stars ‘It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon…’ This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she and Red fell in love that day in July 1959. The whole family on the porch, relaxed, half-listening as their motherContinue reading “A Spool of Blue Thread – A Review”
உடையார் #1 [Udayar] by Balakumaran My rating: 3 of 5 stars Udayar is Tamil novel written by Balakumaran. It is written in six volumes. The story’s first part was published in a weekly Tamil magazine and then published in monthly novels (Palsuvai novel, Ladies novel). Subsequently 5 volumes were published as books by Thirumagal Nilayam.Continue reading “Udayar #1 – A Review”
Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey My rating: 4 of 5 stars In this darkly riveting debut novel—a sophisticated psychological mystery that is also a heartbreakingly honest meditation on memory, identity, and aging—an elderly woman descending into dementia embarks on a desperate quest to find the best friend she believes has disappeared, and her searchContinue reading “Elizabeth is Missing – A Review”
After the loss of her mother and her own battle with breast cancer, Joanna Teale returns to her graduate research on nesting birds in rural Illinois, determined to prove that her recent hardships have not broken her. She throws herself into her work from dusk to dawn, until her solitary routine is disrupted by theContinue reading “Where the Forest Meets the Stars – A Review”