• Nightborn Jessica Thorne
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    Book Review: Nightborn (Book 2 Of The Hollow King) by Jessica Thorne

    Nightborn is the sequel to Mageborn and the second book in “The Hollow King” series. I had earlier read and reviewed Mageborn on my blog so when I got the chance to read the second book I immediately requested for it. Did I enjoy it as much as the first book? Read on to find out. About The Book Like deep dark water, it pulls them down. The faint fire of magic within them flickers and dies. Their eyes turn black as night. They are nightborn now. Grace Marchant has been many things: streetwise orphan, rebellious servant, and now beloved companion of Prince Bastien, heir to the throne of Larelwynn.…

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    Book Review: The Ten Thousand Doors Of January by Alix E. Harrow

    Let me start off by saying that I had no clue about the plot before reading The Ten Thousand Doors Of January. I had seen a few bloggers rave about it online and when it did show up on my NetGalley feed while I was browsing for books, the cover instantly caught my attention. So I thought why not? Did I think I’d get accepted to read the early copy? Not at all. Am I glad that I did? Read on to find out. About The Book In a sprawling mansion filled with peculiar treasures, January Scaller is a curiosity herself. As the ward of the wealthy Mr. Locke, she…

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    Book Review: Milk Teeth by Amrita Mahale

    I first heard about Milk Teeth a couple of months ago on Instagram. I knew the book was set in Mumbai so when found out that it was available for free on Kindle Unlimited I immediately picked it up. So what did I think about it? Read on to find out. About The Book Childhood allies Ira Kamat and Kartik Kini meet on the terrace of their building in Matunga, Mumbai. A meeting is in progress to decide the fate of the establishment and its residents. And the zeitgeist of the 1990s appears to have touched everyone and everything around them. Ira is now a journalist on the civic beat,…

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    Quarantine and COVID-19

    Today makes almost a month since I have been working from home. While I don’t mind not having to travel to work in the current scenario, staying at home has started to get really frustrating and being locked up in quarantine is starting to get on my nerves. I was never the kind of person who loved moving out of my house. So it’s pretty ironic that I feel like I’m missing out on the outside world. This whole virus has changed the way we live. It has changed the way the world works and I’m pretty sure once this quarantine is over (and it will get over) there isn’t…

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    Book Review: Call Of The Raven by Wilbur Smith

    I love Wilbur Smith. But until now I had only read two of his books so when I saw NetGalley offering Call Of The Raven I immediately requested for it. I am so glad I did because this book was one amazing read. About The Book The son of a wealthy plantation owner and a doting mother, Augustus Mungo St John is accustomed to the wealth and luxuries his privilege has afforded him. That is until he returns from university to discover his family ruined, his inheritance stolen and his childhood sweetheart, Camilla, taken by the conniving Chester Marion. Fuelled by anger, and love, Mungo swears vengeance and devotes his…

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    How To Effectively Work From Home

    The current coronavirus pandemic has made it difficult for workers to leave their homes. To implement social distancing several organizations have instructed their employees to work from home. So how do you work from home more efficiently? The way you work can determine how productive you are for the day. After working for a week I have narrowed down to a few ways that I feel help you work from home more efficiently. Set Up A Home Office In a corner of our house, we have turned a spare table that we had at home into a fully working desk. Now if you do not have a spare table it’s…

  • Blogging,  Others

    6 Tools That Help Me Organize My Blog

    It has been seven years since I started blogging. Yes, you read that right. I have been doing this for SEVEN years! And while I may not be using the same blog that I started all the way back then (though I wish I was) blogging has remained a strong passion of mine. Someone recently asked me what tools do I use to help me with my blog. While I have tried several over the course of the past few years, a few have remained a constant favourite. While I’m not sure if these can be classified as “tools” or not, the below websites and applications really help me organize…

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    Book Review – Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer

    Anybody who knows me will know what a massive fan of Jeffrey Archer I am. I’ve been reading his books for years now and his writing never fails to surprise me. When I heard that he was releasing a new series I was ecstatic! So imagine my joy when Pan Macmillan India emailed asking for my address because they wanted to send me a proof copy of his latest book to read and review. Thank you so much Pan Macmillan India for sending me this book. I cannot stop thanking you because you had made a girl very happy. About the Book This is not a detective story, this is…

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    Harry Potter: Why You Should Read The Books

    I am obsessed with Harry Potter. I was first introduced to the series when I was around nine or ten years old. My brother and I were looking for something to watch and we stumbled upon Chamber of Secrets playing on HBO. It took me only a few minutes to realise how much I loved the wizarding world. Fast forward to a few years later and by the time I turned fifteen I had already watched each movie several times to the point of knowing every dialogue by heart. I had taken the Pottermore quiz and I knew all my Harry Potter facts through and through. There was only one…

  • Others,  Writing

    Mumbai Local: The Daily Struggle

    She sat on the platform bench waiting for her train to arrive. It was her second week of travelling to work by the Mumbai Local. She was sure that she had finally gotten the hang of it. Initially, she found it hard. You don’t know what “crowded” means until you have travelled in public transport in Mumbai at rush hour. She hated travelling by train. The crowds used to overwhelm her at “normal” hours. Slowly, the empty platform started filling with people. There were men and women, who just like her were all on their way to work. Then there were a few students on their way to college and…