I did a wrap up of my reads last year (2017) for the first time and I decided it was a tradition I should keep up with this year as well. Though the year ends tomorrow, I have already finished … Continue reading
It is no secret that Christmas is one of my favourite festivals. Nothing extraordinary, right? No. At least it should not be so, but my experiences for the past couple of days suggest otherwise. You may wonder how me being … Continue reading
Some moons ago I promised my sisters that I will take them out for coffee. The promise remained forgotten until one fine day, one of my sisters decided that enough was enough and we had to go out for coffee! … Continue reading
Gives you so much to mull over.
Miss Marple represents different things to different readers. To some she is simply a source of entertainment, a good way of spending an idle weekend afternoon. To others she may bring a sense of nostalgia, for a way of life no longer existing or evoke memories of a well-loved elderly relative. But for me, I have increasingly found her to be an important cornerstone in the way women are represented as detectives in fiction.
When detective fiction first emerged as a separate genre in the 19th century, women on the whole did not have it easy as fictional detectives, struggling to maintain both the literary and social expectations of the heroine and the hero, (which the role of detective aligned itself with). If fictional female sleuths were young as well, they found this even harder. These difficulties came to a head at the height of the Golden Age detection…
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To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before. The first I knew that a book of this name existed was thanks to the bookstagrammers I follow on instagram. This one on the left is the bookcover that I first saw. I … Continue reading
I love reading Romance. There, I said it. View this post on Instagram @vibhybatra's #GlitterAndGloss had been on my TBR for long but I started reading it today. From Misha's POV, it's exciting to see the mundane in a new … Continue reading
Blue is one of my favourite colours and for a long time now, I have wanted Blue hair. Many say I am crazy but I have been adamant about Blue hair. The plan was to get my hair dyed for … Continue reading
I have recently lost someone very important in my life. And, the time that followed showed who was really there and who could be relied on. Sitting down, a few words just formed something in my head. This is a … Continue reading
The first time I heard of this drama was over social media and people were praising it like anything. As I had a little time on my hands and was looking for some distraction, I decided to give it a … Continue reading
This is an entry from Zoe’s private diary and thus in first person narrative. I have not been able to say this out loud yet; however, I am writing those words here. Dear _______, “If you can dream it, you … Continue reading