I’m holding onto hope

Why is it when I see you I feel the pain in my chest! I just can’t help myself From loving you Even though you still don’t understand. I cannot sleep I bury my head in covers I toss and turn, As I lay there All I could think of, is how much I miss…

Lolita – Vladimir Nabokov

 “Human life is but a series of footnotes to a vast obscure unfinished masterpiece” ― Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita Oh my god. This book gave me nightmares. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked this book up but it can be interpreted in so many different ways by different people. Lolita, Vladimir Nabokov’s masterpiece (disturbing masterpiece;…

Goodreads Challenge

“You know that feeling,” she said, “when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if…

The Forty Rules of Love – Elif Shafak

‘Not so good, not so bad’ “Every true love and friendship is a story of unexpected transformation. If we are the same person before and after we loved, that means we have not loved enough. ” – Elif Shafak , The Forty Rules of Love The Forty Rules of Love is written by Elif Shafak, a French-born Turkish writer….

Unplugged

Sometimes, we all need a break from these little glowing boxes. How do you know when it’s time to unplug? What do you do to make it happen? I read Reading makes me happy George Martin has said, “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.” When you read, you know that feeling. When you…

Letters to Milena – Franz Kafka

This is one of a kind book I have read. And I enjoyed it literally. Kafka’s language was painful and also beautiful at the same time. But at some point, the book felt boring because of one-sided letters. I have never before encountered writing most amazing, touching, beautifully crafted one-sided missives of love, longing and…

Kafka on the shore – Haruki Murakami

“In everybody’s life, there’s a point of no return. And in a very few cases, a point where you can’t go forward anymore. And when we reach that point, all we can do is quietly accept the fact. That’s how we survive.” ― Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore ‘Kafka on the shore’ is one of the…

Beyond my world via Human Library

My weekends were getting boring few months back, so I used to search book clubs or events related to books on social media. When I came to know about Human Library, the word itself fascinated me to search more about it. I researched everything about Human Library Concept and thus decided to bring one in…

Mrs funnybones – Twinkle Khanna

I was dying to read this book because of good reviews but was lazy enough to go to the store or to order it online. So while travelling when I was getting bored and waiting for my flight at Kochi airport I decided to get this one from a book store. I started with a…

Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert

“You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love …

Norwegian Wood – Haruki Murakami

“Toru: What happens when people open their hearts? Reiko: They get better.” A depressingly beautiful novel I have read so far. I read it while travelling in train, bus, cab with so much interest that my fellow passengers had to tell me about my stations. A story of love and loss from the perspective of…

Momentary Qualm

I had a strange dream last night, ghost and silhouettes, waiting for me in an empty room, heart full of wildfires burning, saying ‘I love you’ to my favourite human one last time they shouted, ”Wake up” and I lied in bed, trembling. Sigh… ‘Nightmare’ – Qualm