Sunday, 14 October 2018

Book review: Eating Wasps by Anita Nair

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This was my first book by Anita Nair, and I'm amazed by her writing. I loved a good suspense novel, and Eating Wasps was one brilliant story with topics that'll leave a mark on your heart and will stay with you forever.

Many stories of women interconnect, and forms one meaningful read. Though these ladies don't know each other, there's something which links their life, their fierceness, and the way they handled everything, I just didn't want this book to get over. There's acid attack survivor, a writer, and many other women who had flaws in their character, but the author didn't hide it, in fact those flaws made the characters even more real.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Review: All You Perfects by Colleen Hoover

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“If you only shine light on your flaws, all your perfects will dim.”


I can easily sum up all of Colleen Hoover's books in few words - Emotional, heartbreaking, and raw.

Her stories has evolved so much over the time. I still remember reading her first novel, Hopeless, and falling in love with her writing and the characters. Her stories have always managed to touch my heart, even if I didn't relate to some parts of it. I used to love her romance novels, which made me believe that even though sometimes thing don't work out the way you want to, it all gets better eventually. Her stories are so emotional, but also gives you hope. And even now, her recent stories have been equally great. I will say that I cannot relate to the issues these characters are going through, but it still breaks my heart to read it.

I'll try to not give away the gist of this novel, because it's better if you experience it yourself. All Your Perfects is written alternatively in past and present chapters, which I feel was much needed because of how heavy some scenes got. This story is mainly about a couple dealing with infertility (probably the first book I've read on this topic), and because of that, both of them goes through phases of depression, desperately trying to make their marriage work.

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Review: We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

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2.5 stars. 
“Be a little kinder than you have to.”

I'm just gonna be honest. I loved this book, and at the same time I was really annoyed by it. First 50% was just meh. Like, I was so bored I literally felt like DNFing it. But I kept on reading because everyone seemed to love it.

Plus points for the ending. Because I usually don't cry while reading books, but this one had me sobbing! But I can't ignore the fact that I was bored for most of the part.

There's no way to describe the story, because I'll probably spoil the ending. I believe that this book is a hit or miss. If you loved it from the beginning, you'd probably end up giving it five stars.

Monday, 16 July 2018

Review: The Blue Moon Day

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Rating: 3.5

Thanks to the author for review copy!

Okay, so let me start off by saying that this is one of those rare books that you stumble upon, and end up loving it! I don't read many books in this genre, but I had seen this book around and decided to give it a try.

This book is about the journey of five men, who are stuck at a point from where they don't know how to get ahead, and are constantly thinking of ways to make their life more meaningful.

Friday, 6 July 2018

Review - Flying Without Wings

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For Milli Bajwa, life is at a stand-still. Grounded in the Chandigarh airport where she works day after day, she watches flights leaving for destinations she knows she'll never visit. Loveless and luckless, she would rather bury her nose in a book than face her grim reality. And then, on a whim, she swipes right on a new dating app, and finds the man of her dreams - someone who can sweep her off her feet and teach her how to fly. But the mysterious and charming Karan Singhania has secrets of his own, and a heart damaged in more ways than one. This is the story of two people about to find out how far they're willing to go for the promise of true love.

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Friday, 29 June 2018

Top 5 places to visit in Udaipur

Hey guys!

So I'm back again, with a different kind of blog post. This time, I decided to share my experience of visiting Udaipur. I thought, since this is my personal blog, and I love travelling, why not include that too? That way, I'll be able to keep track of my travelling adventures!

So it was a quick decision to visit Rajasthan, India. We've been wanting to take a vacation for almost entire summer, so it was about time. And finally we decided on Udaipur, which is also called City of Lakes.

So here I am going to share top 5 places that you must visit on your trip to Udaipur.


1. City Palace.

Now, City Palace is something you just can't miss! Right from its historic architecture, to the view out looking entire city, this Palace is simply beautiful. The intricate carvings on its walls, the history of Raja and Rani (King and Queen), the equipment they used in their life, it's all really intriguing. 

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Bookstagram for beginners: Posts, followers, review copies, and much more!



Hey everyone! So I’ve been thinking of writing a blog post related to bookstagram for a while, and I finally decided to go with it. I, by no means, am an expert on bookstagramming, but I’ve been running my account for two years now so I do know a thing or two.

I asked my lovely friends on instagram to send me some questions they’d like me to answer, so I’m gonna answer 7 questions in this post. It’s mainly for readers who have just started their bookstagram account, so I thought it’d be helpful if I answered few commonly asked questions here!

      1. Which apps/software do I use for editing pictures.

Okay, as many of my photos are based on themes, I have to make a lot of changes in original picture. So majority of my editing of pictures is done on photoshop, as you can easily change backgrounds, blend photos, make the background blurry, etc. about the last feature, I know many apps let you blur the background, but it also reduces the quality of your image, so I think PS is best for that.

After editing, I use VSCO for adding filters and enhancing the photos. It has a feature where you can copy and paste your coloring settings, which is really helpful if you have a theme.


 2. How to take clear pictures.