Women’s Day: Memorable Women in Fiction

It being Women’s Day (Happy Women’s Day!), I was thinking about the most memorable female characters in fiction. I don’t mean just the strong-women stereotypes, but the loving wives, the doting mothers, passionate lovers and great friends, who just happen to be women, not to mention pretty freaking awesome. I don’t think there needs toContinue reading “Women’s Day: Memorable Women in Fiction”

A Father’s Day Review of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

“…but do one thing for me if you will: you just hold your head high and keep those fists down. No matter what anybody says to you, don’t let ‘em get your goat. Try fighting with your head for a change…” I read To Kill a Mockingbird as part of the Back to Classics Challenge,Continue reading “A Father’s Day Review of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee”

Holiday Reads

I haven’t been blogging much lately (for one reason or another) and I do sincerely miss it so I decided to make some time in my seemingly insanely busy life to wish you guys a happy Christmas! I had planned a whole set of twelve reads for the “twelve nights of Christmas”, but I amContinue reading “Holiday Reads”

Happy Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week started yesterday; the 24th of September, and goes on, obviously, till October 1. (So, I do realize, this post is a day late.) For this celebration, I have decided to read just two books (e-book format) that have been banned here in India, so as not to add too big a loadContinue reading “Happy Banned Books Week!”

And then there were seven…

September has been an incredibly bookish month. I started reading the classics, that I’d planned to read in August; I am done reading more than half of the 2011 Booker prize shortlist; I participated in some fun challenges and memes; I received books to review; I read many essays, short stories, and even poems (butContinue reading “And then there were seven…”

Happy Pet Remembrance Day!

The second Sunday of September happens to be National Pet Remembrance Day. I am not entirely sure what “nation” the name refers to. Even so, do you really need a reason to remember your awesome pets? If someone says it is Pet Remembrance Day, well, here I am all ready to celebrate it. I loveContinue reading “Happy Pet Remembrance Day!”

Happy “Friendship Day”!

You know, over the years, I seem to have convinced myself that I don’t make friends easily. The truth is, I just don’t think of friends as “people you only hang out and have fun with.” Those can be called ‘acquaintances’ or just that: ‘people I hang out with’. Maybe it is because I amContinue reading “Happy “Friendship Day”!”

A 100 posts & yet another “Thanks”!

I was at, what I love to call “work” the other day, doodling away (along the margins of an article about Roald Dahl, which I was supposed to be reading) waiting for some real work to come along. Unfortunately, and as I have already said before, I never did read much of Dahl. I wasContinue reading “A 100 posts & yet another “Thanks”!”

Happy Father’s Day!

I had a very busy day. But here I am, finally getting in the spirit of Father’s Day. Just like great moms, fiction is also full of awesome fatherly figures, if not fathers! Here’s a list of (some of) my Favourite Fictional Fathers: 5. Rupert Giles (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) – Buffy Summers’s Watcher andContinue reading “Happy Father’s Day!”