So yesterday, I was writing a piece on coming out of the depressive phase in my life. In the process I realised that while insomnia and binge eating might have been the most evident of my symptoms, the more insidious one exists in my dissociation from reality by turning to my gadgets. My laptop and … More 100 Books, 1 Year- Starts Again!
It’s been a long time. I haven’t opened this blog in 10 months and 10 days and each day I spent away from it made it that much more difficult to start again. (If you do not have patience for drama, I suggest skipping to the part where the font changes.) The thing about competitive … More I’m back.
Hello anybody and everybody! I’ve decided to dedicate Overrated Sensibilities exclusively to book reviews and other book related stuff. Therefore, all the other articles and pieces have been exported to my new blog at The girl in the swing. Please do check it out. Otherwise it’ll feel lonely 😦
Here is the list of books that have been reviewed by me in this blog. Listed according to genre for convenience. I will keep extending the list alongside any upcoming reviews. Happy Listopia! 😀 Kiddie Lit An Unlikely Friendship- Jasmine Fogwell Bun Bun Goes on Vacation- Robert M Law Gramma Mouse Tells a Story- M. E. Hembroff It’s … More Books that have been reviewed
I know Carolyn Keene is a collective of authors and I shouldn’t be expecting consistency; but, Nancy Drew Files are my least favourite of the various Nancy Drew series. I guess it stems from the fact that I’ve been idolising Nancy Drew since I was maybe 9; in fact she’s one first heroes and one … More False Moves (Nancy Drew Files Case #9) by Carolyn Keene
Zehiya had not planned on leaving her homestead or on setting out on a journey that’ll span the expanse of an entire trade route. But, following the spirit eagle with nothing but her faith and her belief in her own abilities to aid her, led her on a path that would change her life forever. … More Zehiya by Mayra Sonam Paldon
The story of a boy and his pets should be pretty innocuous. But, the boy lives in Puffington Hill and so do his pets; hence, innocuous wouldn’t the farthest from its reality. Unique animals and unique characters aside, what The Piraroo is, is a story of unique friendships. Marko Kitti is not new to me. … More The Piraroo by Marko Kitti
Taliah’s world is thrown into chaos with one announcement- the king is dead. The trouble for her however, begins when everybody around her seems to follow Hayton. Calls for king Hayton are heard all over the kingdom even though Hayton isn’t the king and nobody had seen his face until a day ago. In the … More Celestia by J D Evergreen
The land of frost and fire have always been at war with each other. An uneasy peace established for trade purposes is the only thing holding together the two thin bridges between them. However, when nature decides to take things into her own hands, all mortals have to come together, whether they wield fire or … More Frost Burn by K T Munson & Nichelle Rae
A serial killer is on the prowl and this time, young, blond and attractive women are his prey. DCI Beckley had enough on his plate already; he didn’t need this new guilt-ridden case. But, he’s the primary on it and he’s roped in the help of reporter Kate Rivendale to stop these gruesome … More Briguella by Vicki Fitzgerald
In a world where the Gods themselves talk to mortals through chosen beings called seers, Lumi is born to parents who don’t want to give her up to the temple. But, one can’t escape one’s destiny and Lumi’s destiny is irrevocably entwined with the destiny of Astra, the woman slated to be queen and with … More The Foreseen by Noor De Olinad
A new case walks into renowned criminal lawyer, Perry Mason’s office in the form of Bishop Mallory- who stutters. But, bishops don’t stutter. From there begins the chase into a case that takes on a new challenge with every turn it takes and puts Mason in the cross hairs where he’s putting his very career … More The Case of the Stuttering Bishop by Erle Stanley Gardner
I was traveling yesterday and my travel companion was this anthology by Manu Bhattathiri. It’s not a big book; I finished in the three hours that my flight lasted. But, it leaves you with a big feeling. Savithri’s Special Room opens with a random discussion about winters in the village of Karuthapuzha. Apparently, it … More Savithri’s Special Room And Other Stories
Since I’m coming off the high of a good fantasy read, today I want to talk about world-building in a fantasy. Now, let me just lay it out here that I’m not a professional writer, nor have sold books; all I’m going to do is speak from the perspective of a reader who loves to … More A Reader’s Perspective: World-Building in a Fantasy