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
14th book! 14th book! 14th book! This is a huge book! 700-odd pages of classical English… a part of me is ridiculously excited and another part is already tired. Well, it’s been a week since I picked it out and I’ve managed to read the preface. I should really get on with it. Wish me … More Book No. 14
Day 202 – 208 The Colour of Magic By Terry Pratchett One week! Yoohoo! I knew it was going to be a quick read! Now, I’ll take a moment to mourn the fact that I’m celebrating 7 days as a “quick” read. Life, I tell you, has a way to pick you up, carry … More The Colour of Magic
Here we go… And lucky no. 13 is… Well, I’ll have to confess I’m a little relieved. I was concerned that it might be another massive tome. But, this one is a small book and it’s a fantasy! So, good luck me! Look forward to a quick review, folks … More Book No. 13
Day 70 – 202 Midnight’s Children By Salman Rushdie One of the most difficult books I’ve read to date. There! I’ve made the admission. I mean look at the number of days on the clock! But, in the interest of full disclosure, it’s not entirely the book’s fault. Reduced attention span and a rather … More Midnight’s Children
What does a teddy bear go through as we meet, greet and grow up by its side? What are its thoughts? What is its story? That’s what It’s a Bright World attempts to tell. For some reason, this story really got to me. It made me smile like a lunatic, … More It’s A Bright World To Feel Lost In by Mawson
We all have fears. But, we are all also more than our fears. So, when your fears take hold of you, how can you overcome them? How can you remember that there is an entire world beyond them? This book with colourful pictures is essentially for children, but, very readable … More We All Live On This Planet Together by June Rousso
I’m happy to announce our new initiative: A Writer’s Path Writers Club. After looking at the writing market for years, I noticed a need for a Writers Club of this kind. Sure, there are Facebook groups, writers groups, etc., but there aren’t many associations that are more than just a gathering of writers. I […] via … More A Writer’s Path- Writers Club
The problem with cherry picking the next book to read out of the list- I’ll have Ulysses, David Copperfield, Midnight’s Children and the like left to the end because, in my right mind, I’d never pick them! So, this time, I’m letting fate be my book lender… Well, with the help of this plastic container. … More Book no. 12
Over the course of 70 days from April 22, 2015 to July 01, 2015 when I’d first started this challenge, I’d read and reviewed (on this site) 11 books. All of which are listed below: 11. Catch 22 by Joseph Heller 13. Birdsong by Sebastian Faulks 22. Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone by J … More Update on read and review of BBC’s The Big Read