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
Frances Janvier is caught between her study machine, Cambridge-aspiring avatar and the goofy, loud fashionista with a penchant for obscure YouTube podcasts and fanart that she is in the privacy of her bedroom. Aled Last, whose sister had been her best friend until her sudden disappearance, she discovers, is also straddling 2 worlds. Will this … More Adolescent Angst aka Radio Silence by Alice Oseman (Spoiler-Free Review)
(from last post)……the PLOT MADE NO SENSE! And this is why. Here on out, it’s going to be spoilers galore and you’ve been warned! Question #1 What was the probable cause for Hannah’s arrest? So, the story goes that this big-name supreme justice guy (named Fritz of all things), dies in a fire at his … More Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster (Ridiculously Long, Spoiler-filled Rant)
Josie Bates is a disgraced criminal attorney doing the ostrich in Hermosa Beach when she’s hit up by her old college roommate. This roommate (Linda), who’s breathtakingly pretty, gave birth to a daughter who’s breathtakingly pretty (Hannah) and who’s been arrested for the murder of her grandfather, and is therefore, understandably, breathtakingly distraught. Josie allows … More Hostile Witness by Rebecca Forster (Non-Spoiler Review)
I was in Kolkata for the annual national Psychiatry conference and though they had planned an exhaustive schedule for us delegates, I’m sorry to say I didn’t avail much of it. The reason is that Kolkata is an amazing city; it’s very air carries something poetic which is not an atmosphere that’s very conducive to … More Another Book Haul- College Street (Kolkata)
So, last December of the decade, I found myself in Sri Lanka. It was thanks to my parents who took pity on my desolate existence and took me along on one of their trips. And given my proclivity currently for books set in different countries, the only thing I added to the agenda is a … More A Haul from Sri Lanka
Yes, here is one more of my sporadic posts in which I make promises of regular updates which never happen. So, what’s this about? The three bookish challenges I’ll be taking up this year. First is this thing I came up with last September when my life felt like it was going nowhere and I … More Vision 2020
Ninth House was a solid 3.5 star read. I’ll skip the blurb because everybody and their mother is talking about it these days and if you haven’t heard of Alex Stern’s guts already… Well, she’s a girl and she has guts. My favorite quote from her, They tried to kill me, Hellie. That means I … More Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
For Annabelle Archer, new wedding planner on the block, bridezillas were passe. Crazy mothers of the bride were the new in thing and Clara Pierce took the cake in the category. So, when she’s found dead at her daughter’s wedding, the list of suspects is rather long and includes Annabelle and her friends. What starts … More Better Off Wed by Laura Durham
Usually, I’m a one book at a time sort of a person, which means TBR means not much to me other than the pile of books glaring balefully at me every time I open the cupboard. However, this past month of de-depressing myself by diving into the books has resulted in a Goodreads currently reading … More This Week’s TBR (Oct 28 – Nov 3 2019)
She’s called a goddess. But, the frills and fancies that go with it don’t seem to apply to her. She has no presence that strikes awe or powers that astound; she even sounds like a mortal and lives as one. But, one day she discovers that there’s much more to her than just her divine … More Circe by Madeline Miller