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
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
So, something happened last week- while I was reading this book: A man died. The news said he fell from the second floor of my campus hostel. The gossip said his girlfriend pushed him from the second floor of my campus hostel. The blood stains on the ground were pointed out to me with a … More Truly Devious (Truly Devious #1) by Maurice Johnson: A kind of review (Spoiler-free)
This was a blog I came upon by Liz Mannegren. Check it out. The idea’s pretty cool. The prompts are pretty cool. There’s a Facebook group that’s… Well, that sounds pretty cool, but I don’t know since I haven’t heard back from them yet. Still, it provides me another fun way to go about reading. … More 52 Weeks- 52 Books
I vanished after day 4 without an update because that’s when I actually got into the series, i.e, The Finishing School serles by Gail Carriger The first one took some time. But, once it took, I was on a roll. I finished the second and didn’t even stop to update my progress on Goodreads before … More Reading Rush- Wrap Up
I don’t know where I came across the phrase ‘oppressive weather’; what I’m certain about is I hadn’t understood how much it feels like an elephant trying to get comfortable, while sitting on you. Until today. Today- the day the inspector decides to inspect my department. At 4 in the evening, we finally passed. By … More The Reading Rush: Day 4
My day started out fine. Until it suddenly decided that wasn’t enough. One moment I was wondering whether I need to get up from my chair at all and the next I was rushing out the door, fully dressed, skipping breakfast and all that shebang. I got 20 min for lunch and 40 for dinner … More The Reading Rush: Day 3
So, I know I completely skipped over day 1. That’s because I didn’t even touch my TBR that day. I thought about it a lot, certainly, but, didn’t manage to actually pop one of them books open. Instead, I spent the day reading Harry Potter fanfiction. I used to read a lot of fanfiction actually, … More Reading Rush Day 2