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 😦 Advertisements
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
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
Savithri’s Special Room And Other Stories by Manu Bhattathiri 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 … 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
Miss Mabel’s School for Girls – Book One of the Network Series by Katie Cross Apparently I’ve lost the ability to read books without taking notes on prose, flow and clarity. So, here goes. When I found this book on my phone, I had no idea where it had come from, but, its cover looked … More Miss Mabel’s School for Girls
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