Sleuths in skirts

“She’s had a long life of experience in noticing evil, fancying evil, suspecting evil and going forth to do battle with evil.” ― Agatha Christie, on Miss Marple I was reading a book titled “The Midwife and the Assassin” by Sam Thomas, a mystery set in 17th century London where a midwife and her assistant […]

The Writer

In a world that often did not make sense In a society plagued by pomp and pretense She felt like an outsider, never could blend in Always blurting the blunt truth, she could not win Friends around her, so she became a recluse The more she withdrew, the stronger was her excuse To keep away from […]

The Book I Read

“Between the pages of a book is a lovely place to be.” So I read a book and tears sprung The story touched me, the words just stung Somewhere, in between the pages, somehow Somewhere, between the beginning and now I had entered the world the author had portrayed From the realm of reality I […]

My life in books

This one will give you a glimpse into the world Of yours truly, from the time she was a little girl The passion which was at the age of five ignited Was in the form of printed words that left her excited- I am going to tell you how books made an entrance At different stages of […]

Book List Challenge- Part 1

Found this list on the 100 greatest books blog. Of course, I had to come up with my own list of books (that I read in 2014). 1. A book with more than 500 pages: War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy One of the greatest books of all time, a must-read if you can. 2. […]

Losing yourself in a book

“There is no mistaking a real book when one meets it. It is like falling in love.” ― Christopher Morley, Pipefuls A way to get infinite pleasure Is reading a good book at your leisure Soaking in every printed word Transported to another world.. Letting the characters grow on you Living their life vicariously, too. In sync […]

Women at the turn of last century

Recently I read two books that I found  inspiring. Both these books were randomly picked out by my toddler at the local library and appeared interesting enough to give a try. Incidentally, both were set in the late 1800s-early 1900s. Both had strong, progressive women as protagonists. The first book, “The Violet Season” is set […]