I seem to be in a mood for mythology of late, and this book came available on Kindle Unlimited just recently. The book brings five stories of female characters from Indian mythology, and written by five women as well. It was quite interesting to read each.Continue reading “Book Review: Thus She Spake, an anthology by 5 authors”
It’s kind of easier to read poetry when you know the poet. At least, I’d like to think so. I’ve known Aparna since a decade, have at one time written poetry with her, and in reply to her. It was good to read her in print.Continue reading “Book Review: Poetry and Heart, by Aparna Gautam”
I’ve been reading this book slowly over the past few weeks. The author was kind enough to send me a copy. I loved the title and was happy to pick it up for reading based on the blurb. The book is a collection of seven short stories.Continue reading “Book Review: Of Swans and Songs by Rohini Paranjpe Sathe”
I am not very fond of travelogues, but some do make for interesting reading. The author of this book, Lalitha Balasubramanian, had written a travelogue that featured some of the temples of Kerala. I liked reading that, and thus decided to pick up this book too, the author’s next offering. I loved the cover art too.
There’s something about a well written short story that charms the reader. Perhaps it is the ability to connect threads in the span of a smaller word limit, or the chance to devour a story quickly. I love reading them, and I love writing them. To connect short stories across a book, and keep the reader guessing what the next story holds, that was an interesting concept. I did not expect to get short stories connected to each other when I took up “Among the Stars” for reading. The beginning of the collection, and the common thread between the stories, made me nostalgic.