Synopsis Lupe Wong is going to be the first female pitcher in the Major Leagues. She’s also championed causes her whole young life. Some worthy…like expanding the options for race on school tests beyond just a few bubbles. And some not so much…like complaining to the BBC about the length between Doctor Who seasons. LupeContinue reading “Book Tour+Review- Lupe Wong Won’t Dance by Donna Barba Higuera|#OwnVoices, Asian-Latinx Representation”
‘Come On In’, a collection of stories based on the collective human experience of immigration, focusses on every aspect of it- pain, stress, grief and loss of one’s identity. These stories strike a chord because of the themes they represent. While parents make most of the decisions when it comes to immigration (legal or not), it is the children who have to adjust the most, leaving behind the land and the language they were born into. Likewise, kids born to immigrant parents fail to find their identity and struggle to establish a home for themselves.
In Aniesha Brahma’s ‘The Backyard Tales’, a magical world comes alive through everyday characters, furry friends and a sinister mystery that eventually unfolds into a great story.
‘The Death of Vivek Oji’ is a window to a world tainted by injustice, at the centre of which is a bubble, one that offers protection and love, created by friends who want the best for you. Held within its embrace is Vivek Oji, fiercely in terms with his sexuality despite the scorns of the society and the abandonment by the people he loves the most.
Review Nonet, as the name suggests, is a collection of nine stories unlike each other,up connected together with a prose that is consistent, immersive and enthralling.Sonali’s understanding of human emotions is tender- a father’s love for his son, the basic human desire to escape the reality, a couple trying to spice up their married life,Continue reading “Nonet by Sonali Dabade- a Book Review”
Whirligig Whirligig, set during the American Civil War, isn’t exactly a war story. It is essentially about one man’s desire to keep his promise to his childhood friend, one that takes him to Tennesse as a part of a group of soldiers who are fighing in the war. Clara and Shire, our two friends areContinue reading “Whirligig and The Copper Road by Richard Buxton- a review”
Shreyansh’s love for Murakami shines through the pages of his first novella, The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer. K, a video game enthusiast has been having recurring dreams of being lost in a mansion, the walls pressing on him and mysteries lying in plain sight. His lifestyle isn’t the most healthy one, which consistsContinue reading “Book Review: The Many Realities of that Rainy Summer by Shreyansh Katsura”
R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, is available today! Find out more below and grab your copy now! About HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’sContinue reading “His Royal Highness by R S Grey|New Release Alert|”
Lang Leav turns into a novelist in her latest book Poemsia that is all about an aspiring poet’s journey through fame, a steep fall and subsequent rise to one of the most loved poets. It is all fictional of course! But it is also a story, that will sit well with you because aren’t weContinue reading “Book Review: Poemsia by Lang Leav|An aspiring poet and secrets waiting to be spilled”
Lord Archer shines as an extraordinary crime fiction writer because of his sound understanding of his characters. I have always been drawn to his books when I am looking for something comforting but thrilling (if that makes any sense). Nothing Ventured marks the beginning of the William Warwick series, mentioned numerous times in The CliftonContinue reading “Book Review: Nothing Ventured by Jeffrey Archer”