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A Bibliolater

Musings of a bookaholic

The world is truly your oyster

Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved... Continue Reading →

Why do people love books?

People say books saved their lives. Me? They made me who I am. In Hermione Granger and house Hufflepuff, I found ideals at the age of ten. In Atticus Finch, I found a hero at the age of thirteen. In... Continue Reading →

Astounding, Isn't it?

Under The Microscope: Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri

Jhumpa Lahiri's, Interpreter of Maladies is a compilation of 9 short stories, each focusing on certain significant experiences in the lives of ordinary people. Most of these stories focus on characters of Indian descent with the stories themselves set in... Continue Reading →

“That's the thing about books. They let you travel without moving your feet.” ― Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake

Heart Song

Once upon a time there was a great man who married the woman of his dreams. With their love, they created a little girl. She was a bright and cheerful little girl and the great man loved her very much.... Continue Reading →

Old Books

Sometimes, when the world seems to have turned its back on you or it seems like you have nothing and no one in your corner and the weight of the entire world rests on your shoulders, the only thing you... Continue Reading →

Under the Microscope: A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth

I was first introduced to Vikram Seth's work when I read his poem, The Frog and The Nightingale, a few years back. The poem is a beautifully written allegory which uses personification to analyse the different aspects of human behaviour.... Continue Reading →

Prologue

For me, Reading a book is a very personal experience that leaves an impact, however small, on my psyche . A book can enchant, exhilarate, stimulate or inspire me but it also has the power to depress, unnerve, agitate, or... Continue Reading →

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