Easy-To-Read Books That’ll Be Your Perfect Monsoon Picks – Part II

What? Did you think we were done with the first list of monsoon reads? Nah, we are just beginning to catch your attention. Books and our love for them is never-ending, and Mumbai monsoons do elevate the feeling, what with all those last minute offs from work due to rains that are continuous. But the reader inside you can never get bored, if you have that perfect story in hand. So here we are, continuing where we last left off, with some more interesting books for you that can be your perfect monsoon picks. 1. Murder Of Roger Ackroyd, Agatha…Continue Reading

15 Young Adult Books That’ll Make Your 20s Just A Little Bit Easier

So, I grew up reading. A lot. I grew up sneaking Harry Potter into my room during the exams, wondering why I couldn’t go on an adventure like The Famous Five and of course, crying over not getting my Hogwarts letter. And as I’ve grown up some more, I realised that a lot the books aimed at ‘young adults’ have actually helped me as an apparently, fully-grown adult. These books can be anyone’s cheat-sheet as they get through their 20s, all while making you fall in love with words. A Man Called Ove – Fredrik Backman On the surface, this…Continue Reading

20 Of The Greatest Books…All Under 200 Pages!

Did you know that the Japanese have a word for when we keep buying books, and never end up reading them? Because it’s a universal feeling! And more often than not, it’s the bulk of those pages staring at us from their corners on the bookshelf that makes us hesitant to pick them up at all. Books, reading and cherishing them, is a commitment. But if you think that you aren’t ready for a long one, here are 20 classic books under 200 pages that will make for the perfect quick read you’re looking for! Of Mice and Men by…Continue Reading

21 Tiny Poems That Will Inspire You On The Days You Struggle To Love Yourself

Most of us have bad days. Days on which we question our every move and forget what love and happiness feel like. On days like these, we often need someone else’s voice to remind us of the miracle we are. And RH Fowler’s writing is absolutely perfect for such occasions. Gentle, realistic words which push you out of that prison of self-doubt and have you basking in freedom. We humans are forces of nature. much love everyone • • • • • #Poetry #poet #art #poets #poetsofig #prose #poem #love #life #motivation #motivationalquotes #instaquote #writing #romance #living #poetryporn #writersofig #quote…Continue Reading

19 Beautiful Tattoos That Will Melt The Heart Of Every Book Lover

My idea of a happening weekend is snuggling in and reading AS MANY books as possible. Before you get on my case about parties and “experiencing life”, here me out: books take you to a million different worlds. A million different parties – all with words that’ll leave you enthralled. So yes, I’m a booklover. And yes, I love books enough to get inked for them – a reminder of the magic I hold on to, even on the drabbest of days. This honest truth. vintage books I did on the beautiful @savannah.allison #books #bookworm #booktattoo #jkrowling #georgerrmartin #johngreen #tattoo…Continue Reading

12 Quotes From Children’s Books That Are Great Advice No Matter Your Age

It’s strange, almost wonderfully so, how we come to love and understand certain things as we grow older. Sometimes we stumble, sometimes we struggle, but incredibly, some words from our childhood come to mean more than they ever did before. Because you see, what people see as happy, frilly, nonsensical mumbles in children’s books, are actually some of the deepest truths of the world. Here are 12 of the greatest quotes from children’s books that are actually great advice on adulting. Designs by Akanksha Dhyani. On reaching out for the opportunities you want. On learning from your mistakes. On taking…Continue Reading

18 Books That Were Brilliantly Adapted Into Great Movies

I’m a very “visual” reader. When reading a book, I love taking a moment every now and then to imagine and picturise the setting and characters in my head. But you know what I love more? Watching a book materialise into a visual treat in front of my eyes – in the form of a great, satisfying movie. Adapting literature into cinema is a hard job, but here are 18 books that were successfully and oh-so-satisfyingly turned into brilliant movies! The Godfather by Mario Puzo This one is an evergreen classic. And for good reason. It had the great material…Continue Reading

16 “Radical Self Love” Quotes That Are EXACTLY What You Need In Your 20s

Gala Darling happened to come into my life at a point where I’d already known self-love, but nonetheless, forgotten how to abide by it. Her fierceness on the subject of loving yourself right resonated with me instantly. I knew I was meeting this woman at the most opportune moment in my existence. I was 26 and hell, I really needed to brush up on what it truly meant to love myself. I think 20s is the time when most of us truly begin to know ourselves. We start dissecting our weaknesses and we start addressing issues concerning our self worth.…Continue Reading

If Inanimate Objects Talked Like Humans – So Funny, You’ll DIE Laughing!

There are days when I simply do not want to adult. Most of the times, I have to fight really hard to resist the urge to shout “fuck this sh*t”, walk out and never return. But like most people, I cannot opt out of adulting. On the bright side thought, there are Teo Zirini’s absolutely smart illustrations that make those dreary days, bearable. I am not saying this just for the humour that Teo’s comics so effortlessly master, but also for the thought that goes behind creating them. His major inspiration comes from non-living things to which he grants the…Continue Reading

15 Beautiful “Little Prince” Quotes That Reveal Life’s Most Honest Truths

I am guessing most of us have read “The Little Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupery as children. Maybe at that point in time, the book’s message may have just gone a little above our heads. But as adults, this book is THE book to reread. I’ve had millennial friends who take this one up on weekends when they’re chilling in bed with some music on. And then I have 30-year-old folks tell me how they still weep on the very same lines that had first smitten them when they read the book. Hence, it seemed logical to create a list…Continue Reading