Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

I finally got hold of “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and finished reading it in one sitting. I was not sure if it would be helpful to me considering how I am trying to a raise a boy. But I could not be more wrong. There are many points that she makes which are relevant to boys too. Whether you are raising a boy or a girl, do read this book. I loved it. I think every parent in this world should read this book.
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Wuthering Heights – Book review

After reading Jane Eyre in February and liking it, I was interested in reading other books by the Bronte sisters. I picked Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte this month expecting it to be boring in parts like Jane Eyre. I had a feeling I would end up reading this book whole of March and maybe in April as well. But I could not be more wrong as this book gripped me totally and I could not pick up any other book until I was done reading this book.

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Life update

It’s been long since I spoke about what’s going on in my life. I guess it is time for an update. Life with a toddler is pretty tough. Especially a toddler who doesn’t care about food or eating. Every time he eats something for lunch or dinner, we feel we have accomplished something. He is so full of energy that we get tired easily, running after him. My day starts after he is asleep at night. That’s when I read books, browse the Internet on my phone and feel like I have some “me” time.

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Comic book wrap up for Feb

February was not a great reading month as I hit reading slump, because of various reasons. One of the reasons was forcing myself trying to read Jane Eyre I think. When I am in a reading slump, I pick up graphic novels or comics. They are quick and easy to read but also get me out of reading slump most of the times. So this is what I did in Feb. I read a bunch of comic books which were on my tbr for a long time.

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Jane Eyre – Book review

I finally read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte after wanting to read it from many years. I buddy read this book with Shantala from Shanaya Tales (my first official buddy read ever). I am so glad I read this with someone as there is a lot to discuss in this book. Also thanks to her, I did not mark this book as DNF as sometimes it got little boring. This book is part of the list of most favorite reads for many people. Also this book is held as a standard for good writing. I was curious to see why this book was so popular. I am glad I chose to read it as it is definitely worth reading at least once in your life. I ended up liking the book but it did not quite make it to my favorites list.

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Dystopian novels recommendations and TBR

I have been suffering from reading slump this month for some reason. In general, the political climate in the country is bad and I am stressed out because of various things in personal life too. I haven’t been able to finish a single novel this month as I am not able to concentrate much on anything. In situations like this, dystopian novels come handy. When you think your life is horrible and you read a dystopian novel, you feel your world is much better than the one in the book. At least we don’t have people burning books or killing each other on streets right? 🙂

Here are some dystopian books that I have enjoyed in the past. I love this genre a lot and keep reading books from this genre often.

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