Book Review: The Forest of Enchantments

The Ramayana, one of the world’s greatest epics, is also a tragic love story. In this brilliant retelling, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni places Sita at the centre of the novel: this is Sita’s version. The Forest of Enchantments is also a very human story of some of the other women in the epic, often misunderstood and... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Dispatches from the Wall Corner by Baradwaj Rangan

Disclaimer: Baradwaj Rangan has no illusions of grandeur that you are going to base your movie-watching on his reviews or even agree with his assessment of movies. He is a film critic simply because he loves cinema – discussing, analysing and getting nostalgic about it– and has no qualms in accepting that, ‘pop culture doesn’t... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: The (Other) F Word – A Celebration of Fat and Fierce Edited by Angie Manfredi

Chubby. Curvy. Fluffy. Plus-size. Thick. Fat. The time has come for fat people to tell their own stories. The (Other) F Word combines personal essays, prose, poetry, fashion tips, and art to create a relatable and attractive guide about body image and body positivity. This YA crossover anthology is meant for people of all sizes... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Fierce Fairytales by Nikita Gill

Traditional fairytales are rife with cliches and gender stereotypes: beautiful, silent princesses; ugly, jealous, and bitter villainesses; girls who need rescuing; and men who take all the glory. But in this rousing new prose and poetry collection, Nikita Gill gives Once Upon a Time a much-needed modern makeover. Through her gorgeous reimagining of fairytale classics... Continue Reading →

ARC Review: The Lady Rogue by Jenn Bennett

Traveling with her treasure-hunting father has always been a dream for Theodora. She’s read every book in his library, has an impressive knowledge of the world’s most sought-after relics, and has all the ambition in the world. What she doesn’t have is her father’s permission. That honor goes to her father’s nineteen-year-old protégé—and once-upon-a-time love... Continue Reading →

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