Book Reviews

Growing Pains: Making Sense of Childhood by Dr. Mike Shooter

I received a copy of this book from Midas PR in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Amelia, the publicist I worked with for this book, suggested Growing Pains when I told her I liked memoirs and books about dysfunctional families among other things. Obviously, this book…… Continue reading Growing Pains: Making Sense of Childhood by Dr. Mike Shooter

Book Reviews

Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

I received a copy of this book from Transworld Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Transworld has a habit of publishing all my favourite reads and I’m so glad I received a review copy of this one! Ellie and the Harpmaker was one of my…… Continue reading Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

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Overweight, underrepresented: Where are all the fat people in literature?

I’ve always been overweight. Growing up fat in India is traumatic and any fat Indian person can vouch for this. I’ve been shamed for being fat by family, friends, neighbours, kids at school, and random strangers. It took me ages to accept my body for the way it looked. It certainly didn’t help that I…… Continue reading Overweight, underrepresented: Where are all the fat people in literature?

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12 totally real things J. K. Rowling has said about the Potterverse

This post is a collaboration with Shreya from Bookwormtopia. J.K. Rowling is a brilliant author. And because she wasn’t able to convey all that brilliance in just 7 books, 8 movies, a 2-part play, 3 textbooks from The Hogwarts Library, 2 screenplays, and an entire fucking website dedicated to new and unreleased writings of hers,…… Continue reading 12 totally real things J. K. Rowling has said about the Potterverse

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Wanted: Hero of a Young Adult novel

Up and coming YA novel seeks a strong and motivated male to lead it and the dystopian word it’s set in to a bestseller list. Job duration: 3 books Description The ideal candidate will: 1. Have a name that is obscure and sounds non-American though you are, in fact, American and whiter than the Pillsbury Doughboy’s…… Continue reading Wanted: Hero of a Young Adult novel