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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?

Book Reviews

A Place Called Schugara by Joe English

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Goodreads synopsis: A story of life, death, love lost and meaning found in Schugara and beyond.   (Note: I was a little thrown off by the cover design and the…… Continue reading A Place Called Schugara by Joe English

Book Reviews

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

I didn’t know of this amazing book’s existence until the trailer of its Netflix adaptation dropped. Would I want to read an epistolary novel set during World War II about book lovers? HELL YEAH! Goodreads synopsis: “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books…… Continue reading The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

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How I went from abhorring to absolutely loving The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.

After weeks of struggling with it, I’ve finally finished reading The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner. I’ve been reading this book for so long, I have no idea what I should do with life now that I’ve finished it. I once read a Paris Review interview of Faulkner’s and fell totally in love…… Continue reading How I went from abhorring to absolutely loving The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner.