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Contemplating Switching Libraries

I have been a loyal member of Eloor Library from the time it first presented itself on my horizon (almost 15 years ago). It's been a long and fruitful partnership on both sides - I get to read a lot of wonderfu...

A River Sutra

I picked up A River Sutra from Eloor Library because the blurb on the back of the book made me feel it is an ideal book for travel. Well, in a way it is and it isn't. The book deals primarily with the tr...
Creation in Death by J.D.Robb

Books I am Taking On my Travels

Yesterday, I did a quick rush through to Eloor Library to stock up on a couple of books for my upcoming trip to Delhi and Agra. The library was well-stocked for a change. I was extremely tempted by Her Fearf...
Cocktails for Three by Madeleine Wickham

Cocktails for Three

I have always liked Sophie Kinsella's Shopaholic books and so last week, while browsing the chick-lit section at Eloor Library, when I came across a series of books written under her actual name - Madeleine Wic...

Can you Keep a Secret?

After the somewhat heavy going of The Given Day, I was in the mood for some light n easy reading. With this in mind, in my next trip to Eloor Library, I picked up Can you Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella. I ha...

The Graveyard Book

As part of the Young Adult Reading Challenge I am participating in, I decided to check out The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman from Eloor Library. The Graveyard Book starts rather abruptly with the murder...
Chess set from the 1700s I think

The Eight

I picked up this book at Eloor Library, because the blurb on the cover stated Readers thrilled by The DaVinci Code will relish the multi-layered secrets of The Eight. The blurb was sooo right, because I just lo...

The Associate

It has been a long time since I read a John Grisham novel. I used to be a huge fan of his, and read all his earlier novels obsessively. However, in between my interest started to flag after I read his f...


Snakehead is the seventh novel in the Young Adult Alex Rider series written by British author Anthony Horowitz. And, this is the first one I have read. The Alex Rider series is a series of novels about B...
Stressed Day and Night

Upcoming Vacation Stress

Next week, I am going on a short holiday to Chennai. I can't really call it a holiday as no one (positively no one) would want to visit Chennai during the peak of the summer season. I am actually going there...
Magyk Cover


Of late, I have been really reading a lot of Fantasy novels, so while doing this review, I just could not help but compare this one to others that I have read. I know it is really unfair to compare novels writ...


Last week, before going to Chennai, I went to Eloor lending library to pick up some "light-reading" books that will take me through the long afternoons when everyone else is sleeping. I am one of those p...