Book Review – Eldest by Christopher Paolini

"If any honour existed in war, he concluded, it was in fighting to protect others from harm." Eldest, the second book in the Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini series starts off more or less from the point where Eragon (reviewed here) was concluded - after the terrible battle with the Urgals that was waged under Farthen Dûr, … Continue reading Book Review – Eldest by Christopher Paolini

Book Review – KOREA: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor

South Korea was "the poorest, most impossible country on the planet" when it was founded, according to an advisor to its third president. Yet, in just fifty years it has transformed itself into an economic powerhouse and a democracy that can serve as a model for other countries. How was it able to do this, … Continue reading Book Review – KOREA: The Impossible Country by Daniel Tudor

Book Review – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Eragon, a poor village-boy of fifteen finds a polished blue stone in the forest and considers himself very lucky upon the discovery, thinking that it would buy his family meat to survive the upcoming winter. But one day, the stone brings a dragon hatchling and Eragon finds himself embroiled in the politics of the empire … Continue reading Book Review – Eragon by Christopher Paolini

Book Review – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Sometimes, I have believed as many as 6 impossible things before breakfast. Let me just get my overall point of this book review straight to you: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is THE MOST nonsenical book I have every read in my life! NOTE: I am not implying anything negative by saying that this book is … Continue reading Book Review – Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll

Book Review – 7 Secrets of Vishnu by Devdutt Pattnaik

                7 Secrets of Vishnu is one of the books in the 7 Secrets series by mythologist Devdutt Pattnaik which explores the lore surrounding the Hindu God Vishnu and his many avatars. It comprises of seven chapters wherein each chapter narrates the stories of one or more avatars … Continue reading Book Review – 7 Secrets of Vishnu by Devdutt Pattnaik

Ten Things Bibliophiles Do in a Bookstore

We as bibliophiles a.k.a book lovers a.k.a book nerds love nothing more than spending endless hours browsing through books in our favourite bookstores. But it's not just book browsing that book nerds do. Often, intentionally as well as unintentionally, we also end up doing other things in these book havens and honestly, we are not … Continue reading Ten Things Bibliophiles Do in a Bookstore

Book Review – Samurai Castle by Miura Masayuki

For bibliophiles, one of the exciting things about traveling in a foreign country is that you get to explore the bookstores there and pick up books about their culture. On my recent trip to Japan in April'18, I visited a bookstore in Kyoto city, and of the handful of books in English that were available, … Continue reading Book Review – Samurai Castle by Miura Masayuki