Wednesday, 11 April 2018

DO YOU PRE-ORDER BOOKS?

The other day I was browsing my TBR list and looking up the forthcoming titles on Bookdepository. One thing led to another and I ended up pre-ordering some of my most awaited titles. Which got me thinking... do you guys pre-order books or not?


Wednesday, 4 April 2018

PESTILENCE - MY FIRST DISAPPOINTMENT OF 2018

Last month, I fell in love with the blurb of Pestilence and one-clicked it as soon as it was released. Imagine my disappointment when I found out that story was nothing like I had expected it to be...


Thursday, 29 March 2018

BOOKISH RECAP: FIRST QUARTER OF 2018

Bookish Recap is my version of Stacking the Shelves post in which I talk about all the books that I read and posts that I shared on the blog in last three months. Linking up with Stacking the Shelves post by Tynga’s Reviews.


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

BLURB LOVE #12

Book blurb is the most important aspect when it comes to deciding what I want to read. It is usually what makes me add (or not add) book to my TBR. Imagine there is no cover, no title and you have no idea who wrote it. Would you read such a book based just on its blurb?
Test yourself.


Monday, 12 March 2018

REVIEW: EDUCATED BY TARA WESTOVER

Educated by Tara Westover
Published by: Random House
Genre: Autobiography / Memoir
Release date: February 20th 2018
Source: Netgalley ARC

      
       
An unforgettable memoir in the tradition of The Glass Castleabout a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, she prepared for the end of the world by stockpiling home-canned peaches and sleeping with her “head-for-the-hills bag.” In the summer she stewed herbs for her mother, a midwife and healer, and in the winter she salvaged in her father’s junkyard.

Her father forbade hospitals, so Tara never saw a doctor or nurse. Gashes and concussions, even burns from explosions, were all treated at home with herbalism. The family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent.

Then, lacking any formal education, Tara began to educate herself. She taught herself enough mathematics and grammar to be admitted to Brigham Young University, where she studied history, learning for the first time about important world events like the Holocaust and the civil rights movement. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Educated is an account of the struggle for self-invention. It is a tale of fierce family loyalty, and of the grief that comes with severing the closest of ties. With the acute insight that distinguishes all great writers, Westover has crafted a universal coming-of-age story that gets to the heart of what an education is and what it offers: the perspective to see one’s life through new eyes, and the will to change it.