Review: Sharp Objects

Sharp Objects
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Gone Girl prompted me to pick this one book of Gillian Flynn. But with the first few chapters itself i realized its not my cup of tea. While I loved gone girl because of the different way of narration, this book had nothing to hold me. I absolutely loath gory stuff and I can’t take dark stuff. I had almost decided to quit the book in between. But the mystery hooked me till the end. I confess i skimmed many a pages. May be for one someone who wouldn’t mind a bit of dark and gory stuff, this may turn out to be a best of the lot. Not for me. It does not suit my taste.
I am giving it a 2.

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Review: Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When I started with Wild, I was almost giddy with excitement. I loved the simple writing, loved the reference to books and absolutely loved the idea of hiking the PCT. The journey of a lifetime and it was explained in as interesting as it could be. I was all set to give the perfect 5 for this one.

By the time I reached the mid of the book, the steam had already went off. The main reason I think was some part of the writing had started becoming repetitive. Also as you go more deeper, you get a feeling that the author has a unilateral view of couple of characters. Some narrations, especially the ones which narrates her mothers last days, I couldn’t help but think that her siblings and step dad may have a different version of things to say. That leaves a unfinished feeling with the whole thing.

Though the momentum with which I started the book has lost by midway, I enjoyed the book and was a perfect year end-er for me. As Cheryl, sat near the bridge of gods, I did feel the same as her. I keenly felt that I am gonna miss PCT and her boots. Apart from a few hiccups I loved the book. I guess Whenever I do a hike next time, Cheryl would defensively be there in my mind.

I would go with a 4 for this one.

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A Story of Fall

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Today, its story time. Story of Fall!

Story of a mysterious and lush wood nymph. One fine day, the love of her life seemed to fade away leaving her in misery and wretchedness. She watched the last of his rays vanish in harrowing silence.

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Seething with agony and anger, slowly the wood nymph blossomed into a bewitching beauty. Many lecherousness eyes adored her. Her admirer’s took her celestial beauty in every breath. They never saw her dried bark and her murky soul engulfed in sadness.

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Then the winds came and the darkness crept up to her core.To survive the test of times, she shed away the last of her tears leaving a trail of love for all who loved her.

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Baring it all, there she stood, waiting for him to return.

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The reluctant lover sent her white doves for her delight. But she never relented. She knew he always comes back to her. And her unwavering love brought him back. He brought her spring sparrows and they together made magical wind charms as a token of their love.

End of story.

Little oddities of baking

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The perfectly glazed tasty butter rolls which found no takers at home. My toddler and husband royally ignored it.

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The perfectly ‘slightly-burned’ Paneer rolls which disappeared in no time.

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Perfect S cookies for my Avni, alas she can not say ‘S’ yet. She ended up calling them ‘Yo To’.

Review: A Will And A Way

A Will And A Way
A Will And A Way by Nora Roberts
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

The old cliched love-hate romance novel which hooks you nevertheless. I would go with a two for this because there was nothing new and the protagonists were gone from my mind the next day.
Well, after reading this I realized a very amusing thing. In almost every romance novel I read there is always a mother figure who prepares luscious dishes. She is the symbol of unconditional love and always tried to bring them closer. And you know what’s the most endearing thing? She keeps the kitchen spick and span. This is one of the must have’s for romance novels.

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