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The illicit happiness of other people – Manu Joseph.

Ousep Chacko, according to Mariamma Chacko, is the kind of man who has to be killed at the end of a story. But he knows that she is not very sure about this sometimes, especially in the mornings. He sits at his desk, as usual, studying a large pile of cartoons, trying to solve the only mystery that matters to her”

That’s a solid opening to this tale. Couldn’t have expected for a better opening. This mystery that rattled the Chacko family, soon pulls us along, making this book unputdownable!

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The Rise of Sivagami: Book 1 by Anand Neelakantan.

With Bahubali still running  in theaters and the awesomeness of the movie and characters still fresh in my memory, when I walked into Starmark to find a book on Sivagami, I was Uber thrilled! If you are the kind that did not watch Game of Thrones till they aired season 5 then took a week off to watch all the seasons at one go, you’d know the feeling of bliss! No? Ok that was just me. Anyway, I picked the first copy, rushed home and drank it in completely and by the morning I was done with the book.

The Rise of Sivagami (book1) by Anand Neelakantan. read more

Me, my books and I

You know it’s true love, when you bury your nose deep and take in the beautiful aroma emerging from the book, right in front of all those strangers in the book shop. That’s a whole diff level of getting high and boy, what a high! 

I had reading difficulty till the age of 8, I could read  n write the words that we were taught by repeating like a tape recorder at school but other wise I couldn’t spell a new word.  read more