Books on LGBTQ+

How many of you have read books based on LGBTQ+ community?? How many of you felt it was just another fluff re-written with same gendered characters instead of the straight ones? Like why are they not even writing about the struggles?? I not against the fluff but they just sound like a ripped off version of Hallmark movies and I don’t feel like few of the authors (whom i refuse to call out) just write them for better sales because they use the community tag. As a bisexual I hardly find books about coming out and the hardships the main characters goes through and the confusion we have during our teens. Frankly I was very confused about my sexuality I was happy to finally identify and label myself as a bisexual but there are not many books which speaks about the same. I wouldn’t say that there aren’t any such books I truly loved Call Me By Your Name, Middlesex  and Cobalt Blue they really spoke to me when I needed them. But again none of the characters projected as bisexuals have struggles of understanding themselves and their sexuality and also the fluffs written on them usually ends up with a guy. LIKE WHY??? Anyways this came off as a rant post. Thanks for reading, suggest any books based on struggles faced by the characters about their sexuality. Thanks again

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Woman Authors of 19th C.

As soon as we are asked to name any Woman authors, the most common figures that comes to our mind are J.K. Rowling, Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, George Eliot, Agatha Christie and so on… but the lesser known woman authors still stay behind the curtains though their contribution to the literary world are yet to be recognized. Thanks to LibriVox and my intense love for class literature I came across a lot of such wonderful woman writers whose works have help me understand the daily life of a maiden in the Victorian and the Edwardian Era. One such author was Grace Livingston Hill whose works majorly speaks about the Christian way of life, the importance of faith and hope and the concept of loving every being around you be it man or beast. Elizabeth Gaskell who has worked on various biographies, short stories, based on the then life style of woman or the heart breaks suffered by young maidens, how they face the “music” and overcome the hassles. The Little women fame authoress L.M. Alcott has written many other books which speaks about the life of a country girl (in most of her books) and how they survive the mishaps or shenanigans they are exposed to when they visit friends or relatives in the upper class society. I am yet to discover read/listen to many such lesser known authors works and hope to enjoy them too… Do recommend if you know any.

Audiobooks..!!!

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I have been addicted to listening to various forms of audio-books on YouTube and LibriVox compared to the physical copies that I possess, I have been discovering many classics which are lesser known to the open public and some of the books are based on the terrific life styles of woman during the Edwardian and the Victorian society. (But I still don’t understand why I can’t go back to the physical copies as of yet). Also it helps to picture the dialogue because a few readers are kind enough to actually modulate their voices to suit the character according to the age/sex yet a few are way too mundane and read the book in a very monotonous note. With that being said, it helps to improve your concentration and also if you are someone like me (when you’re reading where the scene is being played out in your mind) audio-books are your best buddies. On that note let me know if you listen to any audio-books. Until next time. ♥

 

 

Comeback…?!?!

So, it has been a couple of months since my last update. I was busy with my finals (literally the end of student life), project and thesis work and now.., I’M BACK FOR GOOD. In the meanwhile I have been exploring the books under LGBT and also a couple of series and I’m awed by the cinematography and how forward the Asian media is regarding BL/GL (boy-love/girl love) dramas.

Also wattpad has a complete collection of beautiful bl that has gotten me addicted to the genre. I think these are the only kind of romcoms I’ll totally be interested in reading. So apart from all these, I will start reading officially and update about the books that I absolutely fell in love with.

Until next time ❤

Frankenstein

I read Frankenstein 2 days ago and that’s how long it took for me to process this amazing Gothic novel..!! I absolutely loved Mary Shelley’s writing it was simply excellent. I kind of understood why her husband, Mr. P.B. Shelley didn’t speak up when every one thought it was he who wrote the book. If I were him I would probably do the same.

The story as we all know basically revolves around Victor Frankenstein who, while in his prime years starts having the urge of creating a living being with help of chemistry and natural science and for this he studies a little of Human Anatomy as well. He succeeds in doing so but at the same time regrets the out-look of his creations, at the same time his friend Henry comes and relieves him of his madness, after a few months Victor meets his creation again in his native., Geneva. They have a conversation and Victor is forced to make a female for his MONSTER while making him a female companion he realises how disastrous the whole thing might be and vows never to do so. The aftermath of which he looses his family, his friends and his life.

I totally understand Victor’s hunger of making it big in his field cause I’m in the same position as he is but unlike him I’ve got no luck with my projects  😦   IMG_20190206_200633_136

The Man-Eater of Malgudi

The Man-Eater of Malgudi is one of the best Indian classic I’ve read by R.K. Narayan. Most of his works have represented the middle class life in India during the 1900’s. There is a strong influence of Tamil and other Dravidian languages in most of his works also they are situated in and around an imaginary place called Malgudi.

This book holds a special place in my life because this is the first book that I’ve read which also opened the gates to the beautiful world of books. In this book we see how the life of a normal print-press owner changes once he befriends a taxidermist. How he tries to make friends with a very fierce looking man and plans to save the temple’s Elephant with the help of a deva-dasi (a prostitute).

As I said there is a lot of Tamil influence in this book, its written in an easy language and an amazing read. I personally could experience how one lived in 1900’s through this book. Its a classic and a must read. I’d easily give this book a 5/5.

Update: I’ve counted the number of books I possess and the number came somewhere close to 260. #hoarder4life

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Circe by Madeline Miller

I fell in love with Greek mythology ever since I read Songs of Achilles. Although Circe is a standalone I would recommended reading Songs of Achilles as there are alot of spoilers in it. I have a love hate relationship with this book. Circe was basically a doormat for her siblings who made fun of her and took advantage of her sweet temperment. Even her own mother didn’t actually love her even she was the first born. Once Circe realised she was a witch. There was no stopping her. Her relationship with Hermes, Daedalus and Odysseus was varied and she slowly learnt how to even deal with people mortals and Gods. She fell in love with her son., made truce with Penelope and her son. She finally found the man who was destined for her. The author subtly implied that she turned into a mortal being after years of being a goddess by a potion made by her from her witch craft.

Loved the book!!. A must read!! If u re into Greek mythology.

Animal Farm

All animals are equal but some are more equal..

I finally read Animal Farm by George Orwell. Loved the satire on how people are mislead in believing that they work for their own living but the circumstances speak of it otherwise.

I really loved how Napoleon was manipulative and blamed An for anything severe that occurred. How the Squealer brainwashed every animal after each and every committee meeting. How slowly they changed the 7 commandments and how they made themselves notified as most important creatures compared to the others.

The book gave me a glimpse of how things could go about in communist country. All the time while reading this book I thought about North Korea and how Kim Jong-un is still succeeding in maintaining his rule.

As I write this I realised how well he reassembled the “PIGS”. Have a happy week.

P.S. Monday blues caught up on me and I am not going to college.

Come fall in love with paperbacks.

Hey.! Welcome to my world. The world where I cherish paperbacks and consider reading the e-books. I love paperbacks the most because nothing can change the essence of the feeling that turning a yellowed page or when it’s smell relaxes you profoundly.

I’m glad you decided to stay on this Journey and walk side by side.

Thank You. books