The Devil, and devils, and daemons, oh my!

The Devil, and devils, and daemons, oh my!

I’ve come to realize that there are certain books I seem to hover around for a long time, actually trying to avoid them, before they travel home with me. And then I put them off, hide them in the back so as not to be tempted. When we finally do meet, the time couldn’t be riper.
Growing up with Poirot

Growing up with Poirot

Who is Poirot really? What is he like? There is no room for doubting his abilities, his reputation as one of the two greatest detectives of all time is firmly established. Readers and viewers know all about his hypochondria, his seasickness, his attire, his moustache, his friends and his habits of straightening, arranging and cleaning things.
Poet in the kitchen

Poet in the kitchen

Our destination is Amherst, Massachusetts, home of the beloved Emily Dickinson. She led lonely and secluded life, barely leaving her bedroom. Yet, she left behind hundreds of poems, many of which were written down on kitchen paper.
The Bard: 11 Most Memorable Lines

The Bard: 11 Most Memorable Lines

“Words, words, words.” - Shakespeare, Hamlet For the genuine lovers of the written word 23 April is a remarkable day, since Shakespeare’s 449th birthday is celebrated on this day. Although Shakespeare’s plays were written to be performed at the Globe, on the south bank of the Father Thames, today they attract the audience around the globe. The power of the Bard’s magical pen can be felt today, even though the Golden age of the Queen Elizabeth I is centuries behind us.
Judging a book by its cover: The Bell Jar

Judging a book by its cover: The Bell Jar

This is a heart-rending story of big expectations, secret hopes and immense disappointments. Esther Greenwood, Plath’s invented persona, feels trapped inside the dreary world that surrounds her. It is as if she’s living under a bell jar. On her road from adolescence to adulthood, she is lost since she has no hand to guide her. Poetry may be the only thing that could protect her from her suicidal tendencies. Undoubtedly, Plath’s persona is so realistic and relatable that the readers cannot help but empathize with her.
Who’s your favorite author of all time?

Who’s your favorite author of all time?

"All the books we own, both read and unread, are the fullest expression of self we have at our disposal. ... But with each passing year, and with each whimsical purchase, our libraries become more and more able to articulate who we are, whether we read the books or not" - Nick Hornby
Judging a book by its cover: The Great Gatsby

Judging a book by its cover: The Great Gatsby

The original cover for The Great Gatsby features a pair of droopy blue eyes and bright red lips placed in the midst of dark night sky arousing the overwhelming sense of foreboding. Evocative of sorrow and decay, these faceless eyes are the central symbol of Fitzgerald’s novel.