Non Fiction

Mysore to the Mountains by Clare Nicholls

As I was telling a friend of mine this morning, my reading slump can chiefly be attributed to trying to do too much in too little a time. I am off on a holiday at the end of the month and may be off the internet for a while. My trusty (ill-treated) kindle travels with… Continue reading Mysore to the Mountains by Clare Nicholls

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Non Fiction

I Know a Woman by Kate Hodges

This is a book that I requested to read and review when I saw it because of its description. It is a collection of bite sized versions of the life stories of women who left their mark. The foreword was very well written (I have to mention it just because it set the atmosphere for the… Continue reading I Know a Woman by Kate Hodges

Non Fiction

A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

This is a translated version of a book written by a man who has lived a horribly painful life. It is a situation which is still prevalent, and there must be many more people like him and there is nothing that any of us can do about it. The hopelessness of reading something like this… Continue reading A River in Darkness: One Man’s Escape from North Korea by Masaji Ishikawa

Non Fiction

Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris

I always claimed to be a purely fiction reader because of a misguided notion that only imagination has the power to captivate and that people who actually adventure into new territories would not be able to provide the exact window to see what they saw. I was wrong on both counts. I have been proved… Continue reading Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road by Kate Harris