Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)

I remember the first time I watched Memoirs of a Gheisha close to 14 years ago. And the second time. And the third time. And the fascination I’ve developed for anything Japanese. Kimonos, tea ceremony, hair styles, even those silly flip flops. So you’re probably wondering – if I liked it this much, how come IContinue reading “Memoirs Of A Geisha – Arthur Golden (1998)”

One Day – David Nicholls Book Review

“You can live your whole life not realizing that what you’re looking for is right in front of you.” David Nicholls’s acclaimed novel, tracking the 20-year friendship of Dexter and Emma, has sold more than a million copies and the film version has been released a few years back. I’ve accidentally found my copy ofContinue reading “One Day – David Nicholls Book Review”

Marcus Aurelius most mis-quoted advice on how to live a good life

Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then youContinue reading “Marcus Aurelius most mis-quoted advice on how to live a good life”

The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2

The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2 I bought Wise Man’s Fear about a year ago and it has been sitting on my bookshelf taunting me by its sheer size. The Stand looked small by comparison. I leafed it. 980 odd pages. The Stand was bigger. I read The Stand, I would read thisContinue reading “The Wise Man’s Fear: Kingkiller Chronicles, Day 2”

The obsession with the Dead * The Blind Assassin Quote

“Most of us will. We’ll choose knowledge no matter what, we’ll maim ourselves in the process, we’ll stick our hands into the flames for it if necessary. Curiosity is not our only motive: love or grief or despair or hatred is what drives us on. We’ll spy relentlessly on the dead: we’ll open their letters,Continue reading “The obsession with the Dead * The Blind Assassin Quote”