Although strange but it began when I was 8 years old and suffering from measles that too in summer vacations. This is a huge tragedy for an 8 year old as one has to be confined to bed when all the kids in the neighbourhood are playing till late evening. It is also very lonely. At that time I was introduced to reading. The books formed my companion who were always there and never complained about anything. I got so engrossed that soon I began to actually imagine the characters while reading. Hence eventhough I was on bed but mentally I was either on an island with Robinson Crusoe or exploring the moors with famous five or talking with animals in jatak tales.

I have continued to be a voracious reader till now. It is great how a book can release all your worries and destress you. Today the scope of books have even increased to self help. Therefore a book always accompanies me whether at a holiday or while travelling to work. This hobby of mine has always been an asset to me. Often I find people, at times even strangers asking me which books to read or gift. To answer these questions I have started my blog where I write about the books I read. I hope I am able to help all those looking for reviews on books still there is always a scope for improvement. Any comments or inputs are always welcome. I would love to hear what you felt about the book and my review. Please feel free to put in your comments or views.



  1. Thanks for the recent visit to/follow of my blog. It led me here and I’ve spent some time perusing some of your reviews. I look forward to seeing more.

    I read more non-fiction than fiction, but I’m currently re-reading “The Power and the Glory” by Graham Greene. I first read it nearly 30 years ago but was inspired to re-read it after completing “The Quiet American” (also by Greene) some time last summer. Other fiction that I’ve read in the past six months or so: “The Return of the Native” (Thomas Hardy), “East of Eden” (John Steinbeck) and “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (Ernest Hemingway).

    On tap for the near future: “Steppenwolf” (Herman Hesse), ‘The Bluest Eye” (Toni Morrison), “The House of the Seven Gables” (Nathaniel Hawthorne) and “My Antonia” (Willa Cather).

  2. I have made a commitment to read more. As a child, I devoured books, several times reading one in a night, but up until now, I haven’t been reading that much. We can take so much from books, no matter what genre. Great idea for a blog, to review books, that’s good thinking 🙂 I may borrow the idea! Could I recommend a book to you? If you like biographies and adventure, try Bear Grylls ‘Mud, Sweat and Tears.’ Excellent book.

  3. I too enjoy reading. I understood what you meant by imagining the characters with you. When reading I get so into a book when I put it down to go do other things I almost expect the characters to be around me and I still spend time thinking about their character development as I get on with my day. Books are the magical carpets to the world in my opinion 🙂

  4. Hi Sanchita,

    I read your reviews are found it amusing that you read both classics and non-classics and view them the same and give each book a fair chance. You don’t trash writers who write simple English or praise others to the stars. You seem more concerned about the characters than the author. These things make you reviews simple but interesting.

    I noticed that you haven’t written much in the Adventure/Detective genres. Is there any specific reason for this?

  5. Hi Fellow blogger!

    Greetings from NYC!

    Could I interest you in reading/ advertising my new adult romance novel, The First Time (Love in No Time–1) (set in Delhi, India)?

    Its available on amazon.in: http://www.amazon.in/First-Time-Love-No-Book-ebook/dp/B00O4JSIWK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413408408&sr=8-1&keywords=bitsi+shar

    Also visit bitsishar.blogspot.com for an excerpt!

    I can do giveaways if that would help.

    Thank you for your time

    Bitsi Shar
    NYC, 7:15 p.m.

  6. Lovely blog you have here Sanchita. Yes I too in kid days have read many classics including Huckleberry Fin, Treasute Island, Tom Sawyer and many more. And makes me think I should revisit them all over again 🙂

    Happy blogging.

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