Book Update: “My Name Is Barbra”


I am halfway through it today, it’s such a delightful experience to listen to the audiobook version of this book which is read by the author herself. This week’s issue of The New Yorker has a excellent article about it as well: Barbra Streisand’s Mother of All Memoirs In “My Name Is Barbra,” the icon takes a maximalist approach to her own life, studying every trial, triumph, and snack food of a...

Book: “The Shop on Royal Street” by Karen White


Rating: ★★★★ (4/5) Finished reading “The Shop on Royal Street” by Karen White this past weekend. It’s a captivating blend of mystery, romance, and historical fiction. White’s vivid storytelling brings the streets of New Orleans to life, creating a rich backdrop for the characters’ intertwining lives. The narrative unfolds seamlessly, weaving together past and present...

Book: “Making It So” by Patrick Stewart – A Captivating Journey through an Iconic Life


Rating: ★★★★ (4/5) If you are for long 19-hours audiobook…. “Making It So” is an extraordinary book, as it offers listeners a deeply personal and enchanting journey through the life of the iconic actor and living legend, Sir Patrick Stewart. What makes it even more remarkable is that the audiobook is narrated by the author himself, giving it an authenticity and intimacy that is hard...

Book: The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons – A Thrilling Return to the Millennium Series


Rating: ★★★★☆ (4/5) I must admit that one of my guilty pleasures is Millennium series. I read all the books as soon as they came out so it’s not surprising that this weekend I read the lasted – 7th book in this series. Stieg Larsson’s iconic creation, Lisbeth Salander, made a triumphant return in “The Girl in the Eagle’s Talons,” a trailblazing addition to the best...

Book: Becky Chambers’ “A Prayer for the Crown-Shy”


Finished reading “A Prayer for the Crown-Shy” by Becky Chambers which is a literary masterpiece that captivated me from the very first page. Chambers’ talent for world-building is unparalleled; she has crafted a universe that is not only rich in detail but feels utterly believable. The diverse range of species and cultures she introduces adds depth to the story, making it feel...

Book: I’d Really Prefer Not to Be Here with You, and Other Stories by Julianna Baggott


Rating:★★★★ Julianna Baggott’s debut short-story collection is an absolute gem! Each story in this mind-bending collection is a journey into the extraordinary, filled with deeply human characters that will tug at your heartstrings. The sheer diversity of genres on display here is a testament to Baggott’s storytelling prowess. The title story, set in a futuristic world with dating...

Book: “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson


Rating: ★★★★★ “The Ministry for the Future” by Kim Stanley Robinson is a remarkable piece of climate fiction that has left an indelible mark on the genre. Published in 2020, this novel is a powerful and thought-provoking exploration of the urgent climate crisis we face today. Robinson’s masterful storytelling and deep understanding of both science and human nature make this book...

Book: “One Way” by S. J. Morden – A Gripping Martian Odyssey


Rating: ★★★★ Finished reading “One Way” by S. J. Morden which is a thrilling and suspenseful science fiction novel that takes readers on a gripping journey to the surface of Mars. The story is set in a near-future where a private company has undertaken the ambitious task of establishing a permanent human presence on the red planet. The protagonist, Frank Kittridge, is a convict who is...

Book: Babel-17 by Samuel R. Delany


Finished reading “Babel-17” which is a science fiction novel written by Samuel R. Delany. It was first published in 1966 and is known for its exploration of language and communication in a futuristic setting. It’s a classic so I had to read it. The leader of the Earthpeople’s Alliance ventured deep into Transport Town to find Rydra Wong, the cosmic poetess known for her...

American Prometheus: A Captivating Journey through the Life of J. Robert Oppenheimer


Excellent book! I have just finished reading and highly recommend it. In 2005, the world was introduced to a groundbreaking biography that illuminated the life and accomplishments of one of the most influential figures in modern history, J. Robert Oppenheimer. Titled “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer,” this enthralling book was meticulously penned...

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