Swapna's Books and Musings


I'm a reader, blogger, writer, editor, book reviewer, traveler, beer enthusiast, and love interesting things.

See my book reviews at S. Krishna's Books. If you would like to contact me about a reviewing a book or beer, please email me.
Today I review the hilarious travelogue THE LOST BOOK OF MORMON by Avi Steinberg http://evpo.st/1zikGr8

Today I review the hilarious travelogue THE LOST BOOK OF MORMON by Avi Steinberg http://evpo.st/1zikGr8

Veiling predates Islam and was originally a privilege for noble women only, to symbolize their sexual exclusivity to one man.
The Underground Girls of Kabul, Jenny Nordberg
STORM SURGE by Adam Sober is a fascinating discussion of weather and climate change through the prism of Hurricane Sandy. http://evpo.st/Zuhecj

STORM SURGE by Adam Sober is a fascinating discussion of weather and climate change through the prism of Hurricane Sandy. http://evpo.st/Zuhecj

MURDET AT THE BRIGHTWELL is a fun, atmospheric murder mystery set at a hotel in the 1920s. http://evpo.st/ZqQFoi

In fiction, as in life, what matters most is not the beginning or the end but the path that leads from one to the other.
Azar Nafisi, The Republic of Imagination
Love Ancient Egypt like I do? Then you must read Kara Cooney’s Hatshepsut biography THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING http://evpo.st/1tp2ARL

Love Ancient Egypt like I do? Then you must read Kara Cooney’s Hatshepsut biography THE WOMAN WHO WOULD BE KING http://evpo.st/1tp2ARL

WHERE EARTH MEETS WATER by Pia Padukone is a thoughtful contemporary Indian novel. http://evpo.st/1vRtvUN

THE FORGOTTEN GIRL by David Bell is an intriguing suspense novel from one of my must -read authors of the genre. http://evpo.st/1t2UDBl

I found a nation of readers, large and small, old and young, rich and poor, of all colors and backgrounds, united by the shared sense that books matter, that they open up a window into a more meaningful life, that they enable us to tolerate complexity and nuance and to empathize with people whose lives and conditions are utterly different from our own.
The Republic of Imagination, Azar Nafisi
THE BONE CLOCKS was my first David Mitchell novel. Find out what I thought: http://evpo.st/1psKWEq

THE BONE CLOCKS was my first David Mitchell novel. Find out what I thought: http://evpo.st/1psKWEq