Having spent last Saturday at Bookaroo amidst books and authors, it’s hardly surprising that I came back with a decent haul of books and to-reads. Here’s a selection:
Queen of Ice by Devika Rangachari
Devika Rangachari can do two very interesting things—make history really fun and put away an unbelievable amount of chocolate. Her latest book, Queen of Ice is based in tenth-century Kashmir and tells the story of the ambitious, ruthless Queen Didda.
(Photo credit: Sayoni Basu)
As evidenced above, we also exchanged autographs and thinly-veiled insults. Later that evening, Devika fell asleep (?!) reading Slightly Burnt, which she assures me is not what it sounds like!
Talking of Muskaan by Himanjali Sankar
Himanjali had the unenviable task of editing my book while writing hers. Well, she did a sterling job of both. As the title hints, this is a story about Muskaan and what various people are saying about her. There’s already a lot out there about what it’s all about, so I’m not about to add to the spoiler party (Google it if you want to know), but broadly, it’s about fitting in, or not.
No Time for Goodbyes by Andaleeb Wajid
Andaleeb insists that she isn’t a sci-fi writer, but has done a bang-up job of whisking 16-year-old Tamanna back in time through a polaroid photo. And guess what, not only is Bangalore lovely in 1982, her mum is a teenager and they both seem to have the hots for the same boy! I loved this book, and have already ordered the second and third parts.
Here are all of us, signing each others’ books. No one fell asleep. x-(