WWW Wednesday (23/10/2013) – Vol. 8

www_wednesdays43Hello book lovers! I am back after sometime with another episode of WWW. 🙂 This weekly book meme is hosted by MizB of Should be Reading. To play along, we just have to answer the following three (3) questions…

• What are you currently reading?

• What did you recently finish reading?

• What do you think you’ll read next?

I am currently reading nothing. The current month has been quite a busy one for me, with the Goan holiday (post here), followed by Durga Puja celebrations (post here) and mounting work at my desk because of availing leave from work. 😦 I hope to pick up a book only after a few days. 

I recently finished reading “The Mistress of Spices” by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni.


I had loved Chitra Divakaruni’s The Palace of Illusions (review here). And after that book, I had decided to read all of her works. And so I picked up The Mistress of Spices. The writing style in this book is quite different from the other one. Here she uses an unhurried language that is poetic, lyrical and conversational too.
Tilo is a Mistress of Spices who has been endowed with mystic powers to read the minds of people and of suggesting spices to suit their needs. But then enters the ‘American’. Soon rules are broken & it results in some life changing consequences for Tilo. At the end of the book, one realizes that life really is what we make it – paradise or otherwise.
What I liked the most in the book is the way she described the purpose of the different spices with their magical properties. How I wish I could use them actually in my life to drive away my problems! I wish there was someone like Tilo for real…… 🙂
A good read otherwise, with some parts, however, dragging for me. A movie has also been made with the same name starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Next I plan to watch the movie to see how it has been adapted.

Regarding the book I will read next, I have two books with me which I received from Goodreads giveaways last month – Tall Man Small Shadow by Vipin Behari Goyal and Seven Days Without You by Anmol Rana. The Goodreads reviews & rating for both of them are good. I hope to finish reading & sharing my thoughts on them very soon.


WWW Wednesday is a great way to discover new books. So friends, feel free to leave your links to your WWW Wednesday posts or your comments (if you don’t have a blog), so that I can check out what you’re reading. Till then, happy reading!

Images: Goodreads (as always, click on the images to reach the Goodreads page of the above books)


  1. The Mistress of Spices looks interesting! I love books with food/cooking/eating themes. 🙂 Happy reading!

  2. Oh wow, I love the premise for Mistress of Spices, gotta go look that one up! Great books, as usual, good luck keeping up with everything 🙂

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