The Collected Works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin | The Bookish Elf

Book Review | The Collected Works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Book Review: The Collected Works of A J Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin

Set in a little, purple Victorian cottage is Island Books, the exclusive bookstore of Alice Island.  And A J  Fikry is the irksome, bookstore owner, who prefers to spend his life with no or bare minimum contact with other humans after his wife’s death. While life continues on a set template, certain instances break that mould to take him on a rollercoaster ride.

You will never lose interest in these books with unreliable narrator.

You will never lose interest in these books with unreliable narrator.

You will never lose interest in these books with unreliable narrator

When the narrator is unreliable or can’t be trusted, we, the reader have to think for ourselves to figure out the story.
Do you need some ideas of this category of narration? I’m sharing few of my favorite books with unreliable narrators and ambiguous endings.

The Literature Quiz

The Bookish Elf Quiz: Answer the literature questions

The Bookish Elf Quiz: Answer the Literature Questions

Literature Quiz Hello, bookworms and literature lovers!  In between reads, try this quiz on all things literature. You have 120 seconds to answer all questions. Take your time but not more than ‘Two Minutes’ 🙂 If you didn’t achieve your desired score at first attempt, then subscribe and read our blogs and try this quiz…Read More

Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes | The Bookish Elf

Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

Book Review: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

The Sense of an Ending follows a middle-aged man as he contends with a past he has never much thought about – until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance, one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present.

Unreliable Narrator | The Bookish Elf

What is Unreliable Narrator?

What is unreliable Narrator ?

Unreliable Narrator is a character who tells the reader a story and whose credibility has been seriously compromised. This may be because the point of view of character is insane, lying, deluded or for any number of other reasons.

The Bookish Elf | Literature Quiz

The Bookish Elf Quiz: Answer these literature questions

Try your knowledge on our literature quiz. You have total 100 seconds to complete the quiz that is 10 seconds for each question. So answer these randomly chosen literature question as soon as possible because time is running out. All The Best

Bestseller books that were initially rejected by Publishers | The Bookish Elf

Bestseller books that were initially rejected by Publishers

Best seller books that were initially rejected by publishers

For every writer ‘being a published author’ is a dream they’ve seen since moment when the idea of story sparked first. That dream will become a mad desire by the time when that small idea grew to a book through the words, sentences and paragraphs on the paper. By the time they’ve completed their writings, they barely handle the blow of rejection by the publishers.

Guess the Book by One-Lined Plot Summary.

Guess the Book by One-Lined Plot Summary.

The Bookish Elf Quiz : Guess the book by one-lined plot summary

It’s easy to guess the book after having a full description of the plot, or the name of a character. The books that really make an impact on us, however, are the ones that we can recognize from an extremely obscure hazy one-lined description.
Take our quiz and test your knowledge on literature to find out if you have what it takes to figure out what book is being referred to!

How to read more books this year?

How to read more books this year?

Want to read more books this year?

We’ve always enjoyed reading and want to read more and more. But do you think you’ve read as much as you should have or you wanted to? Most of us will have negative answer to this question and the reasons would be less time, inability to concentrate, or lack of inspiration and thousand more reasons for not maintaining reading habit.

Here are few tricks, which I personally experimented, that might help you to read more books this year.

The Bookish Elf Quiz - Guess the book from its opening Lines.

The Bookish Elf Quiz: Guess the Book Title from the first lines.

Take our quiz and push your literary knowledge to its limit.  We have printed the opening sentences from 20 books, see if you can guess the title of each one.

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