The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Book Gush | #Blogtober22 – Day 2

Sometimes you read about a character so wonderful, so enigmatic, that their charm drips off the pages and into your mind and heart. One such was this book: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. There’s so much I want to say about her here, in written format too, but a year and a half after having read the book for the first time, I find myself at a loss for words. It’s a paradox, really. A side-effect of the aura the book exudes.

The 20 Questions Book Tag | #Blogtober22 – Day 1

As a child, I was extremely asocial and an introvert. The very thought of interacting with people sent me running and caused my tear ducts to erupt. This social anxiety and introversion has followed me into my adult life. Only, the running and the tears have translated into weary groans and the choice and comfort of staying home. Plus, my awkwardness and my resting b face (a weird and horrible combination, really) have always been a kind of an obstacle in my “social life”. It’s safe to say that interactive games weren’t for me. One of those games is 20 Questions, where you ask 20 questions to guess at something that the other person has in mind.

Blogtober 2022 – Can I Do This?

For a long time, I didn’t know a lot of blogging terms as I navigated the Internet and the blogging world. But a couple of years ago, I think, I came across Blogtober, a concept in which bloggers from around the world participate in a sort of unspoken, unanimous blogging event where they post a blog post every day in the month of October. I was immediately intrigued and though I promised myself I would do it one October, that one October didn’t come around until this year.

My Favorite Authors of All Time | 7 Authors I’d Do Anything For!

There are many authors I love that I’ve discovered over the years I’ve been reading. They are on the list for various reasons, with new ones emerging every single day and others shifting to make place for them. But there are some authors who have made a permanent place for themselves in my heart and have remained there. They, through their writing and the stories they tell, have impacted me so much that were they to ask me of anything in the whole, wide world, I’d do it with my eyes closed.

Reading Popular BookTok Romances To Find Out If They Are Worth the Hype!

TikTok is banned in India, for whatever reason and because of this, we’re missing out on a lot of content – BookTok especially. However, I’ve also been seeing everywhere (on book Twitter especially) the discourse that BookTok can be really limiting in some ways, in the sense that they either recommend the same books overContinue reading “Reading Popular BookTok Romances To Find Out If They Are Worth the Hype!”

10 Tips on How to Get Out of a Reading Slump!

A reading slump is a reader’s worst nightmare (figuratively) and a period of time in which no book seems to hold their attention. They can’t seem to be able to focus on any book. They don’t seem to find any book interesting and move from book to book trying to find that one book that will break this traffic jam of sorts. In this period, giving up on a book happens every other day – if one has picked up a book, that is. This can be annoying because the reader might want to read a lot, to get through their TBR, but their brain is constantly going, “SLUMP SLUMP SLUMP!”

10 Beaches in the World on my Bucket-List | Must-Visit List – 2022 Edition

There is something about beaches that pulls me to them. There is a sense of calm that comes with sitting on the beachside, watching the waters, or walking through their shallower parts, just enough so that your ankles get a taste of the blues. And because of this, you can find me staring at pictures of beautiful beaches, of waterfalls and of large hotels with glistening pools. Especially Santorini, my dream destination that I had the absolute pleasure of visiting in 2017. I can’t seem to help myself as I gaze dreamily at the white and blue walls as well as the blue waters that ripple in the backdrop, occasionally cut through by boats and ships and yachts and what not. It’s a delight is what I’m saying.

My Favorite Book Quotes of All Time – Part 1

I want to start off this blog post by saying something profound. Something like how reading has always been a huge part of my life and how I am nothing without it. And although that’s true to a large extent, I’ve come to learn that I am something without reading, but reading is what makes me a better person. It makes me realize the wrongs I’ve done and to acknowledge them. It makes me look at perspectives especially because acknowledging that there are so many of them in the world helps me understand the world and the people around me better. So there. That was my profound introduction to a blog post that has been in the works for a long time.

July 2022 Reading Wrap Up | Books I Read in July 2022!

July 2022 was the month of many changes for me. From getting news of having to move countries to yet again coming down with COVID to packing up in 3 days for the move to having a cracker of a reading month as I went through all of this – this is just a gist of how July 2022 went. There’s so much I want to share with you – videos I have in the works, blog posts I am planning to write, plans I have for my channel, the books I brought with me in the move – but all in good time. They are brewing but meanwhile, I’m here to talk about my July 2022 reading wrap up.

Warlord of Ayodhya: Rebellion by Shatrujeet Nath | Book Review

Shatrujeet Nath sent me a copy of his latest book, Warlord of Ayodhya: Rebellion, about 6 months ago and I promised him I’d read and review it as soon as possible. But then, the phase happened and I couldn’t get to it, given how badly the following months went. A few weeks ago, however, I pulled it out of my TBR cart, silently promising myself and the author that I would get to it soon. And then something else happened: the move. But there was progress this time, because while the move was happening, I was reading this book. I brought it with me, and what a wise decision it was!