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.
Author Archives: Sonali Dabade
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!
The Mid-Year Book Freakout Tag – 2022 Edition!
It’s about a month past the middle of the year and I kept putting off this blog post because I’d already done the video for The Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag 2022. But then again, I really want to do this here as well. As you might know, this is a tag with 15 questions which we use to check in on our reading progress in the middle of the year, be it talking about the books we loved, the books we didn’t like, the books we are looking forward to, and so much more!
15 Places in India On My Bucket List | Must-Visit List – 2022 Edition
India is a land of many wonders, languages, scenic landscapes and beautiful people. There are so many things you can do here, that it would not compare to any experiences that you might have as you travel around the world. India holds many surprises, enchanting, exhilarating and energizing! And after a long and difficult period of mulling over the long and seemingly never-ending list of destination options that I had in hand, I finally came up with this list of astoundingly beautiful locations where you can just throw your head back and enjoy the sprinkles of happiness that Nature showers on you.
Steven Johnson and the Mission 2 by Yashesh Rathod | Book Review
Science fiction and everything it holds brings us so many possibilities. When books or movies in the past mentioned an invention that wasn’t present at the time but would be around in the future, it is called an accurate prediction. But is it mere coincidence? Or a mere Nostradamus-like prediction? Or is it that the inventors took inspiration from these mentions and brought it to fruition? I wouldn’t be surprised if it was that last option because art IS inspiring. Yashesh Rathod’s Steven Johnson and the Mission series is one such that made me wonder: will this all be available to us in the future?