My journey with audiobooks started in 2018 when I listened to Elizabeth Acevedo’s The Poet X on Storytel India. There has been no looking back since, for audiobooks have become such an important part of my life that I cannot imagine not listening to audiobooks, in whatever capacity that might be. So I thought I’d share some tips on how to get started with audiobooks, so that you can also reap the benefits of consuming stories in a way that helps you in ways that you would never think it would.
October always has me experiencing a burst of hyperactively enthusiastic energy that makes me go, “Oh, I’m going to get so much done before the year ends!” This time, too, despite being unwell and despite not being in the best frame of mind, I’m holding out hope and I made a list of 15 books that I want to read before the end of 2021. I might finish them, or I might not. And though I will celebrate if I finish these books, I won’t beat myself up if I don’t. It will be okay.
My September 2021 reading wasn’t as great as my August reading, but I’m pretty happy with it. Reason being, I got to a majority of the books on my September 2021 TBR, if not got through all of them. And that, I think, is pretty nice. I spoke about all the books I read in September in my September 2021 Reading Wrap Up video that went up yesterday on my YouTube channel. I read 10 books in September 2021. While some were BAD, some were books that I absolutely enjoyed and became the month’s favorites. Basically, my September reading, as you’ll see was a mixed bag that I completely enjoyed rattling around and reading.
October is here, it’s officially spooky season, and it’s time to talk about my October 2021 reading plans! I never usually read horror before. Not by a long shot because I’m a HUGE scaredy cat. I jump at the littlest of things and reading or watching horror would have spooked me out to no end. But something that I found out very recently is that apparently I do have a stomach for horror books. This realization came about after reading Stephen King’s The Shining for the Bookbound Club that we host on YouTube. And now, a whole new genre has opened up to me!
In today’s blog post, I talk about how bad 2021 has been so far and the books I want to read in April 2021. There are a couple of books that I brought in from March that I will finish before I start on the other books, but okay. I’m hoping to make April a better reading month than the sorry excuse of March was!
Every bookworm and book hoarder’s problem is that our to-be-read pile never seems to end. What’s more, we keep adding to these piles and then lament that we have nothing to read. Is it our fault? Absolutely not! Is it anybody else’s fault? Absolutely not! It’s just fate. Destiny. It’s written in the stars. That’s all.
So it is with this “knowledge” that I list out all the 470+ books on my TBR in this post. Hope you like it!
It’s already March! And I’m hyperventilating about this fact because 2 months have already gone by and I’ve done close to nothing! Productivity is out the window, mental health is languishing, physical health is no better, and work is piling up to the point where I’ve become a trekker trying to scale Mount Everest. Every single day.
This post was supposed to have gone up on Valentine’s Day, just like the video I made, where I talk about some romance books and recommend them to you. But as always, I got sidetracked by a number of issues, and here I am, putting this up eons after it was supposed to have gone up.
It is, I think, fitting enough that I talk about some amazing love stories that have touched me, made me cry, and sent dinosaur-sized butterflies rampaging through my stomach. Not all of the love stories are the mainstay of the books mentioned. Some of them could be subplots, but the pull these stories had for me was undeniable.
Oh hello, hello! I’m quite a few days late in posting this wrap up for January, but better late than never, right? That’s what I tell myself and until there’s something else that I come across that will assuage my guilt for being absent here, that’s how it’s going to be. XD
I read 10 books in January – far fewer than what I wanted to. What’s more, I started and ended the month with disappointments. Not a big fan of constantly doing this but all the other books, I loved, so I guess I can’t really complain. 😀
It’s been a hot minute since I’ve talked about anything here and I love that this time, ‘hot minute’ doesn’t mean months. 😛 Today, I’d like to talk to you about my reading plans for February. These plans include books for Black History Month, a readathon I’m taking part in, the subscriber pick for the month, pending books from the earlier month/year, and a book for a blog tour that I am part of.