2019: A Bookish Success!

Looking back, I think of the past year as a massive success when it comes to reading. After 3 years, it was in 2019 that I could meet my Goodreads Reading challenge. I finished reading 93 books last year; a record I never dreamt to make. I also started my Youtube channel ‘BadBookthief‘ where I…

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On Bookish Giveaways…

I love books but can’t say the same for giveaways. And that is because of the few instances in the past when I’ve entered in giveaways but never made it. My lack of interest thereafter was profound, and not because I never won, but because I came to a calculated conclusion that one had to…

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Writing Inspiration #36

What does that mean to you? Do you relate as a writer? I sure do. But with some deviation. We have a thousand thoughts in our head at all times. When it comes to writing, everything appears jumbled the minute you have to streamline them. It is as good as a school PT drill where…

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Writing Inspiration #30

Perhaps, the golden rule of all things writing is this. Word upon word, you build that castle and then wander around in it leisurely, wallowing in the sweet fruits of your hard work and revel in the abundance of satisfaction. On those bad days, just remind yourself this – you’ve got just one word to…

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Writing Inspiration #29

In writing, often times, we are weighed down by our own passion to create the best pieces; pieces the world has never seen nor read. If anything, this passion pressure gets the better of us and there are days when writing down even a few words feels an avalanche of a job. So what do…

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Writing Inspiration #28

Happy Monday, once again, readers! What’s up with you guys? How was the weekend? We have Diwali around the corner and as you do know, festive occasions are damn fun and mad, both; which is why this is going to be a quick post. I wish you and your family a prosperous Diwali. May your…

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Writing Inspiration #27

Happy Monday, readers and writers! How have you been? Today we shall talk about first attempts and writing. I have known writers cracking their skulls up trying to get everything perfect at the first strike, almost killing themselves in the process. But I ask, is it necessary? More than that, is it possible to nail…

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Writing Inspiration #23

One of the most powerful advices on writing that I have come across in recent times. I haven’t before heard of this author but his words hit so hard. It is your voice alone that will give you the recognition you seek. Nothing more. Nothing less. Let nothing make you believe otherwise. And most importantly,…

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Writing Inspiration #5

As a writer, I am of the practice of using all the elements of punctuation. And I do tend to use the semicolon fairly often. I have always believed it comes quite handy if you know its proper usage. So, when I came across this quote, I realised I don’t quite agree with the author.…

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Best Bookish Quotes for Reading Motivation

As voracious readers, at times, we feel weighed down by our reading commitments and challenges. So for all such readers like me, here’s a little nudge to keep you going. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from famous literary people we’ve grown to love. For those who read incessantly without the need for…

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3 Engaging Writing Styles a Writer Can’t Miss

And it’s 2 months down already. Can you believe it? Anyway! It’s been a while I wrote about ‘what are writing styles‘ and I won’t shy away from confessing that I’d totally forgotten about the follow-up post I’d promised to do. Nevertheless, here I am. Previously we discussed how it is important to have a writing style…

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Wordseduction

A paroxysm to sire. A wanderlust, a desire. Soledad, I come home. Wish for a glass of Merlot and dream of Rome ♥ Following my mind, you pull me close ‘Leave behind the mires’, you urge me so.  ♥ In the dark of the room, you lead me on. Tease me, seduce me, on the desk, then…

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The Good Writer & The Bad Writer

Is there such a thing as a good or a bad writer? I have battled with this thought in my head for quite too long. I think it’s time to unleash my thoughts! As a writer, I have experienced that newbies in writing are always chased by an incessant thought – they are not good…

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Possessed by Books!

“You are possessed!” said my old friend Rachel (I’ll tell you about her some other time). She satirically accused me of being possessed and that I should seek remedy. Well, what could I say? Very subtly I replied, “Yes; I guess, I am possessed.” After all, an old friend, who’s lived the times with you,…

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A Walk to Remember: Book Review by Asha Seth

I’ve read this book many times now and every time I read it, I keep falling in love with the 2 main characters Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter, the two main characters of the story. While I read through the book, I could feel growing with these characters. The story is so simple and yet so…

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