Late – MicroPoetry

maybe that’s why letters always arrived late weighed down by all the love and regrets * * * * * #badbookthiefpoetry Find a whole bunch of my pieces on Instagram. Just visit the link below. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem! ūüôā

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4 am

you’re adrift barely breathing you’re sleeping but your ghosts are lurking although draped in slumber in your head you’re wide awake… For 4 am, is the hour to sire fresh dreams to leave behind all that couldn’t be… For 4 am, is a new bend those haunts need to rest the voices better wait they…

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Books I Read in July

July, so far, was the only month this year that I met my reading goals. There were some really good titles I read and I know I am going back to them soon. There were some others that had room for more entertainment. But overall, a fantastic reading month. Yes! Usually, I try to read…

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The Rape Trial: Book Review by Asha Seth

Author: Bidisha Ghosal | Genre: Crime Fiction | Pages: 548 Nearly a decade has passed since Rahul Satyabhagi, heir to the mega Satyabhagi business empire, had raped Avni Rambha, bested her in court, and gone on to become a men‚Äôs rights activist, and the who‚Äôs-who of Badrid Bay had breathed a sigh of relief that…

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Mother’s day is here. Desperate for choices, are we? The unprecedented lockdown period has put many plans in vain. The best of ideas for grand celebrations have gone sinking down the drain because we do not even know when things would go back to normal. Result: we are making do with whatever is the next…

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Everybody Writes: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Ann Handley| Genre: Non-fiction| Pages: 301 The Blurb: Everybody Writes is a go-to guide to attracting and retaining customers through stellar online communication, because in our content-driven world, every one of us is, in fact, a writer. The Review: I read this book because it was recommended…

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1984: An Excerpt

It struck him that in moments of crisis one is never fighting against an external enemy, but always against one‚Äôs own body… On the battlefield, in the torture chamber, on a sinking ship, the issues that you are fighting for are always forgotten, because the body swells up until it fills the universe, and even…

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Tonight, I do not want to think about books. I do not want to talk of blogging. I do not want to draft a new post. I do not want to pride myself over everything I’ve gained. I do not want to reminisce about the pleasures, failures, anxieties, or liberation writing got me. I do…

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Two: Book Review by Asha Seth

Review Available on: Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author: Gulzar| Genre: Historical Fiction, Indian Fiction| Pages: 200 The Blurb: It’s the winter of 1946. A truck leaves the village of Campbellpur after news of the impending Partition pours in. It is carrying people who don’t know where they will go. They have just heard words…

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Dear Heart – Micropoetry

Dear Heart, I am still to meet someone who would put me in more sweet trouble than you. Yours lovingly. Follow¬†@badbookthief¬†on Instagram for more micropoetry. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem!¬†ūüôā ~~~~~ ¬©¬†Asha Seth Stay in touch. Subscribe Now:¬†Youtube|¬†Twitter|¬†Instagram|¬†Facebook|¬†Tumblr

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10 Most Anticipated Books of 2020

Better late than never! Hey readers, this post is tad delayed, I know, but here I am, thrilled to talk about the most anticipated books of 2020. What’s more exciting than starting the new year with hundreds of new books to watch-out for! While 2019 ended on a pleasant note for me in terms of…

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What’s my Blogging Schedule for 2020?

How was January, reader?¬† The first month has sprinted already only to make me realise how late I am with this post. But I am here nonetheless. I had a short-term goal of writing a post a day for all the 31 days of January. I did manage it but it left me tad exhausted.…

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Exorcise

to write about love is a cliche¬†of sorts i put my pen to paper to write a tale of obsession of lust of admiration of deliberate attempts rushed and hushed of chances grabbed and opportunities lost of everything that made you trace back to me that made you hold me each time I fell for…

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How I wrote 31 Posts in 31 Days

Did you miss me? I sure did miss you. If you were wondering where I had vanished the past couple of days; after showering you with my posts every single day for the last whole month, let me tell you, I was around, only allowing myself some slack time, after having chased myself to achieve…

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Homesick – Micropoetry

Every nook and cranny of the crumbling ruins were reeking of such homesick memories, I kissed the rotting debris as if it were a lover’s lips Follow¬†@badbookthief¬†on Instagram for more micropoetry. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem!¬†ūüôā ~~~~~ ¬©¬†Asha Seth Stay in touch. Subscribe Now:¬†Youtube|¬†Twitter|¬†Instagram|¬†Facebook|¬†Tumblr

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11 Difficult Books I Read in 2019

Early this month, I shared a blog post on the Best Books I Read in 2019. Following that, I knew I had to do a list of books that I found challenging, that I struggled with, and perhaps, that didn’t hit a chord with me. When you read as much as 90 plus books in…

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The Book Thief: An Excerpt

‚ÄúI wanted to tell the book thief many things, about beauty and brutality. But what could I tell her about those things that she didn’t already know? I wanted to explain that I am constantly overestimating and underestimating the human race‚ÄĒthat rarely do I ever simply estimate it. I wanted to ask her how the…

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Though India became a free nation on August 15, 1947, it declared itself a Sovereign, Democratic and Republic state with the adoption of the Constitution on January 26, 1950. A salute of 21 guns and the unfurling of the Indian National Flag by Dr. Rajendra Prasad heralded the historic birth of the Indian Republic on…

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Buried – Micropoetry

Your words dug a grave for my soul so deeply soothing that I wanted to remain there buried forever Follow¬†@badbookthief¬†on Instagram for more micropoetry. Happy writing till we meet next. Until then, carpe diem!¬†ūüôā ~~~~~ ¬©¬†Asha Seth Stay in touch. Subscribe Now:¬†Youtube|¬†Twitter|¬†Instagram|¬†Facebook|¬†Tumblr

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5 Easy Tips to Beat Writer’s Block

Haven’t you always wondered about how people manage to put together a heap of words every single day? There are authors who couldn’t have a peaceful night’s sleep if they hadn’t scribbled to their heart’s content and then there are some of us. Not that we do not wish to break the writing desks; or…

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Writing Inspiration #39

This particular advice I have read from almost all the legendary writers I admire. And that is¬† – when you sit down to write, sit devoid of rules and regulations, sit without grammar and punctuations, without erasers and cutters. Just pour your heart out. Let it all come out tumbling down on paper, freeing your…

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