PBN 30-day Book Challenge Day 4: Book You Remember from Childhood

Disclaimer: The 30-Day Book Challenge is created by Professional Book Nerds. I’m merely responding their prompts for my own writing challenge. I have three responses to this prompt and they aren’t any of the Harry Potter novels. Winnie the Pooh and Friends Among the gifts I received as a child, this book-set, in particular, is…

PBN 30-day Book Challenge Day 3: Book you did not finish

Disclaimer: The 30-Day Book Challenge is created by Professional Book Nerds. I’m merely responding their prompts for my own writing challenge. Oh, boy! Where do I start? First, let me set the scope of ‘books I did not finish’ to novels. Rarely do I crack open a non-fiction book and start reading from the beginning…

PBN 30-day Book Challenge Day 2: Favorite Book by Your Favorite Writer

Disclaimer: The 30-Day Book Challenge is created by Professional Book Nerds. I’m merely responding their prompts for my own writing challenge. This prompt is quite challenging for me to respond to as I tend to think the work is a separate entity from the author in terms of the scope of favoritism. Reading the same…

What I read in September-October 2021

I’ve been overthinking about the future content of this blog which causes me to take for granted its present content. But since that is not here nor there, here are the articles and blog posts that have piqued my interest: How Much Do I Need to Retire? (Investopedia) What is it about: The article provides…

What I read in July 2021

This is another “time flies so fast” moment for me. I have planned a number of content to be posted in the succeeding days- if you can only see my drafts lol. I also have three book reviews scheduled in August so that’s always something to look forward to. But before I give them to…

6 Perks of Working for a Publishing House

NOTE: After several revisions, checking what to write and what NOT to write, here I am, publishing this post quite late. I used to work for one of the biggest publishing houses in the country. Now that I am embarking on a new journey and starting afresh, let me enumerate what I considered as perks…

An Amateur Literary Criticism to The Book of Lost Things

This book was solid. Reading this novel is revisiting my childhood and the fairy tales that I grew up with and found comfort in. More than that, the novel is a good specimen for close reading and analysis. I have taken the liberty of examining some of the story’s elements using the little knowledge of…

Quick Review: The Garden of Lost Secrets

Just so we are on the same page, there’s the word ‘quick’ in the title for a reason. If you are looking for in-depth criticism, analysis or appreciation of a book, I am also looking for an opportunity to write one and unfortunately, this is not it. The Garden of Lost Secrets I confess myself…

Quick Review: A Quiet Girl in a Noisy World

January was a busy month for me, at least as far as I could remember it. Days went by like a blur–here I go again with time moving too fast. However, I managed to read some books this month, a good way to start 2020. Quiet Girl in a Noisy World The world of introversion…