March to May 2023 Reading Wrap-Up: Summer Reads & More
Hello June! Long overdue and better late than never. Read on as I share what I have been reading for the last few months. As always, I hope you find some that appeal to you too.
21 Popular Bookish Terms Every Book Lover Must Know: Acronyms and Phrases
ARC, DNF, Backlist, Canon. Do these terms sound Greek to you? Today I share some bookish terms every book lover must know. If you are a new book reviewer overwhelmed with the jargon or a seasoned one looking to brush up on your vocabulary, I am sure these terms will help you enhance your book blogging.
Effortless Ways To Remember Every Book You Read: 8 Effective Reading Habits
Some of us read a book and are able to recall every detail. And some struggle to remember the book we read just a few months back. It is not about what we read but how we read. If you are one of the latter, follow these simple tips to remember what you read.
The Forest Keeper – The True Story of Jadav Payeng by Rina Singh, Ishita Jain (Illustrator) Book Review
Can one person with limited resources single-handedly plant a forest? Jadav Payeng did precisely that. He proved that all it takes is one individual and the determination to make a difference.
Literary Easter Eggs You May Have Missed
Reading your favorite book, have you come across a cleverly hidden reference to another book or series? Noticed a tiny detail and felt it had a deeper meaning? A garbled text that didn’t make sense but was a puzzle to solve? You may have discovered a literary Easter egg.
How to Secure a Self-Hosted WordPress Blog
A self-hosted blog comes with its own challenges. Security ranking at the very top. If you have a self-hosted WordPress blog or planning to move to one, make sure you follow the best practices to take control of your digital assets.
Dust Child by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai Book Review
Mixed-race children, women forced into prostitution, and soldiers on all sides. Dust Child by Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai is a nuanced narrative of people affected by the Vietnam war and its aftermath. A book that is relevant now more than ever before.
Not Quite a Disaster After All by Buku Sarkar Book Review
Two women. Strong yet fragile. Two women who couldn’t be more different from each other. Two women in search of their identity. Interweaved with two cities, Calcutta and New York. Calcutta felt claustrophobic for one. New York represented freedom for both.
Incredible Women Indian History Forgot: Must-Read Books
As we celebrate International Women’s Day on March 8th and Women’s History Month all through March, I share with you books to read on incredible women Indian history forgot. Warriors, queens, freedom fighters, social reformers, thinkers, and doctors. The history of women beyond the male gaze.
February 2023 Reading Wrap-Up: Of Language and Translation
It’s almost Spring time! February has been an interesting reading month with a bit more variety. A month that has been more about quality than quantity with work taking priority.