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  1. Ambica Gulati
    January 7, 2024 @ 11:36 am

    You are so right, when we look back, nothing is ever even–all highs and lows. Wishing you more highs in 2024. Blogging is therapy in itself, and even I figured out that a community helps. It kind of keeps the momentum going, helps in uplifting and also adds to the knowledge base. I enjoy your blog hop, Ritu. I hope you keep it as meaningful as ever. I don’t know if I will be able to keep the blogging momentum going this year, mine normally picks up when I have no or less work, rest of the time, it just tends to lose pace. But I have managed to work on it since 2012! So, hopefully, despite the lows, it keeps rolling.


  2. Aishwariya Laxmi
    January 7, 2024 @ 12:00 pm

    Congratulations on your upcoming anthology. Also, the interview. I’m not aware of your setbacks, but we all have them. I’m also grateful to the blogging community and the writing community, who I always find are more empathetic than non-readers.


  3. Anita
    January 7, 2024 @ 6:19 pm

    Cynthia Ozick’s quote is so true.
    A wonderful highlight of the year 2023 for you! -Vinita Dawra Nangia Ma’am’s columns have reached and inspired so many over the years. So glad that you could connect with her and share.
    So nice to see your books list too. Congrats for the upcoming milestone- completing 5 years in book blogging in April 2024.
    Enjoy 2024!


  4. Alpana Deo
    January 8, 2024 @ 2:11 am

    So nice to visit your blog after a long gap. In 2023, blogging took a back seat for me as well. But the tribe that I have created in these years has always been there. Since writing is something which has always given me a sense of fulfillment, I am going tot try to write more this year.


    • Samata
      January 9, 2024 @ 12:48 pm

      My Dear Ritu,

      After reading your 2023 journey I would like to say few things…

      ❤Ritu you know book blogging better than many other proclaimed reviewers in the industry

      ❤How much I read your blogs all I can say there is a unique depth in every you write and I love reading your posts.

      ❤ I am and I will always be a happy participant for you upcoming bloghops for sure because it gives my love for books a good kick.

      ❤ As you mentioned you are good in SEO, will you be my teacher on this subject 😃

      ❤ It don’t matter to me what are your achievements in life what matters to me your good which I like. As I know you are pretty talented and fighter lady who is excellent daughter and sister.

      ❤ keep up the good work in high spirit and the universe will gift you all success and happiness in 2024.

      God bless you Ritu ❤🧡💛💚💙💜

      Much love 💞



  5. Suchita Agarwal
    January 8, 2024 @ 2:57 pm

    I have missed reading your insightful wrap ups and book recommendations. Looking forward to reading them in 2024. Here’s hoping 2024 is kinder and gentler towards you. I have thoroughly enjoyed being a part of the Bookish League blog hop and I start thinking of a theme for the next month’s blog post a month in advance! Thank you for creating that space for us 😀


  6. Swarnali Nath
    January 8, 2024 @ 8:02 pm

    Ritu, I want to tell you that reading your posts gives me a sense of calm, earned wisdom, and playing with words to craft a soulful piece. I was expecting reading a bookish blog post from you as you told me, but I am really happy to see such myriad of aspects covered in this post. Congratulations to you for your Bookish League, it’s a wonderful initiative. I will try my best to be a part of it. Thanks for joining us in the blog hop and making it successful with your glorious presence. Gratitude. Wishing you tons of good things in 2024. Happy New Year.


  7. Leha
    January 10, 2024 @ 12:29 am

    Always love your book reviews, Ritu. And this wrap was so exciting to read. Eventful year indeed.


  8. Dashy
    January 10, 2024 @ 9:43 am

    I can’t help but admire how you’ve built your life revolving around books. Your blog’s name definitely does justice! It’s wonderful that you’re taking the bookish league activity forward on your own. Wishing you a kind and even more bookish year ahead ❤️.


  9. Cindy DSilva
    January 10, 2024 @ 11:38 am

    Yes, the SEO queen, we have lots to learn from you! I’m note sure if I have healed with a book but I sure love reading. Even watching TV does not feel like I’m doing something productive like reading a book. All the best for the new year and whatever it is you are raring to do!


  10. Manali Desai
    January 10, 2024 @ 4:37 pm

    Being part of the #BookishLeague has been one of my favorite highlights of 2023 and I’m hoping to continue being an active part of it in 2024 as well. So thank you for starting that and pushing me to be a part of it as well.
    Congratulations on bagging an interview with Vinita Dawra Nangia. That’s truly worth bosting and an opportunity that I’m sure left you with make takeaways.
    I’m totally with you when you say these:
    1. Gratitude is not a fleeting emotion. It is a practice that impacts our emotional well-being.
    2. Books have supported me during the darkest phases of my life. I am a big believer in bibliotherapy and books always provide solace when my body is in rebel mode.
    I hope 2024 allows you the time and energy to pursue and achieve what you couldn’t in 2023
    Onwards and upwards, Ritu.
    Keep creating and spearheading content that inspires the community at large.


  11. Debidutta Mohanty
    January 12, 2024 @ 2:15 pm

    Ritu, I love your book recommendations as well the reviews . I find your reviews quite unique yet honest giving an in-depth insight in a nutshell. Congratulations!! for your writeup in upcoming anthology. Wishing you all the very best for 2024.


  12. Anjali Tripathi
    January 12, 2024 @ 11:54 pm

    I loved reading about your journey in 2023. It’s great how you appreciate both the highs and lows. The interview with Vinita Dawra Nangia and the Bookish League initiative are amazing accomplishments. Sharing your personal journey is brave, and being part of an anthology is super exciting!

    Your reflections on meaningful books, from “Silver Lining” to “Dust Child” and “The Forest Keeper,” really hit home.

    As you enter your fifth year of blogging, I wish you success in finding balance and achieving your blogging goals. May 2024 be filled with fulfillment and blessings… Cheers to another year of growth and success 👍


  13. Archana
    January 14, 2024 @ 7:26 am

    Many congratulations for all your achievements in the past year, girl. I agree that sometimes things don’t go as planned. I hear you, Ritu, It happened to me when I had to step down from the #CauseAChatter campaign, one of my favorites. But no worries; your love for books and writing will not let you leave behind in the new year 2024. I wish you the best of health, success, and happiness, dear.


  14. Janaki
    January 14, 2024 @ 4:05 pm

    I always love to read your posts, whether it’s the book recommendations or your writing style–I enjoy it all. I do hope to read more this year, the reason I joined Bookish League, but I’m just falling behind. I’m trying, though. And I hope to read 12 recommended books this year. That said, good luck to you for 2024. May the stars be with you and may you keepi shining and inspiring.


  15. Chinmayee Gayatree Sahu
    January 14, 2024 @ 11:46 pm

    Congratulations for featuring the interview of such an eminent personality and also for the Anthology! I am in awe about how well-read you are and sometimes it does give me a fear that I am not that up to the mark and maybe because of that I tend to distance myself. But this year I have decided to overcome my fear and yes, I have joined the bookish league and yet to take the plunge. I wish you all the very best this year. Keep inspiring.


  16. Aditi Kapur
    January 15, 2024 @ 7:37 pm

    Somehow I can’t stop reading the quote in the beginning – “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude.”
    We are aware of your book love and how books have helped you stay sane when problems stuck. Wish you a cheerful new year, Ritu! 🙂


  17. Varsh
    January 15, 2024 @ 11:04 pm

    Wow Ritu, I didn’t know that you interviewed Vinita Nangia. That’s quite an impressive feat! I’ve always admired you for your consistency and love how seriously you take book blogging. Bibliotherapy is such a wonderful word. We should use it more. Wish you an amazing 2024!


  18. Geethica
    January 16, 2024 @ 8:15 am

    Interviewing Vinita ma’am is surely a pleasant experience. You got a lot of opportunities to connect with other bloggers throughout the amazing year. It allows sharing your journey and knowing other’s as well. Wish you all the luck in 2024.


  19. Sakshi Varma
    January 16, 2024 @ 6:18 pm

    Books have been important companions for me too all my life. So many times I have felt that the right book appeared for me at the right time, exactly when I needed it. Blogging also took a backseat for me last year, but I ended up reading many more books. So was very happy about it! Wish you all the best in the coming year.


  20. Sivaranjini Anandan
    January 16, 2024 @ 10:31 pm

    hey dear even I couldn’t write much for Blogchatter in 2023. Probably we will meet as authors at A2Z eBook. your book love kind of makes me think I have to read more.


  21. Monidipa Dutta
    January 17, 2024 @ 12:54 am

    I just finished reading your reflective and heartwarming post bidding farewell to 2023, and I couldn’t help but feel a sense of connection and positivity emanating from your words. Your gratitude-filled approach to both the highs and lows of the past year is truly inspiring.

    Firstly, congratulations on the interview with Vinita Dawra Nangia. What an incredible opportunity and a testament to your dedication to your craft. It’s evident that your passion for blogging and literature shines through, and the insights shared in that interview are undoubtedly enriching for your readers.

    I’m also touched by your commitment to the Bookish League community. It’s heartening to see how a small initiative has blossomed into a vibrant space for book lovers. Your willingness to share your personal journey, especially in the Truly Yours Holistic Emotions Blog Hop, is both courageous and relatable. I’m excited to hear that it will be a part of an anthology – a well-deserved recognition of your contribution.

    Your selection of books close to your heart adds a personal touch to the post. The diverse range, from the emotional depth of “Silver Lining” to the inspirational “The Forest Keeper,” reflects a rich tapestry of reading experiences. Your connection with “The Indian Café in London” and its nostalgic resonance is particularly endearing.

    As you embark on your fifth year of book blogging, I applaud your honesty about the challenges you’ve faced and your determination to improve. Balancing blogging and work is undoubtedly a marathon, but your positive outlook and eagerness to dive back into book reviews, ARCs, and blog tours are commendable. I’m sure your readers are eagerly awaiting more of your insightful reviews.

    Wishing you all the success in your endeavors for 2024! Your genuine warmth and optimism shine through your words, and I’m confident that this year will bring you even more fulfilling experiences and accomplishments.

    Here’s to a blessed and wonderful 2024 for you and your blog!


  22. Abha Mondal
    January 17, 2024 @ 3:51 am

    I truly admire the way you’ve crafted a life centered around books. The name of your blog beautifully encapsulates your passion! Here’s to a year filled with kindness, exciting literary adventures, and even more bookish joy ahead!


  23. Harjeet Kaur
    January 17, 2024 @ 12:55 pm

    Reflecting on 2023, your gratitude-filled journey resonates deeply, Ritu. From achieving personal milestones to meaningful interviews and fostering a book community, your diverse experiences add richness to your blogging narrative. Your openness in sharing personal struggles and the healing power of books is both courageous and inspiring. As you embark on the next leg of your blogging journey in 2024, may it be a harmonious blend of work, blogging, and personal growth. Wishing you a fulfilling and blessed year ahead!


  24. Tulika
    January 22, 2024 @ 11:42 am

    What a lovely wrap up post Ritu. It has been quite a year. I have enjoyed reading each of your posts – they’re detailed and so beautifully presented. Sending a big thank you to you for the Bookish League. Even though I’m not too active on the whatsapp group I read and enjoy the book-related chatter.
    I also like your idea of being more invested in cause-a-chatter. My resolve for the year is to actively look for inspiration wherever I can find it.


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