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  1. Srishti
    September 20, 2019 @ 7:29 pm

    It feels you are reading my mind. I mean how come? It is so relatable and looks like you are just sitting in front of me know everything which only a magician can know. I admit I also have the fear of being judged and I often feel guilty for reading a book that works for me. You have written a wonderful article.

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    • Ritu
      September 20, 2019 @ 11:31 pm

      Hocus pocus 🧙‍♀️!! Jokes apart, I’ve been there. I would often pick books that I should be reading and then go into a reading slump. Now I know better. Thank you for your kind words, Srishti. I am glad the article resonated with you. 🙂

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  2. Narinder Bhatia
    September 21, 2019 @ 12:19 pm

    Hi, I liked the theme of your post and totally relate to it. Reading should always be a personal choice decision and not about following the herd. Social Media doesn’t do any good to change that mentality. Reading is an experience and a form of self-care so we better read what our heart desires !

    Thanks for the lovely post 🙂

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    • Ritu
      September 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm

      Thank you for your kind words, Narinder. I completely agree about social media and the pressure to read the “right” books. Reading is a personal experience.

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  3. Shreeya
    September 21, 2019 @ 5:37 pm

    Although I am a bit saddened that you didn’t like Good Omens, I completely agree. Man Booker Prize is no bench mark or even the most reliable indicator for the best books. And YA is not just for young adults. Everyone can and SHOULD read YA books. The one thing I genuinely hate is the trash talks and the shaming. Not every book works for everyone. Everyone has different tastes and preferences. That’s why there are so many books out there! Be your own person and read the kind of books you like. And be proud of that.

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    • Ritu
      September 24, 2019 @ 7:05 pm

      Ditto on everything you said. I am appalled by all the shaming that goes with reading chick-lit, and even YA to some extent. I have met a lot of new readers who gave up because the “right” books did not work for them.

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