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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On 13 November 2022, Keekli Charitable Trust released two anthologies, Fiction Treasure Trove and Himachal Ke Rang. Books that could not have been more different whether it is the range of topics or the authors’ age. Books that are a must-read.