I am sure you are well aware about how beneficial reading is for mental health. Today I share with you time-tested tips on how to read to boost mental health. Tips that I swear by. Tips that apply to both avid and new readers.
When it comes to LGBTQIA+ awareness, asexuality is perhaps the least talked about and the most misunderstood. So much so that many do not even consider it real. Today I discuss with you what exactly is asexuality, the asexuality spectrum, and the popular misconceptions about it.
One of my picks for #CauseAChatter this quarter is Women’s Empowerment and what better book to recommend than one that celebrates brave and outspoken women. Women who refuse to fit into a mould. Women who are labeled disobedient.
It has been a while since I shared a reading update. June started on a high note with Pride Month reads and summer picks. But it has also been an eventful summer. As always, books have come to the rescue keeping me sane through it all.
One of the highlights of summer at Blogchatter is the #BlogchatterEbook carnival. A platform for authors in the community to get published. And a delight for book lovers to sample a range of books, free for a limited time.
It’s July. Among all the things I look forward to this month (including a well-deserved long weekend), is the book freak out tag. As much as I enjoy participating in the tag, I also enjoy reading all the posts from the book community. The graphs, the statistics, and last but not the least, the recommendations.
Set in the times of the Bengali renaissance, Chronicles of the Lost Daughters explores the socio-cultural politics of 19th-century Bengal including caste hierarchies, real-life figures, and events. A thought-provoking read that will have you turning the pages.
Happy Pride Month! Today I share with you must-read Indian LGBTQIA+ memoirs and personal narratives. If you are new to the genre or want to explore more Indian writings, these recommendations are a great place to start.
TJ Powar Has Something to Prove by Jesmeen Kaur Deo is much more than a rom-com. It is about beauty standards and social prejudices. About the pressure on teen girls to fit into the specific boxes. About self-worth that isn’t (and shouldn’t) be measured by outward appearance.
Happy June! It has been an excellent reading month with titles across genres. And not a single DNF. As we step into the LGBTQ+ Pride Month, I plan to diversify my reads concentrating on more queer books. Particularly by Asian authors.