“You’ll be dead in six months.” It was May 29, 1985. Those words started me on the path to become a writer. I just didn’t know it at the time. When I wrote my first book, a memoir intriguingly titled White Man’s Disease, I faithfully depicted the scene I vividly recalled where I was with … Continue reading Guest Post – My Journey to Becoming A Writer – Paul C. Thornton
Of late I have been spending a lot of time on Twitter. No, no, I am not wasting my time reading tweets with infuriating tags like “Women Are Trash” and bashing every single one of them for posting such nonsense (although, I wish I could do that!!). Indeed, over the past week, I have gained … Continue reading Top 10 Indie Books for Indie April!
Hello Readers, First of all, please allow me to apologize for not writing or posting in a very long time! As I had mentioned in one of my previous posts, I have been busy with Grad school and have not been writing much. The good news, however, is that I am almost done with school … Continue reading Just Another Day!
Have you ever read a book only to realize that you did not want that book to end because you feel strongly for the character/s in it? This happens to me a lot! Many a times, I fall in love with the characters, empathize with their feelings, pain and their struggles. Most of the time, … Continue reading Top 10 Fictional Characters I Love!
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Wallace Stevens once said, ‘As life grows more terrible, its literature grows more terrible.’ A few weeks back I shared a post where I asked if we as readers were being too critical of the successful authors whom everyone loves to hate! Continuing on that subject, I wrote this article as a part of my … Continue reading Authors – Why We Love To Hate Them!
I absolutely loved this idea by Nicola of Sometimes Stellar Storyteller. The idea is to raid your bookshelves for interesting titles and create poetry using just the titles. Click here to read Nicola's amazing poem. She used 4 titles to create her poem, so I decided to follow suit and use just 4 titles myself. … Continue reading Book Spine Poetry
In her own words “Bring on the inundation of words, the celebration of those funny little keys that unlock the treasures of our minds. It’s the month of reading: as if we needed an excuse. Happy February, my friends!”
Happy Reading folks! 🙂
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To read…what a gift.
Those funny black squiggles–do you remember when they turned into meaning? Turned into tiny keys that flew off the page and unlocked doors in your mind? There’s a magic moment, in a child’s life–the moment when she realizes the words she has memorized, those mysterious patterns, have life and heft and individual meaning. They leap at her, they draw him in: those children have entered the league of readers.
It’s a league of connection…for behind those hidden doors in our minds, whole worlds wait. Rowlings writes about Hogwarts, and we soak in her words, but the academy is already there. Rowlings’ words just open the door. Who knew that unwieldy castle lived within us, those gray and rickety stairwells, those lonely creaking hallways? We explore, with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the terrain discovered in our minds.
We uncover whole continents of mind…
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OK, you already know that I am taking part in a reading challenge this year and you also know that my target is 25 books from 25 different categories. I figured that’s the best I can do given my crazy work schedule. 25 books for a year means about 2 books a month and that … Continue reading Top 10 Books I am reading!
I love reading, that’s no secret. But I have never really been part of any serious reading challenges. Thus, I decided that this year I should be part of a proper reading challenge. I signed up to my Goodreads account and set a personal goal of reading 25 books in the year 2016. Given the … Continue reading 2016 Reading Challenge
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "That Stings!." Franz Kafka said, “We ought to read only books that bite and sting us.” Now, the problem with me is that every book I read bites and stings me in its own way! Which is why for my Top 10 Tuesday feature this week, I … Continue reading Top 10 Quotes from Books I love!