Embrace Your Inner Child With ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

I think I lived under a Baobab tree to keep pushing aside ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, reasoning over its melancholic undertone. Though ironically it is a Children’s book. ‘The Little Prince’ reads like a parable. There is fantasy and realism that declutters many of our modern-day self-delusions. ‘The Little Prince’ begins with … Continue reading Embrace Your Inner Child With ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom | Book Review

I came to ‘Tuesdays with Morrie’ by Mitch Albom when I was searching for a book with deeper philosophical connotations. This autobiographical book based on Mitch Albom’s visits to his terminally ill Professor has been popular in the self-help genre since its publication in 1997. But I was yet to read! On the cover, just … Continue reading Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom | Book Review

The Best Books that I have Read but Don’t have on My Bookshelf

To own a book is one of the greatest treasures. All through our lives, we collect books and display them on our bookshelves as prized possessions. But the other day, I realized I don’t own some of the best reads of my life. Atrocious, yes, but then such is reality. I am sure you too … Continue reading The Best Books that I have Read but Don’t have on My Bookshelf

The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

‘The Sun is Also a Star’ by Nicole Yoon is a heartwarming, idyllic, and fairytale-ish read. In my opinion, this book is a delightful amalgamation of YA meets immigrant and romance themes. The story begins the day Natasha Kingsley, the 16-year-old good-looking, head turner Jamaican-American is set to be deported from America to her home … Continue reading The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon | Book Review

How did I fare? Eight Months of the Reading Challenge 2021 #TBRChallenge

Reading challenges are the best way to stay disciplined in a reading routine. I signed up to read 30 books for the Blogchatter #TBRChallenge this year. This post is my check-in on what has been the progress so far. My 2020 in Books In 2020, the pandemic hit us in the month of March and … Continue reading How did I fare? Eight Months of the Reading Challenge 2021 #TBRChallenge

Ten Books on Friendship to Read and Cherish

What is friendship if not the camaraderie between Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn? Yes, the first example on friendship that comes to my mind is from Mark Twain’s book. Every book we read etches its mark on us with its characters…some of these characters and their relationship with others strike an emotional chord with us … Continue reading Ten Books on Friendship to Read and Cherish

My Bookish Bucket List

Bucket list! I remember how swiftly our lives were inundated with this catchphrase. In the earlier, more simpler times, we had a wish list and there was no pressure to check off each box on the itinerary. Now almost everyone has a ‘bucket list’. Bucket list has turned into a serious deal because kicking the … Continue reading My Bookish Bucket List

Dilemmas of a Book Blogger

This week’s writing prompt says, ‘Describe a time when you faced a dilemma and how did you deal with it?’ I started blogging a couple of years ago and now, out there is my book blog established with a niche audience. But when I introduce myself as a book blogger, I feel a certain dilemma … Continue reading Dilemmas of a Book Blogger

Small and Simple Pleasures in Life to Cherish Everyday

Simple and mundane. Whoever said that…Life’s greatest joys have always been in the simplest things. The pandemic, for sure, made us take note of the little things in our everyday lives and reiterated the importance of small and simple pleasures in our lives. We had all the time, decluttered from the taxing hours spent on … Continue reading Small and Simple Pleasures in Life to Cherish Everyday

Signed up for Blogchatter’s Reading Challenge 2021

I love to read. Reading is a part of me but a reading challenge is NOT! In my boisterous likes and dislikes of books, genres, and authors, any set TBR goes for a toss. For the same reason, it is difficult for me to stick around with a book club reading schedule. Instead, what I … Continue reading Signed up for Blogchatter’s Reading Challenge 2021

Inspirational Quotes from Famous Books #CauseAChatter

An inspirational quote works like a balm when our normal motivation seems to be exhausted. A great inspiring quote is a ray of sunshine on a dull day. So, I wanted to compile a little list of inspirational quotes from books for the ‘bibliotherapy series’ that I write every month. In the earlier posts, I … Continue reading Inspirational Quotes from Famous Books #CauseAChatter

Poetry as a Healing Therapy

I have been writing about books and their therapeutic impact through a blog post every month since January 2020 under the ‘Bibliotherapy series #CauseAChatter’. (If you wish, you can read the previous posts here.) Today’s post is ‘Poetry as a Healing Therapy’. ‘Bibliotherapy’ essentially believes that books or literature help to heal. Reading great books, … Continue reading Poetry as a Healing Therapy

Reading with Your Child: Bibliotherapy #CauseAChatter

We live in a devastatingly stressed-out world. Irrespective of the fact when we lived in the pre-pandemic phase of non-stop work, travel, meetings, and functions or the present ‘new normal’ of buying groceries, managing household chores, and online work. ‘Home’ being the 24x7 destination as of now for all of us. We are running on … Continue reading Reading with Your Child: Bibliotherapy #CauseAChatter

Bibliotherapy: Discussing the Healing Power of these Five Books #CauseAChatter

As a creative arts therapy, ‘Bibliotherapy’ has become widely accepted in treating depression, anxiety, stress, loneliness, and communication issues. Storytelling and reading from a specifically curated booklist help to emotionally heal. Broadly speaking, reading benefits at many levels by increasing self-awareness and improving self-esteem, and thus equipping the individual to face developmental crises. This guided … Continue reading Bibliotherapy: Discussing the Healing Power of these Five Books #CauseAChatter

Bibliotherapy: Turning to books during these distressing times

A cup of tea and a book…what else do we ask of life? This may not be a factual statement. Something, we further realized when books weren’t included in the essential commodities list during the lockdown. Books cannot get you money or fame unless you happen to be a bestseller author, nonetheless, books can definitely … Continue reading Bibliotherapy: Turning to books during these distressing times

Bibliotherapy for Children: Joy of Reading and its Therapeutic effects #CauseAChatter

As parents, we are always concerned about our child’s growth and development. The likely way of mitigating the stumbling blocks encountered on the way to raising a happy child can be through ‘books’. Bibliotherapy for children will require curating a list of books catering to the specific behavioral and psychological needs of your children and … Continue reading Bibliotherapy for Children: Joy of Reading and its Therapeutic effects #CauseAChatter

Bibliotherapy: Reading to find a ‘Balance’ in our lives #CauseAChatter

Mental health is recognized as one of the grey areas looming at large at this point. Our brain is continuously absorbing news 24x7, mostly the bad part of it overpowering every other aspect. So, can I ask you to pick up a happy book and forget the world – the external and the internal? No, … Continue reading Bibliotherapy: Reading to find a ‘Balance’ in our lives #CauseAChatter

That ‘Zing’ in a Book Cover

Here comes the last post on the ‘Book Cover’ series for the A2Z challenge. I didn’t wish to write about just another book cover so here goes this post exploring some of my favourite book covers. The little zing on the book cover holds the enthusiasm of the reader and lures them to the cash … Continue reading That ‘Zing’ in a Book Cover

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: Book Cover Designs

‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ by James Joyce is a Classic published in 1916. After reading ‘Dubliners’ by James Joyce, I was keen on reading his next book and to include his greatest creation, ‘Ulysses’ on my TBR. However, I found ‘A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man’ before … Continue reading A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce: Book Cover Designs