If You Had to Choose Between Reading or Writing #BlogchatterBlogHop

Is this the Chicken or the Egg paradox? Yeah, that was my first take on the prompt for this week’s Blog Hop. But an afterthought on the prompt led me to this post. Reading or Writing? Now, if I were a success at writing, I would have certainly written and posted my pieces on the … Continue reading If You Had to Choose Between Reading or Writing #BlogchatterBlogHop

The New Year’s Book Tag 2022

While I was juggling with a post on Reading Wrap-Up 2021 and Reading Goals for 2022, I came across this interesting New Year’s book tag on Twirling Book Princess. Do read check out her incredible blog, you will find everything bookish there! And here comes my post on this tag! How many books are you … Continue reading The New Year’s Book Tag 2022

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

The Penelopiad and Circe: Two Retellings of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’

‘The Penelopiad’ by Margaret Atwood and ‘Circe’ by Madeline Miller changed the narrative set by Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’ ‘Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy.’ – The Odyssey by Homer ‘The Odyssey’ by Homer … Continue reading The Penelopiad and Circe: Two Retellings of Homer’s ‘The Odyssey’

Books Read by Fictional Characters

You read a book and the fictional character in your book reads a book too! Don’t you love it when this happens… It is exciting to find fictional characters relishing a book or just a small plot of some book or getting inspired by another book.   Another charm in knowing a fictional character’s love … Continue reading Books Read by Fictional Characters

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: A Classic with an astounding female protagonist

In 1847, Charlotte Bronte published ‘Jane Eyre’ under the pseudonym of Currer Bell. Clearly, this was not the era of female writers but Bronte sisters brought strong female characters outside the purview of matrimony into the literary scenario. In ‘Jane Eyre’, Bronte told the story of a young spirited girl, her hardships, social isolation, and … Continue reading Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte: A Classic with an astounding female protagonist

Books I wish to buy in the post-pandemic shopping spree

Once upon a time, we referred to BC and AD. But, now life is all about pre-Pandemic and hopefully, soon we will have the bliss to call post-Pandemic. As everyone looks forward to the day we will go back to normal life and list out things-to-do then, I have my small wishlist of 'books to … Continue reading Books I wish to buy in the post-pandemic shopping spree