December is here and it is time to take stock of the year gone by, the things I challenged myself to do such as read diligently once again. Sad but true, I lost my mojo to read sometime back. In fact realisation dawned when I noticed that the only books I animatedly spoke of were… Continue reading Reading Challenge Report Card Of a Reluctant Reader
It was a March Mayhem- exams, hectic term ending schedules, fatigue and figuring what I really wanted to read for my monthly Reading Challenge. Now that was a challenge in true sense. I picked 'And the mountains echoed' by the March born Khaled Hosseini. I was curious about it as I remember enjoying both his… Continue reading Reading Challenge: And The Mountains Echoed.
My blog turned two early this year and I missed the notification completely, my head was in the clouds. My strategy, from telling myself that I'd publish every fortnight to publishing multiple times a month (wasn't going to argue with the muses whenever they decided to make their presence felt), I finally settled for at… Continue reading Turning Two and Forty Two
Winter has set yet the air is hot and dirty. Delhi was in the news for its smog conditions; the media, the memes, the wats app forwards had so much material to tap and I living 300 kilometres away developed a nagging cough. I'm unsure whether to blame the changing season or the quality of… Continue reading Clearing a queen size smog
Today I celebrate my first blogging anniversary - 366 days ago I unleashed my thoughts via this blog into the world, without a clue how long would I last. Well, I survived and I thrived. Hence this very special post to commemorate this amazing milestone. Thank you WordPress. You also dispatched this cool achievement badge… Continue reading Happy No 1 and now let’s count detectives.
"Get your head out of the clouds Ella . This is your home. Time to roll up your sleeves and start taking care of it." "But this is not me! I have dreams and the world beckons me." "Ha ! You are not in a fairy tale. This is your life. To the kitchen and… Continue reading Ditch the cinders, Ella shine!
I've always been the curious one. I blame the books for sweeping me away into the magical world of pixies and wishing chair , solving puzzles and crimes alongside the daring Hardy Boys and the intrepid Nancy Drew . Long before Google and cable television came on scene, books were my magic portals that lead… Continue reading A bookworm’s guide to excellent reading…or not.
Mrs Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs screamed the lists - the best seller , the popular and special recommendation for me . Wow ! My brand new Kindle was going out of its way to promote it.Unusual and a catchy name, a fitting book indeed to launch my e-book reader and it… Continue reading How YouTube made me read a book