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 me to… 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