August wasn’t the best month for me in terms of reading or blogging. My work-life balance crashed like an exponential curve (hence the reference to nuclear decay) right from the start. I was so exhausted at the end of every day that picking a book up or even opening my laptop to blog felt like a chore. However, things have evened out a little this last week and I’m hopeful that September will be a good month. Let’s talk details in my August 2020 wrap-up!Read More »August 2020 Wrap-Up: Nuclear Decay Formula
My Reading Mission
July was a month of highs and lows, of idle days spent staring at the pouring rain while listening to an audiobook and frantic work as the clock marched towards midnight. I had a pretty good reading month even though I fell into a slump midway. Self-care took a severe hit and I’m ending the month an exhausted mess. However, my adherence to my blogging schedule, stats and engagement has climbed since June, which is a big reason to celebrate. Let me tell you all about it in my July 2020 wrap-up!Read More »July 2020 Wrap-Up: The Seesaw Effect
It’s the best time of the year again because the Indian Lit Readathon is back! This time we’re doing things a little differently and can’t wait to see what you all think. It’s being hosted by Shruti @ This is Lit, Charvi @ Not Just Fiction and myself this time as well and we had a lot of fun organising as usual. Our official hashtags are #SavePusthakRajya and #IndLitReadathon20. Intrigued? Read on to find out what we have in store for Indian Lit Readathon 2020.Read More »Indian Lit Readathon 2020 Announcement
I felt like May was gone in the blink of an eye. It was a whirlwind of long working days and I had lesser time to read and blog, but I did my best. I was able to take better care of myself, however, which I’m counting as a win. I also created a lot of content centred around Asian Heritage Month for the blog, which got a lot of positive response. It was a month of mixed results, so let’s see how things went in my May 2020 wrap-up!Read More »May 2020 Wrap-Up: The Time Paradox
The world has come to a standstill and the miraculous human temperament has adjusted to the confines of staying at home. April was also a month that dragged on, the definitions between days blurring together. However, it did give me a lot of free time to read and blog, so you will see a spike in my reading and blogging stats. It’s not a healthy boost because this was fuelled by the intense need to disconnect from the horrors of the new normal. Hoping that I can find healthier ways to carry this momentum into May, let me share with you my April 2020 wrap-up!Read More »April 2020 Wrap-Up: The Exponential Growth Phase
One of the sure signs of a bookworm is the unconquerable TBR and today I’m going to share some more books that are on mine. I recently talked about the middle grade books on my TBR and I had a lot of fun with it because sharing my TBR helps me stay accountable. So, I decided to extend that to others as well and in this post, I’ll be listing the adult SFF books on my TBR that I want to finish in 2020. I’ve divided the list into 3 parts – series that are concluding in 2020, series that I need to complete in 2020 and finished series that I haven’t started but want to read in 2020. If you want to get into this genre or you’re looking for more recommendations, I hope you will find this list helpful!Read More »Top 7 Adult SFF Trilogies to Finish in 2020
It is universally agreed that March 2020 has taken the mantle of being the worst month so far. I hope that you and your loved ones are as safe as can be during this difficult time. There is an overwhelming sense of fear and gloom but I hope to remedy some of that by lacing this post with as much hope as I can muster. Get ready to soak up all the positive vibes in my March 2020 wrap-up!Read More »March 2020 Wrap-Up: The Chaos Theory!
I love putting together reading lists and especially ones that help me stay accountable in my reading life. This idea also matched up with today’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt, so today I’ll be talking about the top middle grade SFF on my 2020 TBR, some of which I’ll definitely be reading this spring. I’m a huge advocate for middle grade books, especially magical ones, because they give me a wholesome vibe and are like a comforting hug that I reach for during times of distress. If you haven’t read any middle grade but want to read something light and uplifting during this difficult phase, I think you will find this reading list helpful.Read More »Top 7 Middle Grade SFF Books to Read in 2020
February has come and gone like a whirlwind and as usual, I don’t intend to make any special use of the leap day. There’s a lot of overwhelming news floating around at this time and I hope that everyone has the resources to stay safe! For me, February was a really good blogging month and my reading month was slightly better than January. Let me give you all the stats-y details in my February 2020 wrap-up!Read More »February 2020 Wrap-Up: The Law of Averages
Time may be only an illusion but it did fly by this January. 2020 has been off to an interesting start so far. Going into it, I was less prepared than I would have liked to be – pages on the blog were still under construction, not a single post was scheduled and I had a ton of things that I hadn’t planned out. How did that pan out for me? Let’s nosedive into my January 2020 wrap-up to find out!Read More »January 2020 Wrap-Up: The Big Bang!