Understanding People Who Don’t Read Fiction: the good, the bad and the somewhat unclear

Note: Migrating from Blogger to WordPress [so late] has been a lot of fun, because I keep unearthing old write-ups from my 500+ Blogger drafts! So this is an old post from 2015, which was written with an incorrigible intention of making fun of everyone; starting with myself. My reading habits have changed considerably inContinue reading “Understanding People Who Don’t Read Fiction: the good, the bad and the somewhat unclear”

Identity Crisis: Musings on Changing Reading Habits and Blogging Dilemmas

I never thought I would reach a phase where my blog became so much work. It being a Sunday today, I did my usual weekend-morning round of blog-hopping. Only a few out of a very many favourite blogs had new posts up. All around me I see blogs fading away or slipping into quiet stagnation,Continue reading “Identity Crisis: Musings on Changing Reading Habits and Blogging Dilemmas”

Five Signs A Bookworm Isn’t Getting Enough Books

Would you keep a pet goldfish out of water? Or neglect feeding a child? In much the same way, it is your job, as a member of a bookworm’s life, to ensure that she gets a constant supply of books. If you notice any of the following symptoms in a bookworm, chances are she isContinue reading “Five Signs A Bookworm Isn’t Getting Enough Books”

“Aren’t we hooked on phonics?” – Top Ten Tuesday, Gilmore Girls and Books

I originally wrote this post two years ago. I have reposted it here, because it kind of almost fits the theme for this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted at The Broke and the Bookish: Top Ten Books If You Like a TV show / movie / play, etc. These are books you should read if you likeContinue reading ““Aren’t we hooked on phonics?” – Top Ten Tuesday, Gilmore Girls and Books”

So many books, so little time

“Sitting in any library, surrounded by high shelves of books, I sense the profoundly rich history of scholarship as something real, and it’s both humbling and inspiring. This manifestation of reality is true of other artifacts as well. We can read about the Holocaust or where Emily Dickinson wrote her “letter to the world” orContinue reading “So many books, so little time”

Do you read biographies?

I never imagined I would like reading biographies. That is why I never really tried. Today, I finished reading a biography of Galileo called Galileo Antichrist : A Biography by Michael White. It’s a wonderful book; which gives you a glimpse not only into the scientist’s life, but also into the society of his time.Continue reading “Do you read biographies?”

Planning for the 24 Hour Readathon… not!

Ah, another read-a-thon. It’s my first time participating in Dewey’s 24 Hour Read-a-thon, and to say that I am excited would be a gross understatement. I had planned to read actual paper books, because reading e-books continuously for such a long time might actually make my eyes melt. But, as it turns out, and atContinue reading “Planning for the 24 Hour Readathon… not!”

Do you read one book at a time?

I just realized, that I’ve gone an entire two months without taking part in a single meme! Follow Friday is a weekly bookish meme hosted at Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read. This week’s question is: Do you read one book at a time or do you switch back and forth between two or more?Continue reading “Do you read one book at a time?”