Guest posts

Guest post: How can a writer maintain mental well-being?

Heya, nerds! Today, I have an awesome guest here on This is Lit–the founder of Beeja Meditation, Will Williams! Will is a former music industry executive who then became a meditation teacher. He’s also the author of The Effortless Mind, released in May 2019. Did you know that writers are eight times more likely to…… Continue reading Guest post: How can a writer maintain mental well-being?

Book Reviews

KA-E-RO-U Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. When Jeanne first reached out to me about reviewing this book, I immediately jumped at the opportunity despite having a giant backlog of review copies to get to. This book,…… Continue reading KA-E-RO-U Time to Go Home by B. Jeanne Shibahara

Book Reviews

The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

I received an advanced copy of this book from its publicists in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Explosive love story? A relationship that bends the rules of time as we know it? Mysticism? I heard these about the book and my first thought was “where can…… Continue reading The Tiger Catcher by Paullina Simons

Author interviews

A conversation with author and TED speaker Ann Morgan

I recently got the chance to interview author and TED speaker Ann Morgan (Beside Myself; Reading the World: Confessions of a Literary Explorer) whose new novel Crossing Over released in March, exclusively in audio on Audible. As a bookworm, you definitely would have heard of Ann’s incredible project, A Year Of Reading The World–she also spoke…… Continue reading A conversation with author and TED speaker Ann Morgan

Book Reviews

Growing Pains: Making Sense of Childhood by Dr. Mike Shooter

I received a copy of this book from Midas PR in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Amelia, the publicist I worked with for this book, suggested Growing Pains when I told her I liked memoirs and books about dysfunctional families among other things. Obviously, this book…… Continue reading Growing Pains: Making Sense of Childhood by Dr. Mike Shooter

Book Reviews

Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

I received a copy of this book from Transworld Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Transworld has a habit of publishing all my favourite reads and I’m so glad I received a review copy of this one! Ellie and the Harpmaker was one of my…… Continue reading Ellie and the Harpmaker by Hazel Prior

General

Overweight, underrepresented: Where are all the fat people in literature?

I’ve always been overweight. Growing up fat in India is traumatic and any fat Indian person can vouch for this. I’ve been shamed for being fat by family, friends, neighbours, kids at school, and random strangers. It took me ages to accept my body for the way it looked. It certainly didn’t help that I…… Continue reading Overweight, underrepresented: Where are all the fat people in literature?