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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?

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Understanding and handling your bookworm: A guide.

The bookworm is a confusing creature. It claims to love books a lot and yet constantly screams, cries about, or throws said books across the room. What’s going on in its head? And how exactly do you handle it without getting killed in the process? Here’s a nifty little guide on what your bookworm means…… Continue reading Understanding and handling your bookworm: A guide.

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The longlist for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize is here!

I love awards season and I love books, so naturally each time there’s a new bookish prize out there, I NEED to talk about it! And this one is extra special because all the books here are on my TBR! The Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize is aimed towards young writers under the age…… Continue reading The longlist for the Swansea University International Dylan Thomas Prize is here!

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The Crimes of J. K. Rowling: Why won’t she leave the Potterverse alone?

[Major spoilers for The Crimes of Grindelwald in the last quarter of this post. Skip that part if you haven’t watched the movie yet] I’ve always defined myself as a Potterhead. I started reading the series when I was 11 and I basically grew up with Harry. I’ve depended on the series a lot emotionally…… Continue reading The Crimes of J. K. Rowling: Why won’t she leave the Potterverse alone?

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Mark your calendars for the Indian Lit Readathon!

Hiya, nerds! If you’ve been following me on social media, you would’ve noticed that all I’ve been talking about for the last couple of days is this readathon. What is the Indian Lit Readathon? The Indian Lit Readathon is a 48 hour readathon where participants read books written by Indian and Indian-origin authors. This amazing…… Continue reading Mark your calendars for the Indian Lit Readathon!