Book Reviews

Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. Goodreads synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Robert arrives home late. Without a word to his dad, he goes up to his bedroom. Robert is never seen alive again. A body is soon found…… Continue reading Blog tour: From the Shadows by G.R. Halliday

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How much has your reading changed while on lockdown?

Unprecedented times. New normal. Uncharted territory. As a marketer, I’ve used all these buzzwords and more in comms I’ve helped pen in the past few weeks. And one decision I made right off the bat was that I would never ever talk about these, well…unprecedented times on this blog. Reading is an act of escapism,…… Continue reading How much has your reading changed while on lockdown?

Wrap-ups

Auld lang syne: Here’s looking at you, 2019.

Heya, nerds! Here’s a fun fact for you: Every year, I religiously write a wrap-up post about my proudest moments of the year. That’d make you think this human construct of the mark of a New Year matters to me, wouldn’t you? In my 25 years of life on this godforsaken Earth, I’ve never stayed…… Continue reading Auld lang syne: Here’s looking at you, 2019.

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OTT: All the ways I will kill you if you dare to interrupt my reading

Off Tangent Thoughts (OTT) is a kickass meme my girl Charvi of Not Just Fiction fame started. “Off Tangent Thoughts(OTT) is a bi-monthly meme that has a basic list-based format wherein bloggers express their points in the form of a short or long list with the points under the list being merely a couple lines…… Continue reading OTT: All the ways I will kill you if you dare to interrupt my reading

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

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Chai Break: Can being a mood reader affect a book blogger?

Chai Break is a periodic feature on This is Lit where we discuss books, blogging, and book blogging. Hiya, nerds! Chai Break is back again! As always, I’m not able to stick to a schedule for this feature on This is Lit. Shall we just call it that cool aunt who drops by whenever and…… Continue reading Chai Break: Can being a mood reader affect a book blogger?

Book Reviews · General

My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Waddup, nerds? I’m going to be doing Dewey’s 24 hour readathon today. I’ve never done a readathon before, but since I’m already trying new things this month (read Look who fancies herself a poet now! | NaPoWriMo update), I decided to give this a try too. For the readathon, I’ve chosen several YA contemporary books.…… Continue reading My TBR for Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon.

Book Reviews

Songs from Richmond Avenue by Michael Reed

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. Michael Reed reached out to me requesting for a review back when I was on vacation. In his mail he wondered if I’d “be interested in reviewing [his] literary/satire “Songs…… Continue reading Songs from Richmond Avenue by Michael Reed

Chai break

Chai break: What do you really think about discussion posts?

Chai break is a periodic feature on This is Lit to discuss concerns that every book blogger has. This is meant to be a lighthearted discussion that you’d have over tea and the only reason for it not being called Discussion Post is that the site’s author thinks that would be too mainstream. Pfft. Hiya,…… Continue reading Chai break: What do you really think about discussion posts?

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Jane Austen made bawdy jokes and I can’t even.

You know Jane Austen. Author of timeless classics such as Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility. Writer of realistic stories with brilliant social commentary. Overall supercalifragilisticexpialidocious human whose signature wit is responsible for her books still remaining in print. In what other romantic story would you find gems such as this? “It is your turn…… Continue reading Jane Austen made bawdy jokes and I can’t even.