10 Greatest Spooky Short Stories for the Lover of Horror

“If you still think me mad, you will think so no longer when I describe the wise precautions I took for the concealment of the body.” The Tell-Tale Heart, Edgar Allan Poe If you’re digging for the best horror stories to indulge in, you’ve reached the right place. Whether you’re a newbie at horror or…

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16 Motivational Quotes from ‘The Lord of the Rings’

The Lord of the Rings continues to remain not just my most-read novels but also most-admired and most-recommended books of all times. I’m never not fascinated by how much greatness and diligence; married with unmatchable creativity, is contained within its pages; no matter how many times I read it. There’s much to learn from Tolkien’s…

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15 Great Books to Read on Indian Independence Day

As we celebrate 75 years of India’s Independence from British Colonialism, there’s one question we need to ask ourselves: How much do we know about our country? Much like paper fading its print over time, past starts to fade if not acquainted with periodically. Time erases everything gradually and it is rather unfortunate if we…

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21 Delightful Books For the Rainy Day Reader

Monsoons are finally here and it’s the only time when the city is draped in breath-taking exquisiteness. Each one of us has our own special way of relishing the charm that monsoons are. Some would say – a cozy spot by the window with a view of the lush greens beyond, a cup of ginger…

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9 Famous Literary Fathers You Must Meet this Father’s Day

It’s that time of the year again when we celebrate the power personality of life – Dad. It’s also that time of the year when I miss papa the most because he isn’t around anymore. I wish he were around! My journey with books, these last two decades, has given me more than I could…

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9 Most Underrated Romance Novels You Must Read this Valentine’s

Valentine’s is here and if you’re out hunting for some of the best romance books to read, I have a list you’d wish you’d come across sooner. These books have been written by some of the most successful authors of our time but unfortunately these aren’t masterpieces and not much read or talked about; but…

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A Bookish Glimpse at 2021

2021 was a year of rereads. I did not have any massive reading goals because I was mostly just rereading my old favorites. Even so, I read a total of 60 books out of which 32 were some old classics and contemporaries that I was revisiting, and remaining 30 were new titles. Among those 30,…

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7 Classic Halloween Reads

🎃Happy Halloween, friends.🎃 Halloween is here and wondering what you should indulge in? Here’s a list I curated just for you. Whether you are a horror lover or otherwise, these darlings will not fail you, and keep you glued to the page just the right bit. Now, some of these are beginner level horror, so…

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Best Books I read in 2020

What was greatly unusual in the gone year was that I did not have a personal reading goal. Well, speaking of 2020, I suppose a lot of unusualness crept in all of our lives. For some years, I did participate in Goodreads Reading Challenge but I have stopped pushing myself for it. That said, a…

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8 Books to Motivate your NaNoWriMo Project

Hello, dear readers and writers. How is November treating you? Are you also doing NaNoWriMo? Then this post is for you! I can’t believe we are almost midway NaNoWriMo already. Since I am participating for the first time this year, I noticed that the first week goes on all right. Quite fast actually. The enthusiasm…

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5 Gothic Horror Novels Every Book Lover Must Read

Since Halloween is almost over, I thought it is a bit late to do this post now. But then I said to myself – Does it really have to be halloween to read some of the best gothic horror novels? That’s when I decided that I wanted to do this post where I share some…

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My October TBR is Totally Spooky!

Adios, September! Aloha, October. October is always so so special. This year more so. It started on a good note with my brother testing negative. Now, that was a relief. It truly was. The halloween month is a personal favorite. Because there’s so much to celebrate. My sister’s birthday lurks around the corner and I…

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Books I Read in September 2020

Hello, there! How are you? After a brief relaxing spell, September again was stressful for me because my brother got tested positive toward the end of the month. And soon, I was caught in a whirlwind of activities. Had a hectic time having to move mom and sister into hotel quarantine. The past few days…

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What’s on my TBR for September 2020?

After a month-long hiatus, I have planned to be back on track with my reading. One good thing that happened amidst the avalanche of tragedies was that I received quite a few books on my birthday last month. MY TBR or to-be-read pile includes all these books and some more. Most of these books are…

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Books I Read in July

July, so far, was the only month this year that I met my reading goals. There were some really good titles I read and I know I am going back to them soon. There were some others that had room for more entertainment. But overall, a fantastic reading month. Yes! Usually, I try to read…

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My TBR Pile for July

For the past few months, time has been crawling. But now summer’s gone and monsoon’s already at my doorstep. June was mighty slow. It was dry too, and horridly humid. Rains were expected to wash away some of the desperation but alas! With a windy appearance and rains in its satchel, July seems to have…

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May Reading Wrap Up

I don’t have great reading or writing goals this year, except survive. I’m starting to feel that’s really all we need; given the current scheme of things. Lack of positivity is a serious issue I’m grappling with and little has any regular passion helped; except reading. All through the pandemic, reading has helped keep my…

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9 Engaging Poetry Books to Beat Depression

What’s better than a good book to make living worthwhile? The pandemic has been a tough period, and the lockdown unbearable. Many of us are experiencing a term that has become a global lingo – lockdown depression. While there isn’t only one way to handle this period of heightened anxiety, I realised reading poetry has…

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