Categories
Books Reviews

Scratch

Description: Scratch is an interesting collection of personal essays and interviews on the financial aspect of writing put together by Manjula Martin. The contributors discuss money and success in their unique ways.The book’s first section Early Days does not have a common thread of advice, except maybe to imply that good timing and having great contacts […]

Categories
Books Reviews

One Hour Content Plan

The One Hour Content Plan by Meera Kothand did not deliver in terms of its title. I am yet to develop a content plan. However, this is not because I couldn’t if I wanted.I spent far more time on it than one hour, reading and noting down points. I am focusing on what I want […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Finding Forever

Right after being publicly dumped by his girlfriend, Michael Coniglio also loses his office job. He goes to his parents’ house, where his father mocks him, saying that he will never amount to anything.The thoroughly dejected Michael meets Elvira Vaughn, a chatty, artsy, naïve young woman with many quirks. Elvira has a troubled past herself. […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Bird by Bird

Although Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott does not contain much on the actual writing process, it has some instructions on writing and life. They may help you, if you are a struggling writer.The book is not a step by step guide on how to write. It shows how difficult writing can be and contains […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Adventures of an Urban Homesteader

This book reminded me of the 2015 film It Had to Be You. The protagonist Kendall thinks she knows what she wants. However, she is clueless when it comes to articulating it and trying to achieve it. It is funny (and painful, at times) reading how she blunders through her life, trying to make sense […]

Categories
Books Reviews

The 50/50 Friendship Flow

I was quite interested in reading this book because of the concept of life enriched by friendship. After all, I have been blessed with great friends, especially girlfriends, who have supported and encouraged me at various stages of my life. I have also learned so much from them.  Besides, the author Shari Leid is a cancer survivor, […]

Categories
Content

Content creation? Oh, my word!

Every writer/author has a website these days. So, I knew I had to make one too. Not because everyone else has one but because of the following reasons: 1)             It helps people understand what I do. I have had many interesting reactions from people when I tell them I am a writer. Some go, ‘oh which […]

Categories
Books Reviews

From A Wonky Path To An Open Road

Although I had set out to read memoirs in 2020, this book was not on my list. I did not even know that Janey de Nordwall existed. Thanks to BookSirens, on whose list of memoirs this book showed up. They gave me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.And boy! Was this a […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Versions of Her

Summary: On the surface, Melanie Kingstad-Keyes’s life is the picture of success. She’s a tenure track professor at a prestigious university and has a perfect husband. But a recent miscarriage has left her reeling and her marriage tenuous. Selling her family’s Lake Indigo summer home, which she hasn’t visited in fifteen years, feels like the […]

Categories
Books Reviews

Thirteen Stops

Summary: There are thirteen Luas stops between Sandyford and St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, each significant in the lives of the people who step on and off the tram every day. The passengers all hunker down, folded tightly into themselves, eyes fixed on their phones, interminably scrolling, terrified of connecting with each other. Except . […]