#QOTD – What was the last bookish accessory you got? My Kindle had an Amazon cover since the last few years, and I kinda got bored of it. I wanted to get something different yet something that adds oomph to my Kindle. I was stalking @handivitydesigns page for quite some time now. They make handmade book sleeves and Kindle covers which use hand block printed fabric. … Continue reading My New Kindle Cover
#QOTD – What are your must haves as a reader? For me, an ever growing TBR pile is key, to always keep me in dilemma as to what to read next. A cup of strong, cold coffee to keep me company. I know tea works for many, but my cup of tea is coffee! Pretty bookmarks that can never be found, eventually making me pick … Continue reading What Are Your Must Haves As A Reader?
#QOTD – Would you rather meet your favorite author or favorite character? Well. I want to meet all my favourite characters. 1. Becky Sharp (Vanity Fair) – I want to ask how is so unapologetic as a woman? 2. Harry, Hermione and Ron (Harry Potter) – I just want to meet my childhood best friends. 3. Sherlock Holmes – I think I want to get … Continue reading Would you rather meet your favorite author or favorite character?
What do you love apart from reading?I love the feeling of the first sip of my cold coffee after a hectic day. I love the sound of the ocean, the whiff of mutton curry when it is being cooked. I love it when I walk barefoot on a seashore, or when I hear a rustling brook. The taste of warm Thukpa on a cold day, … Continue reading What do you love apart from reading?
#QOTD – Do you buy used books? Its amazing that we have never had so much choice when it comes to what we pick up and read. Added to libraries & coffee shops, we now have bucket-loads of content available from our phones, tablets and Kindles. Yet reading a physical book has it own charm. But is buying brand new books always necessary? So why … Continue reading Why I love buying used books?
#QOTD – Do you annotate your books? I usually don’t. I am a person who won’t even write my name on the book, keeping it all prim and proper. No dog ears. No markings. No writings in the book. No sticky notes. Nothing. Just reading. But then I came across this copy of Macbeth I owned from when I was 15 years old. It is … Continue reading Do you annotate your books?
#QOTD – What is your reading aesthetic? Are you up late at night reading with the stars out your window? Or is your favorite place to read on the grass in the summer sun? Or are you fond of shadowy library stacks, or warm leather armchairs with a latte on the table beside you? Do you shelve your books based on topic, color, author — … Continue reading What is your reading aesthetic?
#QOTD – Do you have a habit of picking up books that you never quite get round to reading? I love books. If I go to the bookstore to check a price, I walk out with three books I probably didn’t know existed beforehand. I buy second-hand books by the bagful, while explaining to my folks that it’s for a cheaper price. Even the smell of … Continue reading Six Ways To Overcome Your Tsundoku Syndrome
#QOTD – What is the weirdest thing you’ve done in the name of books? Back in high school, our library used to have some wonderful editions of classic English literature works. We had Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë as part of our IB English coursework. And this copy of the same was available in the library. This is a vintage hardback edition from the Wordsworth … Continue reading I Stole A Brontë
#QOTD – Do you have a reading nook, or do you prefer reading anywhere? My husband’s room had this window on which I have been crushing on since I started dating him, when I went to his house for the first time! A regular window with a platform, but I loved the idea of it being a space all by itself. Since I got married … Continue reading My Reading Corner