It has been a most fascinating and rewarding year for me as a reader 📖 and book reviewer. Especially, after I joined Reedsy Discovery as a reviewer, books 📚 became an integral part of my daily schedule. You can read the book reviews here: https://reedsy.com/discovery/user/aneeshashewani/reviews
Then, I started receiving author review copies (ARC) from the Himalayan Book Club and discovered new Indian writings in English. It was the impetus I needed to dedicate time to my love for books. I am hoping for 2022 to be as enriching. I have also been contacted by writers who wanted me to read and review their books. I graciously accepted their offer and already have books on my to-be-read (TBR) pile.
Reading has slowed down a bit as I finish some professional courses and prepare for exciting and new work challenges in the New Year but I hope to see another glorious list like this on GoodReads at the end of 2022.
I am just ME … a soul streaming across constellations, over eons of turbulent changes and tranquil noises, perturbed by the visions that engulf me and ruffled by the oft complacence that challenges the change. Yet, I must travel further across the galaxies, in search of the ultimate metamorphosis. Until then, I sojourn in this life, engrossed in my earthly callings of a wife, mother, professional, writer, dreamer, and seeker.
On this blog you will find a spectrum of fiction, poetry, reviews, thoughts, snippets, inspiration, experiences, voices, concerns, excerpts, and everything that the soul has gathered in her fold, over years of reading, searching, finding, losing, and discovering. I regularly indulge in various creative pursuits, like crochet, experimental cooking, reading, and writing, and I hold a managerial/editorial role in a financial services organization with a global footprint.
For a long time, social media hijacked my personal writing space, as I was sharing more on Facebook and writing Tweet-sized poetry on Twitter. Social media is instant but temporary gratification. Ultimately, a writer needs their own space, and personal blogging provides that space. I had started a blog more than a decade ago but all things need to be infused with new life, emerge in a new avatar, and so it is with my new blog space.
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One thought on “A Year of Good Reading”
Very well done. I am sure you will gain greater height as a writer and a reviewer.Keep it up