Blog 8 : My Hobby Horse

Dear Readers,

It’s Sunday today and weekend is almost over. Having said that, in the current times, I think most of us have long forgotten to differentiate Weekdays from Weekends. There isn’t any similarity for now. Let’s hope the world conquers the Covid – 19 perilous situation soon while we contribute our bit by staying safe and staying home.

As a bibliophile, talking about authors and most widely my favorite authors is something that brings joy. Doesn’t it? There are so many merits to this discussion – We come across New Authors, we get to talk about our fav authors and the cherry of the cake is to discover astounding books to add to our respective TBR’s. I find this little chat very heart warming and never miss an opportunity that ensues.

There are various ways in which I come across authors books which include, years of reading, association with libraries, book-club, podcasts, discussions with fellow readers, social media, recommendations to name a few. Hence, I resolved to post one blog every month with 20 authors. So here you go people.

Here’s the First 20 Candid – Canon – List of Authors,

  1. Jeffrey Archer
  2. Terry McMillan
  3. Dean Koontz
  4. Agatha Chirstie
  5. JK Rowling
  6. Matthew Reilly
  7. William Dalrymple
  8. Eli Shafak
  9. James Patterson
  10. George R R Martin
  11. Sally Thorne
  12. Rebecca Stead
  13. Helen Haong
  14. Ruth Hogan
  15. Marian Keyes
  16. Ami McKay
  17. Ann Patchett
  18. Jacqueline Winspear
  19. Devdutt Pattnaik
  20. Ann Cleeves

Let me know how many authors books you have read and if you have recommendations, please feel free to drop a comment which will be much appreciated. Stay tuned for my next blog where I will review the Mudita Book of April. Till then stay safe and happy reading indoors!

#Stayhunrystaybookish

Lots of Love,

mrsswiftnib

Blog 7: April – Mellifluous Thirsty Three Recommendations

Dear Readers,

Welcome back once again. Here I come with the much awaited MELLIFLUOUS THIRSTY THREE book recommendations for this month. It is something that I thought I would do and share a few book names with fellow readers like you. I am excited to share the three for this month and hope you like it.

So here’s the recommendation list,

Name: The Magician’s Assistant

Author: Ann Patchett

Series: Stand Alone

Genre: Domestic Fiction

Pages: 357

2.

Name: Daring Greatly

Author: Brene Brown

Series: Stand Alone

Genre: Non Fiction/ Self Help

Pages: 267

3.

Name: Maisie Dobbs

Author: Jacqueline Winspear

Series: Book 1

Genre: Mystery

Pages: 297

Do share if you pick up to read any of these books on how you liked it. A Yay or a Nay. Stay tuned till I post again about my reading updates. Happy Reading Y’All till then!

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Lots of Love,

mrsswiftnib

Blog 6 : My TBR for APRIL

Dear Readers,

Day 2 of the new month and I realized I am yet to put up my TBR. I have a few books that I have in my list and thought I would share it with you all. How’s your reading coming along? Is it majuscule, torpor or totally quixotic? Sometimes it can get hard to just sit there and focus on a book during times like this, but on the flip side what a blessing it can turn out to ward off everything around us for a little while and immerse ourselves for sometime in embarking upon a journey with an author. It just feels so foudroyant just to think about it too.

Here is my welkin for this month and I am absolutely stoked,

  1. Happy All the Time –> Laurie Colwin

2. The Three Secret Cities –> Matthew Reilly

3. The Magic of Thinking Big –> David J Schwartz

4. The Keeper of Things –> Ruth Hogan

5. The Cafe by the Sea –> Jenny Colgan

6. Getting Things Done –> David Allen

7. Truly Madly Guilty –> Liane Moriarty

These are the seven books lined up for this month. Let’s see how the month turns out. stay tuned for my blog updates. Till then keep ready and stay safe, stay home peeps.

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Lots of Love,

mrsswiftnib

Blog 5: April Kalopsia is Here – Mudita Book of the Month!




Dear Readers,

How is the Self Isolation treating you all? What all are you people doing to keep yourself busy? During times like this especially books come as such a warm and lovely respite to beat boredom, heat and the likes of it.

A new month, a new quarter is here to look forward too. For those of you who slacked in ya reading habits and have fallen off the reading challenge bandwagon, today is the first day of the new month to pull up your socks. Rise and Shine my fellow readers. We are all in this together. Ain’t we?

Like how I promised, I am here with my chosen Mudita Book of the Month. Any guesses, Any One? Alright, let me reveal the trenchant read for April.

Mudita Book of April –> THREE SECRET CITIES BY MATTHEW REILLY

I will post a review about this book in my next blog. So stay tuned and Happy Reading!

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Lots of love,

mrsswiftnib

Blog 4 : March Wrap Up

Dear Readers,

March 31st – End of the month and here is how my month has been in terms of the number of books I have devoured. I did a total of Eleven Books this month, apart from my studying, taking online courses, word challenge and starting this new blogging platform. But come to think of it, I have come quite a long way from my first month wrap up of three books. I have scaled higher each month. Isn’t it??

Well I won’t say it has been easy with everything happening around us – Covid 19, lockdown, workfromhome, it really isn’t easy to stay motivated. But, hope is a waking dream and we got to stay positive because this too shall pass.

My March Wrap Up List,

  1. Search Inside Yourself –> By Chadi Meng Tan
  2. The Writing Life –> By Annie Dillard
  3. The Covinience Store Woman –> By Sayaka Murata
  4. The War of Art –> By Steven Pressfield
  5. The Kiss Quotient –> By Helen Haong
  6. Atomic Habits –> By James Clear
  7. Nothing Ventured –> By Jeffrey Archer
  8. Shoe Dog –> By Phil Knight
  9. Seven Secrets of Goddess –> By Devdutt Pattanaik
  10. Emergency Contact –> By Mary H K Choi
  11. The Power of Now –> By Eckhart Tolle

The number of Non – Fiction books = 6 which is remarkable improvement so far. Stay tuned for my next post where I am going to post exciting things.

Lots of Love,

mrsswiftnib

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Blog 3 : February Wrap Up

Dear Readers,

I am back with another blog today and this time I am reviewing my February Reading. Let’s hope this month has gone much better than my first month. Let’s find out.

My February Wrap Up list,

  1. The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul –> By Deborah Rodriguez
  2. Road to Mekong –> By Piya Bahadur
  3. Ikigai –> By Francesc Miralles
  4. The Luck Factor –> By Richard Wiseman
  5. The Orange Hangover –> By Rahul Saini
  6. The Power –> By Kara King
  7. Forty Rules of Love –> By Eli Shafak

I did seven books out of which I managed three non-fiction books. A pretty satisfying wrap for this month. Let’s see how I end March month. Stay tuned for my next blog.

Do feel free to drop a comment, a book recommendation or any thoughts on books!

Lots of Love,

mrsswiftnib

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Blog 2 : January Reading Wrap Up!

Dear Readers,

We are left with two more days to wrap up the first quarter of 2020. So why not bring to you all three months of my Reading Wrap ups and also get an insight into the progress of my reading challenge for 2020. (Indeed I have a “Self Challenge Commitment” of reading ‘Fifty books this year’and it definitely doesn’t feel onerous. I hope to smash my challenge and exceed it.)

At the beginning of this year, I had pledged to myself that I will increase my Non-Fiction reading for the fact that I read them sporadically. So this is the year in which I will strive to gain that fine balance between Fiction and Non-Fiction. (Fingers crossed!)

My January Wrap Up list,

  1. The 5 A.M Club –> By Robin Sharma
  2. The Return Journey –> By Maeve Binchy
  3. Vishnu –> By Devdutt Pattnaik

I wrapped up my first month with only three books, which wasn’t a great start and I just had to scale up my reading in the successive months.

How are you all reading? Do leave a comment below and let me know. Feel free to leave non-fiction book recommendations too. Until next post!

Lots of Love,

mrsswiftnib

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Blog 1 : Tune in to the Monthly Kalopsia

Dear Readers,

A Warm Welcome to the first blog here! It’s always great to connect with fellow bibliophiles. Different platforms, various ways and whatever may be our excuse to get that much closer to books, we jump right in. Isn’t it? Well, here is one such splendid excuse to be that much closer to what we love the most – Books, More Books and All About Books Only. We are all about Love for Words in Books!

Starting April, here is what the content of the blogs going forward will be,

  1. Mudita Book of the Month – Where one book on either Fiction or Non – Fiction will be reviewed. ( One blog)
  2. Mellifluous Three – Where three book recommendations will be mentioned. ( One blog)
  3. My Mystics of the Month – Where I will write about all the books I read for the month. ( One Blog)
  4. A Rivet to Gaze – Where I will write anything interesting that I have come across. ( One Blog)

Join us every week in this enticing journey into the world of words and stay tuned for the forthcoming blogs about Books and Just Books.

#Stayhungrystaybookish

Lots of love,

mrsswiftnib

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