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Bookish Escapades

Excerpt – If on a Winter’s Night a Traveller

The novel you are reading wants to present to you a corporeal world, thick, detailed. Immersed in your reading, you move the paper knife mechanically in the depth of the volume: your reading has not yet reached the end of... Continue Reading →

A Bookish Nudge

As voracious readers, at times, we feel weighed down by our reading commitments and challenges. So for all such readers like me, here’s a little nudge to keep you going. Here are a few of my favorite quotes from famous... Continue Reading →

The First Book I Read

The love for reading is a welcome inheritance from my father. I couldn’t have had it any other way. I wouldn’t have! I can hardly recall when I began reading books by myself. But what I do remember is that... Continue Reading →

Book Nerd Quirks

Have you ever lied to your parents or friends? Because you had your heart in a book! Have you ignored people, consciously cruelly? Because you had your heart in a book! Have you had sleepless nights? Because you had your... Continue Reading →

But Don’t Write Poetry!

Go to Tibet Ride a camel. Read the bible. Dye your shoes blue. Grow a beard. Circle the world in a paper canoe. Subscribe to The Saturday Evening Post. Chew on the left side of your mouth only. Marry a... Continue Reading →


She daydreams about the handsome princes and knights in shining armor the queens in glorious gowns and castles with secrets galore ♥ She's mesmerized by the magic conjured by wands by the beauty of invisibility cloaks by cursed rings, poisoned... Continue Reading →


Originally published on The Unread Book Long did she stare at the books Beyond the shiny glassdoors Reluctant to enter those massive aisles Not capable of holding herself back From stealing a copy or two Wishing for the umpteenth time She... Continue Reading →

What writing takes…

I love to read. Not because I am a writer. But because there is no better teacher. Reading always gives me new ways to write. Opens new windows with better perspectives. Last week I finished reading Jhumpa Lahiri's latest book 'In... Continue Reading →


So true! Hence, I have this under my pillow 🙂 😉 -Asha Seth

More Books, Please?

A never-satisfying thirst. A never-ending search. No matter how many books I read. No matter how many of them I own. I still always feel the need to have some more. Asha Seth


Some books are simple plain life-transformers! I've read a few autobiographies of great successful men. However, these two books from The Most Respectable Former Indian President and Nuclear Scientist Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam top the list of my... Continue Reading →

How many books do you read at a time?

I read almost 3-4 books at one time on an variable average which is generally a blend of paper-backs, e-books, audio-books etc.(Is there any other means left?) 😉 Because for me, Reading one book is like eating one chip. You never feel satisfied! -Asha Seth

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