13 Questions on books – A Book Lover’s Tag #MondayMusings


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Every morning, I wake up. Trust me I do.

Then, I sit down all by myself for 15 minutes in the living room letting my mind go on for a random wander. To tell you, each day it starts with taking into account the presence of books in the room; the colourful picture books, the dull thicker ones, the box sets, and all the others; and the first thought it creates is gratitude for the books in my life. I can’t imagine a life without books.

Thus, when Esha of Soul Talk tagged me last week to answer a few questions on books and reading, I knew it right away what was going to be the next post on Monday Musings.

Here are my answers to her questions – Continue reading

7 books which made me who I am #BarAThon 2017 Day 5


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The weekend is not exactly a good time to write and read blogs for me with Dhruv at home. Now that his time in school has extended and he comes back home at 4 pm, weekend is the only time left to listen to his chattering and stories and to play with him (I do not want to miss any of that). I am not going to talk about the chores here.

Now keeping in mind that my previous post about our 7 favourite picture book authors didn’t do well, I was aiming to write something of interest to the readers for Day 5 but my creative juices seem to have been suffering a drought. As it always happens, when things get tricky I turn to books. So, here is a list of 7 books which are responsible for making me who I am, in this phase of life – Continue reading

7 questions non-readers asked me #BarAThon 2017 Day 2

It is Day 2 of Bar-A-Thon 2017 and today I am going to pour out all the questions I have been asked by the non-readers, I have known by the virtue of relation or acquaintance.

Okay, not all but 7 since 7 is the theme for this 15 day long blogging challenge with alternate day blogging.

This is a long post. I couldn’t help it since these questions have waited a long long time to get converted from emotions to words.

For those who will make the effort to read this till the end, I hope you enjoy it.

 Q1: “Madam, aap IAS ki tayyari kar rahi hain?”

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My ‘Reading Day’ companion #Mondaymusings

It is Monday!

Monday for me means leaving a hundred chores to sit down and write my Monday Musings post. Last week, there was no Monday Musings post here but I had my post live on Write Tribe as a part of Write Tribe Festival of Words (WTFOW #5). I wrote about the 2 ways I keep my blogging positive. In case you missed reading it, you can read it by clicking here.

Yesterday, it was declared a ‘Reading Day’ at home. Continue reading

Who makes light bulbs? #MondayMusings

There are many books from our book shelf which we keep going back to and read them again and again. There is one such book, which we have been reading over the last year and a half, ‘My Name is not Alexander’, never can get enough of it.


The book cover

I love books where the mummy is missing from the plot and the daddy is independently taking care of the child. This causes a stir in Dhruv’s mind and out pops up the question every time, “Where could be his mummy?” This leads us to explore the various possibilities with the mummy being dead Continue reading

The Compulsive Book Buying Syndrome #MondayMusings

On the way, while driving back home from Dhruv’s Phonics class.

I am thinking of dropping by the bookstore today? It has been days since we have gone there. What do you think? Shall we?

Oh yes, Mummy. I think we must go.

At the bookstore, both of us made an entry heading straight for the shelf which houses the books of our interest. Dhruv found his book, asked me if we can buy it, I gave a nod, he gave me a contending smile. He went to the sitting area to look into his book, while I sat down to scan the shelf. Continue reading

5 crazy ways of raising a little reader

I have a young reader at home who has started reading short and simple stories independently. He never wants to miss his reading time which is twice a day, once at bedtime at night and another after waking up in the morning, barring one exception and that is when he is spending time with his grandparents.

There has been quite a many times when he is tired at night with drooping eyes and I ask him to stop reading after a page or Continue reading