October 31, 2015
October 31, 2015
October 19, 2015
A Little about Me
I was asked to contribute an article to a fellow author’s blog. At first I panicked. I didn’t know what to write about. I’m a listener. I listen to other people’s stories. I’m a good listener. I don’t like speaking about myself. Therefore, I don’t like to write about myself. But now that I’m a writer, I have to move into the spotlight.
I’ve done a few interviews on fellow authors’ blogs. Their questions helped to serve as guidelines. Now I have a blank page to deal with. Should I write about why I had decided to become a writer? I don’t think so. It has been done to death by writers. I believe I will write about what had inspired me to pursue my career in Finance. It wasn’t a ‘what’ but a ‘who;’ the person who I had looked up to and then had lost too early in life. This was my brother, Neil Leist.
Neil was the type of person who lit up a room when he entered it. He was 6’2”, but it wasn’t his height that drew others’ eyes. It was his dynamic personality and his intelligence. Those grey eyes mirrored his great intellect and capacity for greatness. He acted as my father when my father wasn’t home but working long days and nights driving a taxi. He took care of my blind mother until I was old enough to help out. He sheltered me as much as he could from life and responsibilities. He shouldered these burdens himself. (more…)
October 16, 2015
I usually read 90 to 110 books a year as I have only been recording my reading habit through a widget on Goodreads.com called Yearly Reading Challenge from past four years. It’s fun thing to do, you get to know exact statistics like how many number of pages one has read in total or a graph showing books read by you in the year they were published. It can also go otherwise for some of us, like having no time to read, and your ‘yearly reading challenge’ displaying that you are 3 books behind your schedule. Then some of us might force our way to do so.
You are forgetting the whole point of reading. I do not read books for these mere statistics, I read books because of the benefits it offers. If you develop a habit of reading books, at least 5 to 10 pages a day, you will become smarter over the years, this self improvement thing is extremely important aspect for being an adult. A book doesn’t have to be a self-help rather a fiction, science or philosophical work which is full of ideas that you cannot gather by skimming articles reading online. (more…)
October 10, 2015
We all know NetGalley.com offers superb titles for readers from writers and publishers across the world. I have been following NetGalley.com for quite a time but have failed to read a single title and review it in past few weeks. But I love going through the new titles and their elegant book covers. Here are three books publishing this month that you should go check and read from NetGalley.com.
The Unfortunate Decisions of Dahlia Moss by Max Wirestone
For fans of The Guild, New Girl, Scott Pilgrim, Big Bang Theory, Veronica Mars, meet debut author’s Max Wirestone character Dahlia Moss, the reigning queen of unfortunate decision-making in the St. Louis area. Unemployed broke, and on her last bowl of ramen, she’s not living her best life. But that’s all about to change.
The Clasp by Sloane Crosley
Part comedy of manners, part treasure hunt, another debut novel, looks promising and I am definitely going to get my hands on it.
Al the Things We Never Knew by Sheila Hamilton
All the Things We Never Knew takes readers from David and Sheila’s romance through the last three months of their life together and into the year after his death. It details their unsettling descent from ordinary life into the world of mental illness, and examines the fragile line between reality and madness.
October 4, 2015
Recently, a blog-friend of mine, Lee nominated from for One Lovely Blog Award. I thank him for it. I have been nominated for a few similar blogging awards in past recent years, but I have never taken the pain to accept them and nominate other fellow bloggers of mine. I don’t usually do them. Well, this time I thought, what the heck, let’s write a post about it. I tried to find the origin of this award on Google, but there were no satisfactory results. If anyone knows do tell me. I would like to credit the person/blogger, who started this.
Well, here I go.
Seven things. 7 things about me. Mmm… Looks harder when I come to think about specifically seven things. The number also reminds of a very fine movie, Seven, a thriller and crime-fic, starring Morgan Freeman and Kevin Spacey. Let’s put aside the gibberish and talk about me.