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Read with me, I’m Avantika

I am trying to become a book blogger. My love for reading & writing is what got me here. This isn’t my first blog, but unlike my previous blog – that is now struggling to survive because I stopped updating it, I hope to really put in my time and effort into this one.

This blog isn’t just about my love for reading. No, it isn’t. It is about the whole art of blogging and becoming aware and responsible for something I’ve started. I have often left things unfinished, books unread, blogs dying. Yes, I know its too much negative, but well, I think the first step to overcome ones faults is to accept them.

Before beginning this blog, I read a lot of other blogs. Blogs about posting regularly; book blogs; review blogs; time management blogs and a lot more book blogs. And man was I intimidated! There are so many wonderful people out there, reading such beautiful stuff and then finding the time to write about those things, equally beautifully. I saw people who read about five books a week! A WEEK! That’s right. There were people sharing their book list for the month, which had a mad 16 books! Who reads so much?! I want to. But pfft… can I? After all the ‘giving up’ feeling, I logged on to my Goodreads and checked the number of books I’ve read this year. And I was ashamed. So I am not going to share the number here. I am so ashamed.

But nevertheless, I remembered that not everyone is the same, and I am not in a competition. So I am just going to begin, one book at a time. Even though I’ve only read 10 books this year (yeah f** it! I told you!), there’s always scope of improvement. Ain’t there?

I make my time to read in the very busy schedule that I have. And that’s what’s important. But I am going to try better. I am going to try better to read more, to write more and to talk to all the wonderful people coming to my blog more.

What you can expect from this blog are some reviews, of course. And mostly, I would want to cater Indian readers. I know books have no boundaries, but I really wish people and kids in India read more often. So this will be a platform that can help them. Be it through lists, or essays on the wonder of Indian language writing.

But mostly, anyone who loves to read, however more or less, wherever in the whole wide world, will find something here for their liking. And you can always tell me what you feel, even if it is something you disagree with. Do encourage me with your kind comments!


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