My Literary Friends

I started writing book reviews in a notebook long long ago. Later i started posting those reviews on my blog www.theclippednightingale.com. I never had any expectations out of it but I kept on writing because I loved reading. Within no time, my blog is recognized as one of the top 75 book blogs in India. 

In this little time, I became friends with many amazing writers not just from India but from across the world.. USA, UK, Poland, Australia, Canada, America. Authors and Publication Houses started sending out their ARC copies asking for my review.
Knowing that amazing authors from around the world follow me and my posts makes me feel awesome and humble at the same time. 

After all literature and art always bring people together and bridge the gap between them. In spite of the wide variations in culture and language, art helps us to understand those differences and celebrate them. 
I take this opportunity to thank all the wonderful authors, publishing houses, bloggers and bookworms for letting me take part in their wonderful literary journey. 

I send out my best wishes to all of them and hope they write more and more books for me to read. Cheers!

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Trip to Landour, a beautiful hill-top town!

Landour is one of the most beautiful towns I’ve ever visited. It sit on top of a hill in Uttarakhand.

Take a look at the details of my trip by clicking on the link below:

https://www.tripoto.com/trip/landour-a-beautiful-hill-top-town-5cb58526c3db9

A Change of Time by Ida Jessen – Book Review

A Change of Time by Ida Jessen is an engaging book. I received a free copy for an honest review from Edelweiss+. This book, I must say, is very unique. The story is set up in 20th century in Denmark. The story unravels itself through the pages of a diary. A woman who just lost her husband struggles to establish her identity as an individual. The sudden freedom in the protagonist’s life is too overwhelming for her and she finds a way to find solitude in her loneliness.

The book feels like a poetry. The author beautifully narrated the pain of the protagonist. There are small poems sprinkled here and there in the book which are very beautiful and reminds the reader of old classics. The story is very well written and I’m guessing the translation from Danish is just.

Great tip for writer’s block!

Never let your story settle into ordinary...

Most of the times, when I’ve a writer’s block myself, I donno how to deal with it, being a beginner. This tip helped me move further into the plot with my current draft. And, I must say, this is truly a wonderful tip. All you have to do is make trouble for your character, not just any trouble, huge mountains of troubles that seem very hard for the protagonist to overcome. That’s when your story feels realistic, and interesting.

Feel free to share more tips if you’ve any! You may also write a post on this blog as a guest blogger. Also, please share your blogs so that I can read them and follow my fellow writers. After all, we all can help each other in the making of awesome books, don’t you think?