The 4 Things That Earn 5-Star Book Reviews

An open book

As a reader and a reviewer, I look for certain elements in a book, which compel me to rate it 5 stars. They are listed as follows –

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4 Simple Grammar Tips To Improve Your Blog Posts

Hola! Book nerds. 🙂 I am back after the hiatus. My first post-hiatus review will be published tomorrow. Till then, enjoy this post.

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As a blogger, you are responsible for respecting your readers’ time. Grammar is an essential tool in any writer’s toolbox, and bloggers/content creators are essentially writers. To hold your readers’ attention, it is important that your posts have good grammar. It is impossible to collate the entire world of grammar in a single post. So, here I have tried pointing out the key mistakes that (in my humble opinion) most of us commit.

Spelling mistakes

You
really wouldn’t want to start your blog post like this – “I’m so enthousiastic
to review this [Insert book name]. The first book in this siries was officially
my favorite book of 2018.”

Notice
the errors- enthousiastic instead of enthusiastic.
Siries instead of series.

Take
another example – “I present to you my monthly warp-up”. See the error- warp
instead of wrap.

In the hurry to click “Publish”…

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Blog Hiatus

This is going to be a small post to announce that I have decided to take a blog hiatus. Due to increasing workload, I am unable to devote time to blogging, as of now. Also, for the past few weeks (due to increase in workload), I have read only a few books. For a blog focused primarily on book reviews, this means nothing to write about. ☹ Further, I am increasingly finding it difficult to do networking, and blog-hopping due to paucity of time.

Once pressure on work front decreases to some extent, following which I can again start reading books, I will be back. Hopefully, this will be a short hiatus for a month.

Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

After participating in the 2019 Historical Fiction Reading Challenge, I am now participating in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019. Being an Indian, I want to celebrate Asian, particularly, Indian literature.

You can read the guidelines here.

I aim to read 10 books by Asian authors this year, and hence I’m going for the badge – Philippine Tarsier.

The official hashtag for this reading challenge is #YARC2019 hosted by
@YearOfTheAsian.

Wish me luck for this challenge!

4 Simple Grammar Tips To Improve Your Blog Posts

As a blogger, you are responsible for respecting your readers’ time. Grammar is an essential tool in any writer’s toolbox, and bloggers/content creators are essentially writers. To hold your readers’ attention, it is important that your posts have good grammar. It is impossible to collate the entire world of grammar in a single post. So, here I have tried pointing out the key mistakes that (in my humble opinion) most of us commit.

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5 Quotes to Cheer You Up

The frosty, somber days of January are so gloomy. The Christmas vacations are over, and it’s get-back-to-work mode for all of us. Further, many of you (brave souls) make myriads of New Year resolutions; keeping up with these resolutions makes you even crankier.

So, here are some quotes to cheer you up.

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