Hola folks! AtoZ is back and I am ecstatic to be a part of it once again! Yes it’s my second time here! I truly loved the amazing buzz of this challenge that propels you to write daily and read too. It had been a revelation of sorts to connect with some really awesome blogs last time around and hope to grow that list more this year too.
Last year I had concentrated on the Travel part of my blog as my theme for this challenge. You can read my Theme Reveal post from last year here
I think I started to plan my 2018 challenge since July of last year; yup I am a pretty eager beaver 😉
But it was only when January rolled in that I could firm up on a theme close to my heart which I am confident to write 26 posts on in a continuity that will excite the reader’s interest in coming back for more.
Without much ado, my theme for this year is Books that have made a lasting impression on me. Books are the second important category which I love to blog about and it made sense to pick it as this years theme.
Simply put I am going to take you through my book shelves and pick out the gems there which I love to read again and again, which resonate in their message to me and which thrill me every time without fail.
My mother tells me that as a 2-3 year old I loved to crawl on newspaper sheets and would peruse them with interest (or so it seemed to her). She decided to get me interested in reading and boy did I soak it all up. I am very grateful to my mom for this incredible habit/hobby and thank her for using her ghar kharch money to buy books for me – books are damn expensive to buy! And I know that back then, we were hard up for money. Hats off to my mom to manage to buy books for me and encourage my habit and she has bought me some rare gems.
I turned out to be a sickly child after a while with many restrictions on outdoor activities; I ended up cooped up in the house and guess what I turned to for company? As I got better, the bond only grew thicker. So much so that my cousins turned up their noses on me as I would have mine buried in a book and have no time for them. I am still teased for it; I am still the only one who reads books to date.
The world within a book is myriad in imagination, rife with unfathomable twists and turns that leave one stunned long after a book is over. Well, not every book has this effect on me. So I will share the ones that made a lasting impressions and find a real place of honour on my bookshelf.
Oh and yes there will be a post on books that bombed as they didn’t live up to the hype or my expectations.
You know what I am looking forward to now? – My readers sharing their likes and dislikes after each post; I am going to have a ball going through the comments and learn about some terrific new books to add to my ever-growing TBR.
I am on a no-book-buying pact as I am pretty much broke; not to mention that I am running out of space as well!! But incase anyone wants to trade their books or send me gifts, please do check out my Wishlist on Amazon & Want to read on Goodreads.
For the uninitiated, AtoZ challenge is a blogging challenge wherein one has to write on every alphabet from A to Z and post on all days of April, except Sundays. Usually its better to devise a theme as it makes it easy to write the posts. Plus readers have a reason to stay hooked too.
The A to Z Challenge is created by Arlee Bird of Tossing it Out
and co-hosted by
Alex J. Cavanaugh of Alex J. Cavanaugh
Jeremy Hawkins of Hollywood Nuts
John Holton of The Sound of One Hand Typing
J Lenni Dorner of Blog of J. Lenni Dorner
You can catch my #WisdomWednesday post on Decoding AtoZ challenge