First Chapter First Para, Tuesday Intros

Hello!!!

Welcome to my blog on rainy Tuesday evening. I am herewith the weekly meme First Chapter, first para Tuesday intros, hosted by I’d rather be at the Beach Do not forget to visit her website.

Every Tuesday this meme is being hosted to share the first or two paragraph of the book that you are currently reading or planning to read.

This is what I have for you this week;

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Sally Freeman, single mum and superwoman, to the rescue once again. 

‘Let me take those for you, love,’ I say to Mrs. Kapur, who is struggling up the first flight of stairs, a heavy bag of shopping from the local Save-It supermarket in each hand. 

‘Lift’s out again, Sally’ she mutters at me. ‘Little buggers. It’s the third time this week they’ve stuck up those buttons with chewy. I’ll give them a bloody clip round the ear if I catch them.’ 

Carole Matthews is one of my all time favorite authors, I have read so many of her books. I loved them all very much, and this time too, I picked one without hesitation. A review will be up soon, once I finish reading the book. 

That is it for today folks!

Until next post,

XOXOXO

Hasanthi

 

How to get out of a Reading Rut – Guest Post by India McLeod Kay

Hello All!!!

Welcome to another beautiful Tuesday, and today I have a special guest for you, who has accepted my kind invitation to write a guest post for my blog.

Let’s be realistic! We have all face the reading rut. So, here are India’s top 5 tips to get over the reading rut. Do not forget to visit her blog, Belles-Letters Book Reviews

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We’ve all been there: The Reading Rut. Whether you’re an avid reader with a constant lust for books or a newbie reader, attempting to get into the swing of things, there’s always a time when you just. Don’t. Want. To. Read. Having recently just climbed out of this pit of sadness myself, I thought I’d let my fellow bloggers in on my top 5 tips for getting out of this slump and back into the wonderful world of books.

Environment
I know myself that there are certain places where I just love to read and am more likely to lose myself in the book without too many distractions. The first would be a coffee shop, where I can sink into my comfy seat, sip my favourite iced latte and know no one will disturb me. My other favourite place to read would be in bed but with certain caveats: candles burning, fairy lights on and cup of tea to hand. You’re much more likely to enjoy reading if you’re in an environment that you like to read in, so get yourself to your nearest coffee shop/park/bedroom/wherever you like to read and give it a go!

One Chapter A Night
Looking at an entire novel, with its plethora of pages can be very daunting if you’re just not feeling the whole reading vibe. Therefore, when I’m trying to get back into reading, I start myself off with the goal of reading one chapter a night. It may seem counterproductive to set yourself goals for something you’re supposed to enjoy as it makes it seem like work, but this is only to get yourself going. Once I start reading again, it soon becomes multiple chapters a night and then turns into reading all day long.

Judge a Book by its Cover
Yes, I said it. Blasphemy. Seriously though, if I’m trying to get back into reading, having a pretty book on my bedside table really does entice me to read it.

Choose Easy Over Classic
Personally, if I’m trying to make reading enjoyable again, choosing a classic with its tiny font and incomprehensible vocabulary isn’t going to do it for me. The best thing I can do is start with a good ol’ chick flick so that I can read it fast and easily, getting lost in the characters and plot over the writing itself.

Watch Some Booktube
This may sound like a weird one but, for me, listening to someone talk about reading and watching them hold the book in their hand, really motivates me to read. I want to get just as passionate about a book as they are and have my own discussions about what I liked or didn’t like about it. Before I discovered Booktube, a weird thing that would work for me was watching films or tv shows about reading and studying. For example, watching Hermione get stuck into her homework in Harry Potter made me crave a good book sesh. I know. It’s weird. But hey! Whatever works for ya!

So there you have it, my top 5 tips for getting out of a reading rut! Do any of these work for you? Do you have some alternative tips to share?

Line-SeparatorThat is all for today folks, and I hope you enjoyed todays guest post.

Until next time,

XOXOX

Hasanthi

Down the TBR Hole #1 (My first ever…)

Hello lovely people!!!

Today I am super excited to participate in my very first Down the TBR hole.Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! This is a super exciting meme, which is hosted weekly, to make you go through your Goodreads TBR pile. But why? As we all know, our TBR pile in Goodreads is reaching sky-high, day by day since we do not check it at all. Sometimes, we have no idea on why we add a particular book into the TBR pile. This meme will help weekly, to think of what you are going to read, and what you should let go.

This is how it works;

➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?

So, here we go down the TBR Hole…..

It was pretty crazy, because now I realize that my TBR pile is way higher than I expected. I have chosen the first five books.

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Chocolate Wishes by Trisha Ashley
After reading the synopsis, I completely fell in love with the story and since it talks about chocolate, I have decided to give it a try. Being a fan of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews, I felt that Trisha Ashley has a similar style of writing, which has to be read and experienced.
Opinion : Keep

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Bare Necessity by Carole Matthews

I am a huge fan of Carole Matthews and trying to read all of her books. I have read many of her books, and looking forward to reading this one too.
Opinion : Keep

 

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Lemon Pie Murder 1 by Lorrie Bannett

Well, I am not a huge fan of crime and detective stories. I have no idea why I picked this book, may be because it has a cute cover. Since I am not a huge fan of crime;
Opinion : Let Go

 

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

This is basically one of my anticipated reads. Unfortunately, was not able to get a hold of the book.
Opinion : Keep

 

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An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

Impressed by the synopsis and waiting to get a hold of it.
Opinion : Keep

That is it for this week. These are the oldest five books added in my TBR, added in last year. (I joined Goodreads and blogging last year) Out of the five books of this week, I have chosen one book to let go and four books to be kept in my TBR.

Do share you ideas, thoughts and recommendations on my picks.

Until next post,

XOXOX

Hasanthi