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The Book Life

A Writer's Journey, Books, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Book Life

Bookended, 2021

Jan 28th, 2021 Dear Reader, My intention is to restart Bookended (Bookended, 2.0). I can blame 2020 for not providing enough time, bandwidth, or opportunity to be present here but that would be taking the easy way out because it wasn’t until recently that I became clear on what I was doing here. What is Bookended? I’d like to create a space that celebrates books and the unique relationship that develops between the words and the…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Fiction, Judge A Book By Its Cover, The Book Life

Winner Of The National Book Award by Jincy Willett

winner of the National Book Award by Jincy Willett/Judge A Book By Its Cover/

Judge A Book By Its Cover, #3 First, the disclaimer: I haven’t read the book yet. In this series, I’m judging the book by its cover. You may have heard the idiom, don’t judge a book by its cover, an admonishment to not let surface appearances sway you. Take the time to read the book, delve beneath the surface, and find what message lies within its pages. Get to know a person instead of letting your…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Tea, The Book Life

Once Upon A Tea Time

Once upon a tea time/ Bookended

Once upon a tea time is how the best of stories start. When I start talking about how teatime and books are a match made in heaven, I may repeat some of what I said in this post. Today’s book photography prompt is to photograph that match made in heaven, tea and books. I’m from India and growing up, the women of my family came together to drink tea. It was always around 4PM everyday and…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Cookbooks, Fiction, Nonfiction, The Book Life

Tsundoku

Tsundoku/ Bookended

Tsundoku is a Japanese word that describes the act of buying a lot of books, accumulating them, but not reading them. So, there you are, surrounded by piles of books you haven’t read and yet you can’t seem to stop buying them. This is me. I usually don’t buy new books but if I’m at a library sale or a used book sale, there is no stopping me. That means my home is filled with books…

30-Day Challenge, Books, Cookbooks, Judge A Book By Its Cover, Nonfiction, The Book Life

Coffee Table Books

Coffee table books/ Bookended

Coffee table books are apparently named because they are books that are kept on the living room coffee table and can help to inspire and promote conversation with/among guests. The theme for today’s (Day 8) book photography challenge is guilty pleasures. While these books may not necessarily qualify for the exact meaning of that phrase, nevertheless coffee table books are my guilty pleasure: I can never pass them by without wanting to bring them home with…

30-Day Challenge, A Writer's Journey, Books, Nonfiction, The Book Life

The Book Life, September Edition

The Age Of Kali/The Book Life, September Edition/ Bookended

Welcome to The Book Life, September Edition. It’s 106 degrees today here in my corner of California and the searing, dry heat has sent most people inside. We were already spending more time inside as we sheltered from the pandemic but now, we are forced to stay indoors even more. Pandemics, lightning complexes that triggered wildfires in all parts of the state and intense heat waves have all become our new normal. The entire area was…

Bookended