Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Day 3

I am participating in The Estella Societyโ€˜s Book Blogger Appreciation Week (from February 15 to 19), and I will use this opportunity to write about my favourite books, bloggers, and introspect about my writing and reading habits.

Day 3: What have you read and loved because of a fellow blogger?

10530695_10206047787810709_2057383171907282146_nWhen I set up this book-blog last year, I was heartrendingly lonely. ๐Ÿ˜‰ It almost felt like I was talking to myself. I posted my blogs on Facebook, Twitter, even on Instagram, but I couldn’t garner audience. While it was fun to write, it was a bit discouraging to learn that there were no readers. ๐Ÿ˜€ As I continued to record my monologues here, my friend, and favourite bloggerย Vishyย blogged about his interview that was featured at Delia’sย website. I dropped a comment there, and Delia started visiting by blog frequently. In a few days, I received more bloggers, and they shared lovely recommendations. I was delighted. Heffalump much. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now as Iย mention the books that my fellow bloggers recommended, Iย also dedicate this post toย my favourite bloggers —ย Vishy, Delia, Bina, Oldtimer Otee, and Kirthi. It wouldn’t be an exaggeration if I observeย that I am glad, and comfortable here, because of them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Favourite books recommended by favourite folks:

Dogsbody by Diana Wynne Jones
Charlotte’s Web by EB White
An Unnecessary Woman by Rabih Alammedine
The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denise Theriault
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert


We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
Chess by Stefan Zweig
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Kirthi Jayakumar:ย (Kirthi has authored two books: Stories of Hope, and The Dove’s Lament. I have read her first book. I adore it.)
Our Moon Has Blood Clots by Rahul Pandita
Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The Blue Between Sky and Water by Susan Abulhawa

I am a baby-blogger, and I amย still in the process of discovering more blogs. Besides the aforesaid book-lovers, I follow quite a few awesome bloggers here, and I heart them all. ๐Ÿ™‚


28 thoughts on “Book Blogger Appreciation Week: Day 3

  1. Wow! What a list. I have added a couple from here to my TBR. Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Also, I have heard of Kirthi’s books, but never realized she had a blog. Will surely check it out now.

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  2. Hi Deepika,
    I found your blog through another (DesperateReader, I think) and I am enjoying it very much. I do not have time to blog, but take every extra minute to read and I especially enjoy novels outside my own experience. Thanks for blogging. I’ll keep reading and being informed by your unique perspective.

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  3. It is hard for me to imagine that you had such a rough time last year. You are so friendly, charming, and encouraging. I love your blog…your artwork is so welcoming, and your comments and enthusiasm are so enjoyable. What fun to acknowledge some other terrific bloggers and some of your favorite books! I look forward to more posts.

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  4. What a wonderful event. Too bad life barely allows me a few minutes to myself these days. I would have loved to participate.
    It’s great to see you’re having so much fun blogging, even though the reason behind it is not so positive. Still, when life gives us lemonade, we make lemonade champagne, right? (Somebody else came up with this one, not me. :))

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  5. Hi! Nice to see a new face! Welcome to the book bloggers corner of the world, glad we found you! BBAW is wonderful like that =) I was reading your About page and wouldn’t you know, Catch 22 was a book I didn’t finish either. Still can’t bring myself to pick it back up! This is a great list, I love Neil Gaiman!

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  6. It is awesome how books are contagious in a way. You read Americanah and We Have Always Lived in the Castle because of other bloggers and now I’m infected too. Hopefully I can spread the passion further ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Ah! Finally found the time to say it – Happy blog anniversary!
    I was browsing through your old posts to see how I’d “met” you. At that time I saw that your first post was posted on Feb 18, 2015 Congratulations!
    PS: I really don’t know if you had posted earlier on this blog, but I’m taking a wild swipe in the dark Is it really you blog anniversary?

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    1. OT, you won the race. I thought I should write about it first, and you beat me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you VERY much for all the love. I am so glad I met you here, and I hope to ‘meet’ you soon. ๐Ÿ˜€


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