Worn CornersHi!

Thank you for stopping by!

Ask me to write a novella about my dogs. Maybe, I would make an earnest attempt. But, ask me who I am. Words would flee my memory. I have already spent 15 minutes writing these two lines. 🙂

Hence, I am going to write a few random things about myself.

  1. I started reading when I was about 21. I don’t know what I was doing with life till then. 😉
  2. I began writing when I was 23. I am glad I mustered the courage to begin.
  3. Since life is replete with serious stuff like going to work and being an adult, I seek solace in animals. I share my riches with a dog — Boo, a 2-year-old mongrel, who draws incredible amount of energy from a secret source. When I am not at home, I keep myself happy by seeing those Buzzfeed picture-stories on animals. Also, the Grumpy Cat memes. They are awesome. 😉 Like who doesn’t want to see 13 pictures of dogs simply being dogs, and 46 pictures of polar bears doing interpretive dance? Did I tell you I love pandas, koala-bears, elephants, hippos, and everything that flies and runs? Not a big fan of crawlies. Sorry. 😦
  4. Unlike many book-lovers and writers, who harbour dreams to write books, I don’t fancy autographing and lecturing at book launches. However, I want to write about books, and authors. Less stressful that way! 😉 And, I am also lazy. (I should have made that the next point. But, I was just lazy again.)
  5. My nightmares are made of grammatical errors, and incorrect usage of words. Hence, I end up reading my stories and blogs over and over again. Not an exaggeration at all. Despite the re-reads, they sneak in. Those rascals… grammatical errors.
  6. I am a big fan of children’s books; perhaps, because I started reading late, and so my reading order is in reverse, I suppose. And, I recently figured out a cooler way to say I am a late bloomer — I am an opsimath. 😉
  7. I read all kinds of books. I don’t abandon them at all. (No. I lied. I couldn’t survive Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus and Catch 22.)
  8. My idea of a perfect life is deceivingly simple. Read, write, travel, love animals, co-exist with humans, and eat a lot of biryani. I know! How grand! How naive! Sigh!
  9. If a genie granted me three wishes, I would ask him to let me pet all the animals in the world, I would ask him to give me unconditional access to the best library… and I would request him to bring Dobby and Winnie-The-Pooh to life once, so I could hug them. 🙂 ❤
  10. And, and, I aspire to finish reading Gone With The Wind and War and Peace. But, my only challenge is Internet is full of animals’ pictures and Amazon keeps delivering books. 🙂

Besides these points, I told one of my favourite bloggers about some of my reading and writing habits. Our conversation is here. And, I gushed more about my bottomless love for books here.

Many thanks! 🙂 Happy reading. Happy writing.

Deepika Ramesh

Featured Image Courtesy: Kirthi Jayakumar
Header Image Courtesy: My favourite, favourite Buddha Doodles

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    1. Hi Delia,

      Thank you! And, you didn’t dream. 🙂 I revamped the site and rewrote my ‘About’ section last week. Thought this theme reflects my love for animals. 😉

      And, yes, I shall give Dobby another hug on your behalf. 🙂

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  1. That’s a lovely image at the top; it feels so cozy and homely – Deepika settled comfortably on the floor with a book, with a reading Boo? and a coffee loving cat for company.

    Been busy on the family & work front – I’ve a lot of catching-up to do.
    Belated Christmas wishes and an advance Happy New Year. You’ve posted more frequently in the later part of the year. Thanks a lot.

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    1. Dearest OT, thank you for all the kind words. 🙂 My best friend did the sketch for me.

      Also, I was wondering about your whereabouts. I hope everything is okay. Belated Christmas wishes, and wishing you and yours a healthy, peaceful 2016. 🙂

      And, and, thank you for reading my stories. 😀


      1. I never knew that Kirthi is your best friend. That’s fantastic.

        Meanwhile, I’ve been busy getting one of my offspring married. Back to work after a month’s break.

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  2. Thank you so much for introducing me to your blog. It is so charming, warm, friendly and also quite universal I believe. I am a huge fan of dogs, and adore my little “Ruby.” As a retired librarian I have loved reading all my life, and so can only imagine the many treasures in children’s literature that you have yet to discover! I am already looking forward to checking into your site now and then to add a little pleasure to my days.

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    1. Dearest Heidi, thank you very much for dropping by. It’s my pleasure to have you here. I am sending loads of love your Ruby. 🙂

      Thank you for all the kind words, and I look forward to receiving many recommendations from you. Many thanks. 🙂


  3. Hi, Deepika!

    I have just discovered your blog! I loved the super nice comments you left on both of my blogs! You are so sweet!

    This has to be one of the very BEST bios I’ve ever read on a blog! You’re very funny, too! And hey, even if you’re “a late bloomer”, it’s never too late to start enjoying books! 🙂

    It’s so GREAT that you love animals! Sometimes they’re better than people….lol. My very FAVORITE animal is the horse. Oh, I LOVE them!!!! Unfortunately, I don’t have one….. 😦 How I wish I did! I read a lot of horse books when I was around 10 to 13. I haven’t read a good horse book in quite a while, but I never stopped loving horses!!!!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

    it's so nice to meet you!! Thank you so much for commenting on both of my blog!!!! ❤ 🙂

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    1. Hi Maria, thank you for dropping by, and writing such a lovely comment. My heart is warmed!

      I love horses too. What magnificent creatures! Did you like ‘War Horse’?

      By the way, I love your blog. 😀


  4. I found you via a comment on Dolce Bellezza blog. Reading of your love of children’s books, I wonder, have you read any by Rumer Godden? I discovered here children’s books a couple of years ago and read every one – they are unique and I find them so satisfying. The Doll’s House is a good one to start with… or The Story of Holly and Ivy.

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