The Midnight Library and Other Reads

‘The Midnight Library’ by Matt Haig was my first fiction read this year. And what a read it turned out to be. The story is about a suicidal girl who walks into “the midnight library” and gets to live the lives she could have lived. By getting a chance to live these lives, her perspectiveContinue reading “The Midnight Library and Other Reads”

Stepping into 2021

As I’d planned, my first book of the new year is ‘The Artist’s Way’ by Julia Cameron. The book is designed to be a course to artistic recovery over 12 weeks with exercises at the end of each chapter. Today was my first day of writing the morning pages. I spoke about this in anContinue reading “Stepping into 2021”

My Top 5 Reads of 2020 and a List of the 55 Books I Read this Year

I read 55 books this year. My top 5 reads were 1. The Silent Patient – Alex Michaelides 2. Normal People – Sally Rooney 3. Ringa Ringa Roses – Neil D’ Silva 4. Memory – Pragya Bhagat and 5. When Push Comes to Shove – Ushasi Sen Basu. I read The Silent Patient in aContinue reading “My Top 5 Reads of 2020 and a List of the 55 Books I Read this Year”

My Book Review of ‘Yesterday’s Ghosts’ By Nikhil Pradhan

On Halloween, I’d taken part in a Twitter chat with Blogchatter and was sent this review copy of ‘Yesterday’s Ghosts’ by Nikhil Pradhan when I’d expressed interest in reviewing it. The book has been brought out by Harper Black, an imprint of Harper Collins Publishers. It is categorized as fiction/thriller. The title ‘Yesterday’s Ghosts’ reallyContinue reading “My Book Review of ‘Yesterday’s Ghosts’ By Nikhil Pradhan”

Does Radha Thomas really have Men on her Mind?

On 8 September 2013, I went to attend the book discussion of ‘Men on my mind’ by Radha Thomas at Urban Solace, Ulsoor. This was my second visit to this charming cafe that clearly lives up to its name. I’d been here earlier for the book discussion of “Days of Gold and Sepia’ and hadContinue reading “Does Radha Thomas really have Men on her Mind?”

Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MSTP)

MSTP is a valuable resource for technical writers and editors. You can download it from this site: http://www.tdrs-us.com/ It is listed there as MSTP.CHM When you download it to your computer, it will be a zipped file. When you unzip it and try to use it, if you see ‘Page not displayed’ or ‘Navigation toContinue reading “Microsoft Manual of Style for Technical Publications (MSTP)”