Sunday, 17 January 2016

Just JANUARY Things PART 1.

Dear Diary,

I can't believe how quickly time flies. It's already the 17th and the month will be over before we know it. I'm glad though I have done quite a few things already.

The Hyderabad Literary Festival.

It's indeed wonderful to see that books and writing are slowly gaining the popularity and attention they deserve and a large part of the credit goes to the Literary Festivals. I guess the trend commenced with the Jaipur Lit Fest and soon every state started to have one of their own. I attended the one in Hyderabad and it was amazing. Since it was my first literary fest ( having never attended one before and my first in Hyderabad) I was super excited and it did not disappoint.

The sessions were informative and the speakers brilliant. I met my favourite author once again and this time, after considerable goading from my friends, mustered the courage to ask him for a photograph. He was an absolute darling and obliged. It was the highlight of the festival for me.

The venue

Favourite Author

Selfies are imperative.

That's all for today. Until next time.

The Sunday Visitor.

Sunday, 3 January 2016

Happy New Year

Dear Diary,

Happy New Year.

Another year has gone by and a new one has begun. I'm back in the hostel for my second semester after a month long fruitful vacation. 2016 looks like an interesting year. I have already signed up for two things.

1. @100BooksPact

The initiative is to read more this year and I'm in. I read 80 books last year and I want to read more this year. I have already started reading my first book for it, will write a review soon.

2. The Brunch Book Challenge #BrunchBookChallenge

Frequent visitors know that I have been participating in this challenge since 214 and won the first time. This time we have to read 24 books and at least three of them have to be on India or by Indian authors. I'm giving it a twist of my own. I'm going to read 24 books on India or by Indian authors.

I know that's a lot of books but that's what 2016 is all about. Reading more, exploring more and discovering more. Of course it will have other adventures too :p

What are you doing this new year?

The Sunday Visitor.

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