Hi there! I am Anusha Narasimhan, a Chennai based programmer, bibliophile, egalitarian and environment lover. Welcome to my website! Here, you’ll find articles related to books and my reflections on random topics. From general musings to book reviews to green living, everything that matters to me will be posted. More info on my blog in Q&A format below:
1. What is this website about?
This is primarily a personal blog with my musings on everyday life, thoughts on philosophical questions, theories on issues affecting a lot of people, rants on things that annoy me and narratives of important topics people are hesitant to talk about. I happen to love books, so I frequently gush about books I like or make listicles of book recommendations. Basically, this website is a cross between a personal blog and a book blog.
2. What will I gain out of reading your blog?
I have a pattern-seeking brain that over thinks and over analyzes stuff, meaning I read between the lines too much too easily. Whether it is about books or about daily life, I tend to have a different opinion on things and don’t always agree with social norms. You can follow my blog to see things from a different perspective. I also like to explore a variety of things, so I hope to inspire people into trying different things by reading my blog.
3. I’m new here. How do I start exploring this site?
If you are a fellow book lover, click on the “Books” tab on the menu for book reviews, recommendations, listicles and bookaholic babbling. Does philosophy intrigue you? Then browse the posts in the “Musings” category. If you are interested in my personal rants and ramblings, check out the “Random & Personal” tab. All things that are outside the domain of books and philosophy will be in this section.
4. I want to start with a non-bookish post. What would you suggest?
Here are some of my personal favourites:
5. I don’t agree with your opinions. Why do you write such articles?
If you disagree with my thoughts, feel free to drop a comment on the article and I’d be more than happy to partake in a civil, logical and polite discussion. To err is human and no one can be right all the time. I’m always happy to listen to a different point of view. I believe that is how one grows as a person. However, if your comments are irrelevant, mean or stupid, I might delete them. It is my blog after all and I don’t want any trolls here.
6. Where do I find more of your book reviews and recommendations?
I must confess that almost all my book reviews are exclusively on goodreads. Only if I absolutely loved a book, it gets featured here. If you want to see all the books I’ve read and go through all my reviews, check out my goodreads profile. If you are not on goodreads, feel free to discuss books in the comment section of any book related post. Please note that I do not accept any book challenge tags.
7. I’m an author. Will you be interested in an ARC of my book?
I review advance book copies and like to help books succeed. However, I am currently not accepting any new ARCs because I’m swamped with the ones I’ve already received. To be fair to the authors and publishers who have given me free books, I will not accept any new ARC until I’m done with at least 95% of them. This is going to take time. Sorry! Do watch this space to know when I resume accepting ARCs.