Time for change!

Source: BoomTown

Last weekend I completed seven years of reviewing books on this blog. I spent some time looking back and was overjoyed to see the titles which I have been able to read all through these years. The authors who have graced my blog with their thoughts in the form of guest-posts and interviews - I am so thankful to each one of them for their insights. And I am thankful to you, dear reader, for being there!

Over all these years, the entire blogging aspect of reviewing has undergone so many changes. When I started I was a book blogger, now there are book-stagrammers and book-tubers also in our fraternity who have redefined the beauty of book reviewing. Even this blog has gone through so many changes both in design and in terms of layout, including the way I review books. What has not changed is the Foodie verdict!

This blog has witnessed my journey of an aspiring photographer, a budding poet and a travel writer. It has been that one place where my love for books was celebrated and has grown manifolds. You all have been more than welcoming to all the changes and have been a constant motivating factor for me all throughout the time. However, starting this year I plan to bring down the reviews and try my hand at literary criticism. 

Literary criticism is something I have been trying my hand at since last few years and now I feel it is time to bring it here. In 2018, the biggest achievement for me has to be having my review published in an international online journal - Contemporary South Asia which is affiliated with King's College London. This boasted my confidence on my ability to write essays on literary criticism. I hope I am able to do justice to the titles I have been working upon with this new found love.

I have also been working on a piece on Saadat Hasan Manto, one of my favourite authors which is more on the lines of a dissertation for my thesis for the longest now. It is labour of love for me and I promise this blog is where I will share a glimpse of it before turning it in. Please send some much needed inspiration my way!

So, bear with me some more, as the blog will undergo some more changes in the coming few months. Book reviews will be posted but their style will change now. They will be more in-depth and detailed. Books will as always, not be rated. And books will continue to be celebrated for that is what was the main reason behind this blog.

Source: "In The KNOW" with Phil Hayes