Learn Python With Dhawal - 13 - Basic Operations on Matrices or 2-D Arrays


Before we head further into deeper sorting techniques, I want to let you know about the options by which you can use Multidimensional Arrays in Python. Although there are many sophisticated and easier ways to deal and operate on matrices or 2-D arrays using Numpy and other similar libraries, but here I want you to learn about how to create and use a 2-D array and perform algebraic operations on them.

How to create a 2-D Array or a Matrix in Python

Technically speaking there's no array in python but these are lists. This way we are creating a list within a list. Basically creating a nested list to use like a matrix.

Code 1 :

Input:

  1. a=[[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]]
  2. print(a)


Output:

[[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]]


I feel this particular code will be self explanatory as the 'print' statements explain the use of the commands.

Code 2 :

Input:

  1. a=[[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]]
  2. print("This is our Initial Matrix ",a)
  3. a.append([1,2,3])
  4. print ("This is matrix after adding one more row at the end ",a)
  5. a.insert(1,[234])
  6. print ("This is the matrix after adding an element at a particular index position ",a)
  7. a[0][2]=345
  8. print ("This is the matrix after editing the value of one element at a particular index ",a)


Output:


  1. This is our Initial Matrix 
  2.  [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]]
  3. This is matrix after adding one more row at the end 
  4.  [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], [1, 2, 3]]
  5. This is the matrix after adding an element at a particular index position 
  6.  [[1, 2, 3], [234], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], [1, 2, 3]]
  7. This is the matrix after editing the value of one element at a particular index 
  8.  [[1, 2, 345], [234], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9], [1, 2, 3]]


Code 3 :

Input:

  1. a=[[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]]
  2. print("This is Matrix a ",a)
  3. b=[[1,2,3],[4,5,6],[7,8,9]]
  4. print("This is Matrix b ",b)
  5. c=[[0,0,0],[0,0,0],[0,0,0]]

  6. for i in range(len(a)):
  7.     for j in range(len(a[0])):
  8.         c[i][j]=a[i][j]+b[i][j]
  9.         
  10. print("This is Matrix c which has addition of a and b ",c)
Output:


  1. This is Matrix a 
  2.  [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]]
  3. This is Matrix b 
  4.  [[1, 2, 3], [4, 5, 6], [7, 8, 9]]
  5. This is Matrix c which has addition of a and b 
  6.  [[2, 4, 6], [8, 10, 12], [14, 16, 18]]
This code shows how to perform addition of 2 matrices. Here we have our two initial matrices namely a and b. We are performing addition and showing the result in a 3rd matrix c. We can do it in the same matrix as any of a or b but for the reason of simplicity and ease of learning we have taken c.

Now, first 'for' loop will be running to check the number of rows in the matrix. The number of rows in the matrix is nothing but the length of list a and b. Hence we have taken the length of the lists a and b by the command len(a).

The second loop runs to check the number of columns. To find the number of columns, here it means the number of elements for each list inside our list. Hence we have used len(a[i]) command to find the length of that particular column.

Keep in mind that this is a symmetrical matrix of same dimensions aka 3x3. This code might need some alterations when performing for non symmetric matrices or random inputs.

We use the combination of first and second 'for' loop to traverse through each and every element in our virtual matrix. Then we add the elements and put the result in a new 3rd matrix c at the position (i,j) aka means at the same position as the elements it's the summation of.

Later we just print the result matrix and it shows the result of our operation. This code needs a bit more of a logical practice to understand about the traversal that we are perfoming here to calculate the results.

Assignment

Similarly, you can perform subtraction, multiplication, and modular division( it gives the remainder), or even usual division ( gives the quotient).


I hope you enjoyed as much as I did writing this chapter. Here you learnt something more about loops, variables as well as functions in a gist and how to go about using them and build your own logic for various things as well as sorting the lists.

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Why Instagram hiding the likes is good?




As you can see in the official tweet above from the Instagram's Twitter handle. They recently announced a few changes which included the one where they decided to hide the total number of likes and video views for the users in selected countries. Personally, I love the step and let's see if it is actually implemented world-wide.

The Problem with the Likes

Before we begin discussing about how good this step is, let us first know the whole issue which caused this step. As you know, every social network keeps updating it's algorithm every now and then. These update frequencies are almost never known and what would be prioritised is also never known to the general populace.

In the recent years there's a huge rise in the number of 'influencers' on the social media platform. I call Instagram a 'feel good' platform. But the same 'feel good' has a different effect on everyone. With the rise in the so termed 'influencing' accounts and 'marketing' accounts, there is a rat race on uploading the content which gain the most number of likes and views for the videos. Everyone was so deeply involved in getting viral over the night. This race and serious problem was proven by artificially getting things like an egg viral.

People, especially young girls started comparing their likes with others and there was a race. When this wasn't turning up as per the expectations, resulted in depression and anxiety. The serious effect on mental health was quite evident and I don't think anyone can deny it.

Instagram is becoming fake-stagram.
So apart from many more issues after the acquisition by the social media giant like the privacy issues, this was expected to be dealt with sooner or later. To avoid solving the issue where people upload things on the platform where it just feels good or 'Insta-worthy' ( which means would get likes )
instead of things they'd really share. I feel this was a good step in that direction.

Solving the Problem

Now, Instagram had some really good ideas to solve this problem of people trying desperately to get viral overnight and upload content just for likes. There were rumors about Instagram hiding the following and follower number counts, but it somehow got resistance from the business sector of the platform as follower number is like a status which is quite important for many influential personalities. Hence that idea was seemingly dropped.

Next the step where the likes are only visible to the user who uploaded it and that too only on option is a really good step in my opinion. It will reduce the competition where people judge other user's contents on the basis of the likes they're getting. This should improve the diversity of the content uploaded the platform without the social pressure of getting as many likes as possible. People still can view their likes and this can be an important metric for businesses as the engagement rate ( number of likes to followers ratio) still can be seen.

Since there's no virtual pressure of uploading things which gets likes, I feel this can be a great chance for the normal users who often feel intimidated buy the influential accounts to upload whatever they like. Those desperate attempts of the faking it till making it level can reduce the adverse effects on the mental health.

Conclusion

I know the ones who want to compare will still compare and there's actually no solution for it. But for the general consensus this is a really great step in my opinion. To just cut of the competition between users to get more likes feels like the most idealistic way of solving the issue of mental health and fake-stagram.

But behind the scenes I feel even the company has some very sneaky benefits which it is hiding between the main propaganda. This step would be an additional step for the company to push more accounts to go business and try promoting posts with money. Since, there's no visual results for the general users it would cut off half of the copy-trend uploads  and most of the fake like-follower marketing base. It is indeed a really good step as it is much easier to just hide the number of likes and followers instead of going on a fake account hunt where there are millions of accounts.




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Learn Python With Dhawal - Chapter 12- Sorting in Python


Before we begin the concepts about sorting there are few more concepts that I want to clear things about. Every language has some default parameters when a new variable is been created. In Java by default every number has value 0 or null for some others. In Python it would be always some or the other garbage value just like C. Also, when you are taking inputs some of the methods take inputs in very specific formats. For ex, the input() method takes everything as a string so when you want a number as input you need to convert it, or per say typecast it in technical terms.

We have seen a few examples of typecasting in previous coding examples where we have taken the input from the user for a calculator program and then typecasted the string input to integer format. If you don't take care of things like these, it might create issues in you programs. I can't possibly teach all the basics with the details here. This course is intended to keep a short informational aspect while exploring all the important topics. To dive into depth and learn more about it is your task.

A code might appear perfect on paper but it doesn't mean it is when you try on a computer.
For that you need to slowly explore the art of coding on your own and learn the art of debugging. Debugging can be done in various ways. For simplest you can put a print statement and see if some step is been executed or not. You can use console log commands if you know them.

Coming to Sorting, Python has various tools to make the work easy for you but unless you know how it works and how a sorting mechanism should behave, its of no use. So here we would explore a very basic sorting loop to understand how it would work.

Input :


  1. def sorting(a,l):
  2.     for i in a:
  3.         for i in range (1,l):
  4.             if(a[i-1]>a[i]):
  5.                 t=a[i-1]
  6.                 a[i-1]=a[i]
  7.                 a[i]=t


  8. l=int(input("Enter the size of list you want to sort.\n"))
  9. t=0
  10. a=[]
  11. for i in range (l):
  12.     a.append(int(input("Enter the element in list.\n")))
  13. print ("This is your entered list : ",a)
  14. sorting(a,l)
  15. print ("This is your sorted list : ",a)


Output :


  1. Enter the size of list you want to sort.
  2. 5

  3. Enter the element in list.
  4. 3

  5. Enter the element in list.
  6. 5

  7. Enter the element in list.
  8. 2

  9. Enter the element in list.
  10. 6

  11. Enter the element in list.
  12. 1
  13. This is your entered list :  [3, 5, 2, 6, 1]
  14. This is your sorted list :  [1, 2, 3, 5, 6]



Explanation :

As you noticed in first line, we defined the sorting function taking the two arguments a and l as a is the list of your elements and l is the length of that list.

I have given the option for used to define the length of the list but you can easily take a pre-defined list and use the method len() for getting the length of the list. but here for the fun of it, we are taking the list and elements both from the user.

There are 2 loops at step 2 and 3 if you notice. Inside the loop there's a swapping set of code which will swap the positions of 2 elements within the list if the previous one is larger than the later one. This way we will sort the list in an ascending order. Hence the inner for loop at step 3 would run once for the full length of the list to see if there are any abnormalities and every element satisfies the condition.

But we are just traversing the list once here. What if the list requires more than 1 run to sort the elements? Since there are 5 elements and taking an approximation that 5 is at a[0] and 1 is at a[l], this would be an worst case scenario. To sort the whole descending list into an ascending one, we would require to traverse the list lxl times to sort all the elements in ascending order.

Hence we set up a dual nested loop to traverse the list and sort all the elements. The number will only be swapped when the condition is true.

You can try some modifications on yourself to see how the code functions. To the result of the list after each inner for loop run you can print the list by adding print (a) command at step  8 to just see the swapped changes or to see every list after every iteration add the command at step 4.

Assignment:
I thought it would be a fun thing to let out a few things for you to try on your own. I want you to create a similar simple sorting program to sort things in a descending list. If you are successful in writing the code, do email me or just comment at let me know.

hint : use the '<' instead of '>' at step 4



I hope you enjoyed as much as I did writing this chapter. Here you learnt something more about loops, variables as well as functions in a gist and how to go about using them and build your own logic for various things as well as sorting the lists.


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Author Interview - Souvik Roy






Tell us something about yourself.

I'm Souvik Roy, an 18 year old soft spoken yet an ambitious individual. I have a knack for writing, drawing and theater. Well, I'm a Computer Science student and is thus forced to study a lot as well.
Tell us something about your book.

 


Well, I have always been a Sherlock Holmes fan kid. My book though is a combination of mystery and spy-thriller, so you can expect a perfect blend of mystery, adventure, spy-action, chase and parkour with unexpected twists and emotional outbreaks. Well, my main character Abhinash Chakraborty is no less than a mystery himself in this story. He is a perfect combination of Sherlock and bond. Yeah, he has no other characteristic of mine other than my flaws. I hope that the readers will fall in love with him and the villain.
What were your experiences in writing a full fledged story for the first time? I saw you have written a few short stories before, so compared from short stories to a full novel, what are your experiences? Why beginning with Mystery/Thriller?

Well, short stories are actually a lot more easier to write. The biggest problem with a novel is that you have to take it slow and at the same time keep the pace. So, suffering from writer's block is very common. A chapter-wise planning scheme, a cup of tea/coffee and the love of writing should be enough to keep you going.

What things you had to keep in mind while writing a mystery?

Firstly, I did my research. Well, if you can write then you can do the research from films and TV serials as well, it would be a lot more fun that way. Once you get a plot jot it down.
Segregate your plot into chapters and write the summary of each chapter. Would be helpful for sending it to publishers as well. I did my planning in bathroom, well one must find a place he/she is comfortable in. Whenever, you get an idea jot it down as you might forget that later on. 
Once all is done start writing. And remember to keep your writing lucid and write as per your heart's desire.

How much did you enjoy the writing process?

In a phrase, I can summarize it as : "It was a session of enlightenment"

What you think you could've done much better in the book?

Maybe the editing. I was too much excited and thus missed the typos in the book, Shouldn't effect much as there weren't any major typos. Well, the cover could had been better. I designed the cover myself and will definitely do a better job the next time.
As for the title of the book, it suits the plot perfectly. You must read the book thoroughly to find the connection.

Are you writing anything next? What more can we expect from you in future? Would you continue in the same genre? or would try exploring other genres out and why?

Yes, I'm writing another thriller. Hope to complete it soon. I won't share further details now.
Well, if Abhinash Chakraborty is loved by all, then I'm planning for a sequel. I will continue writing forever, no matter what occupation I choose in future.
Well, I haven't yet experienced the feeling called 'romantic-love' so, I can't write about it. Once I do, I'm planning to write romantic fiction as well.

There are many debates about how a writer should write more and read less and the other way around, what are your thoughts on it? As a writer how should be one's reading pattern?

Well, one should read the best book of each genre and pick his own genre that he/she would want to proceed with.

Once that's done, he/she should read both the categories of that book : the bestsellers and the award winners. Two or three books would do. Then he must write short stories first and verify from others whether his writing is good. 
Once you have the approval, you can start writing. Reading too much might make you a great critic but for an author it's only a waste of time beyond a certain extent.
well these are my personal opinions.

Anything else you want to share with us?

I will soon be doing a contest and the post will be available in my facebook page. Follow me to stay tuned. You can win exciting gifts.

Where we can find you on internet?

You can connect with me by any of the following means ....

Email: divinedigits69@gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/divinedigits69/
Instagram : @souvik3840

About the Book : 


A CBI officer and father receives the shock of his life when he meets his new SSP as he is his daughter's boyfriend who went missing seven years ago. They meet while investigating a murder case but their further interactions reveal that SSP sir is involved in some big case. A shocking high-profile case which involves codes, puzzles, spies and a lot of deceptions. They have joined hands but will the narrator be able to choose the right side as things are not what they seem at all.

Link : https://amzn.to/2INoCcQ



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How and why should you start a blog? - Extensive Guide for Beginners.



How to start a blog? That's the one more question which is asked most of the times. Well as I always say, it is very easy to start a blog. Starting a blog is way easy compared to maintaining one. There are many reasons one can opt for blogging and honestly if you want to write your heart out just go for it but there are a few things which you should keep in mind before you head on for the adventure.

Just like every adventure you need to pack light but keep all essentials, blogging is the same. You need to be light with your website but at the same time keep all the essentials intact. As a hobby blogging is quite an investment of your time. Before we begin talking about how to start a blog, let us first talk about why should you open one and why not?

Why should you start a blog?

This question is honestly a very controversial question as per my opinion. For some a blog is a way to express themselves while for some it is a way to just showcase their writings to the world. For some it is a space to vent out all emotions while for some it is a place to show their unusual side to the world. For some it might be just another timepass but for some it is a bread earner.

Coming to the answer for this question, one should start a blog if they can produce unique content for a long time consistently. Just ask yourself this question and reflect your actions upon its honest answer. If it is a strong yes then just go for it. At times you might be nervous if someone will read your content or not, but at the same time you are confident about your content, just go for it.

You can start a blog just to keep yourself occupied as its a very investing hobby, both in terms of time and money. You can start a blog if you want some work experience in writing as well as can't have time to work as part-timer for some institute.

Why you shouldn't start a blog?

Now this question is quite in the gray area as I  actually am not the deciding entity whether you can or can't begin one but I'd try to give out my reasons for why you might not be the cut-out for blogging.

If you are starting the blog with the sole aim to monetise it and earn from it, honestly don't bother opening one in first place. Monetizing blogs is quite a secondary option that is also intended towards the developed blogs. Most people who begin blogging for earning money thinking you just have to write to get paid huge cheques, it is not for you. Although there can be an exception if you have a well thought out business plan but that won't be blogging hence the conundrum.

If you are thinking blogging is a super easy way to get quick success and it is one way to reach the imaginary heavens of the career world then you need to calm down and come back to earth as that's reverse of what blogging is.

Blogging is super hard in various ways in which I would explain later in this post but when its comes to one step success, it might look like to unknowledgeable eye but its not the case. There's a lot in background and just like I said, the website you see and access is just a tip of an iceberg.

How to start a Blog?

Now, coming to the main topic, first you have to decide whether you want to invest in blogging or not? Ask yourself that question and then choose a path accordingly. There are various ways to start a blog but I'd generalise a lot of things here including this one for the sake of the article size, else it'd be a thesis for sure.

Self Hosted Blog or Free Blogging Platforms

If you are a newbie with literally zero experience on what blogs are, how they work and other things then I would strictly advise you against going self hosted. Still if you think you can afford the costs and you just want to take a risk and try it out for once then you can surely go ahead with it.

If you are someone who just wants to play around with the idea of owning a blog and just want to express yourself via a medium which isn't plain social media then just go for free blogging platforms. There are several of them including micro-blogging platforms. Look up on the Internet for them as new ones always keep popping up.

Difference between Social Media and a Blog

Before we head into further details about blogging, let me explain the key differences between a blog and a social media outlet.

I am going to use 'social' for the ease of reference and discussion but things like Tumblr (Micro-Blogging Platform), Twitter (Micro-Blogging Platform), Reddit (Micro-Blogging Platform with Perks), Quora (QnA Platform) also account as social medias because of their usage patterns as well as several other usage policies which includes content policies.

There are very tiny yet significant differences between a social media and a blog. A blog is technically a website which is personalised and is updated with content in a particular format ( Not a textbook definition ). Whereas social media account is more like a piece of a huge blog. I would account Youtube more of a social than a blog as it follows more patterns as a social which is used for vlogs or video blogs.

  1. You don't own the content on social medias. There might be different content policies but at the end they hold the right to remove your content or at times even modify as well as use for their personal purposes. For such details dig deeper into their content and privacy policies before beginning.
  2. Some Socials don't allow you to use personal account for businesses. Either you have to define it as a business account with proper credentials or just stop doing that altogether.
  3. Social medias don't give you the control over the content and platform that you use like a blog provides. A blog is as good as you can spend and your imagination but social media on the other hand limits your options that you can do with whatever the main company offers you.
  4. It is extremely easy to use social media when compared to blog but similarly it is extremely to get your content copied. All you can do when you find that your work was copied is that you can complain like that annoying kid who always snitches to the teacher and then it is upto the teacher to pay you attention or not.
  5. There are limits on what you can and can't upload on a social media both in terms of content guidelines as well as content form factors as well as the audience that you would find on that socials. In a blog you have your own curated audience and they all are connected with just you. Social media is like a having a stall at fair. People come to the fair and browse all stalls depending on what is best at grabbing their attention.
  6. Driving traffic to social media is very easy than compared to driving traffic to a blog. You'd literally cry out after a few months if you get views that you can count on your fingers on everything you post on blog until you crack several pro things which I will talk about later.
  7. Social media makes it very easy for people to connect with you as well as follow you. There's no one way or maybe comfortable way for people to follow blogs even as of yet in 21st century. Emails and RSS are a few popular ways but not quite extensive and helpful much like socials.
  8. For getting views on blog, you'd have to depend on a social and it would be a chicken and egg story. Your socials won't get attention much since your blog isn't that famous and your blog won't get that much traffic just because you aren't as much popular on social media. If you crack one of any, that might change the things out for you, until then it is an endless vicious draining cycle which might lead into depression.
  9. Maintaining a blog is 10x harder when it comes to handling a social. Blog gives you a sense of ownership and responsibility. I feel blog vs social is an argument like buying or renting a house. Find which one makes more sense for you and take the one which suits your need the best.
  10. Lastly, on a social you might be subjected to the trends which rise on the platform more quickly and have to change your content producing schedules and quality depending upon the platform. On a blog it is more of the way you want it to do approach.
If you think a social would be better than blog then you might not be wrong, check out this article where I have explained why for most a social is better than a blog.


What to take care while going Self-Hosted?

Self hosted blogs are often called fully owned websites. Everything right from a piece of code to the loading speed of the website to the legalities that your content has to deal with in different regions is totally your responsibility.

Choosing a Good Hosting and Domain

When it comes to going self hosted first thing that should come to your mind is choosing a good hosting service and Domain.

You can host a server from your house as well if you have a powerful enough computer combined with fast and steady Internet and electricity. Else you can be a smarty one and pay for a good hosting from a wide range of hosting companies that you would find at a simple search on the Internet.

Always choose a server with good ping and access speeds. There are mainly two speeds, download speeds and upload speeds. For a server you'd need better download access speeds than upload access speeds unless 100 people are going to upload the content on blog at the same time.

Check for the reliability of the hosting provider before buying the space. You can choose any of the plans you feel better. Many providers also offer you domain names in a package along with the hosting but I'd recommend to look for cheaper and good domain service since you can change hosting anytime and much easily as compared to the domain names.

Choose a good domain name and not completely rubbish that you thing is trendy. Domain names are something which should be as small as possible or of lengthy as easy as possible to remember. Avoid domain names which might either get you banned in some country or cause you legal trouble. If possible avoid .com domains for a number of reasons unless you are a business and want to establish yourself as a legitimate company.

Take up some friendly domains like .in, co.in, .us .uk, .net etc... Avoid domains like ,gov, .org, .tk, etc.. which might get you banned or make you look like a malicious source or don't suit your profile. There are some new weird domains in the market as well but as far as the fancy names go domain names doesn't matter that much in terms of SEO unless its one of things which make you look malicious.

Always hire a good developer

I know this might irk some of you but unless you are really good at coding or have someone to annoy at one ring of a phone call 24/7 who is a developer or knows their way around websites, HIRE A DEVELOPER.

When you go self hosted a number of things might go wrong and most of the times you might not even be aware about it. It can affect your blog's SEO, loading times and other significant performance issues which might happen at any time.

If you have a developer who can maintain or help you with your blog then it gets things way easier like piece of cake. Else it would be like you talking to an alien who is grumpy and about to vaporise you with his gun.

Some developers just make websites for you while some offer nice and good after sales service and maintenance plans which would leave you with just the hassle of dealing with content and not bother why some button has started behaving weirdly or some random plugin isn't working.

If you are adventurous enough and want to learn as you go then you can surely take a deep dive in the ocean of technology and explore the coral reefs of programmings languages and endless plugins.

Some other personalisation tips

You have a endless imagination and can do whatever you want with your space on the internet. A website is your own space on this huge web and while you can do anything with it, there are somethings which you have to keep in your mind before you start dancing in the la-la land where you the supposed god.


  1. Avoid things which might land you in legal trouble. I want to keep this as my first tip as there's endless possibility of what you can upload on your blog or how you can make it. Ensure you aren't breaking any laws in the countries your website might be visible in. You can also region lock your website so as to avoid headaches or things which you just might want to show inside your own country.
  2. Ensure that your website's loading speed is good enough to not just drive traffic away. Since you are the one in control of the hosting, it depends on you how fast your website can be accessed. There are more factors which decide the loading speeds of a webpage but at first you need to ensure it is not the fault from the servers.
  3. Always have a full backup of your website, including the code and plugins. If you don't have it then you can ask your developer for it. Keep accounts safe, if possible give only admin access to the developer and not the owner level access as at times some one may lock you out of your own website.
  4. Don't host any malware, upload anything which might cost you a DMCA takedown or anything in similar pattern. Always try to keep your content original as possible.
  5. Host only the things you want and don't end up making a plugin mess or something which drives attention off your articles all the time.
What to take care when using a Free-Blogging Platform

Many of you might be wondering why I called YouTube a social and would be calling Blogger another service by Google a Blog. There are a lot of differences in the usage pattern and restrictions that make that difference. But here we are going to explore free-blogging platforms.

There are many free blogging platforms like Blogger, Wordpress, Wix, Squarespace, etc. Many of them have a freemium model only exception being Blogger. Blogger I feel by far is the best you can get when it comes to free blogging platforms. I will explain the reason why later at the end of this section.

Choosing a nice URL
When it comes to choosing URLs in these free platforms keep a few things in mind.
  1. A URL can be only assigned once to a person hence don't waste URLs like single use plastic. It is free doesn't mean you exploit it. Someone else won't get a URL just because you didn't fancy a particular one and wanted to change.
  2. Keep a sane URL which people can remember with as less dots '.' as possible in it.
  3. In free blogging platforms all you get is a subdomain and not a domain. A sub-domain is like a domain within a domain. You own the subdomain but not own it at the same time. It is like a section inside a hard drive or say, a section inside your locker. You might own that locker but not the whole almirah.
  4. Choose a URL which connects with your blog and makes some sense. for example, 'mybookishworld.blogspot.com' and not 'itsmybookandiwillreviewitasilike.blogspot.com' or 'mybookworld.blogspot.home.blog.com'
  5. In these free platforms choosing a URL is like choosing a good username. It will help you when it comes to search engines both within the free blogging ecosystem of your platform as well as the open internet.
Choosing a nice theme

It is very important to choose a nice theme when it comes to blogging. You might not get a free and full access to whatever you want to do on your blog and have to choose from a very limited palette of themes available.

Choose the one which gives you the ability to customise extensively and which is as minimal as possible so there are less chances of you deleting anything by mistake.

If you are trying to edit and customise the themes yourself there are some easy to use tools if you are tech savy but a little knowledge of HTML and CSS is recommended if you are going to get your hands dirty even a little bit. It isn't compulsory bit might turn out handy anytime.

Choose a theme which is legible and don't customise in a way that makes your page load slow or wonky. Turn on the mobile support for the themes if it is not turned on by default.

Blogger as Exception and Best of Free Blogging Platforms.

Here I am explaining the differences that blogger offers when it is compared to other free blogging platforms.

  1. Blogger allows you to use your own domain name with blogger. So you can use blogger as a hosting service and use your own domain name to connect with your blog.
  2. Blogger allows you to upload custom themes and side load plugins if you are tech-savy enough to do so, or have a helping hand.
  3. Blogger allows you to customise your blog as much as you can leaving very few boundaries between going self hosted and using a free platform.
  4. Blogger adapts your website according to regions it is served in, for ex GDPR notices in EU region. You don't have to worry about even making it go from HTTP to HTTPS as long as your theme doesn't interfere with any of it.
  5. Side loading plugins is easy and hosting files can be done by using some workarounds.
  6. You can sign up for Adsense and earn using blogger.


Things to take care of while blogging on free platforms.

Free platforms that allow you to blog have their own content guidelines for what you can and can't upload or what you can and can't do with the free space that they are alloting you. As far as you are within those ver basic guidelines then you are free to explore your blogging world as you like it.

Somethings to take care of before you begin your blogging journey.


  1. Your blog theme should be legible, don't use fancy fonts or overly tiny fonts.
  2. Keep your blog as minimal as possible. If you wish you can make it super vibrant and shiny and glittery but then that will drive attention off your writing into other things which will just increase your bounce rates.
  3. Create links properly for every webpage and post and link them properly to each other.
  4. Avoid redundancy as far as you can in terms of links, texts, logins etc..
  5. Try that you don't divert traffic outside your blog as far as possible.
  6. Use Ads and affiliates in non-intrusive mannerisms.
  7. Avoid link spamming on posts.
  8. Create a nice post sharing mechanism. ( Email, RSS, Socials, etc)
  9. Make it easy to comment and share your posts. Use appropriate methods for that.
  10. Upload good quality of content and don't disappear after a few months.

Here I have tried my best to compile a list of things that a newbie should take care off before heading on the blogging adventure. I have generalised a lot of things here and don't quote this as some legal or official statement. I have emphasized more on the true meaning and context as compared to barebone technicalities.





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How to write a good book review and why should you write one?



There are many of you who have said that writing a review feels like a task/not my style/I don't feel comfortable/I don't know how to write one. This article is for you my dear buddies. Below I have complied a few points which will help you to write an apt review for basically any book you'd read. Some of the points might help for non book reviews as well.

Reviews are a huge factor when it comes to buying something online as per some of you who read the posts. Many times it happens that people are just shy or anxious to come out in public and post a review about a thing they like.

Imagine you read a sexy erotic thriller and you loved the book but then you are shy to write a review since its a public one. Well for things like that, I don't have a solution. But I can give you a lot of reasons why you should write a review for sure. There are many friends who review books on a blog and this might help them as well.

Why should you write a review?

Before we go ahead and start discussing on how to write a good review. It is very important to know why to write one in first place. I am not going to give you cliche examples at best but would show you some solid points for why you should write one and a good one in fact.


  1. More than 50% people post a review only when they have a grudge against the delivery/product.
  2. There are review farms which review for the sake of it and they work both ways for and against. Hence it can be quite misleading for you and harmful for the business in some cases.
  3. Most people don't bother to review as long as the product works fine. At times you get a product and you feel like waiting for a while and use it before talking anything about it. Later, you just literally forget about posting one unless the company pesters you with emails or phone calls which can be annoying as well as result in a bad review by an annoyed customer.
  4. Some don't write a review because they're just too lazy to do it and have a number of excuses up their sleeves for not to write one.
  5. Many don't bother writing one since most reviews on many sites are misleading anyways.
  6. Writing a good review, meaning which expresses your thoughts about the product combined with factual information is quite helpful for other buyers.
  7. You can draw away more people away from scammy purchases.
  8. Similarly more people can benefit out of some really good deals.
If you need more convincing to write a review then just leave it my friend, you are hopeless :P XD

How to write a good review?

Now, writing a good review refers to aptly expressing your thoughts in a few lines. If you like to support your favourite authors then do leave a review after purchase. Also, even if you have pirated or borrowed from some library, basically if you have read from anywhere, then do leave a review. There are various sites like goodreads, and your everyday socials to talk about the reads you enjoyed.

Now while writing a review you have to keep a few things in mind. These are the tips I used to write my reviews as pro-reviewer. Although, my personal reviews often differ from these guidelines most of the times. Yet you can use these guidelines to write a review as a pro-book blogger.

  1.  When you like a book, always begin with an appreciation.

    You might come across a really awesome read and you are hyper excited to write a review. But when you go on the writing page, all you can muster up is I just loved this read and you should read it.

    That's when you should start talking with obvious things. Like the cover if you like it, the blurb, slowly dive into how to felt while reading the book. What was your first hand experience with the story.

    What portions you totally loved and what you thought could've been better.  Some instances where you felt it was so real as if it had happened somewhere. Then you can put it all nicely in one paragraph.

    You would have somethings which you didn't like that you can write after sharing what all you loved about it and always end with a constructive criticism and recommending who all might love it.
  2. When you read a book which is good but nothing which excites you.

    There are books which you feel are nice and decent. Something you would read once and just then never bother again about it. Begin with a point where you talk about the story. Then take it to section where you talk about what you liked, what you disliked, felt was okay and nothing special.

    If you want try giving some criticism on how it would've been much better. If not you can just let it be. Explore some points where you felt it was weak and where if emphasised the importance could've been much better book.

    Write a point or two about why you felt it wasn't the book for you or what made you think it was decent but not something you'd just swipe off the bookshelf the moment you land your eyes on it.
  3. When you read a book which is okayish.

    There's a difference in being a book which is okayish and decent. Many times you come across a book which has a ton of mixed factors and emotions that rather end up confusing you. It might also happen that you didn't enjoy the book but it wasn't bad at all either. It can be a fine read for someone else.

    In those moments, avoid giving out critics. Just write what you find decent and likeable about the book. Maybe a few lines at best and if you are reviewing within a word limit ( for bloggers) then you can talk some more about cover, plot, etc.
  4. When you have to review a DNF ( Didn't Finish )

    There will be times when you think a book would be something you'd like to read but turns out totally not for your liking. That's when I'd recommend to just keep it away and get a refund while you can.

    There are times when you just end up with something you actually despise. Not everyone likes every genres and not all like the same sort of narration or writing style. With books it all depends upon the author, how the narration is, how the writing style is, how is the quality of the vocabulary, the quality of the content, etc. You can't really be a good samaritan and justify everything in this world. If you don't like you just don't.

    Personally, I avoid reviewing DNF books unless there's some professional obligation or something I think might help author writing a better story. I try to write a few lines at max and just tell that I didn't like it with a hope it could've been better. Usually, authors appreciate constructive criticisms but at times some authors can be a bit sensitive and not appreciate your efforts no matter now honest and sincere, so don't bother leaving a review if you think it was a good read but not your type.

    If there's issues with production quality and some other technical issues then feel free to write a line or two about it but if it is about the content, my advice would be just let it be. You don't have to like a particular book.
  5. How to give constructive criticism in a review

    There's a huge and let me repeat a humongous difference in hating a book and giving constructive criticism. Actually there's nothing as such as constructive criticism. It is just criticism. The word itself means you are trying to give an constructive feedback.

    Now, when you wish to give your feedback and don't want it to be looked as a hate speech, be as factual as possible. If you don't like a story, try explaining why if you like writing lengthy reviews. If you find any plot holes do mention them, if something's amiss with the characters again repeat.

    Don't just write 'I didn't like it / It is rubbish / It is crap / This isn't a good read / save your money and don't waste on it.' and call it a critique. This is demeaning and not a fine critique at all. If you can't explain with facts it is not criticism, at the least for me. I don't know if anyone else calls it critiquing.
  6. Write a spoiler free review.

    Writing a review is very easy when you are talking about all characters, plot holes, etc. But at the same time when your aim is to give a spoiler free review, it becomes a super hard task to make it look convincing why you loved a book so much and some other not at all.

    To the people who read your review it should be evident that how much you liked a particular book and other not at all. There are a few handy tricks that you can use to write a spoiler free review.

    Talk about the story but generalise it as far as possible. Give examples from common and very popular shows without revealing much of the main story book. Like you find a fantasy book about dragons and werewolves you can try explaining it with Game of Thrones and Twilight examples.

    If it is a mystery, ensure you don't reveal the mystery afterall or the one who reads your review might seriously hate you, haha. If it is something quite common then you can use some elements from the story since it would be a contemporary fiction afterall. You can use the things which are mentioned in the blurb on the back of the book since it won't account as spoiler anyway.
  7. Write a review full of spoilers

    This comes as a very easy task for most but it is quite tricky to write a review in a way someone will actually go and bother to read a book. Remember, you are writing a review and not a 1 page summary of the book.

    Use the key plot points to enhance your review and not make it a mini book itself. Also try exploring the possibilities of how the plot could've been more interesting, more fun to read. You can use the quotes from the book to make it fun and keep in mind that quote is one a few lines at max and not a paragraph.

    Don't be the one who just dumps the blurb inside a review and calls it a day. People can read and understand the blurb of the book on their own. Talk about the story more without revealing the whole of it like showing a tip of the iceberg. Make it like a trailer which would make someone buy the book.
  8. Writing a mini review

    At times you won't like writing huge paragraphs or have the space for it. That's when you have to just sum everything up in a few lines.

    Write one line about how much you liked it / what you liked in the book. Write one line on feedback or just skip it and write one more on what you liked, if you aren't in a mood to write a critique. End it with a line where you talk about things you didn't like / could've been better.





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Funny thing about Ideals - They are never meant to be Real



How many times you have come across this question? 'What makes you happy?' or someone saying 'Do something that makes you happy.' Everyone's out there shelling advices on basically every aspect of your life. Some will throw radical ideas at you, while some will try to guilt you into their ideology.

Ideals and Ideology have a funny relation with humanity. Ideals are the main reason one is never satisfied or happy with whatever they're doing. I have seen some weird humans who are actually living. For the sake of technical correctness I might call them realists or anti-idealists. They are one of the most happiest beings I have ever met. Obviously, I am rooting out all wannabe-realists who thought watching one web-series or nice movie was making them a realist.

But the funny thing with ideals is that an ideal is like a target that you want to achieve. It is the driving spirit and motivation that just makes you go on and on ahead to achieve whatever you have desired. An ideal I feel is like an alcohol, which if taken as a medicine in limits can benefit you but if gone out of bounds can hurt you irreparably.

Just look at the example of NRI - or Non Resident Indians. These are those realists who somehow turn idealists when they reach their destinations. They keep wondering about their existence. On the front, they won't accept their feelings which are bubbling inside but then at the same time they can't lie to their ideals as well.

They head to other countries popularising a theme here in India that elsewhere is much better than here. But on reaching there, they end up making mini-India over there in the form of Indian colonies, societies or other organisational buff. At the same time Foreign tourists come here, feel the love and at times even end up settling here. So if it is really bad, why would that happen?

India is a organisational chaos. Internally there's a ton of chaos but at the same time, externally we surprisingly are all Indians - organised as one nation only when we are out of our nation. On the other hand, USA is an chaotic organisation. They are very peculiar about even the most tiniest of things like a cup of coffee they get, the amount of milk, sugar, etc.. but when you look at them as a collective, it is a chaos of liberalism, democrat-ism, lgbt-ism, feminism, veganism, radicalism (make america great again :P),etc..

I am chuckling at my own joke here it seems. Well this is not against any country or any Ideal. Ideals are things which you need in life but your whole life dedicated to an ideal is a no-no. If you try to chase an ideal you will never reach your real goals but if you try to use your ideal to chase a goal, then it will help you.

Ideals are like rules, meant to be broken, amended, changed. They're like a pair of rails and you are the train. If you keep chasing the tracks you'd end nowhere and most probably a dead end. But if you use those tracks to reach your stations then it will be a helpful tool.

Perfection is one such ideal, We always try to get perfect at one thing but most of times we get is 85-90% perfection. At the same time generalisation isn't the answer as well. You can't have a same doctor to operate on your teeth, brain tumors, do a kidney transplant as well as guide you on how to improve your mental health and deal with addictions.

In nature, perfection is a phenomenon which gets picked upon first. Breeds that are very specialised to live in one kind of environment get extinct way faster than breeds which are generalised enough to adapt. Us humans are one such example of great adaptation. So don't bother chasing an ideal but at the same time do have an ideal to refer to when you feel lost. Ideals are like blueprints that you can never turn into reality. But you can at the least look upon them and feel good that you have something to refer to when you are out of ideas or feel everything is going wrong.

Human mind has this tendency of dancing between structural rigidity and freedom. but none of them is an ideal point to stay forever. It has to sway back and forth to create a balance. Balance which in fact is one more ideal making this whole thing sound like a pointless blabber.




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What makes a good book?



'How do you decide it is a good book?' This question has been asked to me several times. Hence, I thought why not make a post about it. Previously, I had written about a few articles about 'How to Judge a Book?' where I have written about how to pick a book from a bookstore or a seller website, 'How to plot an awesome story?' where I write about tips to keep in mind while creating a plot for your new book as a writer, 'Things I find funny in cliche' where I have penned down my thoughts on how cliches can be turn into a boring plot if its not well thought after. I thought let's write an article which helps readers to decide whether the book they read was worth their efforts or not. As a writer this article may help you to write a better story when you know what your reader would be expecting.


  1. Story telling is an art and not every writer is a storyteller.

    There are some books which might be good grammatically, lexically and even vocabulary will be great but you won't be able to connect with the story at all. If its a fiction, you were confused about the story and the main character's goal then its not worth at all. At max I will give a 3 star just for its good lexical content otherwise it was pretty much indecipherable for me.

    If it is a non fiction for example biography or an autobiography then see if the story actually inspired you or not. In terms of autobiography, you can cut some slack as many times the person writing it isn't a professional author. But coming to biographies, author has to show main content like the time which changed the personality, struggles which shaped his/her career, key moments that defined his/her life. A person's life is like a mozaic and you have to detail and outline as well as bring those key moments of his or her life into focus. If it's not there then it's not a good biography.

    Every person as a story and you just need a good way to share it. A book should always tell a story be it a non-fiction or fiction. Although, technical books are a different concept altogether which I will share later in last point.
  2. Grammar isn't only thing in a book. Narration is a bigger factor

    I have seen many readers or so called literature experts go berserk about grammar and narration. A writing is only as good as long its passing the intended message in an accurate way.

    Narration is a key in making may books a really enjoyable read and a horrible read at best. Narration, I thing is the most underrated and undermined factor when it comes to reading and reviewing books. I don't know much about how writers perceive narration as a quality factor while writing a book.

    At times editors have conflicting narration styles and end up messing with the author's narration style which results in a horrible pace of words. The flow with which the river of words flows in your mind should create an ecstasy of imagination. It should paint a picture inside your brain and make you live and feel that moment with its words. If a narration isn't doing it then it's not a good narration at all.

    Every author has their own way of telling a story which dominates the narration at times. It is not about who is a better writer or who has better understanding of the language. It is about what suits your way of thinking.

    But there are some bad narration examples where the flow gets obstructed randomly, no consistent pattern of word flow, pace isn't set in the whole book that is horrible.
  3. Check for Author's Other works.

    At times, you might stumble upon an author who you weren't aware about. It might happen that the author has some very well known works which you didn't know about. Else it might happen that the book you read was author's first time attempting to write a book of that kind. You don't really define any author by one or two books. There are authors who have penned a single brilliant classic which everyone remembers but then others are okayish while there are some who have penned brilliant series but a few stick out like a sore thumb.

    If you are reading a new debut author, never just bash the book or judge his or her writing abilities on the very first attempt. There might be times when the output wasn't what the author would've expected. Coming on topic of debut books, please take care about reading the samples before buying. Since this discussion is a post-purchase one, I'd say if you don't like it better don't drop a review at all. I know many will have conflicting opinions on this but, it is better not to say anything rather than try to fake a praise.

    If you stumble upon a book whose author is been like a guide to you for all your emotional or inspiration doubts and then one of his book turns out off-track from his usual style, don't bash. It might not be your style of the book at best. I have learnt after a lot of experience that at times you might feel a particular work would have no readers and then you realise, that particular thing has a huge fan following than the maximum number of followers you'll ever achieve on social media.

    So key is that, don't bother reviewing or posting anything about a book if you can't leave a good remark. If you still feel adventurous and love putting out your opinion then sure, do it but just don't bash the work.
  4. When you take a first break while reading the book.

    There can be a lot said depending upon the time you voluntarily take a first break from reading the book. I am ignoring busy schedules here as I am only talking about a section when you just want to to take a break from the book.

    It is a good book if you took your first break only because you got some chore to do or you started having eye strain. At times some people like me don't get up hours on before finishing a read and such books are rated above 4 stars for sure. I am a picky person who gives 5 only when a book touches my heart else everyone lands a 4.

    It is an average book if you took your first break say within half hour to first hour. If it is anything more than that then you have a really good book and if it is any less, you are not liking it. Many times it has happened that the start of some book is extremely crappy but as it goes ahead the story improves and I end up somehow reading it.

    There are moments when you feel like just not continuing reading any further, that thought brings it down into a 'not liking' zone. Although, at times it has happened that after I finished some book, my views have changed about the book. This would happen if the story has involved you too much and once you are over the book back to reality you would realise how much you liked or disliked something at the best.

    But as a general rule of thumb, I'd say the lap of time where you start reading to you first think about taking a break or just keeping a book aside automatically ranks a particular book on your liking index. Obviously, not everyone is an avid reader and not everyone reads for hours long so make your index about it.
  5. Book Series are always a surprise for me.

    There's a new trend in the market about pushing out books in series, a duology or trilogy at best. There are authors who just end up regurgitating the same plot even after its far past limits. Such books just keep on getting boring and boring as the numeral count keeps increasing in series.

    At times I have encountered seriously horrible first books when series turns out to be fine. For most part there's always that one book in the whole series which is like a cherry on a pizza. Well and then there are books which I just love and wish they never ended. So invest in a series wisely. Hence if you come upon a book series which is ongoing, free tip, wait till it ends. Else if you have read a book which is a part of a series but can be read as a stand alone then it is safe enough but unless you won't understand a series if you miss a book in middle then you better should just decide about the whole series when you read it as a series instead of rating every book of the series individually.
  6. Descriptions in a book are like salt in food.

    I have met a lot of people who just love poetic descriptions and then there are people who just want it as bare as possible. Obviously context is the key here also I feel it should be a part of story-telling and narration.

    If you land upon a book which has a ton of descriptions too much for your own taste then just skip them. See if you still are able to understand what is happening in the story without any hassle. If the answer is a yes then it is a good book ( Although, a badly written one as per me as blending is a very important factor in all elements. A good blend is needed to enjoy the read. ).

    Also, if you are someone who is reading a book with bare minimum descriptions and you need more, just add some of your own and see if they fit. If answer is yes then it is a good book. Just little bit off to your taste.
  7. Last but not least, the blending of all elements should be good enough.

    All the elements of the book like the plot, story-line, narration, placing of elements (Story-telling), lexical part, graphics and illustrations should be well mixed and blend should be so smooth that you can't find out the rough edges in the book.

    By that I mean, you can't just be bothered to find a mistake in the book and if encounter any it just wooshes past your brain and you ignore it like it never existed. That's when I can say you truly enjoyed a read, dived deep into the world of imagination and just probably had a book-hangover.
  8. Some Tips about Technical or Informative textbooks.

    See if the explanation suited you, or you had to work open the explanation in much better way. The answer here is very evident and I feel it is very easy to identify a good nonfiction which is technical or informative based on the factual content, explanation, language used, formating of the book ( indices, glossary, references ). Hence, I don't think there's much I can contribute here.





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Review: Arranged Love



Arranged Love by Parul A. Mittal
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Book Description : 
Suhaani is enjoying her independent status in the US and her sexy Indian American boyfriend, when suddenly she loses her job to recession. And she's forced to move back to India where her father has selected a boy for her from his guitar class. Suhaani doesn1t know how to tell her Internet-savvy dad and Farmville- addict mother that she1s not interested in an arranged match, especially to an IITian. She decides to dislike the guy. Except that hes not too thrilled about her either. Even when they end up working together, Suhaani decides she will not fall for this guy. But before she can turn him down, he rejects her!


I have observed this trend where really good books have bad covers and vice versa. Obviously don't make it a rule but that's the fact that I've observed. At times maybe I feel they're trying to compensate the value in form of nice graphics. Here the cover isn't bad but it is fairly average and I won't pick it up from the cover for sure.

Initially I thought it would be one more bollywood influenced story but as it progressed I was far too engrossed in it that I forgot about my initial impressions. It is total entertainer. I thought it would lack on the story part but the plot was really deep enough and engaging as well. I finished the whole book in one sitting and to be honest, I was laughing in most of the later half until the climax.

This isn't a very serious book but a total entertainer for sure. A light happy read, which will entertain you and keep tickling your ribs with the silly banter. I enjoyed the double meaning dialogues, the stereotypes, the twists which I didn't expect, and the suitable end.

I totally liked both the main characters, Suhani and Deep. Although, I skipped those song lyrics and other lines in midst that portion weirded me out for sure. I really liked the interweaved stories of other two characters which just fitted really well with the main storyline. It was nice layering of multiple stories. I checked out her other works and turns out one side story was a kind of sequel for her first book. So that was a very interesting way of placing a sequel.

 If you are looking for a rom com, and a total entertainer I would surely recommend you this one.

Link : https://amzn.to/2XWTexC



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My Unpopular Book Opinions



I was reading through all the blogs when I stumbled upon a few posts, maybe made for some blogging marathon which shared their unpopular bookish opinions. I thought I can share mine. I know it won't be the same for all (these are unpopular opinions remember?). These won't be plain rants but just a few things that I have in mind. I'd love to know what are yours, do comment and share. We might have a nice discussion on it. Till then you can read a few I have listed below.


  1. I like or dislike books based on their story/content. Everything else is secondary ( Grammar, Vocabulary, Cover, Format,etc)
    I felt like it should be obvious that the book is evaluated primarily on the basis of its story/content. For non-fictions, I can understand that there's not much you can do because it is non-fictional imagination/recreation of some scenes at times. Most of times, it is a fact or a true incident at best.

    But in fiction there's endless possibility of exploring every world that you can imagine. Storytelling is an art and I know not everyone is good at it. But Judging a book and putting it down just because it's not Shakespeare-n language enough for you? Doesn't make any sense for me atleast.

    I read good stories irrespective of their language levels, or formats. Grammar is something which differs from one state to another, add slangs, way of expressing, etc.
  2. I prefer E-Books over all other formats.
    Yes, I prefer E-books over every other formats. Honestly, Audiobooks feel like a half movie to me.  The narration plays a huge role in the Audiobooks and if its just a book read to me word by word in that thing, it just puts me to sleep as I am a very fast reader, but not a fast listener. So, bumping up the speed doesn't solve my issue. I have tried almost everything I can and it still gets me asleep within few minutes.

    Hardbacks are something I cherish only for things like huge encyclopaedias and things which I want to keep for lots of years. Apart from that they're costly, heavy and space hoggers.

    Paperbacks are something I can read but they're my last preference in formats. I have had enough printed versions of all types of books and honestly, I lack space. I rarely read any book twice and they are the ones I can count on my fingers. It is a huge hassle to keep them clean, plus get a bookstand and a lot of other things.

    Ebooks get the love because I am around gadgets all the time. I love keeping books with me but when space and hygiene becomes a concern, ebooks are the best. I have a kindle hence I can keep thousands of books in it and read it anytime. A finger press and dictionary brings up meanings for me which I'd have to look by keeping the book aside every single time.
    So for a lot of advantages, ebooks are the best. Sorry, smell of the new books isn't convincing factor for me.
  3. I can read anywhere where no one is disturbing me.
    Yes, I can literally read a book anywhere, in middle of a train standing getting crushed by other passengers, Sitting in train by the window or even a normal seat would do. In the garden, while enjoying the swing. In bus incase I get a seat as buses are leave very tiny gap, but I think I have still read a few books while standing in bus on my phone.

    Basically, I can read a book anywhere as long as you leave me alone. I don't mind the surrounding noise much unless it's someone literally shouting in my ears. I find it funny a lot of people make excuses about reading. They literally read messages, social media posts and what not in all these places and when it comes to book, they want to sit in an air conditioned room, alone, possibly lying down on a couch or if not the AC, then it should a window aisle with tons of scenic view outside. Some even prefer cafe's with pets in their laps. I can't read with someone wiggling in my lap for sure.
  4. Books which are in series like duology and trilogy and at times multi-book series are in my pet peeves.
    I have been reading a lot and I don't record every single book I read on goodreads or amazon. I have recently started it but yeah, still I don't remember to mark up every single book I have ever read.

    There are book series which are just made for the sake of being a series, too much description, or just plot building in first books or in middle books. Like, why did you even bother to write such a thing? I see it as a whole book of fillers. A good story-teller is who can build a plot smoothly whilst telling a story. The details should be silently and smoothly tucked under the main storyline in a way that the reader knows the characters as if they have been living with them for years now while they don't realise it is all made up of imagination.

    Books which are just fillers, bad plots, or some series which get ruined after first book just because writer is out of imagination and publishers forced the poor lad out to maximise the profits or the author itself wished to cash out of a very famous book by forcefully turning it into the series are the things I despise. I think a lot of times before getting a book from that same writer/publisher again.






Do comment and share your thoughts about it! I'd love to know what do you think. Also, I'd keep updating it quite often so do follow the Website to get all the updates by clicking here.

Also, a minor headsup.... Obsessed is free to read on Kindle Unlimited! Do check it out. I'd be glad to read your reviews!
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