Worn Corners
My dearest friend Kirthi Jayakumar did this adorable illustration for me. That’s me, my furry friends, and my room. πŸ™‚

In 2015, when life was unkind to me in many ways, I found solace in reading. Besides going to work and spending time with my family, I read and read and read. I read Literary Fiction and Picture Books and Young Adult Fiction and Memoirs and Graphic Novels… I read by the flattering light of candles when Chennai witnessed the worst deluge that year. I read to shoo away the past. I read to embrace the present. I read to forget the future. I read to dodge the sharp claws of depression, I read to cushion myself in anxiety, I read to feel again the warmth of happiness, I read to live.

It was the only way to live.

I was not a reader till 2015, but since then, I haven’t stopped. If books move me, if they give me sleepless nights because of its sheer beauty, if its words illuminate the dark chambers of my heart, I gush about them here. I don’t expend my energy to write about books which don’t agree with me. So, I abuse nice adjectives, and shamelessly arm-twist you into reading my favourites.

Processed with VSCO with b1 presetBesides reading and writing, I love Zen-Doodling, collecting quotes, and bicycling. I live with my parents in Chennai, India, I share my room and riches with a badass of a dog called Anu Boo, and I am in love with a man who carries a pebble in his pocket.

In this tiny space, I look forward to sharing all things bookish and sometimes, not-so-bookish. Thank you for reading!

PS: This blog’s name is borrowed from Cheryl Strayed’s Tiny Beautiful Things.

β€œThe story of human intimacy is one of constantly allowing ourselves to see those we love most deeply in a new, more fractured light. Look hard. Risk that.”


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    1. Thank you SO much, Delia. I am amazed at the way this Universe works. You were the first one to comment when I set up ‘Worn Corners’. You are the first one here too. Thank you for all the love, Delia. πŸ™‚ ❀

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  1. My blog and my reading, been reading pretty steadily for six decades has gotten me through dark times, made me feel less alone. Now after 8.5 years of book blogging, I know there are millions of us out there. Keep up your book blog no matter what transpires in your life, maybe fifty years from now you can look back on your old thoughts.

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    1. Thank you for very much for being kind. I am glad to know that reading and writing have been your light for more than six decades. You inspire me. And I hope I would look back at his lovingly too. Thank you! πŸ™‚


  2. Hi, Deepika! Glad to know that I’m not far behind the band of readers and writers. Even I occasionally write and off late, I felt the joy of reading and expounding new things. Thank you for putting out the word and encouraging novices like me. Cheers.


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