• What is the meaning of a GOOD BOOK according to me??

My definition of a good book is one that makes me think about the theme that it discusses. It keeps me wondering what will happen next (if the story is fiction), and you contemplate the protagonist's actions, decisions, and dialogues. You may feel fulfillment when you read the last word, as much as you are curious to finish it. You might shed a tear or two when you read the last word, only to realize that the world around you hasn't changed, but you have.

  • Do I prefer paper books or E-Books? why?

I prefer paper books, any day! Because,

  1. One of the activities I enjoy is reading, which doesn't require me to use an electronic device. It is very important to me that my eyesight does not get any worse, thanks a lot😈
  2. Call me old-fashioned, but I just like the feel of physically holding a book, skimming through the pages, enjoying the smell of new books, and standing in long lines in a bookstore to get my hands on a much-awaited book on the day of its release, waiting a few extra days for the book I ordered to arrive and eagerly tearing off the wrapping to get to the book... It's awesome🥰
  3. Many people here complain about their shelves overflowing with books, but I love the sight; it gives me such ineffable joy. My preference is to have them all lined up one after another, with their varying heights and thicknesses, rather than keeping them tucked away in a digital format😎
  • What book should everybody read?

“An unexpected gift” by Author Ajay K Pandey, is a 𝐌𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐃 for everyone. There's not a single reason to avoid such a simple but eye-opening read. It will definitely change your 𝐏𝐄𝐑𝐒𝐏𝐄𝐂𝐓𝐈𝐕𝐄 towards Transgenders. You will get so attached to Sheetal (A character in the book) that her emotions, struggles & feelings will become your own. The book doesn't lose its pace even in a single sentence.

⁣⁣⁣⁣I think everyone should read this book.

This book gave a new perspective of thinking that transgender person life is they are far beyond dancing and singing on the street. It displayed the other side of them, which longs to be a mother, a daughter, a sister, a wife, and above all to be acknowledged as a third gender in society to lead a normal happy life.

  • Where do i usually discover new books? Physical bookstores? Online?

Online, I usually use Goodreads and Amazon to find interesting books. 😎

  •  What genres do you love?

My current reading preference is Suspense Thriller, but I also enjoy reading a wide range of genres including Non-fiction, Fiction, Mystery, Horror, Romance, and more. However, if you're asking about the genre I read most frequently, it would be Suspense Thriller.

  • Why is Reading so Important?

Reading books have the ability to transport us to distant lands, different eras, and alternate realities, but it can also bring us back to memorable moments from our own personal experiences.

          Though many of us live busy lives, it’s important to find the time to read. Research has shown that reading books is good for your 𝑃𝘩𝑦𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙 and 𝑀𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑎𝑙 𝐻𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑡𝘩.

From building your vocabulary to reducing stress, preventing age-related cognitive decline and increasing your ability to empathize, reading books is an easy way to look after your mind and body.

  • What genre do you never read? Why?

I have never read,

Science Fiction; Actually, never tried. 🤭

Young Adult; Not Interested at all.


Self Help Books; I don’t read self-help books, I am already perfect. 𝐥𝐨𝐥 😜Jokes apart, I just don’t see how other people can help me when they haven’t lived my life. Everyone makes their own mistakes and we all have to stumble through life as best as we can.

  • Which book world would you like to live in?

This is pretty generic, but honestly it’s the world of Harry Potter. While I love this world to the core it is not a place without its flaws. If I can be a wizard then I would definitely consider living in this world - Attend Hogwarts and play Quidditch. I want to walk down Diagon Alley. It’s always going to be what I want.

  • What is the definition of GOOD BOOK ? 

A good book is one that leaves you thinking, wondering, questioning, smiling, laughing, crying, shivering in fear. A good book leaves you both happy for the experience and sad for the completion of the journey embarked hours ago.

I feel “𝐀𝐧 𝐔𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐆𝐢𝐟𝐭" by Author Ajay K Pandey belongs to that category, in which author takes us on a tremendous journey of Life through Fear, Pain, Humanity, Rumors, Confession, Friendship, hope ,Family, Courage, Loneliness, Responsibility, Unconditional Love, Being a single parent, Faith, Disappointments, Secrets, Trust, Beliefs, Realizations, Struggles, Memories and Chances.

  • What's your favorite drink, snack, or beverage to have beside you while you're reading?

Don’t eat while reading, I collect my books 📚 and don't want to get the pages dirty. 😎

But I always love having a cup of coffee ☕️ or a glass of wine🍷 or two while I read😄

  • What attracts you to a book? The cover? Blurb? Recommendation from others?

Well, first Cover catches my eyes.... second blurb & Author then I check reviews!!!

  • How many books are too many for a series?

Well, if you’re enjoying it, then the answer is NEVER TOO MANY. My preference for delight is trilogies. Only as many as needed to tell the complete story. Sometimes that only takes two books. A trilogy makes sense because you have a beginning, a middle, and an end. But sometimes, but there isn’t always enough story to fill three books. Some series can go on for ten or a dozen books because there are enough smaller stories and good characters to sustain them. The answer is, as many books as an author can write while keeping the world interesting and the story fresh and engaging.

  • Is it bad to read too many books?

Well, Short answer - it depends.

Long answer… it depends.

How many is too many?

Do you understand what you read?

Are you reading just so you can show off afterwards?

Are you reading because this is the stereotype propagated about smart people?

The answers to all these questions are essential to your understanding of the entire process of reading.

  If you understand all the above question correctly then, absolutely, completely and definitely NOT.  Read as much as you can. Fiction, non fiction, study books. Whatever. Some books change the way you look at the world. Others give you ideas. Still others can push you to take up writing. It is never a bad idea to read too many books.

Reading is a brilliant and very healthy habit, but it is very important to read the right books.

  • How much reading is too much?

Anything in excess is not healthy. One should aim to have a balanced, healthy and happy lifestyle. If reading is taking up too much of your time and energy, causing you to neglect other things then it's too much. One suggests that when reading interferes with other activities, it is time to quit. If you're efficient and can manage all aspects of your life well then sky is the limit.

  • What do you call multiple series of books?

Series of TWO books:-          Duology

Series of THREE books:-      Trilogy

Series of FOUR books:-        Tetralogy

Series of FIVE books:-          Pentalogy

Series of SIX books:-            Hexalogy

Series of SEVEN books:-     Heptalogy

Series of EIGHT books:-      Octology

Series of NINE books:-         Ennealogy

Series of TEN books:-           Decology

  • What are your favorite lines from any novel?

“Love happens once – you get it or you lose it but be rest assured, you never come out of it.” -THAT KISS IN THE RAIN

"Having wings is one thing and flying another. Having eyes is one thing and dreaming another. Having a heart is one thing and falling in love, quite another." - A THING BEYOND FOREVER

 “Life is a journey; we all are born and will die someday. Some celebrate their silver jubilees, some celebrate golden ones and some may score a century, but life cannot be evaluated on the basis of the number of years spent alive. The quality of life is what matters, not the quantity. ” - YOU ARE THE BEST WIFE

“Sometimes, your heart needs time to accept what your mind already knows.” - AN UNEXPECTED GIFT

“Always try to represent yourself as ‘happy’, because, initially it becomes your ‘look’, gradually it becomes your ‘habit’, and one day, it becomes your ‘personality’.” - HER LAST WISH

  • What are Book Reading Goals for me?

I usually don’t set any. When it comes to books, I'm a spontaneous person. For me, reading is a form of relaxation. Books. Reading isn’t a task for me. It’s just entertainment. Yes, the more the merrier, I agree completely. But I believe that there is no greater bliss than reading at a relaxed pace, pondering deeply over what you just read, reflecting on it long after you’ve closed the book shut. The experience itself is different. Otherwise it would be like how we rush through the textbooks on the night before the exams We don’t have any exams to offer based on what we read. Then why hurry?                                                                                                                                  Yes, I do make vague plans. For instance, I might tentatively decide to read a particular book after I’m done with what I’m reading currently.  Perhaps the purpose of your goal is to expand your imagination, learn valuable new information, or reap the glories of reading instead of sleeping for the foreseeable future. Some goals may be quantitative, while others are qualitative. So where to begin?   Well, in my case it’s Qualitative.... it is Quality rather than Quantity that matters after all.

Today, I am sharing some of the things that I consider while deciding on my reading goals, in hopes that these will help you tailor-make a reading plan/goal for yourself.

  1. Set Realistic Goals.
  2. Read More Genres, at least one book from every genre.
  3. Join A Book Club.
  4. Keep A Reading Journal, track your reading on Goodreads or Spreadsheet.
  5. Read Your Shelf, reduce your pile of unread physical books.
  6. Declutter Your To Read List.
  7. Read what you truly want to read & have fun!
  8. A book from every country from which you haven’t read.
  9. Local literature.
  • Why should I read different Genres? 
  1. YOU CAN IMPROVE YOUR VOCABULARY. When you read a wide array of books, it’s not uncommon to come across unfamiliar words and phrases. Sometimes you can glean enough context from the sentence to understand the meaning; other times you’ll need to consult the dictionary for clarification. Either way, you’re able to stow away the definition in your mind for later use.
    Having a comprehensive vocabulary serves you well throughout your life. You may not even realize it at first, but when you add a greater variety of books to your reading list, you’ll slowly begin adding new words to your lexicon, reshaping the way you see and interact with the world.
  2. YOU CAN DEVELOP A BROADER PERSPECTIVE. It isn’t just exposure to new words that can affect your view of the world…When you mix things up and add a wide selection of titles to your reading list, you can start to see people, places, and historical events in a new light. For example, reading a nonfiction book about a group of people in another country can foster greater understanding of cultures unlike your own. Even a piece of fiction set in a different time period can allow you to see where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re going.
  3. YOU CAN DISCOVER A NEW FAVORITE GENRE. You undoubtedly have a favorite genre or two now, but what if you’re missing out on others because you’re not adding any variety to your reading list? Sure, you’ll likely find that not every genre is your cup of tea — and that’s okay. However, by diversifying your reading material, you could wind up enjoying a particular type of book just as much as others you read on a regular basis.  And when that happens, the number of works you can add to your reading list grows exponentially — so much, in fact, that you may need to increase how many you read at once.
    It’s amazing how expanding your reading list can open your mind and provide you with inspiration when you need it most. Of course, some genres are meant to provide encouragement, motivation, and support, such as self-help books and memoirs. Others, however, aren’t designed specifically to inspire readers, yet they’re able to do so nonetheless. By picking up a book from a genre you wouldn’t normally read, you may be struck with a sudden urge to finally write your own novel, travel to a faraway place, or even just take up a new hobby. 
  • How to add variety to our reading list?

Even when you understand the importance of reading different genres, you may find it difficult to adjust your reading list when it has remained more or less the same for so long. Try incorporating one new type of book at a time. The more drastic the change, the less likely you will be to stick with it.

  • Don’t be afraid to read multiple books at once. It may be easier to alternate between a new find and an old favorite.    
  • Ask friends, family members, and co-workers for recommendations. They may prefer books that you wouldn’t normally go for.  
  • Review the complete works of your favorite writers. Though authors typically stick to one genre, some branch out. Taking this approach allows you to “dip your toe in” by reading a different type of work from an author you’re already familiar with.
  • Be spontaneous and choose a new genre at random! Go to your local library, bookstore, or e-book marketplace and head to a section you wouldn’t usually visit.
  • Is there a genre you tend to disregard? Give it another chance! You may be surprised to find that, while you never used to like works under that category, you’ve developed a newfound appreciation for them. .
  • Which new genre I read this year? 

My first pick into the real reading world was a crime/mystery thriller. From that day on, the only books I read were thrillers. I used to think if I’ll ever read any other genre or this will be my single-most pleasure. To my surprise, I tried reading another genre like Romantic Fiction, Romantic Horror, Historical Books etc. So I could read more genres!

This year I tried a new genre- Sci Fi. My first science fiction is "Rhythm Roger" By Himanshu Rai, and I just loved this book so much. Initially I was not sure about whether I would love this genre or not, but after completing the book I felt, this book was the best choice to start science fiction. You can come to love science-fiction only by making good choices in the beginning of your ride. Choose wisely and carefully. The first read can be your last. We love only after multiple trials but we hate after just one.