Best of 2019

There are too many, because I am easily amused and impressed. These 5 events stand out for the happiness and / or amusement that they brought. Alif Yes, Alif is the best thing that happened in 2019. First, it increases traffic for book review. Once HAR PAL GEO announced the airing date for the drama,…

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2019 As a Writer

I didn’t write much, not fiction at least. I focused my energies more on the blogging side and reading, than actually writing stories. I have written a few but they are not published yet. I published 11 books in 2019. Hopefully 2020 turns out better. Sigh! Shabana Mukhtar

2019 As a Reviewer

I went berserk as a reviewer. There were books that I read and then we’re dramas, telefilms, web series and everything else under the sun. I reviewed, a LOT. Books I read ~180 books and posted reviews on Goodreads. There are some reviews that I posted on TOMU. Others, I didn’t. Alif By Umera Ahmed…

2019 As a Blogger

CRAZY…. that’s the word.   From venting out my frustration in online journals to reviewing books, dramas and sharing my stories; I have come a long way since I started blogging. I have my own domain – theothermeunfolded.com or TOMU as I like to call it. I hope 2020 proves to be more successful and…

2019 As a Reader

I didn’t read as much this year. My ranking on Goodreads has dropped, even though I am still part of top 50. I no longer retain the #1 top reviewer. Not that it matters to me. It did, in 2018. I completed my reading challenge of 150 books. That’s a big number but I read…

December 2019 Roundup

This month was chilled, literally and figuratively. I have become lazier and blanket has become my best friend. Laptop and notebooks don’t attract me anymore. Sigh! Posts published: 97 Words written: 20K I am adding more scenes to my NaNoWriMo draft. I don’t count the words I write for my blog posts. Books published: 0…

November 2019 Roundup

NaNoWriMo is over and I am happy to have a 50K draft ready. I am readying to publish one book in December 2019. Nope, it is not what I wrote in NaNoWriMo. I have something shorter sitting in my drive for a long time. Just trying, nothing promising. This month was crazy and a record…

October 2019 Roundup

I had expected that I’d be publishing one book in October and will be ready to publish another one in December. But things don’t always happen the way we plan. If it did, life would be so awesome, wouldn’t it? This month was crazy and a record month in more ways than one. So, I…

September 2019 Roundup

Another month went by so quickly. The salary was credited on 26th, giving me 3 more days to spend it. Nah! I am a very cautious spender so I don’t fear I will be out of money before the month ends. I did get carried away a bit and opted for a custom domain. I…

August 2019 Roundup

Another month went by, another salary deposit in my inbox and here’s the summary of my creative work. Posts published: 23 (-19 from July) Blog Views: 1591 (+128) Words written: ~30K (+10K) Books published: 0 (-3) Books sold: 96 (+5) Books Read: 5 (-4) Books reviewed: 0 Not very productive, one would say. In my…

OMG, half the year is gone!

Happy birthday, dad! Yep, it is my father’s 72nd birthday. Alright, so it is 1st of July; half the year has gone by, and I have no clue where it went. I feel that each passing year goes by faster than the previous one. Is it me or do you all feel the same? June…

A retrospective: 2018 as a reviewer

Time to recap the year 2018 – the year that unravelled my creative side. This post is like fitting 365 days and a million stories in one post. I am really trying to keep it short.   I read a lot this year. Since I read more, I reviewed more. That got me noticed in the…

A retrospective: 2018 as a reader

Time to recap the year 2018 – the year that unravelled my creative side. This post is like fitting 365 days and a million stories in one post. I am really trying to keep it short. I discovered the world of GoodReads, got addicted, and here’s a sneak peek of my addiction. I like reading. I…