Hello everyone! It has been so difficult to choose from a variety of books to read and review at Blogchatter. I have chosen to read and review the “A Potpourri of Drabble” by Harshita Nanda.
About the Author:
Her motto is you can learn anything from books! She is an engineer turned SAHM turned book blogger. She loves to read, talk and write about books. She is passionate about instilling a love for books amongst children. You can check out her website at https://www.harshitananda.com or follow her on Twitter under the handle @ashnhash. You can also follow her on Blogchatter at https://www.theblogchatter.com/user/Harshita_Nanda.
About the Book:
“A Potpourri of Drabble” is a collection of 100-word stories that hits the right spot in satisfying the bookworm within, but without too much investment of time. These microfiction stories can be read on the go, even if one has only five minutes to spare. The stories depict a range of emotions from love, sadness, rage and betrayal. With most stories having a twist at the end, these stories will tug the reader’s heartstrings.
The cover page of the book is simple and yet elegant the title is written in calligraphy and I personally love calligraphy and hence it was the cover page that first attracted me. The concept of Drabble is very new for me and Harshita has explained the meaning of Drabble in her Author’s Note.
The Table of Content is directly hyperlinked to the chapters which is very convenient in case you stop reading the book at a particular chapter you do not have to scroll through the entire book to reach the next chapter. The very first chapter “Is It My Destiny” struck a chord as it talks about routine life and how we all are stuck in it. Each and every story is so unique in itself I could not stop reading and completed the entire book in one go. Using just 100 words in each story Harshita has spun a a beautiful web of emotions.
Each and every chapter has a different emotion there is thriller, murder, horror, suspense, happiness, sadness, ambition and lot more. The stories are women oriented, encouraging adoption and many more such moral issues. There are a few chapters in between which describe different types of love like that between an puppy and a boy, siblings, first love, etc., and that was my favorite section. There was this particular chapter “Agarophobia” which particularly catches your attention as this is a very lesser known phobia. There are stories which convey special social messages such as “Green uniform” and “Teacher Didi’s Steel Dabba”. Harshita has kept two separate sections in the end which have Covid era inspired stories and hard hitting social messages stories on Marital Rape and Abuse.
Harshita has a way with words that bring out the emptions in you and with just 100 words she has captured so many topics in the book. I am looking forward to read many more such tales by Harshita.
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