Ebook Review – A Potpourri of Drabble

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.

Review:

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.

You can download her ebook at:

https://www.theblogchatter.com/download/a-potpourri-of-drabble-by-harshita-nanda

‘This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’ 

13 responses to “Ebook Review – A Potpourri of Drabble”

  1. I love the way SAHM inspire others, this is a good post

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  2. Wow, that sounds like an amazing read. The title sounds something else And the story sounds truly mind blowing.

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  3. Lovely review. I have been hearing a lot about this book. My daughter is reading it right now and going ga ga about it. I will surely pick it up.

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  4. Thanks so much for sharing. This seems like a nice light read when you get time- perfect for me!

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  5. Sounds like an interesting book Shail, esp. cuz it’s short stories that too relevant topics. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  6. Lovely review. Short fiction story which can read in 5 minutes, thats wow! And more over the stories about covid era and social message, I download it. Thanks for recommendations.

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  7. I am currently reading her book. I completely agree with you, Harshita does have a way with words conveying emotions in a limited number of words.

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  8. I enjoy reading Harshita’s 100-word stories whenever she puts them on Twitter. A collection is certainly worth it.

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  9. I have also written the review for this book-Pot-pourri of drabble. I have been thinking of writing about my dad but don;t know how to fill the gaps or rather history.

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  10. This sounds like a great read! I’m looking forward to reading it soon and with your encouraging review, it will be one of the first I read!

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  11. I was sold in the ‘about’ section itself. With attention spans taking a backseat, I believe this writing style is here to stay. Would definitely try!

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  12. Wow, a collection of 100 words stories!!! Sounds like it is going to be fun

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  13. The link isn’t working – I was keen to download her book after reading your review of it!

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