• Book Review: The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

    Welcome back to The Bookish Context! Today, I will be reviewing The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, a wondrous fairy-tale retelling imbued with adventure and emotional growth. It is the first book in The Books of Bayern series and has been on my radar for the longest time especially because I adored the Book of a Thousand Days audiobook. Synopsis She was born with her eyes closed and a word on her tongue, a word she could not taste. Her name was Anidori-Kiladra Talianna Isilee, Crown Princess of Kildenree, and she spent the first years of her life listening to her aunt’s stories and learning the language of the birds,…

  • Top 10 Most Recent Additions to My To-Read List

    Hi, everyone! Welcome back to The Bookish Context. Hope you have an exciting summer planned. This is my first time participating in a book meme, as my venture into book blogging is pretty recent. It seems like such an enjoyable way to get acquainted with one’s bookish tastes. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and currently hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Each Tuesday a topic is assigned and we have to post a top ten list that fits that topic. This week’s topic was a Freebie so I have decided to share the Top Ten books I recently added to my…

  • Year in Books: 2020 Edition

    Welcome to The Bookish Context! I am so excited to finally launch my new blog. So I pondered over this for a bit, and though it is months later than expected I would love to share my reading year of 2020 as part of my very first blog post. No matter how dark this year was, it made me recognize and hold on to the good in my life. I found renewed pleasure in old delights and learned to appreciate the smallest things that suffuse my heart with joy. But before I dive into that, I would like to share how the blogging process has been like pre-launch. The Beginning…