AtoZ has to be my favourite blogging challenge and ever since I started blogging in 2017, I have been participating in it. This is my sixth year and after the mistake I made in 2017 – where I didn’t know what a theme reveal was and had to do “stories” because I couldn’t think of anything else – I have always had a well-thought out theme.
Ask anyone and they’ll tell you just how obsessed I am with AtoZ – my planning begins in January and by end of February, my posts are more or less written. I do this over-planning because AtoZ will be incomplete if I don’t read what others are writing. So I use April to read other people and see how creatively they interpret the alphabets.
For 2022, I wanted to revisit my 2017 theme so I’m going to call it: without prearrangement. Which is just fancy speak for randomly listing down titles and then forcing my brain to come up with something even half coherent.
This time I’m going to reveal my titles now. I have heard mixed reviews of whether this works to entice the reader to come back but hey, I’m experimenting so why not.
- The Amethyst Library – fiction
- Over a bottle of chenin blanc – fiction
- The cashmere sweater – poem
- Not a book review: the picture of Dorian Gray – books
- Earl Grey – fiction
- These are a few of my favourite songs – anecdote
- So long, farewell, I have to say goodbye – anecdote
- Hickory Dickory Dock – fiction
- Icecream – Hindi poem
- Joys that alu can bestow – Hindi poem
- Kheer – anecdote
- Mind your language – essay
- Midnight blue citrus – fiction
- Night – poem
- The other side of creativity – essay
- Reading tales: Pride and Prejudice – books
- Queer romances vs Straight romances – essay
- Reading tales: The House in the Cerulean Sea – books
- Sway with me – anecdote
- Theatre – anecdote
- The lost urn – fiction
- Veni vidi vici – writing
- Do you really need a writing style? – writing
- Show don’t tell – my thoughts on the writing aXiom – writing
- And it was all yellow – a bookish roundup – books
- How to beat the cultural zeitgeist – essay
I’ll see you in April!
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2018: A story about the adventures of Radha – a 13-year-old wannabe apprentice to Sherlock Holmes
2019: My version of Myths and Legends
2020: 26 Letters of Love – poems on and about love
2021: A story about the travelling librarian