I haven’t blogged in a while because I have been spending more time on TikTok, so many of my thoughts are there rather than here.
I have been reading a lot of audiobooks and realize that I have not reviewed those books here.
Many of the books are about marketing and storytelling, so that’s convenient.
I miss writing. I promise to do it more.
Rules around grammar, syntax, and style help make communication easier. As an editor, it’s my job to create and enforce those rules.
But, I have learned that many of our so-called rules are “more like guidelines than actual rules.”
That’s why I take a shame-free approach to editing.
Aargh! I broke my website and now I have to fix it!
If you’ve followed me for a long time, you know that I used to blog as Magnolia2Mumbai. Well, it seems that when I moved to my jeanspraker.com domain, that I did not quite follow website domain transfer best practices, and I broke my website.
As part of their event, Pen America encouraged those who could not be in New York today to submit our own readings.
This reading from Haroun and the Sea of Stories is from chapter 10, Haroun’s Wish. The speaker who opens the excerpt is Khattam-Shud, whose name means “completely finished or over and done with” according to the book’s glossary.
At first glance, a book on Indian historiography might not seem easily accessible to a general audience.
Yet, Thapar’s prose is lucid, and her tone remains conversational without losing its scholarly authority. Thapar connects arguments about the past to our present quite beautifully.
This One Book book choice and its companions like the others before it reflect the diversity of this city. But it also shows how limited the resources truly are.