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Writing about reading, drowning.

As I wrote on my writing blog, I’m currently drowning in books.

But unlike any other man or woman drowning in real life, going under water, swallowing it in their lungs, I am not scrambling for the surface. I am dipping my head into books and staying under. This is so much better than breathing.

Damyanti Biswas

Damyanti Biswas is the author of You Beneath Your Skin and numerous short stories that have been published in magazines and anthologies in the US, the UK, and Asia. She has been shortlisted for Best Small Fictions and Bath Novel Awards and is co-editor of the Forge Literary Magazine. Her literary crime thriller series, the Blue Mumbai, is represented by Lucienne Diver from The Knight Agency. Both The Blue Bar and The Blue Monsoon were published in 2023.

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  • Sometimes book therapy is the best way to go.

    I agree. But with so many interesting books around, it is becoming more of an addiction than therapy.

  • Kym says:

    Inhaling books sounds like a perfect relaxing weekend!

    Problem is, it is threatening to take over my week

  • DarcKnyt says:

    Books are awesome. I’m aching for something to read.

    I wish we lived in the same city, Darc. We could have happily exchanged books and held a reading marathon!