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This is a poem which I wrote for Conde Nast Magazine. They had commmsioned me to write poetry on the theme of Travel, and I wrote four poems for them.

Here is one of them.

Are now constant companions 
Travelling with me
Within me
They have made themselves comfortable

They arrived as tourists
On a travellers  visa
But somehow managed to linger on
No force could banish them

My heart , my thoughts
Are yours now
My soul
Subsumed, consumed, blazing

I live in restless hope
I  longingly dream 
Of making the journey
Across the miles
The desire to be with you 
And to linger on.

Just like my  travelling companions
I hope
To stay
Till eternity 
In your arms.

*********** © 2018 Preeti ShenoyFor more poems click here. Some poems have already appeared in print. Kindly do not reproduce without permission.Buy my books: ***********

5 investment tips for rich returns you can make today, without spending any money.

Hi all,

For today's post, I thought I would share an article I just published on LinkedIN.

There are two kinds of investments—one, which your financial advisors and the finance magazines tell you about, and the other, which you don’t hear about often. The second kind of investment which we do not much talk about (or at least not enough) is where you invest in YOURSELF. I am a firm believer of the statement ‘Life is what you make it.’
I have used the second kind of investment, to shape my life. In 2006, I did not have a single book to my name and nobody had even heard of me. Today, I have eleven books, several short stories, and over a hundred poems to my name. My books make a regular appearance on the Nielsen bestseller charts.
A lot of people ask me ‘How do you do it? What is your secret?’ I had never thought about it till people started asking me for ‘my secret’.
I think the ‘secret’ is.......... READ THE FULL ARTICLE  BY CLICKING HERE 

Apologies for redirecting--but I didn'…

All about my personal style! Post16

Hi there!

Yet another Sunday! I can't believe I have kept this up for 15 days now! 😅😅

Thought I would do yet anotherSunday Stealingfor today's post as it is fun and light. So here goes.

What season has your favorite looks? 

Definitely summer. I like shorts and T-shirts.

    Formal or casual?
Smart Casuals.

    Thrift store, boutique, or online?
Probably boutique between the three choices. Not online, as I am very particular about the fit. 

    What’s your favorite decade for fashion?
Present decade. I don't much believe in 'look of the decades'. I believe you can always create your own style.

    Do you like to accessorize?
Always! I think it is very important to look stylish and smart.

    What does your basic outfit look like?
Single dark colour, mostly.

    What piece of clothing do you spend your money on the most?
I usually wear designer stuff--but stuff that suits me.

    Do you wear hats?
Never :) Even when I was living in the UK, I did not. Who wears hats except the …

Love A Little Stronger. Amazon's Best books of 2018


How was your Saturday? Mine involved a lot of travel. I came across monkeys, cats and a field of marigold flowers! You can see the videos on my Instagram  in the stories.
In case you aren't familiar with Instagram, click on my profile pic around which there is a red circle and you will see the stories :) (many tell  me that they do not know how to use Instagram and where to find stories, hence explained)

I received some terrific news today.

My publisher messaged me and told me that Love A Little Stronger was nominated by Amazon, for the best books of 2018, in the romance category.

This is a picture of my publisher (Arup Bose of Srishti) and me, clicked during the launch of Love A Little Stronger.

This nomination means a lot to me for two reasons

1.It is the first time, my book has been nominated for any award
2.The book contains  TRUE stories from my life. There's nothing which is made up. All the incidents described in the book happened to me. It is a creative non-fic…

New Covers for my books! Preeti Shenoy

Hi there,

 Today's post is a video post :)

I am so happy about it. It's a proud  and special moment for me, and I want to thank each and every one of you, who has been on this journey with me!

 Please do watch the video, and tell me in comments, which of the new covers you liked the best!
They are available at a bookstore near you.

Buy my book:

A few books I LOVED reading this year. Post 13

Hello there,

It has been twelve whole days since I started my blog marathon. Time has sped by so fast. In fact, the whole year has sped by so fast. It feels like just yesterday that I was preparing my 'reading wall' which I do a the start of the year. I started this two years ago.
If you want to know what a reading wall is, clickHERE.

It's basically a list of books that I read the entire year.

Many of you have been asking me to recommend the 'best books'. I am reluctant to do so, because tastes vary. It is like  person asking me to  recommend what they should eat. The recommendation would  depend on whether they like South-Indian, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, Japanese , Singaporean or any other specific cuisine. It would be meaningless to recommend Idlis to someone  who hates South Indian food.

This is the reason I do not recommend books. My tastes tend to be eclectic. What is outstanding for me might me egregious for you. So, unless I know the person very well, I …

Wordless Wednesday.. Meet the newest member of my family.

This is the newest addition to our family. My entry for Wordless Wednesday.

Can you guess his name?
Tell me in comments :)
ps: Have written about Hamsters in my book Love a Little Stronger.