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Updates from me--Some happy things!

Hi there,
How have you been? I  hope the holiday season has brought you cheer.

There has been a lot happening in my life,  since I last posted, even though I posted less than 12 days ago.

I was a part of the Bangalore Literature festival. I felt delighted that my session had a massive crowd, and was very well received, as you can see from the pictures.

A full house

Signing the books

The large screen projecting what was happening on the stage
You can get a better idea of the screen here in this photo

For more photos you can go HERE.

The other BIG news from my side is that It's All In The Planets was featured among the  35 great books of 2016, by Indian authors.

What made me really happy was that it shares this honour along with greats like Ruskin Bond and Amitav Ghosh.

Here's what they said about It's All In the Planets:

 A love story that becomes so much more, and with characters that are beautifully fleshed out, Shenoy’s latest offering is a delight to devour in a single setting.


On the personal front, I had a GREAT birthday. Easily one of the best I have had :) My family planned some great surprises for me. When I came back from my morning walk, this is what greeted me!


 

Of course I had to make a sketch :)

Here's a picture of me drawing it:

 




 And here is the finished sketch


Then Satish told me that we were going somewhere and it is a surprise. We went to Tipu's palace, where I had always wanted to go, to sketch.
I had an amazing time, and this is what I sketched:



After that we went to a lovely Art cafe, where I had a wonderful time with my family. We ended this perfect day with a movie.(La La Land starring Ryan Gosling)
Meanwhile there were tonnes of people calling, wishing.
I do feel thankful for being loved so much.

I have been sketching a LOT and I feel lazy to upload them all here. If you want to have a look, please see my new Instagram Art page: https://www.instagram.com/preetishenoyart/

One of the things which regular readers will know is that I watch  absolutely no television. In the past I have talked about how 'Breaking Bad' had me hooked, and how I watched the  entire 5 seasons on Netflix. Another one which I binge watched in 2 days (It was that gripping!) was Stranger Things. (it is rated a 9 on imdb). Go give it a try, this festive season.





Have you all made your resolutions?
I will be making mine soon.

And I am also going to give away three handmade cards :)
Stay tuned for more.

You can also connect with me on my Instagram(Preeti. Shenoy) or Snapchat(Preeti.Shenoy)  or Facebook Author Page.

Will blog again very soon.
Hope you are all having  wonderful  holidays, and hope you are making many happy memories  with your loved ones.
Warmly
Preeti


ps: Buy the book: http://preeti.io/3

Comments

  1. Wow maam.. this is amazing.. I feel I have travelled along with you to these launches and places.. your art is just mindblowing.. It transports me in a trance.. and I feel peaceful.. sounds wierd but yeah I feel tha..:)

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    1. Thank you so much Surbhi. Please call me Preeti! :)

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  2. Hi ma'am!! hope you are doing well. actually it's the first time i am reading your blog. recently i had read your book " Life is what you make it". i don't have an exact word to describe how i felt reading the book..!! it's simply awesome.

    Wishing you and your family a cool 2017 :)

    Thank you

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    1. Thank you very much Gokul. I do hope you read my other books too. Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful new year!

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    2. Thank you so much ma'am :)

      http://gokulnadhvs.blogspot.in/

      This is my blog. I know you are a busy person. When u have a free time please go through it. :)

      Thank you

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  3. Hello Ma'am.. First of all belated happy Birthday. Happy to know that your book "It's all in the planets" made it to 35 great books of 2016.. Indeed it is beautifully written. Loved it. And your art is amazing, even you inspired me to paint, you know I have also made 4 paintings after long. Thank you Mam, you are truely an inspiration. Regards..

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    1. Thanks so much and lovely to know that! Please call me preeti :)

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  5. You are simply amazing madam. Your books and lately sketches are a treat for readers and art-lovers. I gifted "Life is What you make it" to two of my friends on their birthdays. After reading the book one of them called me to thank personally for having gifted a book which has changed his outlook towards life totally. That is what i felt when i read tbis masterpiece about one and a half years back

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    1. Very glad that my book helped your friend. Do call me Preeti! :)

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  6. Finally mam...am reading ur blog for the first tym. I always wanted to read ur blog wen I came to know that ur career started by writing blogs.. And also after reading the one you cannot have I really really wanted read ur blog.. But this tym I got a chance..!! This is amazing mam..!! I guess my new year resolution will be writing blogs;) wish u a happy 2017.. Keep writing some more novels this year also and keep me busy reading ur novels.. Tq
    Ur's lovingly
    Ur faaan:)

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    1. hi Hema! Do call me Preeti :) Do keep writing!

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    2. Sure preeti :).. !

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  7. It's good to late than never so first of all a very happy birthday mem 🎂 .
    Birthday celebration was totally fantastic and glad to know about your book got place in 35 most popular book of 2016. Congratulations mem ����

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    1. Thank you for the wishes Jay, do call me preeti :)

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  8. You are such an inspiration. Following your path. Congratulations. 😊

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    1. Thank you! Good luck with all your endeavors!

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  9. Happy birthday Preeti ma'am. There have been lots of happy happenings in your life these days.You talked about resolution s in your blog.I am stricken in one point from last few years because of the labyrinth of multiple goals I have set for and till now I haven't been able to move a single step.I am a learner,a housewife and also a Hindi poetess.Nine years before I had planned to publish my book but still reviewing the manuscript to bring perfection in it.

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  10. Hi Preeti!!...how r u....i have seen your sketches and they are as beautifull as you are.I guess this is the talent Ankita had in "LIWYMI".I am your big Fan and i want meet once i am from Noida...wish i could see u.Also its just a magic that you have which always answer my heart and gives direction to life..Hope there is somthing for me

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  11. The excitement of reading your new blog post is same every single time :-). Life is showering you so much of love and you deserves it. I loved the sketches and excited to know your resolutions.
    Belated Happy Birthday, ma'am!

    Do visit my blog too - lifeisyourpreciousgift.blogspot.in

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  12. Thank You so much for such lovely books..I started with 'Life is what you make it' when I was going through depression..and then no one could ever stop me to read your books..I have read all of them.And it's all in the planets taught me a lot!(As I'm a Sagittarius also) just keep us giving inspiring stories with love..nothing more..In love with your books..I also want to be writer someday..

    Hope you see this message..Finger crossed..:-)

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  13. Its great to know your latest book preeti is amongst top 35 books of year...u have written it very well...love ur writing...waiting for ur next book to release..except one you cannot have,secret wishlist,it all happends for a reason..i have read all rest of your books...ur writing inspires me to read more..loved ur intense way of writing in...tea for 2 and piece of cake...wishing you belated happy birthday...and wishing u and ur family a great year ahead

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  14. Hey Preeti, Belated Happy Birthday!
    Thank you so much for sharing the love and happy things with the updates and the sketches were amazing :)
    Advance wishes for a great year ahead!

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  15. Congratulations ma'am happy holidays to you and your family. Looking forward to your next book

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  16. Mam heard of you in college and read each and every book.. waiting for your next book each page has something so unique. never knew that you blog and i m soo inspired that i am creating my own blog from today.... thank you soo much u ll never know how much you have inspired me in life

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