Introducing Aswathi Ashok- New member to our Guest bloggers

“Writing fiction is the act of weaving a series of lies to arrive at a greater truth”

                                                                                              -Khaled Hosseini

I truly believe that stories can be a great way to learn a lot of things in life in a more interesting way. All of my guest blogs will mostly be fantasy – fictional short stories, and other fun bookish blogs. Before I dive into writing short stories, I thought it’ll be a great idea to introduce myself to you all. 

I am Aswathi Ashok, an aspiring Author living in Singapore. I have been an avid reader since childhood. I enjoy creative writing and love spending my time creating short stories or reading. I aim to do something creative every day because it makes my soul happy. I enjoy doing a lot of things and hence have so many hobbies.  My answer to this particular question “What are your hobbies” would probably be the longest. Few of my favourite are as follows – Travelling, Reading, Writing, Swimming, Singing, Dancing and Photography. I Love both Art and Science. I have done my masters (M. TECH) in Biotechnology. I worked as Research Assistant at A*STAR, a research Institute in Singapore. I have enjoyed scientific writing while working on my scientific review papers. Currently focusing on my creative writing skills as well. 

My hubby and me, we are a bookish couple who love travelling together. Books, Coffee and Travelling together to explore historical places are our favourite things to do. We run a travel blog “COUPLE TRAVEL TALES” to satisfy the history buff in us. The blog mainly focuses on the history, legends and culture of all the places we visit. Our recent visit was to Egypt and Turkey. We are currently working on our blogs on them. I write on medium as well. My favourite genres include Historical Fantasy, Mythology, Fantasy, Fiction, Horror and Classics. I write fantasy-fiction stories with an eerie touch to it, hoping to inspire others who read them as well. 

I grew up reading Enid Blyton books but I seriously fell in love with reading because of J K Rowling ‘s Harry Potter Series. My recent favourite Trilogy that I can’t stop talking about is “Winternight Trilogy” by Katherine Arden (This series is based on Russian Mythology, I’d highly recommend reading this series to everyone who enjoys reading historical fantasy books) . I am at present binge reading Neil Gaiman’s books and honestly, I admire him as a writer, love his style of writing and creativity. 

When I don’t read or write, I binge watch Netflix with my hubby, we also do have two cats at home – Nemo (Ginger-white, male) & (Coffee – female Calico). Few of our favourite Netflix series are as follows: The Grimm, Once Upon a time, Lucifer, The Originals, Vampire Diaries and Cursed. 

I am really excited to be a part of www.onewhohatedbooks.com  as a guest blogger. Here I’ ll be focusing on writing short stories and also on why I love writing /reading so much, you can also expect a few book recommendations to inspire the reader in you. So if you love reading short stories with a spooky touch to it and are up for some bookish blogs, don’t forget to follow my guest blogs here that I ‘ll be writing every third-fourth week of the month. Thank you so much Ajay for giving me this opportunity. 

Follow me:

Instagram : www.instagram.com/purringbookshelf

Medium: https://medium.com/@purringbookshelf

WordPress: https://coupletraveltales.com/

Pandemic has affected all of us in some way or the other. I really hope the situation resolves soon and the world heals. Until then stay home, stay safe and stay healthy. I hope you enjoy reading my stories.

Happy reading!

Aswathi Ashok