Jan 17


Hi, I am Shantala, and as cliché as it sounds, this is my online home. I live in the East Coast of USA, with my husband, and an over-active toddler, but I am originally from Mumbai, India. I have a Master’s in Business Administration, and an opinion on everything! 😉

SHANAYA TALES – A Bookish Lifestyle Blog

Books, are my therapy of choice. I read to de-stress. Last year (2015), I decided to document my silent (or not so silent anymore) reading life; hence the blog.

While the original plan was to use this blog as a journal, this space soon became my gateway to the entire virtual bookish world, and it has been (and continues to be) a joy to connect with book lovers all around the world.

This is the place where I express my love for the written word – sharing everything from reviews to general bookish blabber.

But it is not confined to that. Mostly because, while being a reader is a large part of how I identify myself, I am so much more than just that. That is the part which comes pouring out in the Parenting & Everyday Living Segments.

So, while I don’t think there is a niche like that – SHANAYA TALES is essentially a Bookish Lifestyle Blog; mostly books, but so much more! I hope you enjoy your time here. 🙂

Questions? Suggestions? Comments?

I welcome hearing from you. Please feel free to leave your questions, suggestions, and comments in the comment section of the posts, or email me at shanayatales@gmail.com.


  1. A friend at work mentioned your website. I’m glad I checked it out. I look forward to reading more of your posts.

  2. Great to know more about you! I’ll keep dropping by to read your stories!

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog and the kind words, Shantala. I’m browsing your space. It is really nice. Will keep visiting. 🙂

  4. Hi Shantala,

    Thanks for dropping by on my space 🙂

    I’m glad to have found you here as I see some wonderful posts here. Will be devouring them soon 🙂


  5. Got introduced to your blog from Sundari’s post. the story of “Shanaya Tales”, your online home, is sweet and similar. 🙂 WIll read your posts soon.

  6. Hi there,
    I have nominated you for the Libester Blog Award. Please click the link below to check the process for displaying the award logo on your blog. Do scroll down towards the end of the page to read the rules for “Libester Blog Award” and your nomination.


    Enjoy ! 🙂
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  7. You seem to be a kindred spirit separated by miles and years too ( I must be as old as your mom). I love your breezy style and look forward to reading more of you.
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    • Sorry for the extremely delayed response to this comment. I missed replying to this as I was caught up with AtoZ and then went on an extremely long vacation to India. Thank you for your kind words. I am so glad to have connected with you. Looking forward to staying in touch.
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  8. Hello Shantala,

    I am sending you this invite to join the International Bloggers Association. Please check the below link for details.

    Thanks 🙂
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  9. So glad you stopped by my blog today – happy to “meet” you! And a fellow East Coast USAer, too!
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  10. As I said, it’s great to know someone who knows more about books and will help me in picking up the right one! ?
    Looking forward to your book reviews and my resultant visits to the bookshop! ?
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  11. Ah I know you :-). Always fun to read your bookish chatter and I enjoy your reviews – mostly because I often feel the same way about the books. As for the parenting and everyday-living bits that creep in – Well who can stop that? And they make for great reading too. See you around.
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  12. I’m loving your blog!! The Book reviews part, especially more!!
    Eager to explore!

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