Hello there, my name is Heena and I am the creator and admin of The Reading Bud, aka TRB. I am from Pune, India work as the EIC at a local publishing house. I am also a novelist, manuscript critic and fiction-writing coach/teacher.
I am a published author of 2 books but book reviewing is pretty close to my heart as that is how my own journey writing started. I love penning down my thoughts on all the books I can get my hands on and love sharing it with others. In the same way, I love reading book reviews and that is mostly how I decide whether to read a book or not (but of course the book cover matters too 😉)
You can read more about my novels on my author website. Though, if you want to connect with me for some bookish gossip and nerdy conversations then I can be found here:
The Reading Bud
The Reading Bud is a book blog and a cosy hangout for all the bookworms, dragons and whatever being you consider yourself to be! Here you will find a continuous stream of book reviews, ARC reviews, audiobook reviews, graphic novel reviews, author interviews, guest posts, cover reveals, excerpt reveals and other bookish posts.
At TRB, I review books that I read – these include the books I buy, issue from libraries, request from NetGalley or the ones offered to me by authors and publishers for review. I also do paid reviews here (only when I am really constricted for time) as well as on other websites and some magazines.
We respect authors, publishers and publicists alike and believe in helping the book community as much as we can!
I also run a bookclub, both online as well as offline – RMFAO. The main online one is a Goodreads group. There is also a Facebook closed Group – RMFAO and one on WhatsApp where mostly we decide our monthly book meets.
The Reading Bud has a significant online presence and enjoys the luxury of having its own snazzy accounts. You can have a look at them here:
If you want to promote your book or are looking for an author interview and/or guest post host, then read more about our book promotion service here: TRB Book Promotions
What Authors & Publishers Say
…Heena evaluated my book with an open mind. She took her time to understand the story rather than rushing through it in order to post a review and get on to the next book. I appreciate that, a lot...Axel Blackwell
Author of Sisters Of Sorrow.
What a pleasure it has been working with The Reading Bud. Professional, caring and intelligent. A great blog site….A.P. McGrath
Author of A Burning In The Darkness
I was really impressed with the level of insight Heena put into the review. As a writer, it was valuable feedback, but as a reader, it was exactly the type of information I’d love to know before diving into a new book. The experience was both creative and refreshing.Sarah M. Cradit
Author of The House of Crimson & Clover series
Whether you are a reader or a publisher, The Reading Bud is a place as good as any if you are looking for professional and well-thought-out reviews.Peter Öberg,
Editor at Affront Publishing
Heena was prompt, professional, and very easy to work with. Browsing through her website, it quickly became clear that Henna gives the same attention to detail to all of the books… Truly a world-class asset to authors and readers alike.”Joseph John
Author of The Eighth Day
… I have given all my books to The Reading Bud in exchange for an honest review. My dealings with Heena have always been professional and friendly...A.J. York
Author of Fairy Extraordinary Christmas Story