Photo Diary: New York on my mind

There’s something about visiting New York City for the first time. The busy streets, the skycrapers, the nightlights and the people. I feel like I’ve romanticized this city so much because of too much consumption of books and TV series that somehow did the same. But seeing it first-hand is definitely an experience.

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THAT ONE LINE {a new blog series!} – #001

It’s the first day of October. Fall just kicked in. I’m back from the dead (a.k.a. a combination of reading and blogging slump) and I am launching a new blog series! Seriously, what is happening? This is “That One Line”.

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A case for e-books and e-readers

It’s not about comparing and saying that one is better than the other. Of course, reading physical books has its own unique charms. The rustling of pages. The smell of books both old and new. The feel of actual paper, something you could actually touch. But in the end, it basically boils down to one thing: convenience. One cannot deny the unparalleled convenience e-books and e-readers have brought to us – at least, to my reading life, that is.

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Photowalk: San Francisco, California

It’s been a little more than two weeks since I’ve been here in the US and my two weekends were all spent roaming around San Francisco. I walked around without a plan. I was with friends the first time and alone the second. And honestly, it never lost its charm.

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Review: An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

One notable thing that I must truly commend is how atmospheric this book is. I feel like this is how stories about faeries should be written. I was swept away by the story – something that was told, maybe a couple of times before already, but executed so beautifully it’s hard not hold your breath and let it unfold.

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Review: The Selection Series (Books 1 to 3) by Kiera Cass

I miss obvious romance — maybe because I’ve been reading too much SFF lately, so this is really a welcome change. So to anyone who wants to fall in love while having a quick read at the same time, this is definitely for you.

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On mental health and reading

I recently got into therapy and, boy, am I being forced to confront all these uncomfortable thoughts head on. One interesting bit that came up is how my habit of reading is negatively affecting my mental health – and that’s what I wanted to discuss by writing this post.

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