READING DIARY: 10 Thoughts I Had While Reading Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

These musings are way personal than I was expecting. This is how I usually write in my journal – things that are mostly disjointed it’s hard to fashion them into a decent and coherent review. I was honestly debating whether I should post this or not here but I figured, for the sake of documenting it, I can give it a shot.

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Review: Becoming by Michelle Obama

Seldom do I enjoy reading memoirs but there was something special in how Michelle was able to transform her journey into something relatable on so many levels. In a way, it’s a brilliant coming-of-age story that should be read by anyone, especially young women who are trying to find their place in this world.

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Phantom Wound

I dreamt of him again. After so long, this is the first time that I saw his face, close and vivid — almost the same as the last time I saw him more than 7 years ago. He still looks the same, from the way I remembered him. That playful smile and that sincere look in his eyes, still there.

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Double Review: Evil Eye + Cut and Run

I am currently discovering this whole new world of audio books and with the Audible membership that I started maintaining ever since end of last year, I’ve been finding awesome reads here and there. So here are quick reviews of two of the best audio books that I’ve had the pleasure of listening: ‘Evil Eye’ and ‘Cut and Run’.

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Photo Diary: Chillin’ at The Last Bookstore

The Last Bookstore, the biggest new and second-hand bookshop in California, a must-visit place for bookworms when you are in LA. There are book tunnels, book frames, themed bookshelves and hidden side rooms – to name a few wonders. Bookish heaven, indeed!

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[READATHON] I am going on a Murakami bender!

I don’t usually read Murakami books in succession because I find it overwhelming most times. So for me to have this sudden urge, it’s quite unusual. I wanted to document it and see. It would be interesting, I think. Like an experiments of sorts – on myself.

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Review: The Secret History by Donna Tartt

The intrigue and suspense hanged heavy in the narrative, the atmosphere almost consistently ominous. There’s something about reading The Secret History that automatically transports you into Vermont, in it’s autumn glow, as if you as well is in on the group’s secret. If you are looking for a light read, this ain’t it.

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2019: My Year in Books

Last year, I challenged myself to read 40 books – and bless my schedule – I can’t believe I actually made it. I know it’s not that much compared to a lot of people in the book community – but as slow a reader as I am and how hectic my work schedule is, consistently finishing these yearly challenges has been one of my annual highlights.

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