Book Journal: Little Bee by Chris Cleave

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Book Journal: Little Bee by Chris Cleave January 29 2018 I have had Chris Cleave’s Little Bee for a very long time. I must have read something about it somewhere and decided that it is my kind of book. A … Continue reading

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Second-Hand Book Hunt

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I have this constant decluttering happening in my life. I may take a break for a while but always, always start again at some stage. My decluttering process does not only cover clothes and shoes I don’t wear anymore or … Continue reading

I survived another NaNoWriMo

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It’s one thing to give out advice on how to write 50,000 words during NaNoWriMo or how to tackle shitty first drafts but it’s another story–a completely different story—to follow your own advice while you are under pressure yourself. Anyway, … Continue reading

Have pencil cup(s) and ready for NaNoWriMo. Well, sort of

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How bad can it be? I mean I don’t have an outline, characters to last through a book or a proper plot. But, once I sit down to write, magic happens. What I have though… is pencil cup(s). Here’s one… … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo 2017: Shitty First Drafts

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Shitty first drafts: we owe this technical term(!) shitty first drafts to Anne Lamott. It was mentioned in her book called Bird by Bird. By the way, it is still one of the most recommended books on writing to date. … Continue reading

NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) 2017

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NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) is just about a week away, and I am participating this year again. As always, I’m excited and freaking out all at the same time. But, this year I have a better reason to freak … Continue reading

Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes by Eleanor Coerr

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Sadako and The Thousand Paper Cranes was recommended by an author friend of mine whose recommendations are incredibly valuable for me. It’s such a sad story of a little girl, Sadako, who died of leukaemia in Japan, years after the … Continue reading

The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion

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I’ve been wanting to read The Rosie Project for some time. I even got myself a library card for the sake of reading it but I just didn’t. When I found a second-hand copy of it at Salvation Army shop, … Continue reading

The Naïve and the Sentimentalist Novelist by Orhan Pamuk

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I must confess… I did it again. I started reading a book in one language and finished it in another one with lots of swapping between the two along the way. I did it with George Elliot’s The Mill on … Continue reading