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Thoughts on Toradora

Hello everyone! I can’t believe that I haven’t discovered this gem of an anime until a few days ago which is more than a decade from it’s release. Even if I am so late and discussions about this anime is unnecessary, I still can’t help but write a post about it. In the first few … More Thoughts on Toradora

Quick Thoughts on Enola Homes

To be honest, I’ve never really heard of Enola Holmes until I’ve watched the trailer. But, I am deeply fascinated with the regency era so I decided to watch it. Apparently, Sherlock and Mycroft has a little sister who is quite a wildling. From the very start, Enola Holmes give off a positivity vibe. Seeing … More Quick Thoughts on Enola Homes

A Journey to the Wild West: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Book Review

Synopsis A love story, an adventure, and an epic of the frontier, Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize— winning classic, Lonesome Dove, the third book in the Lonesome Dove tetralogy, is the grandest novel ever written about the last defiant wilderness of America. Journey to the dusty little Texas town of Lonesome Dove and meet an unforgettable assortment of heroes … More A Journey to the Wild West: Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry Book Review

Too Repetitive: Again Again by E. Lockhart Book Review

Synopsis If you could live your life again, what would you do differently? After a near-fatal family catastrophe and an unexpected romantic upheaval, Adelaide Buchwald finds herself catapulted into a summer of wild possibility, during which she will fall in and out of love a thousand times–while finally confronting the secrets she keeps, her ideas … More Too Repetitive: Again Again by E. Lockhart Book Review

How to Prioritize Self-Care with Minimal Time and Money

When you hear the word “self-care”, the words “skin care” or “massage” and “spas” also pop up in your mind. And usually, a lot of people think that they do not have time nor money for “self-care”. That is actually a common misunderstanding and in this post we are going to correct misunderstanding and discuss … More How to Prioritize Self-Care with Minimal Time and Money

Powerless to Hopeful: The Map of Salt and Stars Book Review by Zeyn Joukhadar

Synopsis It is the summer of 2011, and Nour has just lost her father to cancer. Her mother, a cartographer who creates unusual, hand-painted maps, decides to move Nour and her sisters from New York City back to Syria to be closer to their family. But the country Nour’s mother once knew is changing, and … More Powerless to Hopeful: The Map of Salt and Stars Book Review by Zeyn Joukhadar

My Thoughts on “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

*spoiler alert! Don’t read this post if you haven’t watched the movie yet* “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” is a new Netflix Original film directed by Charlie Kaufman. Kaufman is also the screenwriter of this film adaptation of the book with the same title. Like Kaufman’s acclaimed “The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind”, this … More My Thoughts on “I’m Thinking of Ending Things”

How to Achieve Your Goals by Setting it SMART

Our goals shape our lives. Contentment and satisfaction are achieved when we accomplish the goals that we set for ourselves. But, sometimes, we unconsciously set ourselves up into failure. This happens when the goals we set aren’t really attainable. So does that mean that you shouldn’t aim high when setting up goals? No. Attainable goals … More How to Achieve Your Goals by Setting it SMART

What is Toxic Positivity and How Can We Avoid It?

What is Toxic Positivity? Toxic positivity is something we see quite often nowadays. Have you scrolled down Instagram and saw nothing but smiling faces, workout routines and achievements unlocked? Have you seen the endless motivation posts in Facebook with words in the line of “good vibes only” or “everything will be okay in the end” … More What is Toxic Positivity and How Can We Avoid It?

Let’s Talk Bookish: How to Encourage Others to Read?

Hello everyone! Let’s Talk Bookish a weekly book discussion meme hosted by Rukki @Eternity Books and Dani @Literary Lion. Check out this link for September 2020 Topics. Today’s topic is “How to Encourage Others to Read?” I am someone who loves to talk about everything – books I’ve read, movies I’ve watched, memes I liked… so it sometimes frustrates … More Let’s Talk Bookish: How to Encourage Others to Read?

A Glimpse of History: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Book Review

 Synopsis A Gentleman in Moscow immerses us in another elegantly drawn era with the story of Count Alexander Rostov. When, in 1922, he is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man … More A Glimpse of History: A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Book Review

Delightful and warms the heart: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

Synopsis “I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.” January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she … More Delightful and warms the heart: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society Book Review by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows

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Hi, I’m Allana. I am a 25 year old bibliophile and couch potato. I spend most of my day reading books and in front of the tv binge-watching.

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