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
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
There was a time where I dread mornings. There’s just too much to do with so little time. It always felt like I’m rushing and running out of time. My morning was messy which makes me a lot less confident throughout the day. It made me realize that mornings has a huge impact on how … More How to Establish Your Own Morning Routine
Synopsis The bride ‧ The plus one ‧ The best man ‧ The wedding planner ‧ The bridesmaid ‧ The body On an island off the coast of Ireland, guests gather to celebrate two people joining their lives together as one. The groom: handsome and charming, a rising television star. The bride: smart and ambitious, … More Slowly but surely: The Guest List by Lucy Foley 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
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
I read The Friend Zone because I thought that it would be light-hearted chick-lit where the maid of honor and bestman hooks up. I was wrong… and I was really disappointed. However, I wasn’t disappointed because it wasn’t lighthearted. This book was just not for me as it was full of tropes and stuff that … More Not for me: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Book Review
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
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
*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”
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? 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?
We are in the midst of a global pandemic right now. Thousands have already died and some countries are nowhere near in controlling the transmission of the virus. Covid-19 is very much real unlike what others claim. This is a public health issue and each and everyone of us must do our part to protect … More How to Protect Yourself Against COVID-19
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?
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
*SPOILER ALERT* *Do not read this post if you haven’t watched the movie yet* The Little Prince is one of the best books of all time. It’s a novella for children yet somewhat it stood through the test of time. Readers of all ages has a special place in their hearts for The Little Prince. … More Different from What I Expected: The Little Prince Movie Review
The world right now isn’t the same and we are transitioning to the “new normal” amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. To prevent the transmission of the virus, individuals and industries had to adjust and that includes some businesses opting to allow employees to work at home. For some, the transition from the office to working at … More How to Stay Productive When Working at Home?
Hello everyone! I just wanted to share with you my experiences of being scammed by a Ponzi Scheme. In the past few months, a lot of us have looked for alternative ways of earning money. Because of the pandemic, some stores have closed down or in limited capacity. Jobs are endangered and our way of … More How I Got Scammed by a Ponzi Scheme
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 “Is 3 stars a good rating?”. I got really interested in this topic because I always wonder about the same thing when scrolling down at … More Let’s Talk Bookish: Is 3 stars a good rating?
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
My Journey Through Finding My Self-Worth All throughout my life, I’ve believed that I wasn’t good enough. I wasn’t smart enough or pretty enough or kind enough. Just not enough. Some people told me that directly and there are times that I just assumed it. In my mind, I was inferior and I didn’t deserve … More How to Measure Your Own Self-Worth
Whether you are a student, an employee or you are handling your own business, there are times when you are overwhelmed by simple and complex tasks in our every day lives. Sometimes, it really gets so overwhelming that we do not know where to start anymore. You have to respond to the email but at … More Learn to Prioritize Using the Eisenhower Matrix
You may have already heard about the Pomodoro Technique before. A lot of people raved how much the technique has improved their productivity. The Pomodoro Technique is a time management technique developed by Francis Cirillo in the late 1980’s. The principle of this technique is simple: you work on a task for a specified amount of … More How to Become More Productive with the Pomodoro Technique
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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