The year 2015 is coming to an end. About a week ago, I stumbled upon a goal-setting blog post by Lisa Jacobs - 16 things to do before 2016. It caught my eyes because instead of the usual start-the-new-year-with-a-list thing, this is an end-the-year-with-a-list thing. I decided to jump on the bandwagon. The main motivation … Continue reading 16 Before 2016
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart is most likely to be the last book that I am able to finish this year. Being in the young adult genre, I never expected the book to have such a gloomy tone to it. Reading the book is meant to be like listening to the protagonist telling the … Continue reading Lying or Manic Depression?
I have a feeling that I might not have enjoyed Room by Emma Donoghue so much if I am not a mother of a four-year-old boy. More often than not, I found myself wondering what is going on in the mind of my boy who laughs at a cartoon joke, cries when his defiant younger … Continue reading Room, with a capital R
I am a great fan of Gilmore Girls. I am not really a TV person, therefore not many TV serials managed to capture my attention as much as Gilmore Girls. It's been years since I last followed Lorelai and Rory's stories, and I am sad to say that I didn't manage to finish all the … Continue reading Where’d You Go, Bernadette
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Wicked Witch." The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis is a collection of letters from "a senior to a junior devil". The letters are a total opposite of the Holy Bible with God being regarded as "The Enemy". Whatever that is extolled in the book is actually … Continue reading The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Home Turf." How I wish that "Home Is Where The Heart Is" is true. Perhaps there is a certain degree of truth to this phrase. A home is where our heart would like to be, after a long day at work. A home is where we can … Continue reading Home Is Where The Heart Is?
Women in burqas. Men with long beard in long white robes. The war. The desert. Those were my impression of Afghanistan before reading Khaled Hosseini's A Thousand Splendid Suns. They were superficial and I did not bother to find out more. So to say that reading this book changed my perspective on this country is … Continue reading A Thousand Splendid Suns