Through the streets of Mumbai ~ Sunkissed Sand

Beneath, the sand is soft and warm.
Sculpted by nature, it’s weathered the storm.
A passionate battle between calmness and rage,
A new chapter’s beginning;
don’t turn the last page.
I listen again to the whispering waves,

Music of nature calming and brave.
Its power unknown, its stillness untamed,
Mysterious and magical, a treasure earth claims.

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Poem : Whispering Waves by Edel T. Copeland

Book haul 2022 ( & Come book shopping with me )

The sound of pages being turned. The smell of old books. Coming home to a bookshelf full of new books to escape into. Discovering new authors. Pulling out favourite quotes.

These are landmark moments in every reader’s journey. But our journey of diving into a book begins from the purchase of the book. We walk through aisles of books, browse through blurbs and look for our favourite authors. After a few minutes (or hours) we find a book that speaks to us.


Shopping for books at a second – hand book store

BOOK HAUL 2022

1. 4 hour work week

Genre :

  • Self Help
  • Personal Development

2. Twelve red herrings

Genre :

  • Short Story
  • Mystery

3. Deal Breaker

Genre :

  • Suspense
  • Mystery

4. Big Magic

Genre :

  • Self help

(creativity and inspiration)

5. Emma

Genre :

  • Romance
  • Novel of manners

6. Not a penny more, not a penny less

Genre :

  • Suspense
  • Finance

7. The Bear and the Nightingale

Genre :

  • Fantasy
  • Historical Fantasy

8. The Pale Horse

Genre :

  • Crime fiction

9. Mossad

Genre :

  • True crime
  • Real life references

10. The stars shine down

Genre :

  • Advernture
  • Romantic suspense

11. It ends with us

Genre :

  • Contemporay Romance
  • Mental Health references

12. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Genre :

  • Crime fiction
  • Suspense

13. The Book Thief

Genre :

  • Historical fiction
  • Young adult

14. The power of your subconcious mind

Genre :

  • Self help

15. After the darkness

Genre :

  • Thriller
  • Romantic mystery

16. Atomic Habits

Genre :

  • Self help
  • Personal development

17. Holding up the universe

  • Young Adult
  • Mental Health awareness

18. One of us is lying

  • Mystery
  • Young Adult

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Book Review : My True Love Gave to Me

12 Christmassy stories to put you in a blissful Christmas mood. The one that makes you think of warm fuzzy socks, your comfortable blanket, a mug of hot chocolate and depending on which part of the world you live in, snow.

This book delivers what it tells you it will, 12 Christmas-based romance novels. I found the style of this book to be quite similar to the book Let it Snow by John Green. Stories range from an LGBT romance to a story exploring growth in relationships across a period of years.

The reason this book made the rounds on reading lists and Christmas reading lists is due to a few interesting aspects of the entire novel.

First of all, the entire novel is a collection of 12 stories, written by 12 different authors. So, each story has its unique voice and writing style, which I enjoyed.

Since each story starts and ends with a single author, the novel spans a range of story backgrounds and storylines. More importantly, this book tries to bring in a range of diversity across the board, something that isn’t often seen in teen fiction novels or YA novels. Today, authors are changing the dynamic of their stories.
This book is perfect for when you want to read something light, or just want to enjoy some YA romance fiction. I enjoyed nearly every story and would recommend this book if it falls under your preferred reading genre.


RATING :

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

GENRE: Young Adult, Fiction, Romance

PAGES: 321

LIST OF STORIES:

  1. Midnights by Rainbow Rowell 
  2. The Lady and the Fox by Kelly Link
  3. Angels in the Snow by Matt De La Pena
  4. Polaris is Where You’ll Find Me by Jenny Han 
  5. It’s a Yuletide Miracle, Charlie Brown by Stephanie Perkins 
  6. Your Temporary Santa by David Levithan 
  7. Krampuslauf by Holly Black
  8. What the Hell Have You Done, Sophie Roth? by Gayle Forman
  9. Beer Buckets and Baby Jesus by Myra McEntire
  10. Welcome to Christmas, CA by Kiersten White
  11. The Girl Who Woke the Dreame by Laini Taylor 
  12. Star of Bethlehem by Ally Carter

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Quotes from a book : Dance first, Think later.

Here are some quotes that grabbed my attention while flipping through the pages of this book.

The title is quite significant to the theme of the book
The title in itself is quite significant to the theme of the book
I love this one.

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Jeffery Archer : Short story books

Jeffery Archer has a knack for the art of storytelling and his books have been bestsellers for years.

One unique feature about his short story collections is the twist in the ending of a story. A reader does not know what Archer really means to tell us until the very end.

Today I’ll be looking at three of his short story books :

  • A Twist in the Tale
  • A Quiver full of Arrows
  • Twelve Red Herrings

All three of these books fall under the genre of fictional mystery.

Examples of this creative and genius writing are in the books – A Twist in the Tale and A Quiver full of Arrows. These books are a collection of 12 or more short stories by Jeffery Archer. None of the stories last more than a few pages but involve jolts of suspense and a web of deception. The stories are built to change the whole narrative in less than a few lines, at the very end.

Twelve Red Herrings was a disappointment compared to the other two. None of the short stories stood out or sparked any enthusiasm. They were very slow and did not have a strong storyline.

Out of the three books, A Twist in the Tale is a recommend.

How to create an epic study routine

We all had plans for 2022 that we either A) began and then quit or B) didn’t even start.Building a study routine was one of my goals – and I fall into the second category.

Anyway , we are here 2 months into the new year so I figured it’s a good time to start as any.

First let’s talk about why building a study habit is important in the first place.

By starting to do small portions of your course over an entire semester , it saves you from having to deal with the crushing workload a week before your exams.

By planning out time to focus on your work you will be able to deal with deadlines much more effectively.


To avoid all your coursework ,projects and tests come crashing down on you at once ,creating a daily study routine is important.

So here are 4 tips you can use to create a study routine and avoid burnout in the long run.


Plan everything non – academic first.

This includes your extracurricular activities,classes and all your free time.This will let you be motivated in the long run – by simply knowing that there is a reward scheduled for your day , you will be able to work better.

So let’s say you plan for a movie night with your friends at 9 pm today.You have an essay to be done and you have about 5 hours from now.By having something to look forward to later in the evening , you will be motivated to compete your essay as early as possible.

Also , keep in mind that scheduling these breaks is important since this wil help you avoid burnout in the long run.


Plan short study sessions.

Don’t try cramming everything into your head for 5 hours and then call it a day.Instead of pulling yourself for a long winded session – start planning shorter sessions.

You can do this by observing your attention levels.Try different combinations of study session timings.Some common options include –

What kind of study session did you focus best in? See what duration of time works best for you and plan your work around that.


Create a plan of action.

So you’ve schdeuled 2 hours of work from 3 to 6 pm today to work on your essay.But what exactly does that entail?

  • Will you be brainstorming ideas?
  • Will you be writing up the outline of the essay ?
  • Do you need to do some research ?

Haing a clear plan of action is important before you sit down for any study session.Create a list of tasks that you plan on completing in the session, this will help staying on top of your work.


Minimum time requirement.

I know this tip is very wordy , but stick around and lemme break it down for you.

How long does the coursework for one subject/course take? How much time does one kind of task take over another?And how much minimum time should I give to a paticular task ? These are some questions you will need to tackle while planning out your study session.

Ask yourself this one question: What is the minimum amount of time I would require to complete this task ?

So let’s go back to our essay.Working on an essay for your Literature class may take around 2 hours compared to you biology homework which only may take 45 minutes.By having this information in hand you can easily plan out your day and be more efficient with your time.


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Try the coffee nap

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Light up the darkness : Photobook

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