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.

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The title in itself is quite significant to the theme of the book
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The law of efficiency

Time is funny.When working on a long boring assignment , it can seem to move very slowly.But when watching your favourite web series….BAM ! There goes 3 hours of your day.

But why does time work like that ? Let me introduce to you Parkinson’s law of time management.It simply states that :

This is why a 20 minute task of writing an email can sometimes take a week.


When you give yourself some time to complete a task, it will take that much time. If you give yourself a week to do your assignment – it will take a week. But if you give yourself a deadline of 9 pm later that night , you will put in effort to complete it.


Compare giving yourself a month to finish working on your new business logo vs a Sunday afternoon to sit down and get the same work done. Your work will expand to the time that it is given. When we have a long term project due after a month, we usually don’t begin until the week of the deadline. Since we only feel the pressure of the task when we have less time to work on it.

Northcote Parkinson gave an example in the essay he wrote for the Economist explaining this phenomenon.


As the story goes – a woman has a single task to send a postcard by the end of the day. She spends an hour finding the card, another half hour looking for her glasses, an hour and a half for writing the card and then another 20 minutes deciding on whether to take her umbrella or not.
A busy person on the other hand would take less than 15 minutes to get this done. So in the example of the woman , she had a day’s worth of time to get her work done, so she took a day. The busy person , on the other hand only had 15 minutes, so took only 15 minutes to get the task done.


This is the basic principle to getting more done in less time. By setting yourself smarter and more efficient deadlines, you can get all your work done in less time than it would have taken. Set yourself a realistic deadline taking into consideration all aspects of your work. Sometimes you might even catch yourself in a surprise like I did – when it only took me an hour and a half to complete a worksheet which I was sure would take me at least 2 days.

By using this law you can get more work done in less time and create some free time for yourself.

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Try the coffee nap

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Academic planner 2022 for students (freebie!)

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I hope this post finds you in good spirits for the upcoming new year.

I’m back after a hiatus and really hope to post regularly again.


I’ve always loved a good minimalistic planner – specially printable ones.

So I went ahead and I designed my own academic planner for 2022 !

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Does photographing a moment take the experience away

When the shutter clicks and the machinery whirs – your camera has essentially captured the scene around you into a small frame. From weddings to a cousin’s reunion. From an evening out to beach trip.

Capturing the food, people and the scenery around us has become a way of life for some of us.

And I’m one of them. Anytime I walk into a buzzing street market with tinkling windchimes and colorful dresses on display – my camera is out even before I realize.


Now as a photographer– comes the dilemma–

Does photographing the moment steal the experience away?

Do we get so caught up in taking photographs that we often forget to simply pause and soak it in? I often do. Sometimes we lose sight of the reason we’re out there with our friends /family or on the beach – to have fun and enjoy it !

And in the process of trying to capture the moment – I lose sight of my goal of photography – to have fun!

So,  what’s the final take on this ?There are no right or wrong answers but let me demonstrate my perspective.

Let’s take this picture of the sky outside my balcony here in Mumbai. It’s a gorgeous purple spread across with blotches of a pinkish orange in between. You can also see the city light far off in the distance.

So now I take a picture. Or two. Or a few more.

But when I’m done, I promise myself to put the camera away and enjoy the view.

So, take all the pictures you want and then put the camera away.


And I truly love Erin Sullivan’s take on this !

But I’d like to go a bit further.

It was 7 pm .I was sitting outside with my grandmother and I saw this gorgeous sky outside my window in Mumbai.

What’s the story behind this picture? What time of the day was it ? Was I with someone? Where did I see this?

By having a story behind it – even if it’s only 2 sentences long makes all the difference .It helps you document your moment with more clarity and meaning.


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