Unrequited Love

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“Unrequited love is terrible. There is no pain on earth like it.”

Nicola Italia

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Life Is A Chess Game [Quote]

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Quote About Life

Life

“Life is like a chess game. We make our moves and sometimes we win and sometimes we lose. But play we must.”

Nicola Italia, The Tea Plantation

Forgettable Books

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Top 5 Wednesday


Hello book people another Top 5 Wednesday is here with:

January 17th: Forgettable Books
–Whether you loved or hated them at the time, these are books that you just don’t really remember…

Now the question is how would I figure out my forgettable books if I do not remember anything at all? Ding, ding- Goodreads.

Let us dive into it:

1.Never a Bride by Amelia Grey [Historical Romance]

According to Goodreads I  said ” I liked it. An easy and engaging read. It is historical in context but some applicable today that the storyline is endearing. “ However, even after reading the synopsis on the site, I still cannot recall the major or minor details. If it is a book I apparently really liked why can’t I recall ever mere details?      


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Top 5 Books of 2017/ Top 5 Wednesday

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Top 5 Wednesday

Hello Wed- nes- day! For Top 5 Wednesday we dive into a summary of the good good:

December 20th: Top 5 Books of 2017
— I know most people have a longer list than this, or post theirs at different times (like I’ll be waiting until January for example) but if you want to make a list of your absolute faves of the year, now is the time!

I am okay with posting all the books which left me touched, excited and deeply impacted around this time because I am not rushing to read more than the two books that I am currently digging. So far, I see nothing in these two books, which will crawl their way to my Top 2017 Books. Even if I read further than the two books it is okay  that they do not appear on this list, I will simply create a separate post.

Let us dive into it:
P.S I will share part of my reviews

1.When God Says “Wait”: Navigating Life’s Detours and Delays Without Losing Your Faith, Your Friends, or Your Mind by Elizabeth Laing Thompson

I hated and loved this book!

The concept of the novel stood out for me because at that time I needed to understand something more about the noise in my head. I felt the author gave the plan of the novel in the beginning with a thesis statement- “This book is about the journey of waiting, the space between answers, and the decisions we make while we live there. So what are we waiting for? Let’s get started.” Oh the English Literature student in me jumped for joy because I had an idea of what was in store. However, little did I know that the author sure break down every inch of the waiting aspect and questioning the doubts and that is when the hate part comes. I felt exposed but yet not judged; all the emotions that I tucked away whilst waiting for the silver lining was right there on the screen. The author words were inspirational and her outlook left me thinking “darn, she read my mind.”

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Top 5 Wednesday/Characters on the Naughty List

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It is another Wednesday with Top 5 Wednesday:

December 13th – Characters on the Naughty List
–These can be villains or just characters you don’t like!

This week’s topic is similar to one of  last year’ and some characters just seem to have a special dislike place in my heart but some new ones manifested. haha

Let us dive into it:
1. Emma Woodhouse from Emma by Jane Austen

I do not think any reread will make me like this character or merely tolerate her nerve, to look down on people yet at the same time passing it off as looking out for the best interest of others. NO!

2. Lady Dedlock from Bleak House by Charles Dickens

Cold, unkind unmotherly bitch!

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Top 5 Wednesday/Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About

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Hello bookish people, I hope this post finds you all cozy and reading! Top 5 Wednesday this week covers:

December 6th – Bookish Things You’re a Grinch About
— Since being a grinch is a funny thing, try not to make this serious topics that make you angry (like lack of diversity or abusive relationships in fiction, etc) as this is supposed to be more of a petty bookish things you hate. This can be stuff about covers, dumb tropes, etc. Have fun with it.

 

Let us get into it:
1. Millionaire/Billionaire Stories and Book Cover

Every time I come across a Contemporary Romance with a picture of a half naked man on the cover, most times the synopsis is a woman meeting  a millionaire or billionaire. I would sometimes just burst out laughing. Why is it always a millionaire and why is he is always naked when the majority of the storyline he is in a suit?

2. World Building in EV- ERYTHING

3. People Using Books ONLY for Decoration

I am being pretty petty when I ask you why do you have  1000 unread books on your bookshelf arranged in colours, putting the popular releases to the front yet you keeping adding to the pile. When are you going to read all those books? Plus buying books you know nothing of not bothering to read the summary to the back? Wow (OK it is your money!)

4. Disrespect for Libraries

Folks who roll eyes at library books- no wonder libraries are dying, which is quite ashamed.

5. Leave Me Alone, Yes I Dog Ear My Books (At Least I Read)

It is not a decoration!