Kindness is an emotion, not an action. And it is an emotion we feel at our core, one that elicits action.
For someone who loves books, I couldn't deal with the fact that I was unable to read and it bothered me relentlessly. I did quite a bit of research on the internet and tried a lot of things and you know what, some of them really worked! So here's a list of 7 ways out of a reading slump that helped me (most them are still related to books and/or reading).
You need to invest into acquiring the right set of skills and connections for which there is no shortcut, before you can taste some success. Personally I believe these people would make better photographers given how much effort they put into getting the right picture for a feel good feed.
Human Acts by Han Kang was not an enjoyable read for me, it has brought me back to a place of mental unrest. But it is an important read to understand how history will actually remember us.
The most exhilarating part of reading any kind of historical fiction is to be able to feel the richness of culture filling your bones. As readers and literary enthusiasts, we can all agree that African literature is highly neglected and left unexplored. So when I received Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, I couldn't turn it down. It felt like an adventure even before the fragrance of unopened pages hit me.
In simple words, this is a story of a man who was forced to live in an attic and boy, did he make it look like the most natural thing in the world. Just as Count Rostov's poem demanded to be written, Amor Towles' book demands to be read.
Going on my spree of hoarding handmade soaps, I came across Mud and Moon on Instagram run by Apurvanidhi Mukim and wow! Her soaps look so amazing! I mean such vibrant colours and fantastic ingredient combinations. So, you know, I had to buy a few and she sent me some sample extras too.
In this post, I will be reviewing a set of Artisanal Petite Soaps by Säej Body. Säej Body is a newly-launched, online business run by Raagini Bajaj and they offer cold-processed soaps that are vegan, cruelty-free and use natural colours only.
Once upon a time you come across a story that hits you in all the right places. Jasmine Days was one such tale. I am not sorry that I finally picked up Jasmine Days.
Every book has only one first read. But Hanya Yanagirhara has given a whole new definition to a cathartic reading experience. This book was such that I had to stop in between just to cry before I could read the rest of it. I feel like “A Little Life” is sadness redefined. However, the sadness is what went wrong in this story.
For those who love a good story but cannot deal with brutalities, this is the perfect read. Most World War II stories have gruesome details but this is a gentler angle without gory details which works both for and against the book. The story will haunt you even after you’re done, it piques such undone emotions that keep coming back to you like the one-day romance between Werner and Marie.