Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Print Length: 289 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Have you ever realised that sometimes, a book enters into your life at the right time and place? That the book remained in your TBR shelf for so long and suddenly, you picked it up and felt, this was meant to be read now? This is what I accurately felt after reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear written by the famed author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything, Elizabeth Gilbert. If you are looking to be inspired for your creative pursuits, then keep reading why I highly recommend this book for you.

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Top Ten Resolutions for 2020

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A month into 2020 and I finally have a decent checklist of goals for this year. Call it my belated yearly resolutions, but I feel motivated when I have things to look forward to and achieve (plus the excitement to tick things off from a checklist is pure joy!). I like to keep my goals flexible—adding more things as the year progresses and crossing off the ones I manage to complete. Like any list of goals, we tend to get overwhelmed if we add too many. So, I have set goals that are doable, but still challenging and exciting. Here are my top ten goals for 2020. (In no particular order of importance.)

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The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Print Length: 315 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Profile Books

If you consider yourself a dedicated bibliophile who is interested in how bookshops work—or are a bookseller yourself and want to read another bookseller’s opinion about running a second-hand bookshop in the UK, then voila! You are at the right place reading this post. Author Shaun Bythell narrates his (I have no clue why I assumed it was she, sorry!) experiences of running a second-hand bookshop at Wigtown, Scotland. The Bookshop is the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland set in its officially designated ‘National Book Town’. Bythell writes in a journal style noting down observations about his customers, the business of bookselling and overall imparts the cosiness of a small bookshop right in your hands to read. 

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How to Backpack in Europe

Ever thought of backpacking in Europe but don’t know where to start? Worry no more! In this post, I am sharing my tips, tricks and apps with plenty of information that I gained while I travelled in September 2019. I have also included links that I found extremely helpful while researching for my solo trip. Note—I was a student when I took this trip, hence my suggestions will cater to those interested in planning a super friendly budget itinerary. If you love solo travelling or are interested to know how I managed to pull off the trip, then you need to check this out!

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An Extreme Love of Coffee: A Novel

An Extreme Love of Coffee: A Novel by Harish Bhat
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Print Length: 185 pages
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Ebury Press

It’s been a while since I picked up a book written by an Indian origin author; my previously finished book was Monisha Rajesh’s Around The World In 80 Trains. If you have a passionate love affair with coffee or prefer it occasionally anytime over tea, then reading An Extreme Love of Coffee: A Novel by Harish Bhat shouldn’t be skipped on your never-ending list of TBR. Now get your steaming (or chilled) cup of beverage and keep on reading to know why.

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Beat the Backlist Reading Challenge 2020 – I'm in!

In between spines.

This is the first time i’m trying the Beat the Backlist challenge hosted by @novelknight and i’m excited because my TBR pile is over 500 books long. Books read have to be published 2019 or before. I’m going to give myself and extra good feels the longer they’ve been hanging around on my TBR.

Here is my tracking list, i’m just going to do it on my own – some book i’ve preplanned (hopefully) which you can see listed as TBR.

I’m also going to give the bingo a go and try and read as many as possible! And post their reviews as usual. I’ll also maybe do monthly or so wrap ups on what I’ve ticked off. Well, that’s the plan!

Are you doing the challenge? Link yours below!

Have any recommendations for me for any bingo tiles – I always love to read something recommended! Let me know…

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5 Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf – January 2020

I know it’s not a Tuesday, but I am highly inspired by In between spines and That Artsy Reader Girl (thank you!) to do this post. I have written top 5 recent additions to my bookshelf for you to have a sneak peek of what I will be reading next. So here we go! 

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