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Adventures of an Urban Homesteader

This book reminded me of the 2015 film It Had to Be You. The protagonist Kendall thinks she knows what she wants. However, she is clueless when it comes to articulating it and trying to achieve it. It is funny (and painful, at times) reading how she blunders through her life, trying to make sense […]

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The 50/50 Friendship Flow

I was quite interested in reading this book because of the concept of life enriched by friendship. After all, I have been blessed with great friends, especially girlfriends, who have supported and encouraged me at various stages of my life. I have also learned so much from them.  Besides, the author Shari Leid is a cancer survivor, […]

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Content creation? Oh, my word!

Every writer/author has a website these days. So, I knew I had to make one too. Not because everyone else has one but because of the following reasons: 1)             It helps people understand what I do. I have had many interesting reactions from people when I tell them I am a writer. Some go, ‘oh which […]

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From A Wonky Path To An Open Road

Although I had set out to read memoirs in 2020, this book was not on my list. I did not even know that Janey de Nordwall existed. Thanks to BookSirens, on whose list of memoirs this book showed up. They gave me a free copy in exchange for an honest review.And boy! Was this a […]

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Versions of Her

Summary: On the surface, Melanie Kingstad-Keyes’s life is the picture of success. She’s a tenure track professor at a prestigious university and has a perfect husband. But a recent miscarriage has left her reeling and her marriage tenuous. Selling her family’s Lake Indigo summer home, which she hasn’t visited in fifteen years, feels like the […]

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Thirteen Stops

Summary: There are thirteen Luas stops between Sandyford and St. Stephen’s Green in Dublin, each significant in the lives of the people who step on and off the tram every day. The passengers all hunker down, folded tightly into themselves, eyes fixed on their phones, interminably scrolling, terrified of connecting with each other. Except . […]

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Tiny Beautiful Things

In December 2019, I had decided that I would read only memoirs in 2020, which seems quite silly in hindsight. I came across Cheryl Strayed’s Wild when I was preparing a list. As usual, I googled to know more. It was then that I learned about Tiny Beautiful Things.  I added it to my humongous […]

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Becoming

Let me say this at the outset: I like and admire Michelle Obama for being a strong woman and succeeding in whatever she sets out to do. Focusing on just this book and not on the author was difficult, as is usual when you review a memoir of someone so famous and popular. However, I […]

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168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think

  In this book, Laura Vanderkam says that to find enough time for everything that matters to you, it is best to make plans for a week—that is 168 hours—ahead. Planning your time or scheduling your activities is a great idea, which almost every other book on time management might have been telling you. The […]

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River’s End

From the blurb:  Olivia’s parents were among Hollywood’s golden couples…until the night a monster came and took her mother away forever. A monster with the face of her father… Sheltered from the truth, an older Olivia only dimly recalls her night of terror—but her recurring nightmares make her realize she must piece together the real […]