No. of pages: 348 pages Published: 20 June 2014 Publisher: Atlantic Books Settings: Minnesota, America Website: http://www.cherylstrayed.com I've read books where grief and sadness were concerned and I had to take short breaks for the sake of my emotions. I remember reading Red Lotus by Pai Kit Fai. The events were so painful they tore my … Continue reading Book Review: Torch by Cheryl Strayed.
Difficult people exist everywhere on our planet. From households to workplaces, this is one group of people whom we cannot avoid or wish never to have anything to do with them. You can have difficult parents who think they know what's best or right for you. Don't get me wrong because yes, our parents do … Continue reading Learning To Deal With Difficult People.
There hardly is a book that I'm not a fan of and there are hardly many books that I stop reading if I find them boring. But there are the books that do make me question myself once in awhile, why am I reading this book if I find it so difficult to digest? Life … Continue reading An Endless Cycle of Cause and Confusion.
When I was a kid, I was not bothered by the skeletons in my closet nor the monsters under my bed. I didn't have creepy neighbours either. Although I did have a fear of horror movies where scary clowns kidnap children and eat them (I still do now and as an adult, I hate / despise / … Continue reading Scarier Than Monsters, Worse Than Clowns!
Sorry for the long absence from blogging. That's because I've been struggling with stress lately (mostly from work) and I've been trying to find ways to cope. Stress is something many people face, yet not many know how to cope with it. I know positive stress is good for us as it encourages us to … Continue reading Art Therapy: My Way of Learning to Cope with Stress.
No. of pages: 615 pages Publisher: HarperTorch Year: September 13, 2012 Setting: Ireland Official Website: Cathy Kelly Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly was quite a pleasant book to read but it just added more nights of sex, secrets, lies and betrayal to my misery. Which is a shame as I still have many more Cathy … Continue reading Book Review: Past Secrets by Cathy Kelly.
Sometimes I wonder if modern technology today is good for us. Technology has helped to save lives, complete tasks, build machines, design skyscrapers and manufacture various modes of transportation. Yet at the same time, technology can also destroy what we have worked so hard to create. It can turn round any time and stab us … Continue reading A Costly Convenience for the Digital Savvy.
Emo Nemo. Drama Queen. Cry Baby. Yeah, I'm almost certain that some of us have been called one of the names above before. At least once, and it isn't a label that I'd welcome and be thankful for. Because emotions are part of us and it is normal for us to be emotional. Although, being … Continue reading A Bubbling Cauldron of Emotions.
Blurb on Goodreads: Ceri D'Altroy watches too much Oprah Winfrey - and it's having serious repercussions. Bored with London life and writing yet another 'have the perfect orgasm' feature, she's decided to take Oprah's advice and follow her heart's desire. Going back to college might not be everyone's dream but all Ceri's has ever wanted … Continue reading Book Review: The Cupid Effect by Dorothy Koomson.
Blurb on Goodreads: Nova will do anything for her closest friend, Mal, whom she has known since childhood. So when Mal and his wife, Stephanie, ask Nova to be a surrogate mother, she agrees—despite her reservations about what it might mean for their friendship. Then Nova’s fears are realized. Halfway through the pregnancy, Stephanie finds … Continue reading Book Review: Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson.
Did you know that six minutes of reading before bed can help you sleep, dream and live better? No? Well, neither did I but that's not the reason why I read-before-my-bedtime routine anyway. I read because it helps me to relax and eases the day's stress off my mind. But if you ask me, though, … Continue reading Read a Book and Put Your Brain to Bed.
Synopsis by Goodreads: As teenagers Poppy Carlisle and Serena Gorringe were the only witnesses to a tragic event. Amid heated public debate, the two seemingly glamorous teens were dubbed ‘The Ice Cream Girls’ by the press and were dealt with by the courts. Years later, having led very different lives, Poppy is keen to set … Continue reading Book Review: The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson.