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.
10 months ago on August 4, 2016, I joined the company I'm currently at today in a bid to escape the humdrum of unemployment. Last year (2016), I was out of a job (and out of sorts!) for 5 months! 5 months is a long time for someone who graduated with a degree, is well-read … Continue reading There is a Time for Teetotallers Like Me.
It was a peaceful Saturday sit-in yesterday for my husband and I. We kicked off the day with some music from the 80s on YouTube and ended with The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner as the titular character and Whitney Houston as singer-actress Rachel Marron, the client whom Costner's character was paid to protect. After the movie … Continue reading The Never-Ending Debate of Books vs Movies.
I have always been one to lean towards all things retro and vintage, from big things like cars to small things like accessories and costume jewellery. When I came across photos of old timey things like the retro and/or vintage typewriters, I've not looked back since. I often croon and rave about typewriters to my … Continue reading For The Love of Typewriters.
What I would give to book a flight to Milan just to visit the Moleskine Cafe! I rarely blog much about it but I'm actually a huge fan of notebooks and stationery, particularly notebooks by Moleskine and stationery brands like Faber-Castell, Buncho and Staedtler. And when I found out about the Moleskine Cafe in Milan, … Continue reading My Lazy Sunday Musings: Moleskine Cafe, Milan.
Have your family and friends ever told you how lucky you are to have a job (your job, to be precise), but all you feel is a sense of utter confusion? Perhaps you simply can’t put your finger on what exactly it is that you don’t like about your current role, and you're still there … Continue reading What Happens When Your Job’s Not Cut Out For You.
The last time I was unemployed and looking for a job was in January this year (2016). The project I was working on last year had closed down and the whole team designated for the project were forced to look for work elsewhere. It took me four months to get a decent job, and even that … Continue reading What Happens When You’re Unemployed For Too Long?
I've got a random question for you, readers: Can a book really save your life by stopping a bullet for you? Or is it just a myth? Because if that's the case, then women don't really need men anymore, since books have taken over the places of our boys. I know this sounds like a strange blog … Continue reading Saved by the Book!
I'll say this frankly. I've never been much of a history buff. I do like a bit of history here and there, but an overloaded and overwhelming truck of historical information can drive me insane. Especially if the book contains more historical facts than fiction plots. Below is the synopsis for the book by Goodreads: … Continue reading Book Review: The Hornet’s Nest by Jimmy Carter.
Who else agrees with me on this? That no matter where we are, it will always feel like we have been transported to a new destination whenever we pick up a book to read. I feel that way all the time when I had my nose buried between the pages of a book. Carlos Ruiz Zafon … Continue reading The A-Z of a Book Lover’s Glossary.
The stuff of nightmares brought forth during our childhood years were often intensified by Hollywood movies, from clowns to witches and ghouls. If you're a fan of Japanese horror movies, you will be plagued by many sleepless nights. But the stuff of nightmares that we, millennials, face are more frightening than a sheet of white … Continue reading Money Matters on the Millennial Front.