I Am My Own Home and other essays – Isyana Artharini

"What is it about male aloneness that makes it so desirable while female aloneness is seen as less so? What is it about male aloneness that is often seen as a heroic and poetic choice, while female aloneness is generally seen to have come from a lack of options?"   Those two sentences printed on … Continue reading I Am My Own Home and other essays – Isyana Artharini

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I Spy Book Challenge

Fanda told me about this challenge (originally created by Booktuber BooksandLala) and it looks so fun that it didn't take me long to decide to join in. Here are the rules: Find a book on your bookshelves that contains (either on the cover or in the title) an example for each category. You must have … Continue reading I Spy Book Challenge

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

First of all, I love books that challenge my way of thinking. Books that make me stop and think: “What if I’ve been wrong all this time?” I don’t normally read self-help books but something (the title?) tells me that this book is different, so, mainly out of curiosity, I decided to read it. After … Continue reading The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck – Mark Manson

Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours

This article was first posted on Magdalene, 8 November 2017. http://magdalene.co/news-1483-read-books-educate-that-mind-of-yours.html Recently I was astonished to find that I, who only has a bachelor’s degree, might be more well-read than a colleague of the same age who already finished her doctorate studies. When I asked why she doesn’t like to read, she simply replied, “I only … Continue reading Read Books, Educate That Mind of Yours

5 Adult Colouring Books for Book Lovers

If you are, like me, a book lover who also likes adult colouring, then you might want to have these 5 colouring books. This is a list arranged by my order of preference. Since I won't provide much description for each colouring book, please watch the flipthrough videos provided to find out which one you'll … Continue reading 5 Adult Colouring Books for Book Lovers

New Hobby, Blogger’s Block and (Almost) Reaching my Classics Club Goal

Hello guys. As it so often happened before, I find myself having blogger’s block. It’s not just about boredom this time, but also because now I have a new hobby that takes up a lot of my time and energy: colouring! I started colouring almost a year ago but right now, you can say that … Continue reading New Hobby, Blogger’s Block and (Almost) Reaching my Classics Club Goal

The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

“A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.” ― Italo Calvino On March 24, 2012 I started joining the most ambitious reading project ever—The Classics Club Project. At the beginning, I challenged myself to read 100 classics in 5 years, which meant I needed to read 20 books … Continue reading The Classics Club Project – 20% to go!

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

It's strange that even though I have been familiar with the character Alice since childhood (thanks to Disney), I have never actually read the book. While both of the Disney adaptations—the old-school animation and the latest one—are weird, I think the book was even weirder! Curiouser and curiouser! Alice would say. Alice, a curious child … Continue reading Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll

Reading is What Brings Us Together, Not What Tears Us Apart

Very recently I’ve just had an upsetting experience which led to a decision to quit a book community. This was because one person within the community insists upon greeting fellow members in a certain religion’s way (this person did this not once or twice but daily, and it’s not a simple greeting), and even sometimes … Continue reading Reading is What Brings Us Together, Not What Tears Us Apart

The Princess Bride – William Goldman

It comes to this: I was in need of a light read after spending one and a half month preparing for IELTS. I don’t know exactly why I chose this book—maybe because I suddenly remember my history with The Princess Bride. I first bought The Princess Bride on impulse. The truth is I don’t like … Continue reading The Princess Bride – William Goldman