Society Talk // Depression Is Real

I’m supposed to be studying, but here I am falling into another existential crisis. This time, I’m getting out faster than usual, and I’m going to talk about it rather frankly.

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Book Review // The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Jay Gatsby is a vastly rich man, deeply-rooted in the conventional twenties’ America, when lavishness and conceit are the only merchandise being traded, where partying and drinking are the only ethical practices that people seem to be interested in—at least in West Egg, where most of the residents belong to a delicate bourgeois class.

Personal Talk // On Growing Up

The concept of growing up has been evolving in my head recently, with a lot of changes occurring constantly, in my personality and mindset and ideology... It is both mindblowing and equally terrifying.

Book Review // The Last Act of Love

If I loved this book for one reason, it was the fact that there was no sugar-coating. The author was not into the business of saying that she was a hero or that she won and beat grief once her brother was gone and restful. She was achingly honest...

Personal Talk // “Realistic” New Year’s Resolutions

The great thing about the human mind, what stimulates and motivates it to function and what doesn’t, is that while a stimulus is present, it is living in complete illusion, with complete disregarding of facts. Once the stimulus is removed, it can see facts clearly, and realizes that most of what it has been imagining and planning for is nothing but a mere dream.

Personal Talk // The Grand Dream

“Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.” For a long time I saw this quote everywhere. For a long time I believed in it. Made it my daily mantra. Took it upon myself to do whatever it is in my power to get to what sets my soul on fire.

Book Review // Reasons Why ’13 Reasons Why’ Intimidated Me

The thing with this novel is that it received so much media coverage, plus the series adaptation, that one does not really feel at ease saying that they didn’t like it or didn’t approve much to it... so if you’re looking for a review to tell you whether you should read the book or not, I’m terribly sorry that I won’t be the one to provide it for you.

Book Review // The Muse by Jessie Burton

It’s always true that novels are seas of words and emotions and ideas transported from the mind of someone who’s really good with words--aka the author--to someone who’s really interested in words--aka the reader--but it’s especially true with historical fiction.

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