Dear Woman, Don't Apologize

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You don't have to be always alright
Sometimes, it is okay to not be nice
For being honest about what you feel
Dear woman, don't apologize

You don't have to do it all
Everything you don't have to supervise
For getting that me-time to relax
Dear woman, don't apologize

Book Review: The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake - Aimee Bender

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Title: The Particular Sadness Of Lemon Cake
Author: Aimee Bender
Publisher: Windmill Books (1 September 2011)
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Price: Rs. 499 on Amazon
Pages: 336

It is not a hidden fact that I'm a foodie. I'm also a bibliophile so when these two meet, I'm ecstatic! After the sensuous 'Chocolat' and the romantically delectable 'Like Water For Chocolate', when someone recommended this book to me, I was more than happy to buy and read it. The blurb was way too interesting and the fact that it had a nine year old as the protagonist was endearing. I started reading this book in early December, but work kept me insanely busy. Towards the end of the month, I continued reading it and this was the first book I finished in 2019.

Simplify #WOTY2019

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My word of the year for 2018 was 'Survive' and boy, did life take it seriously or what! When I sat down to think about my word of the year for 2019, there were too many choices. I wanted something realistic and something that is very important to me. I have always been a very impulsive person. While most people think that I'm impulsive only in terms of speech, I'm much like that in all spheres of life too. I speak what's on my mind, and, my actions reflect the same too. I make impulsive decisions and then think too much about it. Since 2018 kept me really busy, it made me over think a lot too.

Action Replay + Gratitude List: 2018

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When I chose 'Survive' as the word of the year for 2018, life somehow decided to take it more seriously than me. 2018 has been a beautiful year in more ways than one, but it also has been the year that tried me the most. It threw me up, dragged me down, pulled my hair, squeezed me and tested every ounce of my patience. But, I survived! That's what matters right?

Reading Recap: 2018

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Since I comfortably read 50 odd books last year, this year I decided to top it. When the year began, I set myself a target of 60 books and within the first four months of the year, I was already half-way through it. I was pretty happy with my success at reading and kept going book after book. By August I had finished reading around 40 books and I was looking to surpass my challenge easily. Then, September happened.

#GuestPost | 5 Benefits Of Reading - By Shalini

Hello guys! Today, I have someone very special here to talk about something that is very special to me. Shalini has been a dear friend ever since we connected offline and has been the perfect friend to talk about books, writing and everything else in random. I rarely do or accept guest posts, but when she asked me for one, I had to oblige. She graciously returned the favor as well. So, do give her the same love you give me. Or more.

Hola folks. 

Bend, Don't Break

It is impossible
To do it all
If you bear all the weight
You're bound to fall

Take a deep breath
Relax for a while
Once in a while it is okay
To ignore the task pile