#TBRChallenge2020: My Reading List

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Following up on my previous post for the #TBRChallenge2020, here are the books I've chosen for the prompts. I normally do not plan out reading this systematically, but thanks to this reading challenge, I came up with the list. 24 prompts, 24 books. Of course, these are not the only books that I plan to read this year. I've planned to read a total of 50 books this year and this would cover 24 of it. The rest of the 26 will be my free choice. God knows that I have more than enough books to cover it.

Inaya | #ThursdayTreeLove - 9


This is another tree I see everyday. Just outside our community, she stands tall looking graceful day after day. I'm so happy that I now live in a place that has a blanket of green around. I feel blessed.

#TBRChallenge2020: Let's Get Reading, Shall We?


Reading has been an integral part of my life since I laid my hands upon a book decades ago. Reading calms me down and gives me a sense of purpose at the same time. Reading takes me to so many worlds and teaches me so many things that I wouldn't have come across otherwise. Reading has taught me so much about life and people that I am a much better and a much calmer person today because of my reading habit. I'm a person who has varied interests and passions. But, if you ask me to choose just one, it would be reading.

Reading Recap: 2019

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After struggling to finish reading sixty books last year, this year I set myself a realistic target of 30 books. I thought this would be pretty easy, but then again life has this habit of showing you the middle finger when you least expect it. 2019 has been a very busy year for me with high-demand work, a lot of travel, moving-in to the new house and managing a lot of other expectations. It has been a good year no doubt, but I did not find enough time to read. I did pretty decent and was able to complete reading 31 books this year. Yes, one more than the challenge. That happened in November and then I took a break from reading in December. I'm doing a book challenge this month on Instagram on my book handle @she_booked_it, so that's keeping me pretty busy. Do check it out here if you haven't already.

Heer | #ThursdayTreeLove - 8

Bangalore - November 2019

Remember diamonds are created under pressure so hold on, it will be your time to shine soon.

~ Sope Agbelusi

Sixty Thoughts That Crossed My Mind While Watching SOTY 2 #NotAMovieReview

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The last post I wrote for #NotAMovieReview, was also a Karan Johar production. As is this one. I clearly have a thing for him looks like. When I sat down to diss a movie, my first choice was Kabir Singh, but I ended up loving that movie. The next and the obvious choice was Student Of The Year 2. Let me be honest here, I quite liked Student Of The Year 1. The movie was terribly unrealistic and cliched, but it gave us three newcomers who could actually act. It was a decent enough college romance although it reeked of KJoism in every frame.

The Old Man & His Cart

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The old man and his cart
I see them day after day
He's always at the same spot
Looking so happy and gay

He sits by the busy road
Under the share of a tree
Just minding his own business
Looking far as the eyes can see

The Masks We Wear | #WordlessWednesday - 10

Friend's Home, Bangalore - November 2019

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. 

~ Oscar Wilde