August Playlist

Over the past few months I’ve discovered some really great R&B music. I’m not a huge fan of the genre; I suppose it really depends on the artist for me, but the songs I’ve picked are ones that (I think) lovers of any other genre can enjoy. So, without further ado. Daniel Caesar – Get…

Epoch

  (Note: I wrote bits and pieces of this poem years ago when I first met a certain boy I liked. I was an awful poet back then (still am, actually) so I never bothered to show it to him, but we ended up dating anyway. Today, exactly two years hence, it seems liked a good…

The Aesthetically Pleasing Book Tag

I’m not generally fond of blog tags, nor do I regularly get tagged in them (and thats probably why), but recently I was exposed to one that made me obscenely excited to replicate it. I know the whole “don’t judge a book by its cover” theory is generally expected to be true, but I’m pretty superficial, and I do…

May 2017 Playlist

1. Sail – Awolnation 2. Bloodstream – Stateless 3. Drop the Game – Flume + Chet Faker 4. Eyes on Fire – Blue Foundation

Three Thoughts on a Tuesday: Russian Edition

1. I have recently been overwhelmed by the sheer brilliance of Russian literature. I’ve always been a Dostoevsky fangirl (I even wrote a research paper on Karamazov last year), and last week I finished reading The Bear and the Nightingale, an absolute brilliant book based on Russian folklore that begged me to revisit the genre. This led…

3 Things About The Bear and the Nightingale

Goodreads: 4.18/5 (click here to view the synopsis) As a rule I’m pretty picky about the ratings I give on Goodreads- one or two stars is for the vile and pathetic, three for the ones I enjoyed, four for the fantastic that I’d probably read again, and five, that sparse and golden five, for the ones that…

3 Things About Rebel of the Sands

Goodreads: 3.95/5 (click here to read the synopsis) I’ll confess right up that I’m a huge fantasy fan, and especially a fan of those with a Middle Eastern background (shout out to The Golem and the Jinni for introducing me to this genre). You’d think that would grant me an unyielding bias when it came to…

10 Great Novels You Can Finish In One Sitting

There’s something immensely satisfying about finishing a novel in a single day. The thrill of changing that ‘Currently Reading’ marker to ‘Read’ on Goodreads is hard to replicate, which is why, over the years, I’ve amassed a collection of brilliant novels than can be finished in a single day. Most of them were picked for…

April 2017 Playlist

Back on my old blog I did this thing called a monthly playlist, where once every month I’d post a bunch of indie music I had either discovered recently or have been fond of for a little while. The point of these posts was not only to share good music and track my own progression of…

Two Days In New York

Earlier this week I was in New York City for approximately two days. This was meant to be a picture blog, and I say meant, because I didn’t actually end up taking a lot of pictures. For some reason my battery was perpetually below my shoe size no matter how long I charged it for, so I…

A Strange Introduction

I’m not good at introductory posts I’m not good at a lot of introductory things, actually, even though I love the idea of new beginnings. Where does one start? Should I introduce myself? List down the things I like? (1. Coffee 2. Coffee 3. Coffee.) Perhaps mention my awkward habit of using brackets inappropriately? (Probably…