Things I Will Do To 2018

It’s that time of the year again when I sit down in my sweatpants with a cup of hot chocolate and scribble down my resolutions for the coming year. I have always loved writing goals with a fierce and burning passion, even though most of the ones I make fail- or in some cases, never…

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…

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…

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…

I Expect Patrons

I have been thinking about book translations a lot lately. A few days ago my very lovely friend gifted me the Latin version of The Chamber of Secrets. Latin is a language (a rather sexy one, actually) that I sometimes speak but mostly fumble around with like an ill-fitting key. My vocabulary is pretty basic. I only…

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…