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Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Travel Bucket List!!



As I follow more travel bloggers, more I realize that every person has their own style of travelling. I read Shivya Nath’s book, ‘A Shooting Star’. She has such an amazing perspective on travelling. The world is her home. She seeks out the lesser known but equally breath taking places, which is why she gets stunning views & much lesser crowds. I follow Trishita (overrated outcast) on Instagram & she has got a whole other awesome style of travelling. Hers is more of photography-based travelling. She updates everything on her Instagram story & shares a few good posts. You will get to know the best cafes to visit & must-visit places in all the cities she travels to. It’s quite a different way from Shivya’s but equally exciting!

Sometimes I enjoy Shivya’s stories about the locals, while sometimes I am grateful for Trishita’s restaurant recommendations. Because of such different patterns, I am quite okay with the way I travel. It is extremely basic & I leave little scope for uncertainty or last-minute adventure disguised as chaos. But, that’s me, you know? I need to be sure. So, I plan everything down to details. And, I love the certainty that comes along with it. I don’t have great stories from locals. I don’t get amazing photos. I am just happy if the trip goes as planned & I get to see everything I wanted. Simple.
This was on my mind since quite some time now, so I wanted to get it out. All of you with your individual travel styles & preferences, you are all awesome.
It’s not boring to plan everything. It’s not rash to not plan anything. Just follow the travel style that vibes best with you & you’ll end up having a lot of fun!
Keeping that in mind, I wanted to share my Travel Bucket List with you all! I really hope I get to visit these places by next year!! You can check some of the other Travel posts on my blog here!

~~HAMPI~~
Hampi is a small city of ruins in Karnataka. It is among UNESCO’s world heritage sites. It seems like a small city with nothing much to see, but there are so many places to visit! There are a few famous temples of architectural significance, including Vithala temple & Virupaksha temple. There are a few view points from hills. Elephant’s Stables are also quite intriguing. You can also visit Hippie Island, which is one of the things I really want to do soon! All these stone sculptures in these archaeological ruins have a beauty of their own.

~~JODHPUR & JAISELMER~~
I think by now everyone is aware of my ultimate love for Rajasthan. I visited Udaipur last year & I was stunned by its beauty & grace. This year, I’m going to Jaipur in August. I cannot wait for this trip!
So, naturally, Jodhpur & Jaisalmer are also in my travel bucket list. Udaipur is the City of Lakes. Jaipur is the Pink City. Jodhpur is the Blue City. Jaisalmer is the Golden City. This in its basic way states the beauty of Rajasthan. I hope of going to these places early next year!

~~ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS~~
Ever since I have seen a few photos of these Islands, I have been awestruck. It is so beautifully stunning! I can imagine staying here for a week only to relax! How amazing would it be to stay in caves in front of the ocean? I don’t plan on going here any time soon though. Probably in a few years!

~~LEH LADAKH~~
I am not really a fan of the mountains. I went to Sikkim & Darjeeling last December & after that I needed a break from mountains & also the cold. But, surely, if someone would have nudged me, I’d have planned a Leh Ladakh trip this April or May. Nevertheless, there’s always next year. This is probably not on my priority list, but definitely some day!!

~~SRI LANKA~~
I have never travelled internationally. When you have all kinds of beautiful places in your country, then, I ask, why the hurry for international tours? I’d go to a month-long trip to Rajasthan any day over a week-long trip to Europe. You got to stay & let the place get into you before you flee back home! So, after so much of thinking, I think I’d love to visit Sri Lanka. It’s more or less like South India & also so beautiful. Recently, many of the travel bloggers I follow visited Sri Lanka. They made me gloriously want to visit it too. I need to save a lot for this trip so it’s at the end of my travel bucket list for now.

That is all for now. These are the main places in my mind that I really want to see. Do you know of any offbeat places to visit in monsoons in India? Or any travel suggestions? Let me know in the comments below!
Until next time,

Friday, 28 June 2019

You're Not Alone. (Diary Logs)









Hi All! This is an important post about mental health written by someone who wants to stay anonymous. Read it. Spread the word. People need to help people. Let's talk & show some love.








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I have been thinking about writing this post since some time now. I just didn’t have the right words. And, when you’re writing about something like this, you need the right words. The kind words. The empathetic & healing words. The words which will make others feel connected & more so help them feel a little better, even if it is for 2 minutes. Here I am, for those 2 minutes of feeling human. Not Happy. Not Sad. But, also not alone.

Whenever I think about mental illness, I always find myself off balance. I have anxiety. I have OCD. I have PTSD. I am stressed & sometimes I even suffer from depression. But I am all these things just on borderline. I know that it isn’t critical. I am aware of that. And all this time, because of this reason, I refrained from posting this article. But, when it comes to mental illness, there isn’t a thing as less or more. Instability is instability. Weakness is weakness. And so, I had to write this, because there could be many of you out there who dismiss your own borderline anxiety to care for someone who is critically depressed.

Here I am. I cared for people who had PTSD, who belittled my PTSD to theirs. They belittled my depression to theirs. They belittled my anxiety to theirs. And, at the time, I thought okay, you are suffering much more than I am. You have the right to say that. But, now that I think about it, that was wrong of them to do. Them having suffered more than me should have made them more empathetic to me rather than dismissing my situation. And so, I walked away from them. It’s been a while now & it has taken some time for me to realise this, but it needed to be said.
No matter what you are suffering from, no matter how infinitesimal, no matter how unimportant it may seem to you, please do not dismiss yourself. Please consider your mental health as a priority. No one else knows your mind the way you do. So, take care of it. Stabilise it. Nurture it.


You might keep counting the number of people in the room. It could be at home when the people are constant or could be at work where people keep coming in & going out.
"Is he really not going to use a coaster for that Iced Coffee on his own work desk?"
"Is she really going to eat her food with her hands and then use the same hands to open the bottle of water leaving oily marks all over it?"
Do not dismiss the OCD.

You might get tensed up before meeting your friends even if it’s just a hangout. You might get nervous every single day before a daily work call.
"Why I did I think of hosting a dinner party for 15 people?"
"What if they don’t like the 15 types of food I made keeping in mind all of their likes?"
Do not dismiss the anxiety.

You still could get up in the middle of the night because of a nightmare from something that happened years ago. One tiny incident can take you back to your trauma.
"Why am I not able to get over it already?"
"Why does my past keep cropping up again & again?"
Do not dismiss the PTSD.


Please. Please. Please. If you ask such little questions to yourself a lot during the day, please do not think that you are alone. There could be someone out there who could help you. If you cannot help yourself just yet, seek help from a professional who will make you help yourself soon. Do not dismiss these things which may seem like nothing in the moment. But, when years go by piling up the little questions, it will erupt like a volcano. So, please, the right person is just a call away. Do not dismiss the little things. The little things are more often than not symptoms of mental instability.
Make yourself a priority. Make your physical & mental health of utmost important. Cancel plans that give you a lot of anxiety. Tell the untidy person why the things they do bother you & till what extent. Speak up. Be bold. Reach out. You are not alone.
Until next time,

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

Reviewing the 19 Things To Do in 2019!


After I posted the June Book Haul post, it made me dive right back into reading & how glad I am for it! At the beginning of the year, I made a list to do 19 Things in 2019. And, now that half the year has already gone by in a jiffy, I thought of reviewing these goals & checking progress.


~~PRIMARY GOALS~~
1.       Read 19 books.
I am well ahead on this goal as I have already read 16 books so far! You can check some of the reviews here. Now that there are still more than 6 months to go, I think it’s only fair to increase the target.
Revised Goal: Read 30 Books



2.      Plan 3 trips.
This is already achieved. It sure feels like my trips to Pondicherry & Kochi were way long back. And, there are still 57 days for my Jaipur trip! I’m quite content with this much travelling. But, if time permits, I will try to go to one more place by year-end.
Revised Goal: Plan 4 trips

3.      Write 50 blog posts.
This is the 27th post this year. So far so good! I don’t plan on increasing the target of blog posts. Everything is going smoothly so far, I don’t want to increase the target & then come up with shitty posts that have nothing to do with either travel or books or story writing. (Probably like this one?) So, sticking with the Big 50!

4.     Wealth:
I haven’t focused quite as much here. I saved for the first 2 months & a bit last month, but nothing as I had planned. I tend to spend a lot over books, food & travel. It is money well spent, but it still makes me guilty for not increasing my savings.

5.      Health:
Not much focus here either. I started walking & exercising, then I stopped. And it has been an on-off relationship. I’m definitely going to try to improve on this front.

~~PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT~~

6.      Listen to one TED Talk every week:
I am ecstatic that I decided to do this! I listen to one TED Talk on every Thursday & this exercise has brightened up my week. I have listened to 24 TED Talks so far. Some of them were quite enlightening, some were witty, some hit home & some were just for fun. You can check them out on Twitter or LinkedIn with the hashtag #OneTEDTalkperweek !

7.      Doodle once every week:
I haven’t been extremely rigorous on this as I am with watching TED Talks, but doodling really helps. It reduces my anxiety & improves my concentration. Plus, it’s fun! Whatever I draw is not original. I look at pictures on Pinterest or Instagram & draw those. I have doodled 26 times this year, which is a good enough number.




8.     Improve photography skills:
I finally checked all the features of my DSLR & tried out new things. While I have learned a few things, there is still a lot to do.

9.      Learn one recipe every month:
It is amazing how easy it is to learn something when you do it step by step & at your own pace. I have learned 7 recipes so far, already ahead on my goal. So far, I have learnt to make Upma, Khichadi, varan-Bhaat, Cheese Onion Grilled Sandwich, Veg Hakka Noodles, Idli & Mashed Potatoes. I can definitely survive on this.
Revised Goal: Learn 18 recipes this year.

10.  Donate books & clothes:
Check on this! I donated a lot of my clothes & few of my books to those who needed it more. It sure feels good!

11.    Focus on relationships:
So far, so good!
~~COURSES~~
I had planned to do 3 courses; HRBP course, literature course & Adobe Photoshop. I haven’t done any of these. To be honest, I don’t think it is possible to take the first 2 courses this year. It doesn’t feel like the right time. Instead of those two, I am going to complete the previous 2 courses!

~~FOR FUN~~
15.   Go to a concert or music festival:
No progress here. None of my favourite artists have been to India so far. If I can’ attend a music festival or a concert, I will go to watch Stand Up Comedy.

16.  Go out more:
Definitely doing good on this front. I have been trying to make plans with people, taking initiative, so it’s not my fault that the plan never materializes. But, yeah, I did go to a few cool places. I went to Kala Ghoda Arts Festival in February. I went to the Pani Puri Festival last month. Both were pretty fun experiences.

17.   Do things alone:
Doing things alone involved shopping alone, eating in a restaurant alone, watching a movie alone & travelling alone. Only one to go!! Shopping done. Eating in a restaurant done. Travelling done.

18.  Go for camping:
There were many opportunities to do this. But, every weekend I caved & stayed home. Surely going to complete this by year end!

~~AND LASTLY~~

19.  Do something you are scared of:
Yet to figure this out!!

So, mid year, I have managed to complete almost 10 things! I really hope I complete everything by year end!!
Until next time,



Sunday, 16 June 2019

June Book Haul!!



Hello Readers!! Ever since March, I have been on a book binging phase & it was awesome! June though has become a break from reading. Something or the else is coming up. When I get free time, I end up binge watching a show or movies. So, I have only read one book this month. I know I can’t go on like this, which is why, I browsed through the many book recommendations & ordered 5 books from Amazon! I had decided not to buy a new book until I read all the books in my bookshelf, but who am I kidding? That’s not going to happen any time soon. So, here we go!

The first one is ‘My Lovely Wife’ by Samantha Downing which is a thriller mystery novel. I read the intro & thought they gave away the main mystery in the novel title itself. But, let’s see, I am yet to find out!

‘All The Light We Cannot See’ by Anthony Doerr is a book which kept popping everywhere; Instagram recommendations, Twitter, must-read lists & so on. It comes under historical fiction, which I have grown fond of. It will definitely quite serious & quite tense as it is about the WWII.

The book ‘The Hate U Give’ by Angie Thomas is Young Adult fiction with such a strong message that it almost feels like self-help or non-fiction. In this age, it is must to read this book, so here it is, on my bookshelf!

‘Little Fires Everywhere’ by Celeste Ng is a mellow book compared to the others. It gave me the feeling of the book ‘We Were Liars’, which I had loved, so I picked this one out too! Goodreads has termed it as contemporary fiction, with a lot of secrets, heartbreaks, motherhood, hopes & beliefs. I’m hoping this book will get me out of the reading slump!

Lastly, ‘Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine’ written by Gail Honeyman was a last-minute buy. It wasn’t on any of my lists, but when I checked it out online, I was intrigued, so I bought it. It is a YA coming-of-age fictional novel. It gave me mixed vibes of ‘Finding Audrey’ and ‘Don’t Worry, It Gets Worse: One Twenty-Something’s (Mostly Failed) Attempts At Adulthood’. I had loved both of these so I decided to go ahead with it!

I hope I get out of the reading slump really soon with such amazing books adding shine to my bookshelf & my To-Read list!

Until next time,

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

May Reads!!


Hello Readers! We are already in June! That was quick, right? To not lose perspective, as the months pass by, I decided to review each month; what I achieved personally & professionally, where I travelled, which new experiences I had & so on! March & April were quite eventful, focusing on reading & travelling. Well, there aren’t any highlights in May except for the fact that I read 6 books! So here's what I liked, disliked & absolutely hated!



~~THE LOST MAN BY JANE HARPER~~

It feels like I read this book a really long time ago! When I loved Jane Harper’s first 2 novels – The Dry & Force of Nature, I decided to read the latest one.  Unlike the first two, I didn’t fancy this one so much. I have rated it at 3/5 on Goodreads.
The story is set in rural Australia where one of the three Bright brothers is found dead. The story revolves around brothers Cam, Nathan & Bub & with their families. There are 2 backpackers who live in Cam’s house as well. That gives the reader a lot of suspects as to who might have killed Cam. The protagonist (Nathan) is the one investigating Cam’s death. Nathan Bright is the most flawed character that ever existed, which makes reading the story even more intolerable. With an already slow pace, not good enough writing & flawed characters like Nathan, it isn’t a joy to read ‘The Lost Man’.
The main thing I hated was that there was no Aaron Falk in it. He is the Lead Detective on both the previous novels & he is amazing. So, naturally that set me off & also made the book a bit dull. If you manage to read it till the end, you will be surprised. Just when you think the story is ending & that there will be no closure, the killer presents itself silently. It is quite unpredictable, but those 10 pages sure don’t make up for the rest of the book.

~~THE GIRL IN ROOM 105 BY CHETAN BHAGAT~~
This is another book I wasn’t a fan of. I suppose that’s the reason I didn’t write a full-fledged post on either of these two novels. For a change, this novel isn’t a love story, like every other CB stories. This one has a different vibe to it. You can call it a crime thriller, except for the fact that it is not thrilling, in the least.
The protagonist is Keshav who tutors kids who want to join IIT. He is the guy who is still hung up on his ex-girlfriend, Zara, even after 4 years. And then, on Zara’s birthday, she texts him to meet her at her hostel. Naturally, he goes & finds Zara’s dead body in Room 105 of her hostel. The book is about how Keshav & Saurabh (his friend) solve the murder of Zara Lone. While they go from suspect to suspect, hinting at terrorist groups, caste difference, bribery & so on, they take away all the curiosity from the story.
The story is not good. It’s quite mundane & boring. Not to mention, it is completely unrealistic. CB has tried to focus on some critical things that are going on in the country, but the impact is not strong enough. Definitely not a book I would recommend unless you wish to waste your time.

~~HIPPIE BY PAULO COELHO~~
As I have said time & again, Paulo Coelho is among my favourite authors, which is why I decided to read Hippie & ended up liking it. I have already written a post on Hippie containing some of the most amazing quotes from the book. You can check it out here.

~~I REMEMBER NOTHING & I FEEL BAD ABOUT MY NECK
BY NORA EPHRON~~
Both of these Nora Ephron books of essays are funny, witty & liberating. The kind of essays she has written about every day women’s problems relating to hair, purses, skin cream is completely relatable. While it is a bit of a drag reading about her personal story, her career, love life etc, she catches up with a lot of humour in both the books. You can check the post about these books here.

~~DAISY JONES & THE SIX BY TAYLOR JENKINS REID~~
This is the last book I read in May & undoubtedly one of the best ones so far! It is the story of a rock n roll band throughout their journey in the 70s. It has a lot of drama, passion, love & every other feeling you can possibly imagine! It is a Must Read! You can check my review for ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ here.


And so, the month of May has passed. I didn’t get the chance to travel anywhere, so I did a lot of reading instead! I have already read 16 books out of 19, which was my 2019 Reading Challenge! Yay me!!
Stay tuned for a Mid-Year Goal Check Point post in a few weeks! If you have any book recommendations, fire away! If you have any requests on the kind of posts you want to read, I’d love to hear from you! Let me know in the comments below!!
Until next time,


Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Dread of Life. (Guest Post)


Hello Readers! Happy June! How are we already here? Always amazed at how every day looks small, but when I look back, I've already come all this way.

So, today I am here with a guest post, written by
Sameer Joshi. He is a writer, poet, traveler & friend. He is a person like any of you all, with a lot of wonder about how the world works. You’ll know when you read the post & I'm sure you will find a relation somewhere.


Also, the below photo is clicked by his brother, Vishal Joshi, who is an incredible photographer! I'm lucky to have this duo of talented brothers on my blog!


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Being on the edge of extroversion as well as introversion consistently has left me baffled as to which side I belong to. Is it a choice I need to make? It's as if I am just standing on the ledge. It feels like I have spent all my life confused whether to step down the ledge or jump off it.
What kind of life is that?

I have been in many groups. Then it went down to a few groups. Soon it was one group. And, today, here I stand, one person. Few betrayals from friends. Some ignorance from others. A backup for many of the remaining. A frenemy here and a back-stabber there. I have gone through so many faces; real, fake, superficial, pitying, smirky, wicked. And, after hoping for every face to be kind, here I am, finally without any hope left to give.
What kind of life is that?

Even after such sufferings, when I’m left alone, I crave to be a part of a group. But, as soon as I see their true colors, I crave to be apart from that group. Is it always my fault or am I judging myself too much? Would you judge me too much after what I have been through? Or is it that I only like the feeling of being in a group but not actually being in one? Is the feeling enough to continue to live as an extroverted introvert?
What kind of life is that?

Gary Vaynerchuk, who has made entrepreneurship cool, quoted, “You’re not lost in life, you are just early in the process.” If that’s true, why do I constantly feel like I am running away from life? I can’t see the process. I can just see one day and going through it again and again and again until I meet my fate. What’s the point in living if we are going to die one day? Some say that you should live everyday like it is your last day. While some claim that we should be patient and live life in the long term. Whose advice should you take? With whom do you share such thoughts that kill you piece by piece every day? Your peers are busy being someone else’s slave. Your parents won’t understand your entire generation. Your juniors are as clueless as you are. How do you find a mentor? Whom do you trust? What could you precisely do to make your life better? How do you choose when there is loss & hurt in every possible path?

What kind of life is that?

Solitude or Camaraderie?
Alone or Lonely?
Isolation or Community?
Everybody’s Extrovert or Nobody’s Introvert?

Until next time,

Friday, 31 May 2019

Daisy Jones And The Six! (Mindscape Reviews)






Hi Readers! I am proud to say I have binge-read another book this weekend which makes it the 15th book of the year! And, without a doubt, it was the best one of the 15. As you all know, I tend to keep switching between books & also read 4 to 5 books at the same times. I give a book 100 pages. If it doesn’t get interesting within the first 100 pages, I get bored & I give up on it. But, ‘Daisy Jones And The Six’ got me impressed within the first 20 pages!
Go on & read my review!










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~~INTRODUCTION~~
‘Daisy Jones And The Six’ is what you can call historical fiction but in the most intriguing fashion possible. It’s like reading a documentary about the best band there ever was. Daisy Jones is someone who is popular for nothing in particular, until she finally starts singing & writing songs. The Six consists of 6 members of the band. They have a lot of talent, but not as much fame as Daisy. So, together, they become a perfect combo.
It starts off with different chapters wherein there are story lines happening for Daisy & The Six parallely until the stories finally merge & the outcome is a beautiful song named 'Honeycomb'.
Thereon after, they realise, one is not complete without the other. They need their combined talent to create something really epic. This is how ‘Daisy Jones And The Six’ come into existence. From the beginning of the novel, as individual musicians until the end as a Band, it’s an extraordinary story which will make you want to come back for more.

It is simple. It is intense. It is glorified. It is magic. It is 70s rock n roll!


~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~



This is the first ever book that I read of Taylor Jenkins Reid & I have one word; Brilliance! I have never read anything in such a different composition in a novel. While it has a lot of subtle every-day humour, it also captures the most intense of the emotions. It feels like I was a part of their journey from 1965 till 1979. It’s a story with a lot of characters & the way she has written on account of them all is fabulous. Everyone has different personalities & it’s so easy to see that. And to be able to write such a complex story with so many different personalities from one person is simply quite amazing! I have never seen such character development portraying moments of weakness, power of family, intense unrequited love, jealousy, talent & so much potential from the characters as well as the story!

It is so beautiful that you would want to book tickets to watch a concert of ‘Daisy Jones And The Six’ even if they are fictional or you would be happy only if you get to listen the song ‘Honeycomb’. She has brilliantly put bits & pieces of lyrics within the story & after reading those, you cannot resist but would want to listen to it entirely. But, since it is fiction, there is just so much that you can imagine. I am already obsessed with Taylor & naturally going to read all of her books in the following months.

~~CHARACTERS~~
The main characters are Daisy & The Six, which includes Billy Dunne, Graham Dunne, Warren, Karen, Eddie & Pete. Of The Six, minor ones would be Warren, Eddie & Pete.
Daisy Jones is this enigma of a person. She is the most badass & unapologetic woman which fits in so well with her brat status & the 70s background. She will do whatever the hell she wants, take her as is or forget about her.


The founder of the band & also the singer & song writer from The Six is Billy Dunne. He has a huge personality as well. There are a lot of aspects revolving his character. He is quite an arrogant & selfish man who never takes credit for his shit. Fine, he's talented but that doesn't give him the right to bulldoze over his band members. You go from liking to disliking him quite quickly. He acted like a leader with zero leadership skills. There are other aspects to him as well which includes his lovely wife Camila, his addiction to drugs, alcohol & heroin, his sobriety, his fatherhood. Just a lot of things for such a flawed character, but I suppose that is the point of it.

Graham Dunne is Billy’s brother. He is mostly shadowed by Billy throughout the course of the band. My personal favourite is Warren. He is the most chilled out person in the band. Since it’s a band, there is always a lot of drama going on, and he is just away from it. That’s what I loved about him. Karen is the only female in the Band until Daisy joins them. She is her own woman & doesn't take shit from anyone. Eddie is the kind of person who could be easily replaceable & yet he has ego conflicts with Billy. But the good thing about him is that he is dedicated to the band & would forgo all the conflicts as long as he gets to play his music. Pete is not much in the scene. He comes in, plays, goes back.

There are other characters as well. Simmone is Daisy’s best friend who always stands by her. There is Teddy who represents the Record company & is always supportive. There are other behind-the-scenes people of the band. There is Camila who is Billy’s most awesome wife. There’s Chuck who used to be in the Band before.
There are a lot of people in this story & that could get confusing, but since it is so well written, that's not the case. Not once will you be wondering, “Wait, who is this person?” Not only will you be aware of all the characters, you will also have a favourite minor character! Another best thing is that all the women are such fierce & inspirational ladies, be it Daisy, Karen or Camila! So, yes, there are a lot of people, and you will end up sharing a precious unexplainable bond with all of them!

~~STORY LINE~~



I am sure you must have got an idea of what the book is about. This is the novel which I have truly loved, after a lot of time! This is why I have ranted on for so long! Well, what can I say! I’m just a girl, standing in front of a book, asking it to be truly awesome!



‘Daisy Jones And The Six’ is a story of a young girl finding herself through music. It’s a story of a band giving meaning to their life through music. It has it all. From their truest individual selves to becoming a Team & then falling apart. It has everything you can imagine. It has a passion story. It has a possible love story. It has an impossible love story. It has a sobriety story. It has a failure story & also a success story. It is the perfect story!





~~OVERALL THOUGHTS~~
I have rated this book at 4.5/5. I am a very choosy & picky & judgemental reader. I am the reader who is always on the lookout of flaws & imperfection in a story, just so I can bash it out here, but not this one. It’s just too good. I truly wished it came with an album of all the songs mentioned in the book. And, I was at my happiest when I found all the lyrics of the songs at the end of the book! I have felt the emotions which the characters have felt. The intensity of singing on stage in front of thousands of people about your own life, without ever showing weakness but also portraying it in the song! The urge to stop Billy from drinking that shot which will ruin his sobriety! The hopeless state in which Simmone was when she saw Daisy ruining her life but couldn’t do anything! The epic badassery level at which Daisy was at that time!

It is simple. It is intense. It is glorified. It is magic. It is 70s rock n roll!


~~QUOTES~~
 There is a lot to love about this books. But, there are some dialogues or pieces that are flawless. I didn’t make image quotes for all of them, so here are a few (a lot):
·        I wore what I wanted when I wanted. I did what I wanted with who I wanted. And if somebody didn’t like it, screw ‘em.
·        You could hear her smile in her words.
·        I was drawn to him mainly because he was drawn to me. I wanted someone to single me out as something special. I was just so desperate to hold someone’s interest.
·        I run hot and I always have. I am not going to sit around sweating my ass off just so men can feel more comfortable. It’s not my responsibility to not turn them on. It’s their responsibility to not be an asshole.
·        Imagine achieving your wildest dream and feeling empty inside.
·        You’re an underdog for so long and then one day you’re not. And when you start to feel real success, when you start to feel large and all that, you have to stop and ask yourself if you think you really deserve it.
·        I hurt. So I wrote about it.
·        Handsome men that tell you what you want to hear are almost always liars.
·        Denial is like an old blanket. I loved to get on under that thing and curl up and sleep.
·        You’ve taken a big, black, bold line and you’ve made it a bit gray. And now every time you cross it again, it just gets grayer and grayer until one day you look around and you think, There was a line here once, I think. I have overflown all of the love I had for this book into this post.

So, my dear readers, please go & read this. It will be the best thing ever!
Until next time,


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