Lost Lavender

Forgive me, my creator but I feel you are a traitor, for painting me with friendly color and gifting me with healing odor, but letting me be a protector of a poisonous aggressor. In this human court judging me physically, my defense is my fragrant grace, and my pale petals’ serenity, yet the prosecution argues […]

5 Quotes Why I Love A Man Called Ove

A 59-year old widower. Grumpy. Trying and failing to kill himself, many times. Here’s an odd, funny, yet utterly moving story. A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ The first novel by the Swedish author Fredrik Backman, A Man Called Ove is a balance between heart wrenching and thought provoking lines as well as chuckle-inducing […]

Book Quotes: Rain in the Mountains

Rain in the Mountains: Notes from the Himalayas by Ruskin Bond       Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ As I remember that this blog is A Reading Writer, and as I want to fuel my reading pace again, I’ll start to post quotations and wise words I loved from my recent reads, starting with Rain in the Mountains by India’s […]

Come In

more often than not, i find myself tucked in between crumpled sheets of bed and book inside a well-lit room, with a cuppa black and hot coffee on the side, paired with a blank page waiting, expecting for the sudden flow of ink, as i breathe in and out words. come in, join my community […]

READS: The Writer’s Guide to Poetry

For the nth time, I said for me, “writing is like breathing with words”. But as I read more and more and write more and more, I realize there is so much learning to do to be able to “breathe” better. As Stephen King said in his awesome book On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, “If […]

Ten Books I’m Glad I Picked on a Whim

I am good in planning, except when I’m reading, sometimes I follow where my mood is swinging, and here are the books I’m glad I picked on a whim. — Before I Go to Sleep by S.J. Watson About: Memories define us. So what if you lost yours every time you went to sleep? Your name, your identity, […]