Book Review: C.J. Tudor, “The Chalk Man”

When you pick up a thriller, it will generally tell you that it is guaranteed to be "the most chilling book of the year," but most seem to fall short on that claim. It's a situation that always leaves me feeling like I've been cheated out of a good scare or a heart-stopping series of... Continue Reading →

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Book Review: Gail Honeyman, “Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine”

I've been wanting to read Gail Honeyman's Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine for quite some time now, but never got around to it until recently (thank you transatlantic flight). From the moment Eleanor introduced herself in her own quirky manner, I was hooked. It's not too often you find characters like Eleanor in the typical... Continue Reading →

Same Place, New Adventure

From the moment my plane landed on the sprawling tarmac of Edinburgh's airport, I felt a tingle of excitement rushing through my stomach. It had been a little over two years since I was last in Scotland and seeing it's familiar face felt surreal at that moment. The trees, the cloudy sky, the crisp air... Continue Reading →

It’s Okay to Change Your Mind

Not long ago, a friend of mine reminded me that it’s okay to change my mind. Funny how it’s so easy to forget such a simple thing, though it’s not surprising. We live in a society that spends a lot of time telling us that we must follow a specific plan for our lives and... Continue Reading →

Navigating Comfort Zone Conundrums

I always see motivational quotes and images telling people to get outside of their comfort zones, but what does that mean really? Do we crumple up our comfort zones like used paper and discard them in a bin? Do we straddle the fine lines between comfort and discomfort? These quotes and images tell us what... Continue Reading →

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