The Crooked Branch

A beautifully written women’s fiction by Jeanine Cummins. It portrayed women from different eras, the old generation during the famine in Ireland and the present story in New York.

This novel taught a lot about appreciation and gratitude towards women. How women grow through life from the moment of pregnancy to motherhood. Sacrifices they always willing to make for the sake of their children. Their unconditional tender loving care towards their family is inevitable.

Ginny turns in circles, looking for any trace of life, a single green leaf, a purple blossom, a breath of prayer. But there is nothing, only the stench of death now, rising up from the soil, clinging to the thick air like a fetid warning. Everything, everything is rot. – The Crooked Branch, Jeanine Cummins.

Postpartum depression is an issue which cannot be neglected or taken lightly. Women who went through tough times such as divorce or separation, miscarriages or lost their husbands might end up having this problem. It is frightening to have someone close to us experiences this kind of emotional and mental difficulties. However, we have to open up and help those that requires attention. We have to end the stigma of how we address postpartum depression and reach those women who are suffering in silence.

It was such an amazing journey reading this novel. The twists and turns blew me away!

Picture Perfect Life

It is everyone’s dream to have a perfect life.

A perfect of everything, top to bottom. Well, I should say that this book is perfect! Do you want to know why?


Sophie Kinsella’s My Not So Perfect Life revealed that social media can be scary, but in a hilarious way. I deeply thought that this book may boost more confidence especially in us, women, by setting a mindset that life is what it is. Can life be perfect? The answer is no. But you can make it happen. How?┬áThis is your life. You’re the boss. You control it.

Take your future into your own hands. Make it happen. Life is a coloring book, but you have the pens.

So, you think your boss has that perfect look, a perfect husband, perfect children, a perfect home, a perfect job, a perfect guy friend *wink*. So, what? You scroll your Instagram feeds. You look at those pictures of your Insta friends, and think, “I want that kind of life”. Do you realise how sickening it is when your conscientiousness are affected just by the mere thought of picture perfect life.

Whoever started the rumor that life has to be perfect is a very wicked person, if you ask me.

Faking your so-perfect-life is a social distortion. Our life has values. You should appreciate it. You should be thankful for it, no matter how different your culture is, or how hard it is. Present to the world the real you. Be bold. Then, you will never regret it.


**Quotes from My Not So Perfect Life, Sophie Kinsella

Chronicles Of The One

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The latest trilogy by Nora Roberts

The world is falling apart where millions of people are destroyed by a virus, DOOM!

What is this virus that able to make some people immune,

and which able to change its strains so rapidly?

That able to develop magical abilities in some of the post-apocalyptic survivors?

How does it relate to the circle of stones found in the woods?

The scary crows? What about it?

It is a combination of science and paranormal.

A parascience.

Very interesting story with exciting characters.

Never expect this from Nora Roberts.

A-must read!


Diabolical Mazes

Allow me to make this short and simple.

A story of a girl named Holly Sykes who grew up to be a mother of two.

During her younger days she met a guy who, in a mysterious way, will save her kids in the future.

And there are many more characters involved who have strong connections with Holly’s life in between.

Full of conflict. A vivid imagination.

Unstoppable battles of power between good and evil.

It is a pure fantasy novel. The plots extensively twisted my mind but in a good way. David Mitchell is a genius. I read his book for the first time and it mesmerized me.

A beautiful piece of literature.

From one voyage to begin, another voyage must come to an end, sort of. – David Mitchell, The Bone Clocks.