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Book Review: The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson

Why spend hundreds on tickets to watch the Hamilton musical when you can just read the first half of Brandon Sanderson’s The Well of Ascension? Partway through the book, I could almost hear Washington’s voice telling Hamilton “Winning was easy, young man. Governing’s harder.” The evil Lord Ruler has kept the bureaucratic cogs in the… Continue reading Book Review: The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) by Brandon Sanderson

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Welcome my fellow reader, blogger…

It was getting lonely here so, guess what? Yes, I got a dear friend to join me in sharing her passion of reading. Going by the pseudonym trajaque this new author will be sharing book reviews of what she's currently reading - and mind you, she reads a lot! What's new and amazing is that… Continue reading Welcome my fellow reader, blogger…

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Book Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

The age-old struggle between good and evil rarely favours the villain—except for when it does. The sun is red, ash falls from the sky, and plants, as far as people know, have always been brown. Brandon Sanderson’s The Final Empire, first of the Mistborn trilogy, centres itself in a world where one thousand years ago,… Continue reading Book Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

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Book Review: Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria

There's no way to avoid saying this. Representation of Pakistan is minimal in books that are actually readable and not reference books. When there are stories from and about Pakistan they are limited to subjects like post-terrorism stories and portraying how difficult life is. While these stories are all genuine, there is also a need… Continue reading Book Review: Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria

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A perfect winter hobby…

I've said this in a previous post that I found knitting a great self-taught hobby with tonnes of room to improve. But to be honest my last attempt at pursuing knitting with fruitful results didn't go down well. It was summer, a lot was going on and I couldn't produce final products which eventually took… Continue reading A perfect winter hobby…

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Productivity 101: Time management

Full disclosure: even though this post is on time management, it has been in my list of drafts for a long time. Nevertheless, I get to it now! If you're new (or even old) to tackling multiple competing priorities at the same time you have at some point struggled with time. Just feeling like there's… Continue reading Productivity 101: Time management

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Winter break reading list

I started this post a while ago with the intention of setting a reading list target. I even started a good reads shelf 'winter-break' but as time went plans changed. I had planned to read mainly but recently picked up a big knitting project (more on that soon!) and have started catching up a lot… Continue reading Winter break reading list

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Book Review: Danielle Steel’s “Fall from Grace”

This was my first time reading a Danielle Steel novel. After seeing it in bookstores, airport stores and news stands countless times, this one held my attention at Indigo Bookstore in the 2 for $15 paperback shelf.  I was looking for something with strong female characters, a chic setting and yet a gripping storyline and Falling… Continue reading Book Review: Danielle Steel’s “Fall from Grace”

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Productivity 101: how I use my academic planner

I remember the old school days in Pakistan when our course book and notebook sets would include a 'diary'. It was to remember assignments, dates and deadlines. If only they came in pretty pink paisleys or funky geo prints - they didn't, thanks to school logos. So, as soon as my school didn't ask me… Continue reading Productivity 101: how I use my academic planner

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The what, why and how of journaling

I have had an on-and-off relationship with writing about my life. Be it blogging or journaling, I'd have phases of doing lots and then nothing. I had to find a purpose and its meaning in my life. Recently as I got back to blogging, I also got back to focused journaling. The past few years… Continue reading The what, why and how of journaling

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3 things I have learned from working as a student

Ever since I started university in North America, I wanted to work alongside studying. I had done a long internship at The Express Tribune throughout high school so I knew that was something I can manage. When I finally got to work upon moving to Vancouver, I left no position (which I qualified for) unapplied.… Continue reading 3 things I have learned from working as a student

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Reading schedule: the what, why and how?

Reading is such a major part of my life since ever. Be it leisure, school or work - words are just my thing. But it can get tough to keep up with books and it is easy to keep going through one waiting to finish it. Here's one way I plan to solve this problem… Continue reading Reading schedule: the what, why and how?