Christmas photos

We visited Global Winter Wonderland in Sacramento for Christmas and the photos that I took there came out really well. I am completely satisfied with the quality of pictures from my full frame camera. Even though I shot in complete darkness, my photos came out pretty sharp. I wanted to share the beautiful pics with you guys. Please let me know what you feel about these pics.

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Best Comics/Graphic Novels of 2017

I read 39 comics/graphic novels in 2017 only because I discovered that I could borrow them on my ipad from the library. So whenever I felt down, I would just download few of them on my ipad and zip through them in an hour or so. Graphic novels or comics are great for those times when you are in a reading slump or when you are just tired and don’t have the mental energy to sit and read a book. They are almost like watching TV as you don’t have to use a lot of your brain power to process the information. I love reading comics and I used to read them a lot as a kid.
So here are my favorite comics/graphic novels from 2017 –
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Worst Books of 2017

I tried to read many new authors this year because of which I ended up DNFing quite a lot of books and also disliked many books. I also noticed that the books that I had preordered since they were written by my favorite authors ended up being horrible. This year I am not planning to preorder any book and will wait for reviews before picking them up.
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Best Books of 2017

I read a total of 96 books in 2017, out of which a major portion were graphic novels and comics. I will do a separate best graphic novels/comics list. This list just has full length novels. I loved way too many books this year but I am narrowing the list to include 12 books only. Continue reading

Minimalism

I have always been a collector of key chains, bookmarks, books, CDs, DVDs etc. I like collecting so my house and my room in my parents’ house had turned into a museum. I did not use more than 50% of the items I owned and they were just there because I did not want to throw them. I also buy small knick-knacks, souvenirs which accumulate over time. I read some books on minimalism and they gave me a new perspective towards life. Continue reading

City Lights Bookstore visit

Recently when I was reading a book about Shakespeare and company, I came across this bookstore. The author mentioned that Lawrence Ferlinghetti who stayed at Shakespeare and Co. opened this bookstore after returning to US. He said this is like a sister bookshop to Shakespeare and Co. and I was immediately interested in visiting this bookstore. Continue reading