April Reading Wrap Up

April wasn’t such a good reading month for me. I went on vacation, work got really busy to the point of giving me headaches (literally) and I spent a lot of time outside basking in the spring sun. After the terrible winter, I was happy to be able to go to parks and do some outdoor activities. I enrolled my kid in a soccer class and evenings are spent either there or in the park. Because of this, my reading time got cut short. I am also trying to sleep early these days so that I can wake up early in the morning.

I went on a trip to Portland and got to visit Powell’s Bookstore, which is considered world’s biggest bookstore. I will have a detailed post up on that bookstore along with some pics. I bought three books there. See how good I am getting these days at resisting myself? Few years back, I would have bought 13 books from a bookstore that huge and amazing. Now I have developed a lot of self control. I read two out of these three books in April.

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Books and Movies on Mexico

For our next vacation, we have been planning to visit Mexico so I gathered all the books I had on Mexico in my TBR pile.I have been to the west coast of Mexico and this time the plan is to visit the east coast which has Mayan Ruins.

Here the books that I am planning to read before I visit –

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Minimalism : Part 1 (Reduce)

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

Into Thin Air – Review

I have never read a non-fiction which was literally unputdownable, the way this book was. I just couldnt keep it aside for a minute and finished reading it in 2 days! I dont remember finishing a non-fiction that fast. Now it is one of my all-time favourites.

MUST READ if you like travelling.

Genre: Non-fiction, Travel, Adventure
Author: Jon Krakauer

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Into the Wild – Review

So yes I am back to blogging after what was like 3 months?! I am trying to get back to reading books and watching movies. And soon will start blogging regularly and hope to read blogs soon too..

Oh and my blog completed 6 years! 😀

I recently read this book “Into the Wild”  and then watched the movie by the same name and was totally blown away by it. It was a great book and a great movie – a nonfiction but more interesting than many fiction I have read.

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