Library Apps Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Reading

How I found my motivation to read during lockdown. Every summer break, when I come back to my hometown from university, I go on a reading spree. The new-found free time sends me straight to my local library to pick up as many books as they’ll let me away with, to consume at breakneck speedContinue reading “Library Apps Might Be the Best Thing to Happen to Reading”

Now Everything is Virtual, Reading is a Welcomed Offline Space

Here’s how I rediscovered my passion for reading and how it can carve out time from the online world. Once a bookworm, my love for reading waned when it came to university and part-time working. Over the years I have bought books that I intend to read, promised myself that I would, but they ultimatelyContinue reading “Now Everything is Virtual, Reading is a Welcomed Offline Space”

Not Everything Is Orwellian — A Case For Better Literary References

It’s time to retire the over-used references to Orwell and Rowling in our political discourse. In these ‘unprecedented times’ (sick of hearing that phrase, yet?), people cling to popular culture to establish some sense of perspective. What better way is there to understand the world than through the lens of fiction — after all —Continue reading “Not Everything Is Orwellian — A Case For Better Literary References”

I Switched from Reading Fiction to Fact — And Now I Want to Go back

After years of exclusively reading non-fiction, fiction now feels more appealing. Like a lot of people, I was an enthusiastic reader as a child. I would steamroll my way through various book series, from Asterix to A Series Of Unfortunate Of Events. Sadly, my passion for reading dwindled somewhat during my years in high school. Upon reflection, IContinue reading “I Switched from Reading Fiction to Fact — And Now I Want to Go back”

How Judging a Reader’s Taste Can Affect Their Love for Books

Being forced into reading books you don’t enjoy can significantly change your attitude toward reading. When I was still in school, our literature curriculum would ask us to read all the scary, daunting, difficult classics, from James Joyce to Charles de Baudelaire or Edgar Allan Poe. Every time I would pick up a classic, IContinue reading “How Judging a Reader’s Taste Can Affect Their Love for Books”

Memorable Quotes From my Top Reads in 2020

Remembering words of wisdom from some of my favourite reads this year. This year has been rubbish — I think we can all agree on that. But it has been a blessing in many ways, at least for me. I’ve been fortunate enough to have a lot of free time due to the pandemic, andContinue reading “Memorable Quotes From my Top Reads in 2020”