Internet Finds Vol. 13: My Picks on Brain Pickings

internet finds 13

As an avid reader, I always seek new topics to read either in print or digital. I want to read diverse topics so that I’ll have different perspective of things, to learn and be in the know. Reading has a lot of benefits. Like it expands our thinking, enriches our minds and widens our imagination. It is an important tool to thrive in life.

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Book Haul: March & May

book haul - march & mayAfter many years of acquiring books (some caused by impulsive buying), I realized that apart from buying books that  I really wanted to read I should also consider other factors. Such as: budget, what book I can get the most use of and whether I’m buying the book because of the hype or not. My latest book purchases are both very worth it. They’re the type of books I can keep with me forever.

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Book Haul: January & February


One of my favorite bookstore, Booksale is a treasure trove of books. It always surprises me with the book titles available for sale. Since the first day I visited, I have found a lot of books that were on my want-to-read list like: Emma, Pride & Prejudice, Jane Eyre, A Tale of Two Cities and Room by Emma Donoghue which has a movie adaption released this year.

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A Reading Update by Yours Truly

Life has gone pretty fast and slightly downwards lately. I took a break from blogging here for more than two weeks because I ran out of inspiration to write. Oh, not really I just have to. To take care of a few things here and there which is somewhat personal. 😄 My spare time is spent by reading books if I’m not doing any other stuff. Last month, I posted here that I’m currently reading Citizen Girl and how I wanted to finish it but oh boy, no matter I want to finish it I cannot continue reading since I landed on Chapter 3. It was so not good and I got so confused about how the story goes. The way it was written maybe was the reason why I don’t like it.

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Currently Reading: Citizen Girl by Emma McLaughlin & Nicola Kraus

It has been more than two weeks since I last read this book and I have not yet moved on from Chapter 1. I cannot give any opinions yet about the story because I’m still on Chapter 1 entitled, Doris Mindfuck. lol It’s not the last name of Doris, the boss of Girl who is the main character in the story. This book is about a twenty-something so naturally I got interested and bought this book. I also like how red is the color of the cover and the cup reminds me of coffee every time I see it. 🙂

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Book Haul: December 2015

IMG_20160110_121816As someone who loves reading and books, nothing is more exciting than hearing the news that someone you admire not only for their looks but also because of their undeniable excellence in their work will be publishing their first ever book. As a fan, you want to be a part of that milestone. Thanks to the creation of Instagram, that we can all meet inspiring people through our smartphones. Visually appealing photographs, striking poses, mesmerizing filters and creative layouts make you tap that photo in your discovery feed to read the caption and see who is the owner.

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Currently Reading: The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards

The Memory Keeper's Daughter

I was supposed to read this book after A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens but sometimes I found myself bored after reading it for a long time. It requires so much focus that at times I get uninterested with what I am reading. To answer this problem of mine, I chose to concurrently read The Memory Keeper’s Daughter along side with A Tale of Two Cities. I will just read the latter when I want to. With this solution, I got to read two books simultaneously which will help me finish them before the year ends and I got to enjoy reading because I have two books to choose from.

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