So yesterday, I was writing a piece on coming out of the depressive phase in my life. In the process I realised that while insomnia and binge eating might have been the most evident of my symptoms, the more insidious one exists in my dissociation from reality by turning to my gadgets. My laptop and … More 100 Books, 1 Year- Starts Again!
It’s been a long time. I haven’t opened this blog in 10 months and 10 days and each day I spent away from it made it that much more difficult to start again. (If you do not have patience for drama, I suggest skipping to the part where the font changes.) The thing about competitive … More I’m back.
Hello anybody and everybody! I’ve decided to dedicate Overrated Sensibilities exclusively to book reviews and other book related stuff. Therefore, all the other articles and pieces have been exported to my new blog at The girl in the swing. Please do check it out. Otherwise it’ll feel lonely 😦
Here is the list of books that have been reviewed by me in this blog. Listed according to genre for convenience. I will keep extending the list alongside any upcoming reviews. Happy Listopia! 😀 Kiddie Lit An Unlikely Friendship- Jasmine Fogwell Bun Bun Goes on Vacation- Robert M Law Gramma Mouse Tells a Story- M. E. Hembroff It’s … More Books that have been reviewed
This was a blog I came upon by Liz Mannegren. Check it out. The idea’s pretty cool. The prompts are pretty cool. There’s a Facebook group that’s… Well, that sounds pretty cool, but I don’t know since I haven’t heard back from them yet. Still, it provides me another fun way to go about reading. … More 52 Weeks- 52 Books
I vanished after day 4 without an update because that’s when I actually got into the series, i.e, The Finishing School serles by Gail Carriger The first one took some time. But, once it took, I was on a roll. I finished the second and didn’t even stop to update my progress on Goodreads before … More Reading Rush- Wrap Up
I don’t know where I came across the phrase ‘oppressive weather’; what I’m certain about is I hadn’t understood how much it feels like an elephant trying to get comfortable, while sitting on you. Until today. Today- the day the inspector decides to inspect my department. At 4 in the evening, we finally passed. By … More The Reading Rush: Day 4
My day started out fine. Until it suddenly decided that wasn’t enough. One moment I was wondering whether I need to get up from my chair at all and the next I was rushing out the door, fully dressed, skipping breakfast and all that shebang. I got 20 min for lunch and 40 for dinner … More The Reading Rush: Day 3
So, I know I completely skipped over day 1. That’s because I didn’t even touch my TBR that day. I thought about it a lot, certainly, but, didn’t manage to actually pop one of them books open. Instead, I spent the day reading Harry Potter fanfiction. I used to read a lot of fanfiction actually, … More Reading Rush Day 2
For the last 2 days I’ve been down with gastroenteritis which has put my 100 day project of working out every day for 100 mornings on hold. However, like any sick person who’s upset at being sick but not too much because it gives them a legitimate reason to take a day off work, I … More Reading Rush 2019 (Yes, one more readathon)
This year I discovered readathons! There- that’s about the tl;dr of this post. My bad. Anyway, so I open my twitter account to check for cobwebs and I stumble, literally stumble, across this tweet that talked about a Harry Potter themed readathon. Now, knowing me and my undying, slightly cringe-inducing love for anything Harry Potter, … More Magical Readathon 2019 (Me in!)
I’ve been reading it the last couple of weeks and the major takeaway, (until about the end of the 7th chapter), was to check your metric. It’s the metric you’ve been using to measure yourself with, your self-worth and your value. And talking about values, also the values you could prioritize, or discard. I connected … More The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fuck by Mark Manson
I bought this book a long time ago and then, I don’t know where I heard it, but I did- that it’s a heartbreaking read. So, I left it up on my shelf alongside The Diary of a Young Girl and never looked at it; because if I did then I would feel guilty for … More Room by Emma Donoghue
When I review a book on my blog, I obviously go by my own tastes and fancies. However, as an author who has put their blood, sweat and tears into this mammoth project called a published book, I’m sure you’d all have your own thoughts, explanations and rationalities. Keeping that in mind, I would love … More In Defence: Zehiya by Mayra Sonam Paldon