Top Ten Resolutions for 2020

Β© Prateek Katyal

A month into 2020 and I finally have a decent checklist of goals for this year. Call it my belated yearly resolutions, but I feel motivated when I have things to look forward to and achieve (plus the excitement to tick things off from a checklist is pure joy!). I like to keep my goals flexibleβ€”adding more things as the year progresses and crossing off the ones I manage to complete. Like any list of goals, we tend to get overwhelmed if we add too many. So, I have set goals that are doable, but still challenging and exciting. Here are my top ten goals for 2020. (In no particular order of importance.)

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5 Most Recent Additions to My Bookshelf – January 2020

I know it’s not a Tuesday, but I am highly inspired by In between spines and That Artsy Reader Girl (thank you!) to do this post. I have written top 5 recent additions to my bookshelf for you to have a sneak peek of what I will be reading next. So here we go! 

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The Diary of a Bookseller

The Diary of a Bookseller by Shaun Bythell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Print Length: 315 pages
Format: eBook
Publisher: Profile Books

If you consider yourself a dedicated bibliophile who is interested in how bookshops workβ€”or are a bookseller yourself and want to read another bookseller’s opinion about running a second-hand bookshop in the UK, then voila! You are at the right place reading this post. Author Shaun Bythell narrates his (I have no clue why I assumed it was she, sorry!) experiences of running a second-hand bookshop at Wigtown, Scotland. The Bookshop is the largest second-hand bookshop in Scotland set in its officially designated ‘National Book Town’. Bythell writes in a journal style noting down observations about his customers, the business of bookselling and overall imparts the cosiness of a small bookshop right in your hands to read. 

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How to Backpack in Europe

Ever thought of backpacking in Europe but don’t know where to start? Worry no more! In this post, I am sharing my tips, tricks and apps with plenty of information that I gained while I travelled in September 2019. I have also included links that I found extremely helpful while researching for my solo trip. Noteβ€”I was a student when I took this trip, hence my suggestions will cater to those interested in planning a super friendly budget itinerary. If you love solo travelling or are interested to know how I managed to pull off the trip, then you need to check this out!

Β© Anubhav Saxena
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Things I Learnt from my First Internship – Part 2

Β©Georgie Cobbs

A few days ago, I posted Part 1 of this article and promised to complete it in Part 2. So here are my final nine tips that will help you be the intern every organisation wished they had.
(No puns intended, I promise!)

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An Extreme Love of Coffee: A Novel

An Extreme Love of Coffee: A Novel by Harish Bhat
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Print Length: 185 pages
Format: Kindle Edition
Publisher: Ebury Press

It’s been a while since I picked up a book written by an Indian origin author; my previously finished book was Monisha Rajesh’s Around The World In 80 Trains. If you have a passionate love affair with coffee or prefer it occasionally anytime over tea, then reading An Extreme Love of Coffee: A Novel by Harish Bhat shouldn’t be skipped on your never-ending list of TBR. Now get your steaming (or chilled) cup of beverage and keep on reading to know why.

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