Dear [insert your name],
I hope you are doing well amidst these unpredictable times. Things have been okay for me. I started working on February 17, 2020. Never did I predict—I would be confined to work from home a month later. I am finding it challenging—I am still struggling to learn the various steps involved in my work and writing business emails after getting it proofread from my helpful colleagues. Nevertheless, I have broken down in anxiety feeling my learning has slowed down. Thankfully, my friends have time and again shaken me out of this mental cage of working till I burnout. So there it is, me at the moment.
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Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Print Length: 289 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Have you ever realised that sometimes, a book enters into your life at the right time and place? That the book remained in your TBR shelf for so long and suddenly, you picked it up and felt, this was meant to be read now? This is what I accurately felt after reading Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear written by the famed author of Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything, Elizabeth Gilbert. If you are looking to be inspired for your creative pursuits, then keep reading why I highly recommend this book for you.
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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 by Shaun Bythell
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Print Length: 315 pages
Publisher: Profile Books
If you consider yourself a dedicated bibliophile who is interested in how bookshops work—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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