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Rereading my Favourite Book

If any of you follow my Instagram, you may know this already: I have a new copy of Bird by Bird, which is possibly my favourite book.

I took it out to reread a few weeks ago, and my puppy just destroyed it. He’s damaged my books before, and I’ve forgiven him because… Well, because of his face, okay? This one got me pissed off for a while though. But I finally let it go because he sat outside my bedroom door and refused to move until I spoke to him. True story.

My dad said he’s just like me and he likes to ruminate on interesting books. Dad jokes. Sigh.


Well, since it is Bird by Bird, and not a different book, I simply had to buy a new copy. It came a couple of days yesterday with a hilariously appropriate doggy bookmark. AMAZON KNOWS EVERYTHING. 😮


Since the book happily is non-fiction, which is the theme of the month, I’ve decided to take a couple of days to reread it. It’s particularly appropriate because I’m attempting NaNoWriMo at the end of this month and I have a vague story idea that I’ve debated like a crazy person with my best friend, but I’m majorly pantsing it. And pantsing is how Anne Lamott rolls. I love her so much.

You know, I haven’t read anything else that she’s written. Should I? Advise in comments.

This isn’t the only book I’m reading right now, but I’m just very excited to reread it and I wanted to tell you guys. I won’t be reviewing it or anything like that, though. I’ve just written this post to tell you guys to read this book for sure if you’re writers, especially if you’re doing NaNoWriMo. It’s like an adorable crash course in writing, and believing in your writing.

I have already read one book this month and scheduled a review for it, so you can look forward to that!

If you are doing NaNoWriMo, tell me and maybe we can be writing buddies? What are your favourite books about writing? Have you read anything by Anne Lamott? Let me know in the comments. 

Also, here are my customary social media links. Go ahead and stalk me:

Twitter: @sindrao22
Instagram: owlishphotographer

That’s all for today.


Sin 🙂

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30 Day Book Challenge– Day 5 | A Book That Makes you Happy

The unwavering, resounding answer to this one is Abundance Of Katherines by John Green.  🙂 It is his first book, and it is adorable, hilarious and life-affirming. And it’s intelligent. I do so love a book that’s light and happy, but still clever. You know? I know you know. Definitely read it. Preferrably now. Go go go.

I’m not able to be creative today because I had a pretty rubbish day and I also finished A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry (review coming up soon!) and it’s a brilliant, honest and kinda soul-crushing. Read that as well. This book does not deserve mention in a post about happy books! But it was amazing and thought-provoking and I’m so glad to have read it. 🙂

I am going to take a warm bath, hug a soft toy, and go to sleep now, but I will do it while being wiser than I was when I woke up this morning and thankful for the bed itself among other things.