There was going to be a movie, casting Selena Gomez as Hannah and Taylor Lautner as Clay. That was the first thing I heard about 13 Reasons Why, back in 2011. The movie hasn’t come out yet. Probably because it was just a rumor. Continue reading “13 Reasons Why”
“You’re going to enjoy reading The Kite Runner,” Mohaimen said.
“How can you enjoy such a sad book?” Maisha said.
Both of them said it at different places, situations, and of course different times. But, both of them were right. In different ways. That’s the beautiful thing about circumstances. They make different things come true in their own unique ways. Continue reading “Enjoy?”
And, once again, I’ve lost momentum, just like I did five months ago. I shall blame it on the schooling system of my country, and my own habit of procrastination.
Unexpectedly, though, exams are going pretty well. Better than I expected, at least. I had expected that I had forgotten everything and I would fail the mocks, thereby loosing the teachers’ trust and letting them all down. And also letting down my family, the people who have been working the hardest and worried the most about me. I thank Allah a million times over that He is making things so easy for me. Continue reading “Talk About Weird Combinations”
Ever been stuck in a situation when you understand something but can’t explain it? For me, reading the four agreements was something like that. I understood what was being said. those page-fulls of text describing and defining the world the world we know in the context of the toltec did resonate with me. However, when asked what I was taking away, all I had to say was this: There are four things to do that will reduce stress and make life easier to live, as well as making you more proactive.
- Be impeccable with your word
- Don’t take anything personally
- Don’t make assumptions
- Always do your best
Basically, the four agreements was just a detailed analysis of the very first habit, Be Proactive.
Here’s the thing. I can’t think of anything else. As refreshing as the read was, it was just a retelling of things I had thought about years earlier. Thinking about it, it all made sense. But, that was pretty much it. Don Miguel Riz managed to write about the unspoken truths of life, yet keep them shrouded in the blanket of mystery once you were done reading.
And that is about it.
I might be doing some detailed post on the subtleties someday. I wonder if my blog will stay shrouded like that.
I was supposed to be done on the 4th. Well, I reached the last chapter on the 4th, and actually managed to finish it by ten forty-five pm. But, I had neither a prologue nor an epilogue.
I have written an epilogue now, though. And, if you are reading this on my site then you will notice the milestone widget saying “The Big Day is here!” on my sidebar. I’ll probably take it down tomorrow or the day after. The prologue felt too off, so I ditched it. Now, just a few hours ago, actually, I had some terrifying realizations. And I want to share them, in hopes that they will subside somewhat.
Here they are. Continue reading “11 Fears of a Debut Author”
And it ended right in the middle of a
Sound familiar? Of course it does. Its from An Imperial Affliction. Duh.
I heard about this one a long time ago, about 2011 or so, I guess, don’t remember exactly. They featured a review of it on the “Number One Youth’s Magazine of Bangladesh” apparently. That thing used to be awesome. But anyway, the review was well written, in terms of language. But, it did not make me want to read it.
What made me want to read it was this: Continue reading “The Fault In Their Stars”