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  1. Post Apocalyptic Books

    Station Eleven is my favorite among the post-apocalyptic fictions. The best part about it is the scenario it was set in and how relevant and relatable it felt during COVID-19 pandemic. In the novel too, the premise is set in a world where a global pandemic has eliminated 99 percent of the world’s population. Now, the story is told from three different points of view over three main time frames: 30 years before the pandemic, the night before the pandemic started, and approximately 20 years after the pandemic wiped out most of the population. It brilliantly touches on themes of survival and the importance of art.
  2. Movie Marathons

    Anyone watched Netflix's History of Swear Words? Nicolas Cage is hosting it, but I've a feeling it would be disaster just like many of his recent choices.
  3. Books, books, books...

    Currently rereading my personal favorite - Animal Farm. That book deals with such universal concepts and I feel it will always be relevant till the existence of humankind.
  4. Movie Marathons

    I'd have suggested Leaving Las Vegas (1995), but it is grim for most parts. Cage won an Oscar for it.
  5. Aesthetic in Science Fiction

    In the past, I've hated a lot of sci-fi classics for various reasons but mostly because I found the setting and the way the story was told to be unappealing. I found it very hard to read Frankenstein, which is considered to be a pioneer in sci-fi classic. I feel it is okay to dislike acclaimed books if it doesn't appeal to you. My preferences matter to me more than what the world recommends as a great book.
  6. Post-apocaliptic books: were do they hide?

    I feel The Stand by Stephen King is a pretty solid post apocalyptic book. It is so apt for the times that we live in. Apart from that, I think the Bird Box movie is also based on a post apocalyptic book.
  7. Recommend me a cool book!

    I am not a big fan of classics but I recently read William Goldling's Lord of the Flies. It is fantastic!
  8. Stranger Things

    I hope they stop after season 4. They have been stretching the same story for too long.
  9. Duolingo - TWO LANGUAGE-O

    Well I did learn Spanish few years ago. In order to keep in touch with Spanish, I used to study Spanish flashcards. But now I just don't find the time.
  10. Quitter's Club: Don't be afraid to quit the book

    Oh I have started and quit so many books. But one book that I am thankful for not quitting was The Alchemist. It was only about 180 pages but I just couldn't read it for a long time. I found it boring but somehow when I reached to the conclusion of the book, I ended up loving it!!
  11. Books, books, books...

    I recently read the classic Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and I seriously couldn't understand why it is considered such a great book. It is a good read but nothing exceptional.