Friday weekend

It’s 6pm and since Friday night, I have yet to study. I’m seriously getting lazier by the minute. And yet, I have dreams that I won’t be able to achieve if I’m being such a sloth.

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I’m way too lazy to type the summary here when it’s easily available on the internet. Sometimes when I read reviews of books on Goodreads, I see everyone start off their review with the summary and then sharing their thoughts, which is the part that I wanna know – whether people love or hate the book. I don’t need thousands of people telling me the summary, it’s the first thing I read on Goodreads before I scroll to the reviews section.

So back to what I wanted to share.. I finished this book on my way home from work 2 days ago and the ending was beautiful. I absolutely adore these two beautiful women – Isabelle, who is rash, rebellious and loyal to her country and people; Vianne, who just wants to protect her family even if she needs to keep her head down. I felt like I embarked on this journey of pain, sadness and grief with them and mind you, I teared up at the end. Teared up in the bus. During peak hour when there were so many people. Uh huh..

That’s one book down and I’m still deciding which book I should go for next!

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I’ve created another account for myself on Instagram. I’m getting depressed by the day, comparing myself to people around me (well, technically, they’re not around me anymore). Being on Instagram to keep up with the latest jokes, celebrity news and anything to take my mind off things, yet seeing “updates” from the people I follow just makes it hard for me. But I still wanna be on it!

The best solution to this problem is that I create another account and get updates and follow accounts that I want to. No seeing those happy relationship posts or which cafe is trending now in KL or friends getting together on a Friday night. None of this includes me so why bother.

But of course, if it’s snowing out there or having a picnic in Governor’s Island, yup, that’s going on my story in my original account.

Because Instagram/social media is here for us to show the world that we’re happy. Even though deep down inside, we’re not.

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Alice Dubious

Kate Quinn is absolutely amazing, I never thought I’d love this book so much.

Just in case you’re clueless like me, The Alice Network does exist during World War I and II. Such a beautiful book written about how women are just as patriotic and willing to give their all and contribute to their country. And not just by attending to the wounds of soldiers as nurses.

The book is about two women – Charlotte who is a pregnant teen and she was on her way to Switzerland to get rid of her Little Problem as back in the day, being pregnant and unwed brings shame to the family. Eve is a drunken, middle age woman just getting by each day. Not to mention cranky and she’s got a temper. She was a spy who was part of The Alice Network about 30 years ago. The story brings these two women together as they set out on a journey which leads to Eve discovering more than just her past but also witnessing how Charlotte grew into a fine young lady. Both brave, courageous and smart.

Trust me when I saw I was hooked onto the book! I loved taking the train so I could take out my Kindle to read it, I’ve been skipping my job applications night to read a little of it before bed. It was such an amazing story! And I was a little sad when I was finishing the book. I wasn’t too happy with the ending, though it was written well and both women found peace with themselves. It was merely because I was sad it was over. That’s how good the book is!

It wasn’t til the end of the book where I found out The Alice Network existed back then! And some of the characters are actually real! Eve and Charlotte, however are fictional characters. In the book Eve stutters a lot and Kate Quinn was inspired by her husband who stutters too. So she decided to create a character that could use her weakness as a strength and not just a strong woman she was but one that is willing to put herself in danger and carried out her job perfectly well for her country.

Prior to reading this book, I never thought I’d like historical fiction, especially one that revolves around powerful, courageous women and mainly about a love story. Definitely gonna be looking for more books like this. Of course I can’t give up romance easily, they are after all not needed to use that much of brain cells rofl.

Moving on, I’ll be reading Platform Revolution. Gonna be some heavy information but I’m sure if I put in enough attention, I’d get something out of it.

Happy midweek! (: