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The chronology that leads me back to rediscovering Lagom:
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1. The several failed attempts to my first audiobook experience on Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis. (I just dozed off everytime, I didn't even passed the first page). So I gave myself another chance.
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2. I have the habit of reading multiple books at the same time so I read The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Kondo Marie. It was supposed to be another leisure reading but Kondo truly has the magic of getting you moving and cleaning up your space.
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3. I came across a topic on minimalism from youtube. Here's my favourite minimalist @pickuplimesdotcom and I must say thank you for the inspiration
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4. The universe has a way of pulling you closer to things that you're passionate about. I noticed the uprising books about Lagom while scrolling for suggestions of books to read (what else would I do, right? Adding my TBR list).
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5. "Lagom ar bast", a swedish proverb quite obviously expressed when I was living in Stockholm. Lagom; not to little, not too much, just the right amount. All along I grasp the concept but not as deeply as I experienced since the last weekend. I realized by how consumptive lifestyle is so ingrain in myself, sadly by our culture of excess living in this part of the world. .
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Lagom is about moderation and mindfulness. Finding enjoyment in the smallest thing and living in the presence. But it doesn't mean to hold back our pursuit for the future. We are always evolving through learning and experiences. Lagom is finding happiness in our pursuit of better life or our evolution roles wherever that evolution leads to.
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As Anne Brone said it "Lagom is finding happiness, one that doesn't come from things or numbers from salary but from a balanced existence". It was quite an experience! I guess I don't have to blog this. 🤗

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NEW IN ✨ Wów, #Spiegel van Cara Delevigne kwam wel op een héle bijzondere manier binnen, namelijk met een heleboel confetti 🙃🎉 Hoe tof is dat?! (zie onze Instastory 👆🏼, bedankt @yaharpercollins) Vanaf 28 november kun je dit boek ook kopen. En binnenkort lees je natuurlijk de recensie op onze blog 🙌🏼 - Paula




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We just had to repost this. This warmed our hearts!
#Repost @khubaibliophile (@get_repost)
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For some time now, I was thinking of doing appreciation posts for the heroes behind the scene, who realise the dreams of authors of all hues and colours. The publishers, of course.
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And where else to start but from the best of the lot. @penguinindia have been awarded Best Publishers of the Year, 2017 at @tatalitlive .
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This year the Penguins also completed their 30 years of ground breaking publishing in India. Penguin India have been publishing the best of classics from all over the world in addition to a colossal work of translating the vernacular languages into English. Representing some of the biggest authors, of fiction and non-fiction and being a launching pad for the budding writers.
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To the coolest publishers!! {pun intended}
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For some time now, I was thinking of doing appreciation posts for the heroes behind the scene, who realise the dreams of authors of all hues and colours. The publishers, of course.
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And where else to start but from the best of the lot. @penguinindia have been awarded Best Publishers of the Year, 2017 at @tatalitlive .
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This year the Penguins also completed their 30 years of ground breaking publishing in India. Penguin India have been publishing the best of classics from all over the world in addition to a colossal work of translating the vernacular languages into English. Representing some of the biggest authors, of fiction and non-fiction and being a launching pad for the budding writers.
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To the coolest publishers!! {pun intended}
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#penguinmodernclassics #penguinindia #bestpublishers #publisheroftheyear #penguinrandomhouse #penguininthepost #penguinpostcards #greatestauthors #penguinsofinstagram #booksbooksbooks #igreads #bookstagram #bookstagramindia #booklove #tatalitlive #bookgasm #bookreaders #bibliophiles #bookworms #readersofig #bookishph #bookish #bookphotos #bookphotography #met_createchange #thediscoveryofindia #nehru #jawaharlalnehru #india

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Bondage: the state of being bound by or subjected to some external power or control.
Freedom: exemption from external control, interference, regulation, etc.

Often times we don't understand we are bound until we attempt to step out of our comfort zone. Today and everyday you should make a conscious decision to move towards freedom.
Click the link in my bio and your life will transition from bondage to freedom.
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But Do you know I love you really?
But Do you know I admirer you really?
I love you really.
I love you just.
I admirer you really.
I admirer you just.

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Albo jedno, albo drugie. Niestety nie jestem w stanie pracować z bólem głowy, więc wyciągam jedną karteczkę ze słoiczka"do zrobienia do końca 2017" i trafia mi się książka. Więc czytam 📚 Tyle dzisiaj mogę, ale czeka mnie coś jeszcze... ✂️ #ewagierula #wydawnictwowgp #mamazdrowychdzieci #zdrowedzieci #poradnik #guidebook #healthykids #healthymum #booksbooksbooks #petitejoys #livethelittlethings #simplicity #feelfreefeed #momentsofmine #natureremedies #todolist #bulletjournal #bucketlist #thingstodo #habittracker #livecolorfully #liveauthentic #slowwork #slowworkday

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Cocoon Heaven...
And my kinda library...
i.e. books that don’t look so tidy...
Pictures and objects that take your mind traveling to happy times and places...
well worn pillows... and lovely natural light💕
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Went on an epic adventure today! Took Mr 5 and the fur baby for a bit of exploring down by the river. We all absolutely love it, doesn't hurt that it's one of the best reading places too 😍



Where's your perfect reading spot? •


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"War entered my childhood not with the blasts of rockets and bombs but with my father's footsteps as he walked through the hallway, passing my bedroom towards his... Each day before dawn, Papa would go out for a solitary stroll, and returning an hour or so later, he would bring back with him the sights and sounds of the city, from which would emerge the poems he read aloud to me. This morning, though, it seemed he came back as soon as he'd stepped out, for dawn had just arrived and the feel of night had yet to dissipate." In The Shadow of the Banyan by Vaddey Ratner (London, 2012)

Finishing The Sympathizer this weekend got me thinking about another BIG book that I read this year, which turned my heart inside out with love for its characters and pain for their plight. Like The Sympathizer, Ratner's semi-autobiography was born out of the dust of dark memories pushed to the back of the mind to ensure survival. Narrated by her child self, Ratner follows the story of members of the Cambodian royal family as they try to come to terms with life and death under the Khymer Rouge.

Through loss and reunion, death and unexpected life, this book had me weeping in a way that no book since The Amber Spyglass has (leaving Pan at the edge of the world of the dead, I can't even -- gah!). My favourite #BIGbook from the last post: 📑Harry Potter (@lost.chapters) because I don't think any one of us survived the Battle of Hogwarts without a broken heart.

Which stories, fiction, fantasy or even those that friends or family members have narrated, have really gotten under your skin? What would be your BIG book?
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Right now I’m feeling the saying ‘so many books, so little time.’ Maybe I’m putting too much pressure on myself to get through my TBR pile quickly

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De stroom ligt er helemaal uit, maar knusse waxinelichtjes hebben ook wel wat 😊

Ps. We zijn gewoon open hoor!

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60 hours without fail. Come come pajama party!! #negarabuku
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QOTD: What's the best birthday gift you have ever received?
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Mine was last year when I received a bunch of books for my birthday. I know getting books as gift ain't exactly a big deal, cos I might be getting a lot of those. But for one thing, last year was the first time someone actually gifted me books.

And secondly, and most importantly it was gifted by someone who is the exact opposite of a bibliophile. He doesn't read books and has absolutely no idea as to what genre I love, what's my favorite book/author or anything at all. But still he got me books by one of my favorite author, and that too books I didn't have! Sounds like such an amazing coincidence right? Well, it was anything but that.

So, what happened was, I had just started my bookstagram then. And he browsed my account and picked one author that I already had a couple of books of. He then went through my entire profile, and tallied which of his books I had and which I didn't. And then placed an order for of the books I didn't have with none other than Bookchor and complete with a personal message and everything. So ya, that's the best birthday gift I have ever received❤️ .
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PS: Everything in the pic is gifts I received from my friends for this year's birthday. Yes, I am friends with some amazing people 😍
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Y’know when you open a packet of biscuits and you say to yourself “I’ll just have a couple” and then before you know it you’ve read the entire packet cover to cover? That. You know I won’t steer you wrong. This is Treats by Lara Williams. Stories about break ups, stories about women taking up space, stories about men being egregious. OkCupid. Warm white wine. Affairs, affection, abortion. Distance and presence.

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Forsaken Before You is the second book in the Before You trilogy, The third of which will be available on the 1st of December! Here’s the blurb: Gwen Taylor moved to Beauforde, Colorado, to start anew and to forget her past. But what she didn’t count on was Colton Underwood, a businessman and amateur boxer.

The connection between them took her by surprise, as did the intensity of their affair. But, despite all Gwen’s efforts to keep their relationship casual, she finds herself growing attached to him.
Never one to trust easily, Gwen must question if all her new-found friendships are genuine, and if the past she’s running from can destroy everything she’s built.

Drowning with guilt over something she cannot change, Gwen must face her fears before it all catches up to her.

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I am the type of person who wants to stay unnoticed but appreciated. It is complicated. I am always complicated.
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"Your Vampires are like no other" just some feedback ive had and I guess that's the point. Using my science and anatomy background to evidence my monsters is good fun. But there is so much left to do.
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Good morning my bookworms! I've got some exciting news to share with you all later today...Sign up for my newsletter (don't worry I won't spam your inbox) to be the first to know and receive a bonus. [Link in profile] 🖤

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