4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Hospital Playlist

In the world of fiction and dramas, it’s rare to be treated to a series as delightful as what they serve us through the Korean drama, Hospital Playlist. With only 12 episodes, this medical drama doesn’t follow the usual length of Koreanovelas (or even some of its longer counterparts). It doesn’t feature action-packed scenes or mind-boggling, multi-verse possibilities. Neither is it a sweet, sappy romantic … Continue reading 4 Reasons Why You Should Watch Hospital Playlist

What The Little Paris Bookshop Tells You About Hurting and Healing

(Disclaimer: I’ll try to keep this post as spoiler-free as possible, but if you’re the type of reader who wants to live through the characters’ lives as you go through the pages, I suggest that you stop first and then come back afterwards when you’ve read the book. If you’ve read this already or you’re okay with some minor spoilers and hints, read on!) Have … Continue reading What The Little Paris Bookshop Tells You About Hurting and Healing

Anne Shirley, Jo March, and Other Inspiring Women I Wanted to Be Like While Growing Up

The very first “novel-sized” book I read while I was growing up was Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I loved Laura’s spunky personality and the way she tackled life’s challenges–straight on. Never mind that she was a girl and wore skirts; she never used that as an excuse or a reason to slow her down. She was brave and did so many things. … Continue reading Anne Shirley, Jo March, and Other Inspiring Women I Wanted to Be Like While Growing Up

From Severus Snape to Samwise Gamgee: 5 Fictional Characters Who Became Unlikely Heroes

When we think of heroes, we think of brave young men and women who take up their swords to fight those who oppress the poor or the weak. The first people who come to mind are those natural-born leaders, those who can stand for themselves and defend a worthy cause. We think of Robin Hood who stole from the rich to give to the poor, … Continue reading From Severus Snape to Samwise Gamgee: 5 Fictional Characters Who Became Unlikely Heroes

Drawing Hope from The Lord of the Rings in Uncertain Times

Ever since news of the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, people have taken to the comfort of books. Certain classics like J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, despite having been written several years ago, are somehow able to capture what we are all feeling as we face times of uncertainty. Perhaps one of the most popular quotes taken from The Lord of the … Continue reading Drawing Hope from The Lord of the Rings in Uncertain Times

Classic Literature Heroes We Can’t Help But Swoon Over

Gentlemen in stiff cravats and fancy coats. Hazel-eyed boys with dreamy smiles. That boy next door. That gentleman who comes to call. These are the heroes of classic novels that we’ve read either when we were young or somewhat later. It doesn’t matter when you encountered them, but what matters is that they’ve captured your heart and the hearts of thousands of women around the … Continue reading Classic Literature Heroes We Can’t Help But Swoon Over

6 Awesome Retellings of Our Favourite Stories

From tales of dashing knights to damsels not necessarily in distress, from Middle Earth to Hogwarts and beyond, we’ve been treated to the best kinds of stories out there. And just when we think it can’t get any better, more stories are created, some re-creating those well-loved tales we’ve grown up with, but giving them a life and breath of their own. Here are some … Continue reading 6 Awesome Retellings of Our Favourite Stories

Sir Walter Elliot: A Man of Vanities

Jane Austen’s Persuasion begins with a few paragraphs about Sir Walter Elliot of Kellynch Hall. He is described as fond of reading nothing but the Baronet (which appears to be a listing of some sort, of all the royalty and nobility of their times), especially the last few pages where his name and title are inscribed. Vanity was the beginning and the end of Sir … Continue reading Sir Walter Elliot: A Man of Vanities