Vera Sumanta

Sunday, January 19, 2020



I will be, hopefully, post a book review every month as Zain and I do the 2020 Reading Challenge together. I also think this is great because the last two years have been bad for me, I didn't read as much as I usually do. One book a month should be alright, yeah? 

I love reading (and buying) books but one of my 2020 resolutions is to be more sustainable so I purchased the e-book instead. Honestly, it's been a strange experienced to start reading e-book again. I love the smell of a new book and flip from one page to another.  So having to slide onto the next page is really not my tea. However, I have to stop being selfish and think about the environment so here I am. 

This month's theme is a book with a colour in the title. Of course, I choose The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy. It has been on my reading list for so long but I haven't had time to find the book yet. 

I started this book right on the first day of January and I finally finished the book on the 16th. It took a little bit faster than I expected as The Black Dahlia is such a deep, complicated story to read on. I also didn't read this book religiously because of some errands that I had to do, appointments, and such. But I'm glad I finally finished it. 

Monday, January 13, 2020


Wow. Yes. We are officially entering a new decade. A lot of things have happened in the last 10 years in my life but I never realised it is like a lot when I decided to write down the highlights of that year. Also, I was really bad at remembering things, so this is probably a little bit vague. 

I started this blog back in 2013, so it hasn't been 10 years but in this blog alone, a lot of things have changed. The way I write, the way I share my thoughts, the way I create content. I found it so interesting to look back and see how different I was 7 years ago or so. I also can't believe I have been blogging for seven freaking years!! 

My wish is in the next ten years, I want to be happier than I am right now, be in the place where I should be, with a person I deserve, and of course, have created a beautiful, meaningful story that I can share to my children - or maybe on the blog? Who knows! 
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