Author Q&A: Sandhya Menon – Of Curses and Kisses

Author Q&A: Sandhya Menon – Of Curses and Kisses

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon is a contemporary retelling of Beauty and the Beast set at an elite boarding school in the mountains–think Beauty and the Beast meet Gossip Girl! It’s out February 18th, 2020 and even has a *map* in the hardcover. Featuring an Indian princess and a misanthropic British aristocrat, it’s immersive, glamorous, and full of smouldering kisses! Read on for the official description from the back of the book…*

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The Road to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

The Road to a Zero-Waste Lifestyle

Plastic is one of the biggest polluters on earth. Oceans are so full of it that we have come up with a whole new word for it (plastic soup). Animals get entangled in it or see it for food, and you can hardly take a walk without plastic lying around everywhere. Especially the so-called single-use plastics, plastic items that are intended to be used only once, cause a huge amount of junk in nature.

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Anxiety | 5 Useful Tips

Anxiety | 5 Useful Tips

Anxiety. Every once in a while, I enter this mindset. My head suddenly worries about everything that is about to happen in the next five years. Or even with things that will probably never become a reality. One bothersome thought is followed by the other, and the stop button of all those thoughts are entirely lost somewhere. Worry less, how do you do that? Recently I have gained some useful tips. I’m sharing five tips to consider, which I have found very useful myself.

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious by V.E. Schwab

As college students, Victor Vale and Eliot Cardale were close friends with a competitive streak and an undercurrent of disapproval and frustration. They were friends more because they complemented each other in ways no one else could rather than any real affection. For their culminating project, they focus their research on EOs, ExtraOrdinary people with superhuman abilities. Most people are sceptical of the existence of EOs, and so are they until the science starts to make sense. Soon enough, they unlock the secret to becoming an EO, and everything goes south. By the time they are both powered up, a bunch of people are dead, Eli has disappeared, and Victor is locked away in prison.
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Best Winter Books

Best Winter Books

Winter is historically not my favourite season, but there’s plenty to love about winter reading: the cold, grey days are the perfect excuse to stay inside and read. The Danish concept of Hygge is still having its moment, and for good reason: it encourages us to indulge in the seasonal aspects of life by being intentionally cosy in the wintertime.

So grab yourself a cup of tea, a warm blanket, and light some candles. Then pick up one of these five titles set in the wintertime to bring the feeling full circle. Whether or not you expect to see snow outside your own window this year, you can experience that snowy winter weather on the page.

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