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Smitha Murthy

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Bangalore, India
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My mission: Spread kindness and compassion.

Promote mental health awareness. Create more conversations around emotional abuse and trauma.

Support feminism.

Allow vulnerability.

Be kind. Be compassionate.

Always.


The Joy Of Proxy Sites

Have you ever used a proxy site? I remember having vaguely used those many years ago. For reasons I can no longer remember. Perhaps, it was to access a blocked URL. These days, we have proxy lives. We present a facade on social media – that’s our proxy ego. One that is carefully curated to […]
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Published on February 01, 2023 23:09
Average rating: 4.19 · 42 ratings · 12 reviews · 2 distinct works
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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing
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Much-hyped books and I aren’t a great match. But this one was marriage from the time we met. ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ is exquisite - so much pain and loneliness shaped by some of the best nature writing you can come across in fiction.

I get the hype
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It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover
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Wow. I didn’t think I would read a Colleen Hoover book. Not trying to be a lit snob, but romance is not a genre I read much of unless in the YA mold. But I was drawn to this because, as Hoover herself says, this book is the first in her list that’s n ...more
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Boy Underground by Catherine Ryan Hyde
Boy Underground
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I had to get my mandatory Catherine Ryan Hyde read of the month. And this was just one of her best.

I was surprised to see that this was a YA book with an LGBT focus. Set in the 1940s, there’s something poignant and kind to this book. And sadness. Bu
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Ponniyin Selvan- Part 5- The Zenith Of Sacrifice by Kalki
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An utterly pulsating start to my new year of reading. And it somehow felt fitting that I finished reading this in Chennai, the capital of Thamizh Nadu.

The pace of this book is breathtaking, but it falters a bit toward the end. I am still confused ab
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The Maid by Nita Prose
The Maid
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A book that started off so well and then just went downhill. Sort of like my year! Haha. But the ending put me off because until then, I really liked the character of Molly, the maid. Some delectable humor in the beginning. But, well, the mystery was ...more
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The American Granddaughter by Inaam Kachachi
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Started in a really interesting way but sort of meandered away. I wish I could like this better. I really do because I haven’t read much literature on Iraq.

But as with everything - book reading is personal - so don’t take my word for it. :-D
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Running Rewired by Jay Dicharry
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With a marathon coming up and some aching knees, I thought I needed to figure out a way to run better. Just before a marathon is not the best time to fix achy knees, but well, I can start somewhere!

I loved the introduction to all the mechanics of run
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Say Goodbye for Now by Catherine Ryan Hyde
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Anytime I want to read a book that is filled with warmth and kindness, then I only need to turn to Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Set in racially segregated America in the 1950s, I was introduced to some of the sweetest boys, a wolf-dog I would love to have as
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Not Always So by Shunryu Suzuki
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I wish I could have liked this book more. It’s, well, confusing. I have struggled with Zen all my life, but that I have thought is more due to my obdurate stubbornness in understanding it rather than difficulties with the practice of Zen itself.

Shun
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“Lead a life of wonder and not wondering”
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“The more I work on happiness- the more I realize that you can’t seek happiness, you can’t find happiness- you simply have to remember to be happy.”
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“I took a deep breath and listened to the old brag of my heart. I am, I am, I am.”
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”
D.H. Lawrence

“We are all born mad. Some remain so.”
Samuel Beckett

“It has long been known to me that certain objects want you as much as you want them. These are the ones that become important, the objects that you hold dear. The others fade from your life entirely. You wanted them, but they did not want you in return.”
Sheila Heti, How Should a Person Be?

“It isn't what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

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