Review: God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems by Ishara Deen

  Title: God Smites and Other Muslim Girl Problems Author: Ishara Deen Publisher: Deeya Publishing Inc. Publication Date:  15 January, 2017 ISBN: 9780995833609 Setting: Canada Synopsis:  LIKE NANCY DREW, BUT NOT... Craving a taste of teenage life, Asiya Haque defies her parents to go for a walk (really, it was just a walk!) in the woods with Michael, her... Continue Reading →


Review: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

  Title: Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress Published: October 29th 2002 by Anchor Original Title: Balzac et la Petite Tailleuse chinoise (first published 2000) ISBN: 0385722206 Setting: China     Synopsis In this enchanting tale about the magic of reading and the wonder of romantic awakening, two hapless city boys are exiled to a remote mountain village for... Continue Reading →

A compilation of Sri Lankan literature

Hello everyone! How have you all been? Its February 2017 guys! Where have the days gone eh? And I'm back with yet another listicle, this time with a special reason too. Today, the 4th of February is the day my country Sri Lanka formerly known as Ceylon, gained its independence from the British after centuries of... Continue Reading →

Review: Stained by Abda Khan

  I closed my eyes. I wanted to see nothing, I  wanted to feel nothing. I just wanted darkness, blackness, but my eyes kept dragging me back to it all. And still, all I could hear was the tick tock, tick tock, tick tock. I put my hands over my ears, desperately trying to banish the incessant noise... Continue Reading →

Review: Saree by Su Dharmapala

The key phrase to this book is ‘fatefully yet surprisingly interwoven lives’. The extracting of silk and human elements and artfully weaving them into intricate patterns. The title in fact, is gleefully fitting. When I saw it on the book shelf at my local book store, I just knew and my expectations rose immediately, but... Continue Reading →

T5W: Memorable First Sentences !

Its Top 5 Wednesday today 🙂 and its all about Favourite First sentences. I decided to interpret this as first lines I found memorable, be it the humorous ones, the ones that echo a universal truth or the ones that eventually influenced a childhood. T5W is a meme created by Gingerreadslainey and is now hosted... Continue Reading →

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