A reading from the perspective of the Women of a Thousand Splendid Suns by Khalid Hosseini

Hello everyone, Long time no see eh? Yes I've been away from the blogosphere for a while now due to various reasons but I hope to get back into blogging soooon! (cue the many times I had promised this before already🙄🙄) I have recently had the opportunity to write for Amaliah, a fast growing online... Continue Reading →

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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 →

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 →

To Like or Not to Like Emma Woodhouse? (my first guest post @ PagesUnbound)

So….. I fangirled over Austen. Again! *Not something new* DO check out the Classics event going on @PagesUnbound and read more on your favourite Classics. ^_^

Pages Unbound | Book Reviews & Discussions

Classic Literature Event

This July Pages Unbound is celebrating classic literature with a collection of guest posts. We asked other readers to tell us what one of their favorite classics is and why we should read it.

See that girl in the home sewn ball gown, watching BBC’s documentary on Victorian England whilst sipping on a cuppa tea, pinky finger out and shoulders back, thats me – the classics buff. My readers know me as Cinderzena, to my friends its Zena and to my family I’m just that daughter/sister who reads too much.


Emma

Here are 8 things you should consider first…

It is a question Austenites, classic buffs and random readers alike have been asking themselves these two centuries past. Do you like Emma, or do you not? Jane Austen herself described Emma as “a character whom no one but me will much like.” Yikes! That’s a tough choice for us readers to…

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