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 →

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Hold by Rachel Leigh Davidson: Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway!

Hi everyone! I'm back with a exciting news! Not long ago I stumbled across Hold, which was in its final stages of publication, and expressed a desire to read the book, I was contacted by non other than its author, the lovely Rachel Davidson Leigh, and she was glad to have me on her book... 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. ^_^

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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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My first Goodreads giveaway book! et etc…

Cue the fireworks, bling bling disco lights and BTS's FIRE blaring in the background! Some one call the FIRETRUCK!! There is an emergency dance party going down!!!! Whoop whoop whoop! YES!!! YES!! I received my first Goodreads package yday! ^_^ I feel blessed! Gotto say I'm feeling a bit overwhelmed. Much thanks to Jody Medland... Continue Reading →

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