Dearest Readers, I felt immense pleasure and pain in compiling this weeks Top 5 Wednesday Pleasure: because I get to talk about books I one day wish to own and consume XD Pain: because I know it will be quite some time before I can acquire them *bawls* Who can relate? I'm pretty sure... Continue Reading →
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 →
Top 5 Wednesday | I need a sequel!
Hallo everyone, Where do the weeks go? Once one T5W is done, its already time for another of them. Or I've been really busy I didn't notice two T5W's go past. Sowwy! So today's topic is on stand alones or books in series which I would love to see a sequel to 🙂 Its no... Continue Reading →
Top 5 Wednesday| My favourite fathers in literature!
Long time no Top 5 Wednesday ! Yes yes yes. I've been a truant playing girl when it comes to T5W these past few weeks, but I was just not feeling the topics. This one though I couldn't let go without attempting it. Top 5 Wednesday is a meme created by Lainey @ gingerreadslainey and... Continue Reading →
And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini
Synopsis In this tale revolving around not just parents and children but brothers and sisters, cousins and caretakers, Hosseini explores the many ways in which families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter... Continue Reading →
I made some hard choices aka The Book Life- Tag!
Hallo all! I hope you've been having a wonderful week. Its Friday already, where did the week go? Let alone, where did the year go. Its JUNE already???! I got to go book shopping a few days ago, and I grabbed a handful (not a trunk load sadly) so till I get the reading done,... Continue Reading →
The Diverse Books Tag!
Hallo everyone! Long time no book tag! 🙂 And this time, keeping in tune with the Diversity wave hitting blogs, I'll be attempting, yes! The Diverse Books Tag created by non other than our very own Naz @Read Diverse Books ^_^ For more book recommendations check out the #DiverseBookBloggers campaign on twitter. I pulled out my notebook,... Continue Reading →
Reading Lolita in Tehran : Azar Nafisi
Every Thursday morning for two years in the Islamic Republic of Iran, a bold and inspired teacher named Azar Nafisi secretly gathered seven of her most committed female students to read forbidden Western classics. As Islamic morality squads staged arbitrary raids in Tehran, fundamentalists seized hold of the universities, and a blind censor stifled... Continue Reading →
10 books from around the world that I want right now!
Hallo everyone! Long time since I gave you an update on my boring life. *crickets in the background* but exciting recent events led to this list being compiled and you possibly skimming through it 😛 First things first! Remember a few months ago how I was grumbling about heat waves and fainting episodes?? Well I'm... Continue Reading →
Midnight’s Children by Salman Rushdie: Storytelling at possibly, it’s finest.
This book needs no introduction. Most of you will remember seeing this title on all "Must read" book lists, and if you are in touch with the book awards sphere you will know that Midnight's Children has been awarded the Booker of Bookers Prize in 1993 and 2008. It is also known to... Continue Reading →
**Reblogged** Meet & Greet- Superstitions!
If you are huddled under your blanky waiting for the zombie apocalypse to start any moment given that its Friday the thirteen, you can go voice your concerns over on the Meet & Greet going on @ The Richness of a Simple Life ^_^!!! Thanks !
What’s up with the “cinder”??
A post from way back! I’m too stressed to think up anything creative this week. I hope you like this one where I ramble over a few reasons why I got ‘Cinder’ hitched to my pseudonym 😛 🙂
“Once upon a time there lived a Prince in a castle of bright white marble, lots of golden handiwork and a great wooden draw bridge. Surrounding the castle which stood atop a right sized hillock, rather like the Acropolis in Athens, were plush gardens and overflowing fountains. There were blossoms of every colour in the rainbow for as far as the eye could see and butterflies dotted the evergreen lawns. The Prince being of no lazy demeanor, was an active rider in the forests at the foot of the hillock and was also extremely fond of dancing. His cheerful and engaging countenance won the hearts of everyone he spoke to, and thus was the most sought after in all of the kingdom.”
UH!! A rather idealistic description of some dashing prince but let me not taint this charming picture that I expect most of us hear from a very early…
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