Books · Reviews

Book Review: Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel Rave

So I haven’t posted in a while due to some unforeseen busy schedule. I had to shamefully pay a fine for some overdue library books because I had only read two books in the last three weeks. But things look to be freeing up so I am forcing myself out of a writing and reading slump to write a review on Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan.

I enjoyed this book so much and I’m very excited to read more Sara Farizan books, queer and/or PoC YA novels and other contemporaries. Tell Me Again How A Crush Should Feel would also be a good introduction for people who want to explore such genres – and really, anyone who will listen to me rave about it. This book is both charmingly innocent and powerfully moving. Many people will be able to relate and empathise with our heroine’s adolescent life goal to belong, find happiness and come into your identity. It gives an endearing perspective of an Iranian-American teenager struggling with her sexuality in a simple but heart-warming story.

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Book Review: Cat Out of Hell Rave

With every trip to the library, I always try to find myself some hidden gems that I may not usually find in a book store. It’s one of the reasons why I am always so excited to barge into the quiet doors (the other reasons may, or may not, include a cute librarian). Last month, I was lucky enough to find Cat Out of Hell by Lynne Truss!

Witty, whacky and weird: the triple whammy. Cat Out of Hell is a book of magical realism that will make you laugh at the seemingly cliché talking cat trope and then horrify you in the next page with an account of a painfully slow death. In the perspective of a reaction to an initial reaction at meeting a talking cat, you’ll be whisked away into the confusing but, oddly intriguing, trouble of a psychopathic cat, a dead librarian and a contract with the devil himself, feeling just as stupid and clueless as our two narrators compared to our charmingly intelligent cat.  Continue reading “Book Review: Cat Out of Hell Rave”

Daily Drabble · drabbles

Daily Drabble #2 She Brings Misfortune

He couldn’t remember if it was good or bad luck when a black cat crosses your path. But, with great disdain, he stood at the side of the road, watched and waited until she crossed his.

The hotel front bathed in the sun, its glass doors, framed with glaring gold, glinted with every blink. An ostentatious two steps of red carpet settled in front, bright and ruddy on the pale grey pavement. Two potted plants, proud and neatly trimmed, stood on each side with as much inviting warmth as cobras with flared hoods. Light passed the windows and every figure inside were silhouetted like dark puppets behind a white canvas. His only focus was on one, strolling in circles purposefully.

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In the Works: Feyfolk #1

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They were merry.
They were gay.
They danced circles around the night for during the day they could not play,
Not forever.

Soojung loved her sister. She loved her with her small hands speckled with dirt. She loved her with every wish she made to let time pass by. She loved her with every shoot of a plant that waved out of the ground. With every sprout of a stem, leaves in bundles and finally, – ever so slowly, so carefully – a bud of hope. Continue reading “In the Works: Feyfolk #1”

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Blogger Positivity: Join The Movement!

Upon entering the blogosphere community, I immediately heard of the drama going down at Twitter. At first, it seemed normal enough, which is honestly disheartening to say. But, if we look back in the year, there has been an awful lot of drama lately; in the media, politics and every corner of the internet. In some cases, the trouble brewing up has ruined enjoyable things for a lot of people, something that had been important to them was suddenly overshadowed by the clash of opinions and hurt feelings. Frankly, it’s exhausting now. 
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Books · Reviews

Book Review: Six of Crows Rave

Finally, my first review! One of the main purpose for starting this blog was to rave about my latest book obsessions and it took a while, but, here we are:

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo explores the world of The Grisha Story through the eyes of six criminals from the slums of Ketterdam. Their leader, a criminal prodigy, has set them on a course for an impossible heist. Our unusual group of characters, each with their own motivations and agendas, are reluctantly tied together in their first – and quite possibly, their last – mission, gambling their lives for a large sum of money. High stakes, come high rewards and only those dangerous and desperate enough would be able to pull it off. It’s exciting, thrilling and will keep you on the edge of your seat with paranoia aimed at the crazy, dangerous plans they’ll put themselves through.

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Library · Wednesday

WWW Wednesday September 21, 2016

Welcome to WWW Wednesday is a weekly feature currently being hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World of Words. This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm. It’s a fun meme that gives an update on the books that I have read and currently reading.

The Three Ws are:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

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