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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”

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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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Top 10 Tuesday: Top 10 All-Time-Favourite Childhood Books

Top 10 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week, it’s Top 10 All-Time-Favourite Books of X Genre! This is going to be my nightmare but to make it a little more bearable, I have decided to list my Top 10 All-Time-Favourite Childhood Books.

These days I am engrossed in the worlds of young adult novels and adult general fiction. As someone who is transitioning between these two milestones, I am much more likely to be walking through these aisles. But, rewind the clock ten years and I’m chasing dragons, flying brooms, falling down rabbitholes. Perhaps, you’ve come across these, too.

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Library Book Haul: Bookshelf Struggles September 2016

I have a confession to make:

I don’t have a bookshelf.

And, I don’t own that many books; I can count the number of books I have in just one hand. I feel ashamed.

But, it is my own fault since I’m very, very, very picky with the books that I do buy, added to the fact that I am, almost always, broke means that I have little to no bookish possessions. I have bought and received many books but not all at the same time (some may get damaged, lost and/or I didn’t like them that much), so my phantom bookshelf has always been bare.

Most of my previous collection from last year, I had had to part with due to our move at the start of this year. The new house is reasonably smaller – because I’ll be off to university soon enough, anyway – and we had even less space for a bookshelf after a few months of too-excited-to-think furniture shopping. Thus, I drown my shame in borrowed books.
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