I’m now at Chapter 10 of ‘Girls of Paper and Fire’. There is a lot of build-up as Lei and the other Paper Girls prepare to meet the Demon King. There’s also lots of history about aristocratic women and their fashion sense, along with deep-rooted class differences between Paper and Steel castes. I really appreciateContinue reading “Asian Readathon Blog #2”
This month has brought a lot of inactivity on the reading/writing front. Most of it has been due to health issues, and feeling stressed out from said problems. Planning a wedding has also brought its share of uncertainty, due to a dear family member (who is in the bridal party) neglecting her responsibility. Since IContinue reading “Wednesday Thoughts”
I was all ready to post my TBR for March last night, but life had other plans for me. The past couple days brought a surprising challenge to handle at work, and it left me feeling sad and frustrated. All I can say is that due to an outside obligation, I have a 4 dayContinue reading “March 2, 2019: Strength through Stress”
I recently received my Book Of The Month selection for February: A Woman Is No Man by Etaf Rum. It’s a story set in Pakistan and Brooklyn, NY, spanning three generations of women dealing with strife and traditional constructs. Synopsis: Palestine, 1990. Seventeen-year-old Isra prefers reading books to entertaining the suitors her father has chosenContinue reading “February 12, 2019: Book Of The Month unboxing”
I received my January OwlCrate subscription box a couple days ago! I’m excited about the items I received. (All descriptions are taken from the OwlCrate Magical Artifacts spoiler card, pictured above) Antler bracelet Wooden letter opener (inspired by Juniper and Ivy Designs) Alchemy and Ink enamel pin for January 2019 Harry Potter inspired socks, designed by Michelle Gray Luggage tag, inspired from The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi Zipper pouch,Continue reading “OwlCrate January 2019 Unboxing (With Spoilers)”
‘Shadow and Bone’ is the first novel from the Grisha trilogy. It tells the story of Alina Starkov, an orphan in Ravka raised in the care of Duke Keramsov. Alina grows up to train within the First Army as a mapmaker, and her team heads out on a mission into the treacherous Shadow Fold oneContinue reading “My Review for ‘Shadow and Bone’ by Leigh Bardugo”
Now that 2019 is underway, I want to share my TBR list for the remainder of January. While I know that half of the month is now gone, I would still love to share what I want to take on after I finish ‘Shadow and Bone’. Since it appears that we’re going to be snowedContinue reading “My TBR list for January”
I’m about halfway through ‘City of Ghosts’ by Victoria Schwab. It’s a pretty good story…although it’s a ‘middle grade’ novel, t has enough paranormal activity to keep me interested. I hope to be done reading it by this weekend. I want to pick up ‘The Oyster Thief’ by Sonia Faruqi next. It’s not available atContinue reading “January 8, 2019: Bookish Thoughts”
I’m currently reading ‘City of Ghosts’ by Victoria Schwab. It’s a ‘middle grade’ story (a genre for for a younger audience), but I’ve heard lots of great things about the book. It’s heavy on paranormal activity, and I always love a good ghost story. So I’ll see how the book goes as I move further.
I’m slowly making my way through ‘One Day in December’. As endearing as the love story aspect is between Laurie and Jack, I’m having a rough time getting through the story. I do want to finish the book though, tired expressions and all. I’m hoping to finish the book by the weekend.