It had to get to mid-April for me to realise I still haven’t done a post on my reading intentions for this year. I also haven’t done any wrap posts for last year but we’ll ignore that for now. After the blur that was the final few months of 2021, this year so far has … More
I love a good murder mystery. It offers me a safe escape room from the troubles of my mundane life and what’s not to love in a good old fashioned whodunnit? However, give me a murder revenge story, and the vindictive monster inside me rears her ugly head (I like to imagine her as a … More
If I remember correctly, I first stumbled (rather, fell head first) into Japanese literature on one of the many long haul flights that were a temporary part of my life when I was a post graduate student in Manchester. It was Murakami that I first read (no surprises there!) and thus began my love affair … More
Moments like these make me grateful for all the unexpected friendships and connections I have made over the past year or so since I started writing my blog. I am as unfamiliar as one can be when it comes to Arab literature. Struggling as I was to find a suitable book for the next prompt … More
When you feel alone don’t look within, look out and look beyond for others who feel the same way, for there are always others, and if you can connect with them and with their story, you will be able to see everything in a new light. I will emphasise yet again – I am not … More
Happy Friday and if you’re anything like me (i.e., having a complete lack of motivation for living in the real world), then well done on getting through this week 🙂 A blog post a day keeps the slack away. And therefore, swiftly moving on from Clap When You Land, here we are with the next … More
Looks like we’re nearly done with the first fortnight of the new year – this proves time does fly even when you’re not having fun 😛 My biggest achievement so far has been completing my return to work and unclogging my inbox. Given the mini hiatus that I’ve been on, I am keen to … More
Having spent 2020 and the better part of 2021 at break neck speed balancing my day job and my beloved blog, it was time I hit the brakes. Only this time, the hiatus was more imposed than out of choice. What started as a minor bump in the road soon spiralled out of control as … More
We’re almost in the middle of July, so I am hoping it isn’t too late for a month wrap up! I normally don’t do monthly hauls, it is just never been something I’ve thought of doing as a regular feature on my blog and I feel if I start doing it, I might end up … More
In 2018, Anthony Bourdain’s long time assistant Laurie Woolever sat down with him to chat about a new project – a book that will document all of his favourite places across the world, written, rather narrated, in Bourdain characteristic style, curating all of his favourite places to eat, drink and explore. Anthony Bourdain never lived … More
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