• Discussion Post

    ;five romances for the big screen

    When I realised today’s post was going to go live on Valentine’s Day, of course I decided I was writing about romances. Honestly, I read romances when I am in a bit of a reading slump. They’re almost always light and easy enough for me to enjoy and get back into reading. So I figured, let’s make a list of these fun romances I’ve read that I would love to see translated onto the big screen! In no particular order, here are some of the romances I have enjoyed so much that I would not mind seeing them made into movies. Which, coming from someone who is always critical of…

  • Book Reviews

    review; sadia

    Sadia by Colleen Nelson Sadia wishes life in high school was as straightforward as a game of basketball. Fifteen-year-old Sadia Ahmadi is passionate about one thing: basketball. Her best friend Mariam, on the other hand, wants to get noticed by the popular crowd and has started de-jabbing, removing her hijab, at school every morning. Sadia’s mom had warned her that navigating high school could be tricky. As much as she hates to admit it, her mom was right. When tryouts for an elite basketball team are announced, Sadia jumps at the opportunity. Her talent speaks for itself. Her head scarf, on the other hand, is a problem; especially when a…

  • Book Reviews

    review; goddess

    Goddess by Josephine Angelini After accidentally unleashing the gods from their captivity on Olympus, Helen must find a way to re-imprison them without starting a devastating war. But the gods are angry, and their thirst for blood already has a body count. To make matters worse, the Oracle reveals that a diabolical Tyrant is lurking among them, which drives a wedge between the once-solid group of friends. As the gods use the Scions against one another, Lucas’s life hangs in the balance. Still unsure whether she loves him or Orion, Helen is forced to make a terrifying decision, for war is coming to her shores. Review:

  • Discussion Post

    ;the bullet journal life

    In the last quarter of last year, I started getting into bullet journaling. A little late to the party, if you go by the multitude of blog posts and instagram photos already circulating the web, but still. At first, I was intimidated. The photos of the the spreads were organised and artistic and completely out of my ability to produce. Then I realised that the beauty of the bullet journal is that I get to choose how I want it to look. What I want to go into it. I have started and stopped planners so many times because it just never has what I need or want, but finally,…

  • Spotlight

    SPOTLIGHT; #DesiRepDiscussions

    We interrupt our regular schedule to bring you this post. I spoke about it on Wednesday, but a little bit more in-depth today! #DesiRepDiscussions can be found on Pragati @ The InkedIn Book Blog and Aditi @ A Thousand Words A Million Books‘ blogs. It is a series of guest posts by desi book bloggers about representation – or the lack there of – of desis in mass Western media. They put it best: The purpose of this discussion event is to make others aware of the lush, beautiful desi culture and to tell them more about us. The movement in the online book community towards more diverse and #ownvoices…

  • Discussion Post

    ;more desi mythology please

    I’ll be talking more about it in another post, but Pragati @ The InkedIn Book Blog and Aditi @ A Thousand Words A Million Books hosted a FABULOUS series of guest posts in January where they invited a number of desi bloggers to talk about the representation – or lack of – South Asians in media. If things had worked out for me, this would have been a part of #DesiRepDiscussions, but alas! I had had a medical emergency at the end of December and was unable to take part. Hopefully, this becomes a yearly thing? But I talked to Pragati about using the idea I had had in another…

  • Blog Tour

    WEEKEND BLITZ; review; the big event

    The Big Event by Anne John-Ligali Constance Jeffries is excited when she gets the chance to meet up with virtual friends at a get-together in a London hotel. She’s been tweeting and messaging her lovely friends for years and feels they must be just as excited to finally meet her in person too. Or so she hopes. A short story about the importance of ‘real’ friendships and how it’s the little things that matter the most. Now on Amazon. ABOUT THE AUTHOR :- Anne John-Ligali is a writer and the founder of Books and Authors UK, a popular website featuring author interviews and book reviews.  She loves all things books:…

  • Book Reviews

    review; dreamless

    Dreamless by Josephine Angelini Can true love be forgotten? As the only scion who can descend into the Underworld, Helen Hamilton has been given a nearly impossible task. By night she wanders through Hades, trying to stop the endless cycle of revenge that has cursed her family. By day she struggles to overcome the fatigue that is rapidly eroding her sanity. Without Lucas by her side, Helen is not sure she has the strength to go on. Just as Helen is pushed to her breaking point, a mysterious new Scion comes to her rescue. Funny and brave, Orion shields her from the dangers of the Underworld. But time is running…

  • Discussion Post,  Instant To-Read

    instant to-read; the covers edition

    I have never understood the phrase “Never judge a book by its’ cover”. I mean, sure, metaphorically, yeah. The prettiest person can hide the ugliest of souls and hearts. But when it comes to actual books? Sue me, I’m a shallow person. I’m going to pick up the pretty books.* *I literally pick them up off the shelf. Then I read the synopsis and make a decision. But the cover is the initial attraction, so I stand by my point. There have been a number of books over the years that I have read, or put on my TBR, just because of their cover. Some of them have been great.…

  • Unboxing

    unboxing; blu’s bookish bag, january 2018

    Bear with me please, I’ve never done one of these before. Unboxings have always fascinated me – and made me a little bit jealous. Because I’ve never been able to get over the almost exorbitant shipping prices to get bookish merch and boxes all the way over to Malaysia, I rarely buy things beyond books! And then. And then. This happened. I have always adored the designs on Blu Bear Bazaar. I treated myself to bookmarks from the store once, and bought my best friend a mug for her birthday. When I heard Molly was starting a box? Or rather, a bag? I gave in to the temptation and pre-ordered…