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Book Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

The age-old struggle between good and evil rarely favours the villain—except for when it does. The sun is red, ash falls from the sky, and plants, as far as people know, have always been brown. Brandon Sanderson’s The Final Empire, first of the Mistborn trilogy, centres itself in a world where one thousand years ago,… Continue reading Book Review: The Final Empire (Mistborn, #1) by Brandon Sanderson

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Book Review: Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria

There's no way to avoid saying this. Representation of Pakistan is minimal in books that are actually readable and not reference books. When there are stories from and about Pakistan they are limited to subjects like post-terrorism stories and portraying how difficult life is. While these stories are all genuine, there is also a need… Continue reading Book Review: Upstairs Wife by Rafia Zakaria

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Book Review: Danielle Steel’s “Fall from Grace”

This was my first time reading a Danielle Steel novel. After seeing it in bookstores, airport stores and news stands countless times, this one held my attention at Indigo Bookstore in the 2 for $15 paperback shelf.  I was looking for something with strong female characters, a chic setting and yet a gripping storyline and Falling… Continue reading Book Review: Danielle Steel’s “Fall from Grace”

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Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians and other books by Kevin Kwan had been on my radar for the past couple years. The bright, recognizable covers would catch my eye at every airport and bookshop. But I didnt really get to pick it up until after the movie released this summer. (Amazon Associate link for the book: order… Continue reading Book Review: Crazy Rich Asians

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Book Review: When Life Gives You Lululemons

I am unabashedly a Lauren Weisberger and specifically, Devil Wears Prada series fan. You can gauge my love for the books here. So when news of the third book When Life Gives You Lululemons (WLGYL) dropped on the Internet, I dropped everything and started following the release date. Alas, at the start of summer I acquired my… Continue reading Book Review: When Life Gives You Lululemons

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Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women

There was once someone, somewhere who thought stories of young women following their dreams while trying to find love, navigate relationships and reach goals in life are stories limited to female readers only. And we ended up with a genre colloquially called 'chick-lit'. More so than it being a genre, my disappointment is with its… Continue reading Not chick lit, chic lit: The Devil Wears Prada and stories of strong women

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Book Review: A philosopher’s recollection of Waheed Murad

Khurram Shafique’s Waheed Murad: His Life and Our Times is a fluid prose knitting the life and times of the Pakistani cinema stalwart Waheed Murad thread by thread as the title promises.  It evokes the fragrance of yesteryears but grounds itself in the longing of today’s Pakistan for recognition and pride.   Shafique introduces a greater philosophical question… Continue reading Book Review: A philosopher’s recollection of Waheed Murad