South Asian fiction has been one of my favourite genres ever since I started reading. Even when I lived in Pakistan, it would be a welcome change from the dominant Western literature we would be exposed to in our schools. So reading a familiar name or street in an English-language novel would be a big… Continue reading Book Review: The familiar sorrows of Karachi in Kartography
There is no other genre of books I crave than a buzzing young professional's story. Sophia of Silicon Valley satisfied this craving to the fullest being the powerful, roller-coaster ride of a story about a young businesswoman. Anna Yen has carefully crafted the Young family, who is an immigrant family in California, living the American… Continue reading Book Review: Sophia of Silicon Valley
It was getting lonely here so, guess what? Yes, I got a dear friend to join me in sharing her passion of reading. Going by the pseudonym trajaque this new author will be sharing book reviews of what she's currently reading - and mind you, she reads a lot! What's new and amazing is that… Continue reading Welcome my fellow reader, blogger…
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
If you've been regular (or barely there) on the blog, you'd have some idea by now that I am desperate to read - read a lot these days! Over the past few months, I have thoroughly enjoyed getting back on the saddle - reading chair, in this case. And part of that pursuit has been… Continue reading Kindle: a new experience in reading
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”
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
This month's book review is part of a favourite series: The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic or commonly known as Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella. If you've read another of my piece in this section, you'll know my love for chick lit. A young woman takes on the challenges of the world as… Continue reading Book Review: Shopaholic Takes Manhattan
I started blogging when I was roughly 15 years old. Over the years, reading blogs have been a regular part of my life - with expected ups and downs of course. However, recently, moving to WordPress has opened up a new world of blogs to me as I can utilize the Reader to remain updated… Continue reading Blogs I love..
I started using Goodreads in high school when I felt the desire to read a certain kind of books but didn't quite know the titles. Goodreads is that virtual bookstore where keywords, ideas and thoughts can result in actual titles to delve into very soon. Lately, its kind of become a graveyard of books I… Continue reading Goodreads catchup: what am I reading next?