Liebster Love

I am very grateful to Hannah of lazy girl's beauty guide for nominating me for the Liebster Award for new bloggers. My little blog baby here definitely needs a boost and attention lately, with me busy with a new job and all that. I believe blogging is all about connecting. In days when I connect through my …

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Book Review: Assegai – An African Adventure by Wilbur Smith

I love Wilbur Smith! He writes great adventure set in exotic lands, and few writers excel as much as him in bringing African scenery to life. Now that I can order whichever book of his I want, I was preparing to indulge. But... Assegai is an enjoyable book. The first two-thirds were just as adventurous and picturesque as …

Memorable Writing: Far From the Madding Crowd

Not long ago I posted my review of Hardy's masterpiece (and the 2015 movie adaptation), so I will not bore you with repetitions about my opinion and what I liked and what I did not like, yada yada yada. This post is just a collection of excerpts that impressed me with writing style and at times surprised …

Top 10 Tuesday – Characters I Didn’t Click With

This week's Tuesday Top 10, courtesy of Lauren and Julia at The Broke and the Bookish  provide ample opportunities to vent. All those times a character made you abandon a book you otherwise enjoyed; all those everyone-loves-me fictional people, who bored you to death; all those heroines you wanted to squeeze the last breath out of in a painful, …

Summer Book Review: The Martian

I expected (and hoped) to be impressed by Andy Weir's insanely popular sci-fi The Martian and I am happy to report that it BLEW. MY. MIND. I am mind-patting myself on the shoulder right now for choosing this for the beach - it's compulsively readable, intense and often witty hilarious (the only type of hilarious I register). The …