WWW Wednesday is hosted at Taking On a World of Words, participating in this after ages and ages… I do love getting back to blogging! The three Ws are: 1. What are you currently reading? I am currently about halfway into the Witcher series by Andrzej Sapkowski – yes, after having watched and liked theContinue reading “WWW Wednesday #1”
For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post, here are some bookish things I’m grateful for. Reading really does define a better part of my life and these are the things that make it happen! 0. Coffee. I don’t know if this counts as a ‘bookish thing’ in your world, but it certainly does in mine!Continue reading “Bookish Things I Am Thankful For”
This post should be called: Maybe You Should Talk to Someone – the good, the bad and the ugly. Here goes nothing.
Sharing my go-to recommendations for learners to practice different skills and levels. Kicking this series off with three books, available online, that you can read to practice the dreaded past tense.
Scribd is a delicious virtual labyrinth that keeps revealing its many mysteries, slowly and steadily. It’s been working out well and I find myself buried in the most unexpected books. Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman was one such delight. Let me give you selected snippets from the Goodreads summary: “A phone call from a soon-to-be-deceasedContinue reading “Hidden Things by Doyce Testerman”
Reimagining book characters as cats, just by their names… OR Book character names for cats of specific personality types! Returning to blogging, as usual, with a good ol’ Top Ten Tuesday post – Top Ten Bookish Cat Names. 1. Laska – from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy – Laska sounds like she would be aContinue reading “Reimagining Book Characters as Cats”
*trigger warning for sexual abuse SO I’m still in that phase of “I don’t know what to do with this site.” I’ve done something with it, but I’m not yet happy with what I’ve done. However, I did read this book recently and it has certainly been difficult to get my mind off it. SoContinue reading “My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell”
Aurangzeb Alamgir, the sixth Mughal emperor, the last of the greats, as it were. His reign lasted nearly fifty years, I was not aware of that somehow. What I have been made consistently aware of in popular local media, is that he’s a much-hated figure in Indian history; known more than anything else as anContinue reading “Aurangzeb: The Man and the Myth by Audrey Truschke”
I saw someone post a list of their favourite books of the decade and while I would love to write a post quite as grand as that, it seems like an impossible task. I was 17 a decade ago and I honestly couldn’t look at the books I read at 18-19-20… now, through the sameContinue reading “Ten Favourite Books I Read in 2019”