Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

“If I have learned anything in this long life of mine, it is this: in love we find out who we want to be; in war we find out who we are.” --- Kristin Hannah, The Nightingale  30th - A New York Times bestseller - The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah   Rating: (Good read, definitely!) What is… Continue reading Book Review: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Two Wives

Five decades after the war, I am now here to do your final request. It was never your intention to release those bombs. Chief said no one will be killed. But a week after you did your first mission, you read more than a thousand lives were shattered. It haunted you. Just five months after… Continue reading Two Wives

Out-of-comfort-zone Books I Loved

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” ― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood Surprises! That is the main theme of  The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today. February 23:  Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren't My Typical Genre/Type of Book… Continue reading Out-of-comfort-zone Books I Loved

Books with Historical Settings that I Loved

“The past is never where you think you left it.” ― Katherine Anne Porter The Broke and the Bookish‘s Top Ten Tuesday today is a bit hard to fill out! February 2: Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You'd Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I'd Love To… Continue reading Books with Historical Settings that I Loved

Mirror: Vignettes for Writing 101

I'm an audience for decades now and no one knows I’m watching. --- 1945 “Ssshhh,” I whispered to myself. Hiding behind my wooden closet across my huge mirror, trembling with fear, I am finding it hard to breathe. “Please, Lord, don’t let them see me, please, oh please.”   2015 “You’re such a beautiful lass,”… Continue reading Mirror: Vignettes for Writing 101

2015 Reading Challenge: A book you we’re supposed to read in school (39th)

“What do we call visible light? We call it color. But the electromagnetic spectrum runs to zero in one direction and infinity in the other, so really, children, mathematically, all of light is invisible.” ― Anthony Doerr After almost two weeks of reading at night, I can now finally post an update for the PopSugar 2015 Reading… Continue reading 2015 Reading Challenge: A book you we’re supposed to read in school (39th)

BOOK READS: A Review of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Emotionally haunting. Vividly described violence while expressing hope.  After reading Markus Zusak's I Am the Messenger , I was convinced that he is indeed a not-your-ordinary author. And as I read The Book Thief, I have proven how 'deep' he really is. Genre: Historical Fiction Published: 2005 Rating: 💖💖💖 (You MAY read it.) THE STORY: Liesel Meminger,… Continue reading BOOK READS: A Review of The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

2015 Reading Challenge Update: A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT NEVER FINISHED (12/50)

Here's the part that I am quite ashamed of. As a reader and a writer, I usually finish a book that I started. Though I have abandoned a book once, because it really isn't worth my time, there is a book that I have started but never got to finish it until now. So after… Continue reading 2015 Reading Challenge Update: A BOOK YOU STARTED BUT NEVER FINISHED (12/50)