Almost every reading enthusiast or avid writer can spot some of the most iconic books simply by their covers. Classics like Catcher in the Rye, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and many others have such distinct cover art, but have you ever stopped to research the history and stories behind those covers?
I spent some time (a lot of time) going to the book stores this spring looking for what to read. And, without surprise, I found tons of books that pulled me to read more than I planned to – from non-fiction to memoirs, self-help and of course, children’s books. Here’s my little spring guide of […]
This April, Lambeth Council invited me to contribute to their weekly residents’ meetings. And so I was very happy to do a workshop about short story writing. A couple of residents (and neighbours) showed up and I introduced them to some ideas how to start jotting down a new story. It was not just a […]
Andrew Joyner’ The Pink Hat is a children’s book that he wrote to celebrate the 2017 Women’s March. The book, although quite short, has a nice story and illustrations. But most importantly, also carries an important message of women’s empowerment. <Read More: More Posts About Amazing Books> Because I really loved this book, I decided […]
If you’re like me, you love looking for new books that will inspire you to be a better person. Books are the perfect way how to dwell on a conversation that you knew nothing about before. In the new year, my husband and I have decided to elevate our health, happiness, and home. Here are […]
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here! And what would these days be without any good promotion and shopping for Christmas gifts? Whether you’re buying something for yourself or for someone you care about, I have a great deal for you, too. Starting today on Black Friday, 24 November 2017, and ending on Friday, 1 […]
What would a trip to San Francisco be without a look at the local bookstores? I’ve researched a couple of them before the trip and it was a good idea. I looked for the most local ones and ones that had some history. And I wasn’t disappointed! Here’s my quick tour of four bookstores I […]
You can’t get any praise without some criticism, that’s what I learnt from Lynnda Pollio, whom I met in New York this summer. Two years after she published her book, Trusting the Currents, she sold a few thousand copies and won 12 awards. I met Lynnda on a hot sunny day in New York close to Union […]
It’s hard to believe that September is here already. Where has the summer gone? I think it’s a question we all ask when we wake up in the morning and the weather is surprisingly dull. As I was browsing some new releases in books, they gave me this nice nostalgic feeling of summer. Summer blues books – that’s what they are for me. Perfect for warming your heart while hugging a cup of tea.