waves of chill here's the strange thing the wicked thing about living within yourself alone a place that is used to the voice that belongs to a single person solitary the space that is brimming with the leftovers of a worried life a decaying existence I shiver in the heat because I … Continue reading Alone with my Voice – A Poem
I recently finished reading Bänoo Zan's poetry collection titled Songs of Exile. I've rated it 4.5/5 stars! Zan is a poet from Iran who settled in Canada in 2010. It took her a while to adjust to her new environment and she ended up exploring the literary circles and eventually started her own Shab-e-Sher (Poetry … Continue reading Poetry Book Review: Songs of Exile by Bänoo Zan
I enjoy writing poems but like most of my other writings I've learned to hide them, sweep them under the rug, store them in a box behind the bookshelf. But I thought I'd try to change that by sharing one of my least favourite poems that I've written. I was taking a look at all … Continue reading Your Life and Mine – a Poem
I'm here with another poetry review for you guys! I completed reading Don't Forget the Couscous by Amir Darwish in two sittings. Last night I decided to read a poem or two before sleeping - I ended up reading half the book. The second half I finished in my free time at University. Amir Darwish … Continue reading Poetry Book Review: Don’t Forget The Couscous by Amir Darwish
I spent a few days with Hannah Kent's Burial Rites. I took my time reading it because, from the very first page, it's quite an intense book. I'm sure I'm going to remember Burial Rites for a very long time and Agnes as well, the ambiguous woman at the center of the story - just … Continue reading Book Review: Burial Rites by Hannah Kent
Time for one of my first poetry book reviews! I love reading contemporary poetry, sometimes in Granta, sometimes collections and a lot of times I just binge watch Button Poetry! I'm into all kinds of poetry: the classics, Poe-esque works, Richard Siken's beautiful works, Lang Leav's simple heartfelt love poems and of course, the insanely … Continue reading Poetry Review: The Whole by Contemplation of a Single Bone by Nancy Pearson
I have a love-hate relationship with YA books. I don't know how it started but I do know John Green is to blame. Sorry folks, I just didn't like The Fault in Our Stars. I'm entitled to my opinion and so are you! I remember buying the entire four-book box set of Green's books during … Continue reading Explaining My Love-Hate Relationship With YA – And a List of YA Fantasy that I’d love to read!
Hey everyone! Usually when I post on my blog I feel so satisfied that I disappear for weeks and don't post anything. The only way I feel redeemed for this is through my Instagram blog where I post daily. I thought I'd do a quick post about some of the books that were amazing AND … Continue reading Books that were BEAUTIFUL to Read!
I've got some reading updates for you guys! For 2016 I've challenged myself to read 100 books, of which I've read 13 so far and I'm currently reading Burial Rites by Hannah Kent. It's an amazing book and I'm loving it so far! Here are the books I've read so far and my ratings for … Continue reading Reading Updates (Jan and Feb)!
My first bookish purchase of 2016 was The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt (one seriously smart woman) and Stoner by John Williams. If you've read these I'd love to know what you thought! I bought Goldfinch because it's been on my TBR (under 'Any Book by Donna Tartt') for as long as I've loved DT which … Continue reading First Book Haul of 2016!