Loveday Cardew prefers books to people. If you look carefully, you might glimpse the first lines of the novels she loves most tattooed on her skin. But there are some things Loveday will never, ever show you...
The story of poison is the story of power. For centuries, royal families have feared the gut-roiling, vomit-inducing agony of a little something added to their food or wine by an enemy. To avoid poison, they depended on tasters, unicorn horns, and antidotes tested on condemned prisoners. Servants licked the royal family’s spoons, tried on their underpants and tested their chamber pots.
I realized I don't do many tags or awards. I have a few in my waiting list that I never seem to get to and so, I'm pushing myself to do one today. Thanks to Graham on yesmoreblogs who nominated me(and who has apparently given me a questionable nickname of 'PP'). He writes reviews on... Continue Reading →
Life this week Eid this year fell on the weekend. It's the 1 to 3-day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. Usually, my family doesn't celebrate it with much fanfare as it's just us but this year we decided we'd put more emphasis on celebrating it, while still keeping it casual. Originally,... Continue Reading →
Life this week Eid is almost here! It's the 3 day festival Muslims celebrate after a month of intermittent fasting. People will be visiting family and relatives, going out, gifting money to kids and small presents to adults and offering the Eid prayer together at the mosque. It's a truly bustling event! For the... Continue Reading →
I received a free copy of this book, thanks to Scribe Publishing Company and Xpresso Book Tours, in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinions on the book. Book Blurb: New from award-winning YA author Barbara Pietron, an ebook bundle of the prequel and first two books in the Legacy in... Continue Reading →
Life this week My parents came back from a work trip in China and managed to bring back ALL of the items we ordered online from a Chinese shopping site! I earnestly miss the convenience of TaoBao, it's one of the largest and most popular online shopping site in China and delivers... Continue Reading →
Can you believe that May is already over? Time is so relative. I thought I didn't read much but looking back I've actually written 11 posts, read 6 books and DNFed 2-3. Haha, what constitutes as 'reading much' is relative, too. Links to 'read' books will direct you to my reviews and the ones for... Continue Reading →
This is part 2 of my day trip in Colombo. You can find part 1 here, where I visited the Plâté art gallery that also sells art supplies and the Sri Lanka Tea Board where I found some fun packaged black tea! From there, we went to a bookshop, because no trip is complete without visiting... Continue Reading →