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KISMET: A DESI RHAPSODY IN LONDON by Shaheen Darr

KISMET: A DESI RHAPSODY IN LONDON by Shaheen DarrRating: 3.5 out of 5I seriously struggled with rating this book. On the one hand it is a good read and showcases the life of two immigrant Pakistani families in the UK, which I am not familiar with so...
by Citychiclifestyle on Aug 22, 2016

A Visit From Voltaire by Dinah Lee Küng

A Visit From Voltaire by Dinah Lee Küng  Rating: 5 out of 5I absolutely loved this book. The author did a fantastic job bringing Voltaire back to life - his character is so well portrayed you feel the author must have personally met him! He is...
by Citychiclifestyle on Aug 17, 2016

It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

I found out about Colleen Hoover through a friend because she wanted to go to the book signing at Strand Bookstore and so I went with her.  And I'm very glad I did.  I couldn't put this book down and had to finish it within two days, but th...
by Simply Nabila on Aug 6, 2016

The Malice of Fortune by Michael Ennis

The Malice of Fortune by Michael EnnisRating: 3.5 out of 5This book is unique in that it covers a period of history where 3 Renaissance Men came together; Cesare Borgia, Nicolo Machiavelli and Leonardo da Vinci. So writing about this period could not...
by Citychiclifestyle on Aug 1, 2016

Winter Siege by Ariana Franklin

Winter Siege by Ariana FranklinRating: 4 out of 5This story takes place in the years during the war between Stephen and Matilda over the English throne. The main protagonists are Gwil the mercenary and a brutally raped girl child (Penda) he resc...
by Citychiclifestyle on Jul 14, 2016

Book Review: Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore

I was pleasantly surprised recently when a regular patron of mine recommended a book for me to read. As a reader, I was becoming frustrated with myself because I haven’t been able to get into a good fictional read in quite a while. For example,...
by This Librarian's Life on Jul 6, 2016

The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan

The Little Shop of Happy-Ever-After by Jenny Colgan Rating: 4.5 out of 5This is a lovely feel-good book for curling up with. It's not really heavy reading and was perfect after my historical fiction marathon! The writer creates the perfect atmosphere...
by Citychiclifestyle on Apr 25, 2016

Used Bookends

There’s nothing like spending a Saturday in a bookstore. It is actually a rare treat these days with Borders gone and some of the smaller indies having trouble keeping up. I particularly like used bookstores. Unlike most durable goods, books—at &...

Anna May Wong Must Die! in China: Anna Chen's radio interview on Studio Plus

Here is a radio interview I gave in Beijing when I did my Anna May Wong Must Die! talk for the China-based Bookworm Literary Festival in 2015.Anna Chen: A Voice to Conjoin Britain with China2015-09-30 10:17:08 CRIENGLISH.com Web Editor: Li Sh...
by Madam Miaow Says on Feb 16, 2016

Book Review: The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

Holy bananas I have finally finished Winter by Marissa Meyer! I started reading Winter, the last within the Lunar Chronicles series, around Christmas. Life has just been so hectic that I was having a hard time finishing this book. I would literally f...
by This Librarian's Life on Jan 28, 2016

Reading Challenge

Have you ever challenged yourself to read a certain amount of books within the year? If you haven’t it might be something to try in the new coming year. Goodreads allows yourself to keep track of the books you read and set that goal for the yea...
by This Librarian's Life on Dec 30, 2015

7 Creative DIY Christmas Gift Ideas

With Christmas week upon us, I’m sure there are plenty of people who are befuddled as to what to get their family, friends and significant others.  As you ponder this year, remember back to when you were young and made your parents those homem...
by Funeral News with Live Casket on Dec 21, 2015

Book Review: The Girl You Left Behind

Jojo Moyes has become one of my favorite authors. She is well known for the New York Times best seller Me Before You, and after reading this captivating story for myself I became an obsessed fan wanting to read all of her books. I have read 7 of he...
by This Librarian's Life on Dec 16, 2015

25 Outstanding Podcasts for Readers

Looking for something to spice up your commute? Look no further! There are hundreds of bookish podcasts on iTunes and there’s something for everyone. Here are twenty-five of the best. 1. Big Planet Comics Employees of the mid-Atlantic comic book s...
by Book Riot on Nov 25, 2015

What I've Been Up To May 2015 + Caitlyn Jenner

by Handbags + Handguns on Jul 9, 2015

Book Review Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren

I don't read a lot of memoirs. I don't have anything against them. I just typically choose fiction over non-fiction. I was recently given the opportunity to review Jillian Lauren's latest memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. This book chronicles Jilli...
by Handbags + Handguns on Jul 9, 2015

What I've Been Up To April 2015

I always plan to do an update like this every month. I ended up not doing one in March. So, let's skip ahead to April.What I've Been Reading The Girl on the Train, Paula HawkinsGood Men, Jennifer WeinerReason to Breathe, Rebecca DonovanBarely Breat...
by Handbags + Handguns on Jul 9, 2015

Old Curiosity Shop

I’m not sure how I’ve managed to live in New Jersey eight years without discovering the Old Book Shop in Morristown. Used books represent the opportunity to find things otherwise hidden away, even often from the all-seeing internet. That’s why...

Book Review // Everything You Ever Wanted by Jillian Lauren

I don't read a lot of memoirs. I don't have anything against them. I just typically choose fiction over non-fiction. I was recently given the opportunity to review Jillian Lauren's latest memoir, Everything You Ever Wanted. This book chronicles Jilli...
by Handbags + Handguns on Jun 2, 2015

What I've Been Up To // April 2015

I always plan to do an update like this every month. I ended up not doing one in March. So, let's skip ahead to April.What I've Been Reading The Girl on the Train, Paula HawkinsGood Men, Jennifer WeinerReason to Breathe, Rebecca DonovanBarely Breat...
by Handbags + Handguns on May 21, 2015


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