Book Reviews

Friendships in War-Torn Lebanon: Book Review of Rawi Hage’s 𝓓𝓮𝓷𝓲𝓻𝓸’𝓼 𝓖𝓪𝓶𝓮

Title: Deniro's Game Author: Rawi Hage Pages: 277 Publishing date: 2006 Publication: Harper Perennial My rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Summary: Rawi Hage's internationally acclaimed first novel tells the story of Bassam and George, childhood best friends who have grown to adulthood in war-torn Lebanon. While Bassam embarks on a series of petty crimes to find his escape… Continue reading Friendships in War-Torn Lebanon: Book Review of Rawi Hage’s 𝓓𝓮𝓷𝓲𝓻𝓸’𝓼 𝓖𝓪𝓶𝓮

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Blog Tour for 𝓢𝓛𝓘𝓟 by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya (6/04/2022)

Title: 𝑺𝑳𝑰𝑷 Author: Marika McCoola Artist: Aatmaja Pandya Pages: 210 Release date: 7th June 2022 Publication: Algonquin Young Readers My rating : ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Summary : From Eisner-Award nominated writer Marika McCoola and debut artist Aatmaja Pandya, an emotional coming-of-age graphic novel for fans of Bloom and Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me. Right before Jade is about to… Continue reading Blog Tour for 𝓢𝓛𝓘𝓟 by Marika McCoola and Aatmaja Pandya (6/04/2022)

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Poetic Monday #1: 30th May 2022

𝒟𝑒𝒶𝓇 𝐹𝑒𝓁𝓁𝑜𝓌 𝐵𝑜𝑜𝓀𝓌𝑜𝓇𝓂𝓈, 𝐼 𝒽𝑜𝓅𝑒 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝒶𝓁𝓁 𝒹𝑜𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓌𝑒𝓁𝓁. 𝒯𝑜𝒹𝒶𝓎, 𝐼 𝒶𝓂 𝑔𝑜𝒾𝓃𝑔 𝓉𝑜 𝓈𝒽𝒶𝓇𝑒 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒶 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓂𝑒𝓂𝑒 𝒸𝒶𝓁𝓁𝑒𝒹 #𝒫𝑜𝑒𝓉𝒾𝒸𝑀𝑜𝓃𝒹𝒶𝓎. 𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝒷𝑜𝑜𝓀 𝓂𝑒𝓂𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒽𝑜𝓈𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝒷𝓎 𝓂𝑒-𝐵𝑜𝑜𝓀𝓈𝑅𝑀𝓎𝒞𝓊𝓅𝑜𝒻𝒯𝑒𝒶. 𝒯𝒽𝒾𝓈 𝓂𝑒𝓂𝑒 𝒾𝓈 𝒸𝓇𝑒𝒶𝓉𝑒𝒹 𝓈𝑜 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒸𝒶𝓃 𝒶𝓅𝓅𝓇𝑒𝒸𝒾𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝑜𝓇 𝒸𝑒𝓁𝑒𝒷𝓇𝒶𝓉𝑒 𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓇𝓂 𝑜𝒻 𝓅𝑜𝑒𝓉𝓇𝓎 𝓉𝒽𝒶𝓉 𝓎𝑜𝓊 𝒽𝒶𝓋𝑒 𝒸𝑜𝓂𝑒 𝒶𝒸𝓇𝑜𝓈𝓈, 𝑜𝓃 𝓎𝑜𝓊𝓇 𝒷𝓁𝑜𝑔.… Continue reading Poetic Monday #1: 30th May 2022

Book Reviews

Jungles and Ghosts: Book Review of 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙮 𝙂𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙩 by H. S Norup

Title: 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙮 𝙂𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙩 Author: H.S Norup Pages: 256 Publishing date: 28th September 2021 Publication: Pushkin Children's Books My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Summary: Freja arrives in Singapore during the month of the hungry ghost, when old spirits are said to roam the streets and families must make offerings to appease their ancestors. She's homesick for her… Continue reading Jungles and Ghosts: Book Review of 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙃𝙪𝙣𝙜𝙧𝙮 𝙂𝙝𝙤𝙨𝙩 by H. S Norup

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Maps: Book Review of 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙒𝙖𝙧 𝙄 𝙄𝙡𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝘼𝙩𝙡𝙖𝙨 by Michael S. Neiberg

Title: 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙒𝙖𝙧 𝙄 𝙄𝙡𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝘼𝙩𝙡𝙖𝙨 Author: Michael S. Neiberg Pages: 192 Publishing date: 14th August 2021 Publication: Amber Books Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Summary: With expert, accessible text and accompanying archival photographs, this complete atlas provides an invaluable work of reference for both the general reader and the serious student of World War I. World War… Continue reading Maps: Book Review of 𝙒𝙤𝙧𝙡𝙙 𝙒𝙖𝙧 𝙄 𝙄𝙡𝙡𝙪𝙨𝙩𝙧𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙙 𝘼𝙩𝙡𝙖𝙨 by Michael S. Neiberg

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Murder at an All Girls School: Book Review of 𝘾𝙖𝙩 𝘼𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙨 by Agatha Christie

Title: 𝘾𝙖𝙩 𝘼𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙨 Author: Agatha Christie Pages: 352 Publishing date: 1st July 2008 Publication: HarperCollins Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Summary: Two teachers discover the body of the school's unpopular games mistress, shot through the heart from point-blank range. The school is thrown into chaos when the 'cat' strikes again, and Julia Upjohn knows that without… Continue reading Murder at an All Girls School: Book Review of 𝘾𝙖𝙩 𝘼𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙋𝙞𝙜𝙚𝙤𝙣𝙨 by Agatha Christie

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Waking Up in the Past: Book Review of 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙖 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Sarah Adlakha

Title: 𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘞𝘰𝘶𝘭𝘥𝘯'𝘵 𝘊𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘢 𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 Author: Sarah Adlakha Pages: 304 Publishing date: 10th August 2021 Publication: Forge Books Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐  Summary: Sliding Doors meets Life After Life in Sarah Adlakha's story about a wife and mother who is given the chance to start over at the risk of losing everything she loves. A second chance is the… Continue reading Waking Up in the Past: Book Review of 𝙎𝙝𝙚 𝙒𝙤𝙪𝙡𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝘾𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙜𝙚 𝙖 𝙏𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Sarah Adlakha

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A Journey of Finding One’s Self: Book Review of 𝘼𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie)

Title: 𝘼𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 Author: Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie) Pages: 224 Publishing date: October 30th 2017 (originally published in 1940) Publication: HarperCollins Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Summary: Returning from a visit to her daughter in Iraq, Joan Scudamore finds herself unexpectedly alone and stranded in an isolated rest house by flooding of the railway tracks. This… Continue reading A Journey of Finding One’s Self: Book Review of 𝘼𝙗𝙨𝙚𝙣𝙩 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙎𝙥𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 by Mary Westmacott (Agatha Christie)

Book Reviews

A Beautiful Classic: Book Review of 𝘑𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘌𝘺𝘳𝘦 by Charlotte Bronte

Title: Jane Eyre Author: Charlotte Bronte Pages: 410 Publishing date: 1999 (originally published in 1847) Publication: Wordsworth Editions Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Summary: Jane Eyre is a wildly emotional romance with a lonely heroine and a tormented Byronic hero, pathetic orphans, dark secrets, and a madwoman in the attic. When it waspublished in 1847, it was a… Continue reading A Beautiful Classic: Book Review of 𝘑𝘢𝘯𝘦 𝘌𝘺𝘳𝘦 by Charlotte Bronte

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Our Lives Through Art :Book Review of 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 by Lisa Aisato

Title: All The Colors of LifeAuthor: Lisa AisatoPages: 192Release date: 5th Oct. 2021Publication: ArctisRating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Summary: Experience the beauty, joy, and poetry of universal human experiences through this gorgeously illustrated volume from renowned artist Lisa Aisato. Enter the breathtaking world of internationally acclaimed artist Lisa Aisato with this heartwarming book featuring her most beloved illustrations. Celebrated artist Lisa… Continue reading Our Lives Through Art :Book Review of 𝘈𝘭𝘭 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘊𝘰𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘓𝘪𝘧𝘦 by Lisa Aisato