30-Day Writing Challenge Day 13 : A Memorable Stranger

13. A Memorable Stranger stranger /ˈstreɪn(d)ʒə/ noun a person whom one does not know or with whom one is not familiar. It was many years ago when I first watched Wong Fu Production’s Youtube short, Strangers Again which chronicles the stages of a relationship. From being strangers gradually trying to get to know each other, getting into a relationship, going through a honeymoon phase where … Continue reading 30-Day Writing Challenge Day 13 : A Memorable Stranger

Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

Japan is a fascinating place, but it is also one that can seem rather… unusual to outsiders. Like how they’re insane sticklers for punctuality (the management of a train service issued an official apology ‘for the inconvenience caused’, after the train departed 20 seconds early). Or their crazy dedication to order and their need for conformity (there’s a Japanese saying that goes ‘the nail that … Continue reading Book Review: Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata

NaNoWriMo: 30-Day Writing Challenge – Day 1

Hey guys! Can’t believe that there are only two months left to 2019. You know what that means: it’s NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) ! NaNoWriMo was originally conceived to challenge writers to complete a novel within a month (November), but for those who find that impossible (like me, lol), the substitute would be the 30-Day Writing Challenge, which is still a good way to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo: 30-Day Writing Challenge – Day 1

Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Khaled Hosseini is a brilliant writer. His vivid descriptions and complex characters spring from the pages, and he is unafraid to write about things that most authors  shy away from. His stories often revolve around his homeland, Afghanistan, and the hardship of everyday Afghans. But in the midst of this pain and suffering, Hosseini offers up rare glimpses of beauty and hope in a land … Continue reading Book Review: And The Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini

Book Review: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory

My first Philippa Gregory book was The Other Boleyn Girl. The acclaimed novel, which revolved around the life of one of England’s most infamous queen consorts –  Anne Boleyn – was jam-packed with tales of intrigue; of power hungry men (and women) who’d stop at nothing for influence and the throne, and of dangerous political games where love and family have to be put aside … Continue reading Book Review: The Constant Princess by Philippa Gregory