Having randomly picked up and enjoyed Amy Tan’s The Bonesetter’s Daughter from my library in Spain back in 2014, I was keen to read more from her. Especially her debut novel, which many said was one of her finest work. It took me until mid-2016 before I could get a copy of The Joy Luck Club, … More The Joy Luck Club – Amy Tan
Originally published on As We Think Is a few years ago, but since modified and updated. For Martina Navratilova, arguably the greatest women tennis player ever, Wimbledon is like coming home – “Wimbledon is like a drug. Once you win it for the first time you feel you’ve just got to do it again and … More The Hallowed Greens
I’m not a poet. I write and read the occasional poem, but I’ve always been strongly inclined towards the prose form. Which is why this National Poetry Month has come as a bit of surprise where I had not one, but two of my poems published! I’m also working on a collaboration, so watch out … More Music and Silence in the City of Shadows
Apart from writing on the blog, I’ve had the good fortune of having one short story and a micro-poem published this month. Ink In Thirds (@inkinthirds), a new and upcoming magazine, published my three-line poetry in their very first issue (page 2 of actual issue) – https://issuu.com/inkinthirds/docs/issue_1 They are quick to respond with personal feedback, have … More Published work (March 2016)
This coming Sunday, April 10, celebrates the 91st anniversary of the release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. It’s a book that refuses to let go of its hold on my mind and heart and below is a piece I’d written a while ago trying to dissect why. It’s a bit more quote-heavy than my … More Throwback Thursday – Why The Great Gatsby Will Always Be Great.
The danger of reading multiple books from a similar genre in a short span of time is saturation. And when many of those books are by the same author, it isn’t surprising when certain patterns start to emerge. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but when the writer is hyperly self-aware about utilising those patterns … More Looking for Alaska
Life, in my humble opinion, does come down to choices. And that is one of the main underlying themes of Gayle Forman’s If I Stay and Where She Went duology, though both deal with very different kinds of choices. The more often I write reviews, the more I realise how much I don’t really like … More If I Stay and Where She Went – Gayle Forman