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Goodbye, 2013. Thanks for the books.

At the beginning of 2013, I promised myself I would read 30 books. Come December, I didn’t really make it – 4 books short of the gold – but I did manage to read 26 stories, and I thought I would share them with you. It’s not uncommon to see our social media feeds bursting… Continue reading Goodbye, 2013. Thanks for the books.

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A Tale of Two Cities

What if your greatest act in life is to be killed? A Tale of Two Cities is a classic novel by Charles Dickens. Normally, I try to stay away from classics – this was the first I’ve read in around three years. All I remembered from when I was a kid attempting to dig through the never-ending tale… Continue reading A Tale of Two Cities

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The Rishta Auntie Reading List

Every young, twenty-something girl (and often younger in rural areas) in Pakistan notices that moment – the moment when her mother’s friends transform from The Nice, Jolly Aunties to Ruthless, X-Ray Scanner-at-the-Airport, Rishta Aunties. Now, instead of patting your head amicably and pinching your cheeks with big smiles of affection, The Rishta Auntie keeps her distance when… Continue reading The Rishta Auntie Reading List

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Lord of the Flies (William Golding)

This is a book most people have heard about. You’ve heard English teachers mention it, seen it hiding away in the corners of bookstore shelves, or maybe even have this old copy lying at home, collecting dust. That was the case for me, at least. I jumped to the conclusion that it was ‘just another… Continue reading Lord of the Flies (William Golding)