Tag Archives: BOOKS

Top 10 brothers and sisters in fiction by Sarah Ward/ The Guardian


Sarah Ward says:

The following books represent the best portrayals I know of these distinctive relationships. They focus not only on the blood ties between the characters but also throw a spotlight on how children are regarded by their society. The novels show that habits formed in our early years can shape all subsequent relationships – and how powerful a childhood bond is when viewed from an adult perspective.

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Mark of Distinction, Jessica Dotta [A Book Review]


Although the language skill which blew me over in book one was not so forceful in book two, the character development left me emotional hence involved. I disliked Mr. Macy in book one but in book two based on the behaviour of other characters namely Foresterre and Lord Pierson, I wondered at times if he is that terrible. My beloved Edward left me with a bitter taste at the end of the story. I am not sure if I am ready to forgive Jessica Dotta[aka JD]
for writing Edward in such manner that his outcome with Julia left me bland. This is what I wanted at the ending of book one BUT the author threw in Issac Dalcy she sugar painted him and left him for the vultures. I feel like weeping. 

Why did the JD threw in that religious conversion with such an awkward twist?

Why did she pen Julia into more of a frustration who I highly suspect behind her so call humble facade is a spoilt bitchy weakling ensemble that urghhh left me screaming! Forgive me but I just need to understand what is JD rationale for Julia. She is hot one minute, then she is cold. One minute Edward is her beloved, next Mr. Macy’s touch has her flustered and then she might consider Issac Dalcy but ohhh nooo, her beloved Edward. Remember that scene in Tangle where the girl is happy that guy frees her from the tower, she is skipping around and in a blink she is mourning she did something bad but then the next minute she is back to skipping. This is Julia. 

But I supposed it is a human trait but it is frustrating!

Let us dwell on the introduction and disappearance of characters such as Ben and Erasmus. What the hell, JD just threw that in the story and BAP, move along folks.


I am frustrated with Jessica Dotta for book two BUT the way she panned out the events still needs me to read book three to complete the story.

What Makes You Feel Good?


I want to focus on a feel good awesomeness, something to spread the pleasantries all around. We cannot let the bad win all the time, we have to light up the internet and specifically WordPress [since it our internet home]. You know that Pharrell song which hopefully makes everyone smile or the Smile song by Kirk Franklin which uplifts my spirit. We are coming from the weekend and I thought why not share some of the things which makes me feel good.


Yessssssss, one of the times I feel the greatest is when I wake from a beautiful comforting sleep especially waking before my alarm from a lovely dream. I have not come across  much  better than sleep.

2. Cold Shower

I thank you Lord for water, I thank you for cold water in particular especially after a hot day. It makes me feel alive, fresh and I always do a twirl around my room :). Honestly I feel privilege for that experience everyday especially when I see documentaries of people with no water,it breaks my heart.

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Top New 2015 Authors| Top 5 Wednesday


Top 5 Wednesday
Happy Wednesday dear readers and welcome to another Top 5 Wednesday, covering the top new authors that I discovered so far for the year. I share with you the authors who I am most impressed by their writing style, I have enjoyed their stories and will definitely make an effort to read more of their work in the future. If you are interested in joining us Wednesday-ers, come on over to the Goodreads Group.

Let us dive into it:
Jessica Dotta

A Book Review
I read Born of Persuasion, first book in Price of Privilege Trilogy and I am immensely impressed. In a long time I have not read a book with some much hunger for more. Her metaphors, personification and other literary devices are out of this world. She is one author I am definitely looking forward to reading more of her stories.

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Classics Book Tag


I am so excited for a Book Tag which finally speaks to my book shelf. It is the Classics Book Tag originally from It’s a Book World.  In the words of the  author:

I realised there weren’t any tags about classics on booktube so I thought: hey, let’s create one! I absolutely love classics. Unfortunately I didn’t grow up with reading classics, so I just started reading them last year. That’s an other reason why I wanted to create this tag! So many people have had to read classics in high school, but they haven’t talked about them on booktube.

So Let Dive into it:

 1. An Overhyped Classic You Didn’t Really Liked:

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. I just did not get why thousands of persons are so enamoured with a story of a man being told how to use his money. He then taught the lesson of love and selfless through some ghost escapades.

2. Favourite Time Period to Read about:

The Victorian Era and Georgian Era in British History, basically the 18th and 19th centuries. I like stories with heroine and hero in refined society but  novels with overcoming poverty, sought like a rag to riches theme, pulls me in.

3. Favourite Fairy Tale:

I really love the Cinderella story, so much that I am in love with so many film adaptations (albeit how cheesy they are ).

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Favourite Diverse Characters


Diverse Characters

Top 5 is a weekly bookish assessment by Gingerreadslainey and today’s feedback is favourite diverse characters.My list includes some characters who are my favourites and some which are the best I have read. One more thing, you can get access to the topics on the Goodreads Group, come join us making Wednesday alive :P.

Othello in Othello by Shakespeare

Diverse Character

There are many analysis on the race of Othello, debating what type of dark, he featured. Was he dark as in a shadow European shade or was he black? Since, I have not come across a definite proof of either, I will focus on his Moor identity because it is enough. I do not believe there is another Moor who graced Elizabethan and Jacobean stage in a heroic capacity as Othello. He is a great general, noble and respected by everyone he worked with excepting Iago. Othello is passionate and loyal, characteristics Iago used to slowly poison the Moor’s mind about his wife. Iago language to describe Othello such as barbarous and an outsider, shows the perception for Moors at that time in Europe.

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