Island of a Thousand Mirrors Nayomi Munaweera's is a beautifully written book on the Sri Lankan civil war. It was really interesting to read about characters and quirks that I have learnt are more pan-subcontinental that I've been led to believe. From the cantankerous Beatrice Muriel to the indomitable Sylvia Sunethra to the upstairs neighbours… Continue reading April in Books
Also my birthday month. Agatha Christie, Queen of Mystery, and the most widely read author in the world besides God and Shakespeare. To be fair, I haven't always enjoyed her work. It took me a lot of false starts when I was younger to really get into her style of writing, coming off the back… Continue reading March: Murder Mystery Month
The month of love. And Black History month! Valentine's Day is pretty easy to understand, it's the month where marketers get you to buy a ton of pink stuff you don't need. Black History Month, on the other hand, is something that I'm still trying to learn about. Just a handful of years ago, I… Continue reading February In Books
Reading The Odyssey feels like an odyssey. To have to contort my mind to understand Ancient Greek customs, musings about the position of women in Greek life and the strange yet strangely familiar xenos, takes forever. And this was just the Author's Note! It's my excuse to Goodreads as it unhelpfully reminds me that I am… Continue reading January in Books
In 2016 I decided to try to read a book from every country in the world. That plan had been coming along quite well until November that year. Before then, what did politics matter? Some power-hungry idiots were playing twisted games in a faraway capital. When the blacklisted massacre-overseer Narendra Modi came to power in… Continue reading 2018: A Year of Change
My last post on why Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a necessary prequel to Harry Potter is here. I loved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. I loved fantastically kind, funny and sweet Newt even more. He's a hero unlike any other. The very best! When was the last time we had a protagonist whose main… Continue reading Crimes of Grindelwald: The Life of Albus Dumbledore Continued
One Hundred Thousand Years Ago... At least six human species inhabited the Earth Today... There is just one. Us.