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The Rice Mother by Rani Manicka – Review

“The Rice Mother” by Rani Manicka is a Malaysian family saga depicting life in Malaysia through the eyes of 4 generations, spanning a period of 85 years. At fourteen, Lakshmi, the central character of the book, as well as the one the title refers to,leaves behind her care-free childhood spent amongst mango trees in Ceylon in order to marry a mature man in Malaysia. This naive young girl is forced to face all the harships life has in store for her from this moment onwards. Tricked into believing that her new husband is rich she soon finds herself struggling to make ends meet and support a family with a man...

From the Corner of His Eye by Dean Koontz

!! Note: The featured image above my post is a drawing by Eduardo Soares called Books and Flowers. You can find him and his art by clicking on the following links: Eduardo Soares – Deviant Art, Eduardo Soares – Blog and Eduardo Soares – Facebook. Although I later found out that this book was published in 2000, “From the Corner of His Eye” by Dean Koontz is the last book I read in January-February. I bought it from a mall in Cairo, Egypt. It wasn’t new, most likely not even second or third hand. This book had passed through many hands and had been read by many people. It was one of the 3-4...

Honeymoon In Egypt

I will never forget the day me and my now husband finally managed to get married! I had been looking forward to this moment and I had been dreaming of it for such a long time that when it finally happened it was all very dream-like, like in a blur, I just couldn’t believe it. The happiness I felt could not be described in words, I cried. Sunday, 20 December 2015, 12.00 p.m. the moment we got married :). While everything was still very surreal and I was “drunk in love” my husband gave me some pretty flowers as he knows I love all kind of flowers and on our...