Fantasy fiction book review: Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

There are two reasons for me to write a book review: either I love it or hate it. The ones in between…meh who cares? Kidding. Three Dark Crowns was on my reading list for quite some time for the sole reason of it being a fantasy fiction. Even before I read it, I knew I was going to write a book review of it. It contradicts my earlier statement but sometimes you get that feeling right, where you just know…

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How to be a bookstagrammer in Pakistan?

So after a long, long, long time here is a brand new guest post by bookstagrammer Tooba Pasha, who actually sent it to me weeks ago but combine laziness with a bit of social life (which is usually attending family) and tada, you have an ignored blog. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. Happy reading! Bookstagramming isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think about Instagram, especially in Pakistan. From promoting businesses to sharing gorgeous selfies, political opinions,…

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Pakistan won the CT17 and we are over the moon

pakistan c17

So the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 (CT17) was finally over on Sunday and not only did Pakistan make it to the finals, IT DEFEATED INDIA!!! If anything could make the final victory sweeter, that was it, especially after the humiliating defeat we suffered at its hands in the first match. The cherry on top? Pakistan defeated India from a bigger margin than the latter beat us from. 180 runs, say what? Everyone was over the moon, including the Pakistani Twitterati,…

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My department store cosmetics haul

department store cosmetics

When it comes to daily makeup regimen, spending on department store cosmetics is the most sensible thing to do. Why go to an expensive store when you can get them cheap right? With this thought in mind, I took a trip to the department store where I wandered around, peeking at rows of shelves while my mom bought the boring stuff. Here is what I ended up buying: (Note: None of the brands are endorsed) Face wipes   These are…

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5 reasons you should watch Hindi Medium

A lot of people are debating over whether to spend their weekend watching Hindi Medium or Half Girlfriend. I haven’t seen Half Girlfriend, not because I didn’t get a chance but because I have read the novel. So I made the sensible choice and saw Hindi Medium instead. Here are five reasons you should do the same. The Hindi Medium leads: Irrfan Khan and Saba Qamar Enough said. Still want me to go on? I will gladly oblige. Did I…

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Breakfast time! Chai Khana – review

I know, I know, it’s a bit late but here it is: a review of Chai Khana. As promised. Breakfast being the most important meal of the day, it was integral that we go somewhere that offers a meal that actually makes us look forward to the day. I remember one time I went to Manto Gul Kitchen, (I think that was the name) near Shah Faisal Mosque and while the place was amazing, made like a typical dhaba and…

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Eating out in Islamabad – review

Sightseeing and eating out in Islamabad are inevitable if you are visiting. It can never be all about your relatives even when you do go to visit them. There is food to be tried, places to be seen and the glory of nature that surrounds you in the capital. The entire time that I was there, I never once ate because I was hungry. I ate because, well, food. I’m going to review a total of five places in a two-part…

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The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella – review

the undomestic goddess by sophie kinsella

After reading it for the umpteenth time, I figured The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella deserved a review. One thing I love about her writing is that she really knows how to weave humour and drama in real life situations. You don’t even realise that you’re actually laughing at yourself. Also read: 8 Mr Fairlie’s quotes true for people who are sick of the world  The Undomestic Goddess was recommended to me by my former boss (now a friend). Both…

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