This Corner of the World

Recently, I ventured into a part of this city and was met with a hit of air which reminded me of home. Not just my home, but of the homes we all carry. As I walked through the mini alleyways and corners of this area, what would otherwise have been normal and mundane stood out … Continue reading This Corner of the World

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10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World-Elif Shafak

’10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World’ begins with The End- Tequila Leila, a sex worker in Istanbul, lays dying amidst the garbage in the outskirts of the city. Istanbul begins to awake from her slumber in the hours of the early morning, but Leila prepares for eternal sleep. Her consciousness begins to ebb … Continue reading 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World-Elif Shafak

Step Sister-Jennifer Donnelly

Jennifer Donnelly, author of Step Sister, succeeded eloquently in presenting a lesser unknown, brighter side to a widely beloved and unexpectedly dark tale. This is the tale of the ugly stepsisters and the beautiful orphaned maiden, a tale of Chance and Fate. The book begins by describing a gruesome scene of two step-sisters, named Isabelle … Continue reading Step Sister-Jennifer Donnelly