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Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

Holy Cow by Sarah MacDonald | Book Review

This is probably one of the coolest looking book covers I have ever seen. A friend of mine has recently gone on a trip to India to study yoga and it inspired me to pick up a book to read a little more about this country. Sarah travelled to India in her twenties, decided she hated the country and never wanted to return. While waiting at the airport a fortune teller came up and told her that she would in…

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Sand in My Bra by Jennifer L. Leo | Book Review

Sand in My Bra by Jennifer L. Leo | Book Review

Sand in My Bra is a collection of short, humorous stories written by a host of women who have gone on various adventures. Journalists, bloggers, authors, and comedians all write about funny, sometimes mishap adventures they have had. There are 28 short stories and the women have travelled to a host of different countries on all continents, except Antarctica. They have encountered nuns, strange men, locals, bad situations and manage to turn them all into short tales to share.

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

All Strangers Are Kin by Zora O’Neill | Book Review

When I saw this book I immediately grabbed it. All it took were the words “Adventures in Arabic in the Arab World” and I was hooked. This was the book I have been waiting for ever since I took that life changing, amazing trip to the heart of the Middle East three years ago. A woman, travelling through Egypt, Morocco, The Gulf States, and Lebanon on her own and learning about the differences in culture and dialect throughout the Middle…

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Book Review: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

Book Review: Iran Awakening by Shirin Ebadi

I have been interested in Iran, its politics, its culture, and its history since high school. Iran is a country that is in my top 3 places I want to visit and I spend a significant amount of time scrolling through instagram pictures of places to see in Iran. I have read a few books about real accounts of people who live in Iran and experienced the revolution. I was so excited to read this book.

Book Review: In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai

Book Review: In the Name of Honor by Mukhtar Mai

I think it is important to read about the world. To read about places, cultures, religions, histories and people. I also think that if you want to really know more about a place you should go there and talk to someone. Sometimes though we can’t just jump on a plane and fly to places like Afghanistan or Somalia and talk to people there. Which is why books are a great alternative and source of knowledge. I enjoy picking up books…

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Book Review: The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji

Book Review: The Sweetness of Tears by Nafisa Haji

I bought this book for two reasons: one the cover and two because the main character is named Jo March and since Little Women is my favourite book I thought no book with the main character called such a name can be terrible. To my surprise I fell in love with this book. I never expected to hate it but I felt like I would enjoy it and it would be a one time read sort of book. I read…

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Book Review: Between Two Worlds by Zainab Salbi

Book Review: Between Two Worlds by Zainab Salbi

I have wanted to read this book for a very long time. Zainab Salbi has been someone who sparks inspiration and I have wanted to know more about her and how she came to construct the organisation Women for Women International. I had known previously. because of interviews and articles I had read, that she grew up in Iraq and was part of Saddam Hussein’s close circle. Her father was his personal airplane pilot.

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

Book Review: Wanderlost by Jen Malone

With summer weather starting early here in Korea, I wanted to take a break from my heavy books and pick up some light, summer CLCSR  (cute, light, contemporary, summer read) books. I was immediately drawn to the title of this book, obviously, it is the perfect title for a summer adventure book. This is a young adult book set in Europe. The main character Aubree comes from the quiet, not subject to drastic changes Ohio and is quite content with…

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Book Review: Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot

Book Review: Aquariums of Pyongyang by Kang Chol-Hwan and Pierre Rigoulot

Since I am living in South Korea, I decided that it would be good to educate myself on the issues that are in the society. One of those being refugees from North Korea. There is quite a number of them actually and some have written books about their experience living in the somewhat mysterious Northern neighbour. So I decided to get this book, even though on the back it said that George W. Bush read this when he wanted to…

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Book Review: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

Book Review: Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok

I saw this book on one of the sales tables in the bookstore I used to work in and was very much intrigued by the title and the cover. I think the colour is beautiful and vibrant and I really liked the title because I was about to move to a new place where I did not know the language and would most likely be a girl struggling with translation. Girl in Translation is about eleven year old Kimberly who…

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