Book Review: The Girl on the Train, Paula Hawkins

Let me get straight to the point; the disappointment of the year for me. I’m feeling so annoyed and agitated after reading this book that I really cannot sugar coat it, even though I picked this book up solely out of hoping “the best seller” tag would be appropriate for once. I really do not…

Book Review:It Ends With Us,  Colleen Hoover

I remember watching a drama series on one of the Pakistani TV channels that went about the same story line; domestic abuse,  physical abuse, male domination in a marriage & the questions even best of psychologists cannot answer, why do women stay in an abusive relationship? Or more important,  the thought this book so well…

To those who loved and lost! 

I know pain. I know it because I have seen it, suffered it, lived it. I know how you shake so hard while crying you can barely breathe. I know how you feel nothing,  numb, frozen,  void of any emotions. I know how you gave him one chance after another,  just because you loved him…

Book Review: Honour &  The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Shafak 

After reading Forty Rules of Love,  I was absolutely in love with the author’s writing style and how she narrates everyday yet so deep stories without making it sound like you’re reading something  set in a time you know nothing about. I started reading Honour while I was at the salon getting highlights in my…

Not Forgiving, Not Forgetting. 

They say we never really forget and we never really forgive. Like Carrie Bradshaw once put it, “can we forget without forgiving  and can we forgive without forgetting?” And what if we are incapable of doing either of them?  There are some things that I can forget. Him, for example. That I can forget. But…

Black widow! 

She missed him like a drowning man desperately misses the ability to inhale without having his lungs bursting. She missed him in ways that could not be explained. She would walk out of the places where she over indulged herself into things that would keep her brain and thoughts so occupied she’d literally be losing…

Why not? 

They say we always regret the chances we didn’t take more than the chances we actually took. We keep hearing how life is too short to wait for things to happen to us. We keep wondering and thinking and wondering again how we’d plan a holiday next year, how we would open ourselves more to…

Book Review: After You by Jojo Moyes

This book is a sequel to my really favourite and recently reviewed Me Before You. After reading Me Before You,  I was really looking forward to knowing what actually happens to our dear character, Ms. Clark, after Will was gone. Don’t we all want to know that after we finish reading a book?  (this strangely…

Book Review: The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak 

The book that left me in a really weird mental state. The book that left me unable to be anxious anymore. The book that made me feel there is no such thing as coincidence in God’s scheme, He has planned everything for us,  already,  beforehand. I was meant to read this book right now,  at…

My Top June Reads and Reviews

After overindulging into movies for longer than 2 years, I finally decided to go back to books. One,  I missed reading, and second I watch most of the movies half-asleep. Books have been my best friends since I was a child. They were probably my only friend till I was really 10 or 11 year…

Product Review: Hollywood Style Mineral Clay Mask

Oily skin which is also prone to acne and spots is the worst curse you can be born with.  Some blame the hormones, some genes & other bad diet but really there is no way around it. The only way to deal with it is through it. When you are blessed with this irrevocable curse,…