Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: Tea in Tripoli by Bernadette Nason

Pages: 263, Paperback
Published: 2017 by Brave Bear & Company
Cover Rating: 5/5

“I entered Gaddafi’s Libya as an expat. A woman alone in an Arab country in every day living.”

Tea in Tripoli by Bernadette Nason is the tale of a twenty-six year old who is recently divorced, in debt, faced workplace sexual harassment and her life is unwillingly a wreck. An incident regarding the death of her cat, leads her to make a bold and impetuous decision. To work abroad. To leave her native land and go on an adventure. Become an expatriate.

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Book Reviews, Books, Non-Fiction

BOOK REVIEW: My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor

Pages: 174, Kindle Edition

Published: 2016

Genre: Nonfiction/ memoir

My Ideal Partner is Abbie Johnson Taylor’s new book. Its memoir about her married life, how she met her husband and their year of struggles together. You might know her from her writings and the interview I took two years before. You can read the full interview here.

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Book Reviews, Books, Graphic Novels, Non-Fiction

REVIEW: Maus – My Father Bleeds History

I picked this book on a friend’s recommendation and I must say, while reading it, I could not put it down. Maus is a two part series graphic novel written by American cartoonist and contributing artist for The New YorkerArt Spiegelman. It’s also a memoir as well as an autobiographical work.

After reading it, I was surprised how much I enjoyed this graphic novel. There is a uniqueness to the concept and the how it is illustrated with story telling. Art Spiegelman has done a great job with story telling, I must say. The illustration or the graphical part is an excellent addition to decipher the incidents or certain scenarios the author wants the reader to focus on.

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Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews

Book Review: The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller

In what is there more joy than reading books about books? This is the third book I have read this year, previously Macbeth and The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry (which is also a book about books, fictionally). The idea of reading and learning about someone’s bookish life is fascinating to me. I discovered The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller by going through a fellow blogger’s blog on a cold, wintry night of last month and just by looking at the cover, it had my attention. I made sure, before my life melds on with the daily routine, to finish this book before the holiday mood ends up.

It’s an autobiographical piece and can be closely related to Henry Miller’s The Books in My Life although, they are not related to each other. Andy Miller worked as an editor at the time of writing this book and found himself only reading for work. On impulse he picked up a copy of  and something just clicked for him. He set out to read ten books, which he called The List of Betterment, which consisted of books he has once lied about reading or felt he should read. This list obviously expanded over the course of the year but it was his starting point into rediscovering a passion for reading. Continue reading “Book Review: The Year of Reading Dangerously by Andy Miller”

Books, Non-Fiction, Reviews, sports

BOOK REVIEW: The Second Half by Roy Keane

The Second Half by Roy Keane

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“Reading Keano’s memoir was like seeing through his mind and heart. Very candid.”

After reading a few autobiographies of players and staff associated with Manchester United, certainly the biggest premiership club in past two decades, now in turmoil, Roy Keane’s The Second Half is one of the most honest and straightforward memoir I have ever read.

For me and some might agree, keeping apart his big-mouth quality which I consider his trait as a part of being a leader, was not a “top, top player”. His peak would be the 1999 season, Champions League semi-final, scoring a header against Juventus and sending Manchester United straight to the finals. Other ups in his career, strong personality or pretended to be, supporting his players when needed, encouraging newcomers, fighting the battles on and off the pitch. Of course, I am not going to talk about his downs, for that you have to read them in his own words in which he justifies his course of actions and regret on being such a big-mouth. We all live with ghost of our pasts called ‘regrets’. He is indifferent. Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: The Second Half by Roy Keane”





MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Sir Alex Ferguson