2017 Reading Review

As with every year my goal is always to make it to 50 books but life gets in the way and while I haven’t quite managed to check off that goal yet (49 was the closest I got in 2015). Last year I managed to wrap up 36 books; a lovely hodgepodge of fiction and…

Cilantro Garlic Sauce

You know the time when you try to make a recipe that you don’t have many of the ingredients for so you start subbing until you basically end up with something completely different? Although this has serious potential for disaster but occasionally you realize you made something brilliant. In this case I was attempting to…

A page out of the introvert manual

As an introvert, I tend to spend a lot of time inside my own head. Many people who have gotten to know me over the years would argue that I am most definitely not an introvert- perhaps just borderline ambivert- but maybe that just because there are many varied definitions out there. How I define…

A Day in the Life of

It seems sort of apropos to write about my experience of being a woman and coming into my own as a person in the last few years on this International Women’s day. I left the country I called home for 20+ years to pursue a future that was barely tangible at the time. All I knew was that…

2016 Reading Review

Prologue For the last 2 years I’ve been keeping an excel spreadsheet listing all the books I finish reading each year. It all started with a 50 book pledge in 2015 (I made it all the way to 48!) and now it’s just a course of habit. I’ve always been partial to fiction every since…

New Year New Me

Isn’t that the thought that pops into all of our heads as soon as new year’s eve gets near? Every goal, every new project that you’ve been procrastinating on now looks like a whole new prospect to revamp the new year. I restarted the blog last year with a whole plan to be prolific but never got…