Comics & Graphic Novel

Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément / Art by Anne Montel

It is not often that I get a chance to read a translated work which is both a graphic novel as well as a light, breezy read while also clicking with me. This, as I am trying to say, was all three(translated from French). The story is very simple and straightforward, our leading lady Rose… Continue reading Days of Sugar and Spice by Loïc Clément / Art by Anne Montel

Chick lit, Mystery

Belinda Blake and the Birds of a Feather by Heather Day Gilbert

This book is available to request until the 7th of Feb 2020 I did not get a chance to read the second, but I did read the first: Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass and enjoyed it. Belinda Blake is happy with her new life in the Carriage house, but things back home are… Continue reading Belinda Blake and the Birds of a Feather by Heather Day Gilbert

Comics & Graphic Novel

Krazy Kat Collection: Selected Sunday Strips 1918–1919 by George Herriman

This is up for request on NetGalley till the 11th of February 2020 When I first started reading this, I did not get it. Only when I came back to it, I realised what I was doing wrong. I was treating it like a more modern comic strip which makes sense, is funny and profound… Continue reading Krazy Kat Collection: Selected Sunday Strips 1918–1919 by George Herriman

Fantasy, Short Stories

Not So Stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar; Joseph Elliott-Coleman; Raymond Gates; Zina Hutton; Georgina Kamsika; Cassandra Khaw; Paul Krueger; Stewart Hotston; Tauriq Moosa; Jeannette Ng; Ali Nouraei; Zedeck Siew; Wayne Santos; Achala Upendran

I do not remember reading the Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling, but I must have done because I felt a hint of recognition at the tone of some of the stories. I liked the content of the foreword, but I think that also set my bar incredibly high about what I was to encounter… Continue reading Not So Stories by Adiwijaya Iskandar; Joseph Elliott-Coleman; Raymond Gates; Zina Hutton; Georgina Kamsika; Cassandra Khaw; Paul Krueger; Stewart Hotston; Tauriq Moosa; Jeannette Ng; Ali Nouraei; Zedeck Siew; Wayne Santos; Achala Upendran