I may never eat a madeleine without thinking of Proust and his contribution to our understanding of human memory.
Her aim: to be smart about your money and live the best life you can - all in style, all within budget, and all without missing out on the bubbly.
“Be a Communist, a stamp collector, or a Ladies’ Aid worker if you must, but for heaven’s sake, be something.”
I've been writing a fantasy novel tentatively titles Sarel for over 3.5 years now, and I'm on another round of edits. I'm now opening up my chapters to you and what I'm sure will be your wonderful feedback as readers and book lovers!
...to celebrate the books that are published and that are MidEast-inspired, I’m crowning 2020 the Year of the Middle East Reading Challenge (YMERC).
With powder snowing fall out the window, fireplaces burning bright, S'mores toasting over open fires, and Christmas trees all alight, I bring you tidings of well wishes and books of merry delight.
I've decided to end 2019 with a month of dark retellings!
In case you haven't heard, starting January 2020, I'm launching the Year of Middle East Reading Challenge (YMERC). The basics are inspired by the YARC challenge, which focused on Asian writers.
Lots of changes coming soon!
Based more on Persian folklore, Whichwood tells the story of Layla, a mordeshoor who washes the dead and sends their spirits off to the next world. And by washing the dead, I mean that she washes the bodies in a tub, hangs them on a clothesline to dry, and then plucks a rose petal out of her mouth.