Parisienne French: French for the Stylish Fashionista Crowd

I recently received a complimentary copy of Parisienne French: Chic Phrases, Slang & Style by Rhianna Jones through a PR company, a book filled with fashionista and style-centric French phrases.  Since French is one of the official languages here in… Continue Reading

Crazy Rich Asians: Extravagant, Over-The-Top, Yet Fresh Look

When I first heard about Kevin Kwan’s debut novel, I was excited to give it a read.  Growing up, the vast majority of fiction with Asian characters focused on an older generation of Asian immigrants – ones who lived in… Continue Reading

Book Review: MockingJay (book 3 in The Hunger Games)

Continuing on in the trilogy Mockingjay skips no time in where Catching Fire leaves you. With the previous arena destroyed Katniss find herself rescued by the rebels. The book explores more into District Thirteen, the destruction of District twelve and… Continue Reading

Book Review: The Hunger Games

With the popularity of the book and the movie it’s no doubt the majority of you know the plot, but in case you don’t. The Hunger Games is part one of a three part book trilogy, based in an undetermined… Continue Reading

The Scrapbook of Frankie Pratt: A Picture Book for Grown-ups

Graphic novels have been popular over the last few years, but Caroline Preston’s newest book,  , takes it to a whole new level.   Set in the 1920s and told in “scrapbook form” – with vintage pictures from the period and… Continue Reading

Cynthia on Jean Kwok’s Girl in Translation

As someone of Chinese descent, books about people with similar backgrounds often interest me.  When I was sent an email author Jean Kwok’s publicist regarding her 2010 novel, , I replied quickly with interest.  The story centres around a young… Continue Reading

Review of Lauren Mackler’s Solemate

Lauren Mackler (below, right) has put her heart and soul into Solemate: Master the Art of Aloneness & Transform Your Life, a Hay House publication that walks readers through the importance of finding completion within oneself.  She believes that first one… Continue Reading