Archive for the Books Category

Wisdom from Maya Angelou

There is so much wisdom to be learnt from our elders like Maya Angelou. Below are few of these gems: I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow. I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights. I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life. I’ve learned that making a “living” is not the […]

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Fifty Shades Trilogy

About a month ago I spent an entire weekend reading The Fifty Shades trilogy written by EL James. Why? Well let’s just say I succumbed to all the hype. With the books spending months at or near the top of the New York Times bestseller list, I wanted to see exactly what all the fuss was about. Now for those not familiar, the Fifty Shades trilogy traces the erotic relationship between a recent college graduate and a billionaire businessman. And it all started well in the first book: Fifty Shades of Grey. However halfway through the second book Fifty Shades […]

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I thought the Norwegian Nobel Committee was having a laugh when they announced that the Peace Prize would be given to the European Union this year. Then I reread Elie Wiesel’s autobiography Night which details his horrific experience of being in a Nazi death camp and warmed to the idea. Sure the European Union is currently in economic crisis but it has been relatively peaceful since World War II. But really how could the Committee overlook the European Union’s inability to act more quickly during the 1990s Yugoslav Wars? Granted the death toll is not on the scale as what […]

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Go The Fuck To Sleep

The book Go The Fuck To Sleep written by Adam Mansbach makes me almost grateful that I don’t have children. It hilariously captures the frustrations many parents experience trying to get their young children to sleep each night. Here is audio version of the book narrated by Samuel Jackson.

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Erotique Noire/Black Erotica

The week long food challenge got off to a rocky start because I failed to realise before the grocery store closed that I didn’t actually have any healthy food to cook. So I have no choice but to defer the start of the week long food challenge until tomorrow. In the meantime, I’ve been reading and recording a few poems using Audioboo. I came across this simple way to record audio using my iPhone and then uploading for the world to listen to while at London Blogger Meetup a few weeks ago. There I met Blogger Radio Kate who works […]

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