book review: lord of the flies by william golding


Rating: blue-star-hiblue-star-hiblue-star-hiblue-star-hi/5 starts

A group of 12-year old boys get stranded in an uninhabited island without an adult in sight. With this new found freedom, the boys try to govern themselves and try to survive the island.

This is a book that portrays “humans are inherently evil” given the circumstances. The book is an exciting read. A well thought novel depicted human’s malicious nature.

Recommended to readers of dystopian.


2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge



  • A book based on a fairy tale
  • A National Book Award winner
  • A YA bestseller
  • A book you haven’t read since high school
  • A book set in your home state
  • A book translated to English
  • A romance set in the future
  • A book set in Europe
  • A book that’s under 150 pages
  • A New York Times bestseller
  • A book that’s becoming a movie this year
  • A book recommended by someone you just met
  • A self-improvement book
  • A book you can finish a day
  • A book written by a celebrity
  • A political memoir
  • A book at least 100 years older than you
  • A book that’s more than 600 pages
  • A book from Ophra’s book club
  • A science-fiction novel
  • A book recommended by a family member
  • A graphic novel
  • A book that is published in 2016
  • A book with a protagonist who has your occupation
  • A book that takes place during summer
  • A book and it’s prequel
  • A murder mystery
  • A book written by a comedian
  • A dystopian novel
  • A book with a blue cover
  • A book of poetry
  • The first book you see in a bookstore
  • A classic from the 20th century
  • A book from the library
  • An autobiography
  • A book about a road trip
  • A book about a culture you’re unfamiliar with
  • A satirical book
  • A book that takes place on an island
  • A book that’s guaranteed to give you joy

Here’s Popsugar’s 2016 Reading Challenge! I am probably late for posting this but it’s never too late to start. Haha! Let’s do this!


Ripe Food & Craft Market in Dubai

Every Friday, Ripe Fruit and Craft Market brings us a wonderful ensemble of innovative crafts, feel good food and the good old stroll in the market.

The Ripe Fruit and Craft Market takes place in Zabeel Park, Gate 2 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The best thing about this activity is meeting 100 or so local businessmen and women. I immensely enjoyed taking the stroll through the colorful and vibrant products and had a few conversations with the sellers. It was delightful talking to some of the sellers and I love how jubilant they seem when they talk about how they started and their products.

Although, some products are a bit costly, you will not be disappointed because you know that what you’ve bought is handcrafted and one-of-a-kind. But here’s a tip! Stay until closing time see how prices of products begin to drop and just get on with your bargaining prowess! 😀

Anyway, THE FOOD IS FANTASTIC. I did forgot to take photos because I don’t have the energy to lift a finger after rounding the market three times. Haha! Food kiosks are scattered throughout the park and the best thing it has to offer are the organic food freshly harvested from certified farms in UAE. It is always best to support local franchises.

Here are some of the hundreds of shops you can find at Ripe Fruit and Craft Market.

I haven’t been anywhere around the world, but I guess meeting different kinds of people in Dubai is the best thing this country has to offer.

If you are ever in Dubai, please make sure to visit the flea markets. Entrance to Zabeel Park is AED 5. 🙂

We Need To Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver

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Rating: blue-star-hiblue-star-hiblue-star-hiblue-star-hi blue-star-hiof 5 STARS

After 2 years from the gruesome and horrific massacre designed by Kevin Katchadourian, Eva’s 16 year old son; Eva recollects the events through a series of letters to her estranged husband claiming that she may be responsible for driving her son off the rails.

An ode to literature, We Need To Talk About Kevin is a wonderfully written book that will move and make your heart swell. There’s just something sad and devastating about the entirety of this book that will keep you thinking long after you’ve read it.