My Epic August Book Haul

"It is likely I will die next to a pile of things I was meaning to read." ~Lemony Snicket EPIC! ✨ I swear I don't normally get this many new books in a month! 3 of these are gifts (it was my birthday last July), one is technically my husband's, another is from a book … Continue reading My Epic August Book Haul

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Book Review: There is No Emergency by Conchitina Cruz

❝I’m spying on myself again. I’m slicing tomatoes and tossing the chunks in a bowl. The kitchen light is attentive, and so is the blue of the bowl. Now must be the safest time to disappear. I won’t come out until I’m gone.❞ There Is No Emergency by Filipina author Conchitina Cruz evokes the theme … Continue reading Book Review: There is No Emergency by Conchitina Cruz

Book Review: What Your Soul Already Knows by Dr. Salma Farook

"Remember to replenish yourself. You are not the ocean. You are not infinite. But, with regular rejuvenation, you can be." The secrets to joy, aren’t secrets at all. They aren’t being whispered. You are just not listening loudly enough to the wisdom of your inner voice. This book is a reminder to listen. It is … Continue reading Book Review: What Your Soul Already Knows by Dr. Salma Farook

Book Review: War in My Town by E. Graziani

“For each death, in each war, there was a family shattered, a lifetime of wonder stolen, dreams unfulfilled, future generations unrealized, a story incomplete.” Teenaged Bruna's life is turned upside down when her small Italian village becomes the centre of fighting in the last months of the Second World War. Bruna struggles to cope as … Continue reading Book Review: War in My Town by E. Graziani

Biblioflora: A Tale of Books and Blooms + Book Giveaway

Biblioflora is the brainchild of Irish Ramos (founder of the social enterprise Habi Batangan) and yours truly, Princess Malonzo (of Haliya Publishing). After more than a decade of friendship, buddy reads and postcard exchanges, we have decided to create our very own literary art and goods store that will feature our shared love for books … Continue reading Biblioflora: A Tale of Books and Blooms + Book Giveaway