Synopsis from the back of the Book Welcome to Cold Mountain Penitentiary, home to the Depression-worn men of E Block. Convicted killers all, each awaits his turn to walk the Green Mile, keeping a date with "Old Sparky," Cold Mountain's electric chair. Prison guard Paul Edgecombe has seen his share of oddities in his years … Continue reading The Green Mile by Stephen King
I am obsessed with Jamaica, it is my favorite island in the Caribbean, apart from Trinidad and Tobago of course, so when my friend Leah bought this book and suggested that I give it a read, how could I say no? 😊This fascinating novel is set in the one of the most infamous places in … Continue reading Book Review: Augustown by Kei Miller
One wondrous Saturday Morning a couple of weeks ago, my friends and I decided to do a scout for our hiking club, Hikers United to the little known beach, Marakeet / Maraqueet Bay / Balata Bay off the North Coast of Trinidad. I was absolutely shocked, this place has been here all my life and … Continue reading Marakeet Bay, where have you been all my life?
This is just a great book. It just is....😍 I typically don't like books that deal with colorism and all these other deep seated issues of African American society because in my mind we see enough of this on the news and hear enough about it on the radio. I don't need to read about … Continue reading Review: The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett (A MUST READ!)
Due to Covid regulations in Trinidad and Tobago, hiking to rivers and therefore waterfalls are still not permitted 🥺😢 I truly hope that they will reopen very soon as waterfalls are my favorite places to hike to with our Hikers United Team. Who doesn't want to jump in a big natural pool at the end … Continue reading Ranking My Top 5 waterfalls in Trinidad
My mother actually bought me this book for Christmas in 2007 🎁🎄 and I am pretty sure I read it back then but I could not remember the story anymore. Recently, while visiting my mom I saw this book on the bookshelf and I decided that it was time for a re-read. Overall, I found … Continue reading Book Review: Miguel Street by V.S. Naipaul
A couple of Saturdays ago, I embarked upon my most challenging hike to the date to the second tallest mountain in Trinidad, El Tucuche (936 m tall) with the Fitness Walkers Hiking Club. (NB. The tallest mountain in Trinidad is El Cerro Del Aripo which is 940 m in height.) I always wanted to do … Continue reading Hike to El Tucuche (The 2nd tallest peak in Trinidad)
All I can say is Daphne!!! For the past few weeks one of the top shows on Netflix has been Bridgerton and earlier this week Netflix announced that this show was its "biggest show ever as it was streamed by 82 million households in its first 28 days". Not only is it constantly on your … Continue reading Book Review: The Duke and I by Julia Quinn & Bridgerton S01 on Netflix
Funny, sarcastic, well written, a bit technical at times but an all around gripping and compelling story about one man's quest to survive on Mars. Yes, I will admit that The Martian may not be everyone's cup of tea for sure. It is a science fiction book in every sense of the word and if … Continue reading Book Review: The Martian by Andy Weir
This book is pretty much the reason why I love biographies! 😍Tara's story is truly amazing, mind-bobbling, engrossing, unbelievable and inspiring. Wow 😯was the word I kept repeating as I read this book. How did she do it? How did this little girl who grew up in the mountains of Idaho to a family of … Continue reading My Favorite Book of 2020: Educated by Tara Westover
How much are you willing to sacrifice to achieve your goals? That was the question that ran through my mind as I lay down to sleep. I had just completed the Golden Child by Claire Adam and I still, honestly was in a state of shock. I couldn't believe how this story unfolded.....What a book! … Continue reading Book Review: Golden Child by Claire Adam
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