AWRW Book Review: Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni, by Author Mary Smith @MarySmithWriter

Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni offers a remarkable insight into the lives of Afghan women both before and after Taliban’s rise to power. The reader is caught up in the day-to-day lives of women like Sharifa, Latifa and Marzia, sharing their problems, dramas, the tears and the laughter: whether enjoying a good gossip over tea […]

AWRW Way Back Wednesday Book Review: Cruel Sacrifice, by Aphrodite Jones

Way Back Wednesday is a Book Meme created by A Well Read Woman with the aim to write mini book reviews on books read in the past, that left a lasting impression. You know what kind of books I am talking about… The ones that you have read multiple times, and they still bring you […]

AWRW Presents: Freebie Friday!

Welcome Bookworms! I apologize for not hosting a Freebie Friday in awhile… I promise to make it up to all of you by showcasing several free books from popular genres that you may be interested in! So, let’s get started! 1.) Amethyst, by Heather Bowhay  (Young Adult, Urban Fantasy) College-bound Lexi Adams leads no ordinary […]

AWRW Interview with Award Winning Author, Poet, and Journalist Mary Smith!

Today I have the privilege of interviewing author, poet, and journalist Mary Smith. Mary Smith has written No More Mulberries, and Drunk Chickens and Burnt Macaroni: Real Stories of Afghan Women, as well as Thousands Pass Here Every day, which is a full length poetry collection. Having spent time in Afghanistan herself, she is able […]

Book Review: Tasha Tudor’s Garden

“Tasha never wastes a leaf: The spoils are fed to the hens. And that, in a nutshell is Tasha’s philosophy of life. Not a moment, not an action, not a leaf is ever wasted.” I love Tasha’s way of thinking, and her way of life in general. This book was nothing but inspiring, full of […]

Book Review: January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her, By Michael Schofield

I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to throw my book across the room at certain parts! January First is a memoir written from the perspective of a Father with a schizophrenic daughter. I felt so close to her, and her family as I read their story. It was hard for me to finish the […]

Book Review: Foods that Fight Pain

I have suffered from chronic pain since I was nine years old from a variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, stomach ulcers, and recently (within the past 5 yrs) fibromylagia, and stage III endometriosis. With that being said, I have easily swallowed my weight in oxycodone ten times over… My Mother gave me this book, […]