Dust- Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor

Reading Around the World : Kenya How obtained: second hand store ($3.25) Also written for the Second hand book challenge and Africa Reading Challenge Set in Kenya in 2007, Dust is an exploration of the web that connects a family, a community, the higher ups in the city, the criminals and the politics of the … Continue reading Dust- Yvonne Adhiambo Owuor


The Magic of Terry Pratchett

Around the World Country: England WordHigh July day 30: Tadhana (n) an invisible force that makes things happen beyond the control of mortals When I was in primary school, my brother, a lanky teenager with brown hair down to his shoulders and a habit of disappearing into his room to play computer games for hours, … Continue reading The Magic of Terry Pratchett


WordHigh July day 28- Halakhak (n) a loud, uninhibited laughter How many different types of laughter are there? The maniacal laugh of the Wicked Witch of the West (or other evil character) The high pitched giggle of a child being silly The slightly shocked gawf for an inappropriate joke The lightheaded, belly vibrating, friend's head … Continue reading Laughter


Yugto- a fundamental transition or development of a story or phenomenon Today's Word High July Prompt immediately reminded me of the picture I took when out hiking a while ago, of the change from 'Grug's hill' to the golden hills. While this blog was primarily started to write about reading adventures- Around the World and … Continue reading Yugto


WordHigh July day 25- Kinaadman (n) knowledge, wisdom I wake up and kitty is curled up on the end of my bed. She lazily watches me as I get ready. I swear she looks a bit smug sometimes as I grumble internally about the cold, early morning, finding matching clothes, having to work… she doesn't … Continue reading Wisdom


Sometimes it's seems, looking from the outside, that there is a conspiracy. The whole world sings loves songs, But the void inside me whispers there is no such thing. WordHigh July- day 20 Kundiman- love song