Standalone Sunday || 2•19•17

Hey Everyone! Hope you all had a good weekend.  It’s my youngest son’s birthday tomorrow, so I’ve been busy finding gluten-free ingredients to make his birthday cake.

Standalone Sunday is a weekly meme created by Megan @bookslayerreads which features a standalone book (not part of a series) that you loved or would recommend.

If you want to join in the fun, head on over to her fabulous blog and add your link in the comments.

My feature for this week..drum roll.. 

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini


“For you, a thousand times over.”

“It may be unfair, but what happens in a few days, sometimes even a single day, can change the course of a whole lifetime.” 


Amir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.


Have you read this book or watched the movie? What did you think?


10 thoughts on “Standalone Sunday || 2•19•17

  1. Hello Princess, wow family ties and connections must be trending at the moment… this book exploring the Father and Son relationship. I have just posted a pair of designs for matching lightsabers for a Father and his Son – Spooky coincidence.
    And also Many Happy Returns to the Little Prince, hope you enjoy your birthday!
    For Tyeth

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  2. Hello again, a thought has just occurred to me. As I am too late to design a birthday saber, you could email me a few details about favourite colours and the things your son and his father like (maybe their sports teams, films, likes, that sort of thing) and I could produce a Father and Son’s Day pair for them. I could then send you the parts lists! (you should have my email address)

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