Book Review: The Theft of Sunlight by Intisar Khanani + Favourite quotes

Blurb: I did not choose this fate. But I will not walk away from it. Children have been disappearing from across Menaiya for longer than Amraeya ni Ansarim can remember. When her friend’s sister is snatched, Rae knows she can’t look away any longer - even if that means seeking answers from the royal court, …

Book Review: Outraged by Ashley ‘Dotty’ Charles

Blurb: We're living in a post-modern utopia of sorts, where thanks to our resolute predecessors, we've checked a bunch of items off our outrage shopping list. Slavery? Abolished. Apartheid? Not anymore buddy. Women's suffrage? Nailed it. But what do you do when you keep winning your battles? Well, you pick new ones, of course. Ours …

Films/TV Series are just for entertainment?

I recently discussed with my fam about how much shows can affect you and your behaviours unconsciously and why accurate representation (especially for POC and Muslims) in mainstream entertainment is of the utmost importance. That discussion although fruitful per se wasn’t conclusive.I was debating that films & shows aren’t only for entertainment and that people …

Ugh! this year

I recently completed 24 revolutions around the sun! This last year was complete crap, but I did make some personal improvements and small accomplishments I am incredibly proud of.Owing to some tinkering with thyroid meds and multivitamins, I’m finally feeling hungry. It sounds silly, but it’s a big deal for me since I haven’t felt …

Book Review: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Blurb: Obsessed with creating life itself, Victor Frankenstein plunders graveyards for the material to fashion a new being, which he shocks into life with electricity. But his botched creature, rejected by Frankenstein and denied human companionship, sets out to destroy his maker and all that he holds dear. Published: 1818 Page length: 247 Review: I …

Book Review: Flying over water by Shannon Hitchcock & N.H. Senzai + Favourite quotes

Blurb: Twelve-year-old Noura Alwan's family is granted asylum in the US, after spending two years in a Turkish refugee camp, having fled war-torn Aleppo. They land in Tampa, Florida, on January 30, 2017, just days after the president restricted entry into the US from nations with a Muslim majority population. Twelve-year-old Jordyn Johnson is a …

Book Review: Superpowered by Renee Jain & Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Blurb: Now more than ever, kids need to feel empowered as they work through anxiety and low self-esteem. With its helpful, hands-on suggestions and tips, SUPERPOWERED will be embraced by every kid with insecurities, worries, and anxious thoughts. Renee Jain (founder of GoZen!) and Dr. Shefali Tsabary (New York Times bestelling author and Oprah contributor) make …

Book Review: Middlemarch by George Eliot + Favourite quotes

Blurb: Dorothea is bright, beautiful and rebellious. Lydgate is the ambitious new doctor in town. Both of them long to make a positive difference in the world. But their stories do not proceed as expected and both they and the other inhabitants of Middlemarch, must struggle to reconcile themselves to their fates and find their …