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NaNoWriMo 20 Questions Tag

Hello! This is my first year doing NaNoWriMo and I am both super excited and super nervous. I usually hate giving myself deadlines because I rarely am able to meet them, but I think I’m going to try this out and see how it is! Anyway, I found this lovely NaNoWriMo tag on Sophie’s Corner, so check out their post as well! Let’s do this!! Tell me about your NaNoWriMo project this year! Give me a blurb! I absolutely suck…

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We Need Better Middle Eastern Representation in Books

Hello! Today’s post is about something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now. As a Middle Eastern reader and blogger, it’s something I feel is very important to talk about, and almost no one does. So here we are. I don’t know how long this is going to be, but I am feeling very rant-ish. In the book community, we often have discussions about representation and how we can do better by marginalized communities. There are movements dedicated…

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Book Review: Glass Slippers, Ever After, and Me by Julie Wright

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Author: Julie Wright Genre: Romance Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing Release Date: October 21, 2019 Rating: ★★★★ Book Summary: A modern, reimagined Cinderella story.   When aspiring author Charlotte Kingsley finally gets published, she thinks all her dreams have come true. But the trouble begins when her publicity firm reinvents her quirky online presence into a perfectly curated dream life. Gone are the…

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TBR: October ’19

Hello! I’ve been waiting for October to arrive so I could read all the spooky and dark books I had on my tbr and it’s finallyyy here! I am so excited to read these books. Here is my tbr for the month, hopefully I get around to reading all of them: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped…

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Book Review: Chasing Beverly by Ashlynn Cubbison

I received an e-ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review, and all opinions are my own. Title: Chasing Beverly Author: Ashlynn Cubbison Publication Date: September 29th, 2019 Genre: Contemporary Romance Rating: ★★★ Book Summary: Two people. One chance to let it all go. Seeking redemption, Beverly Morgan has spent the last four years building an empire that was someone else’s dream. Devoted to her work, a handful of friends, and an array of charities, she’s been able…

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Book Review: Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin

Book Summary: Bound as one to love, honor, or burn. Two years ago, Louise le Blanc fled her coven and took shelter in the city of Cesarine, forsaking all magic and living off whatever she could steal. There, witches like Lou are hunted. They are feared. And they are burned. Sworn to the Church as a Chasseur, Reid Diggory has lived his life by one principle: thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. His path was never meant to cross with…

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Book Review: Mornings in Jenin by Susan Abulhawa

Book Summary: Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved olive groves, the family patriarch languishes of a broken heart, his eldest son fathers a family and falls victim to an Israeli bullet, and his grandchildren struggle against tragedy toward freedom, peace, and home. This is the Palestinian story, told as never before, through four generations…

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Recommendations: Books Set in the Middle East

Hello! This blogpost is a special one because as someone who is part-Arab I think it is important to share and talk more about books set in the Middle East. Middle Eastern books are hardly read in the book community from what I have seen so far, which I hope changes soon. Here are some recommendations of books written by Middle Eastern authors. I have not read all of the books in this list yet, but I do look forward…

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My TBR for #IronTomeAThon

Hey there! So my friend Aimal is hosting a Game of Thrones inspired adult fantasy readathon next month, and of course I have to participate! Fantasy is one of my fav genres and I’ve been loving adult fantasy books a lot recently, so this is both a fun event to participate in and an excuse to get myself to finally read all the fantasy books I’ve been gathering in my tbr pile. To learn more about the readathon, called IronTomeAThon…

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Book Review: Vicious by V.E Schwab

Book Summary: Victor and Eli started out as college roommates—brilliant, arrogant, lonely boys who recognized the same sharpness and ambition in each other. In their senior year, a shared research interest in adrenaline, near-death experiences, and seemingly supernatural events reveals an intriguing possibility: that under the right conditions, someone could develop extraordinary abilities. But when their thesis moves from the academic to the experimental, things go horribly wrong.  Ten years later, Victor breaks out of prison, determined to catch up…

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