2K FOLLOWERS CELBRATION – Reacting to your assumptions…in a video. Am I a Booktuber yet?

Reacting to your assumptions

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WOW.

There are 2000 people following me. 2000 people who have cared enough at some point or another to want to follow what I have to say.

2000. TWO THOUSAND FOLLOWERS. I AM SHOOK. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Our Generational Acquiescence of the White Fantasy

Shri

If you know me at all, you’ve probably been on the receiving end of rants regarding today’s utter monotony, particularly in a racial sense, of the fantasy genre. And if you don’t know me, you’re about to experience the customary spiel. However, as much as I can go on and on critiquing the state of the fantasy genre today and its continuous lack of normalized diversity, I’d like to dig a little deeper and explore why exactly the lack of diversity is so much more evident and so much harder to climb out of when it comes to fantasy in the present day. I believe that if we can pinpoint the underlying roots of the issue, it will become easier to question and subvert a lot of the elements of fantasy we have simply accepted as truth. Continue reading

Love from A to Z – Unapologetically Muslim. Unapologetically happy.

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Publication date : April 30th, 2019

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Publisher : Salaam Reads | Simon & Schuster

Genre : Young Adult |Contemporary

Page Count: 384

Synopsis : A marvel: something you find amazing. Even ordinary-amazing. Like potatoes—because they make French fries happen. Like the perfect fries Adam and his mom used to make together.
An oddity: whatever gives you pause. Like the fact that there are hateful people in the world. Like Zayneb’s teacher, who won’t stop reminding the class how “bad” Muslims are.
But Zayneb, the only Muslim in class, isn’t bad. She’s angry. Continue reading

TAG #46: The Scavenger Hunt challenge

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Hello friends!

A couple months ago, I was tagged by Ellyn @ Allonsythornaxx Books to do the Scavenger Hunt Challenge, for which the goal is to find your next read through a number of prompts, one you wouldn’t necessarily reach for. Now, in an ideal world, you’d do this at a bookstore or a library but since neither is really accessible to me where I live and I already have a ridiculous TBR as it is, I decided to use my own bookshelf and if I don’t have any book on my shelves that fits the prompt then I’ll resort to my e-books. And hopefully I’ll end up picking a book I’d forgotten about. The challenge was created by Peter @ Peter Likes Books on Youtube. Continue reading

A love letter to Quiet YA + 12 Quiet Books I adore

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Hello friends!

A couple weeks ago, I had a short conversation with a mutual on Twitter about Quiet YA, which only reminded me of how much I love the books that fall under that umbrella and how many of my favourite happen to fall underneath it so I started wondering, why do I love Quiet YA so much? But first and foremost, what is Quiet YA?

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#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Modern Poetry Criticisms

Melissa

Poetry is a beautiful mode of expression. Poetry can capture millions and millions of moments and experiences. Yet, there are those in the poetry community who strive to tell new, contemporary poets what poetry is and is not.

For context, I have been in the poetry community for a very short time, for around 2 years online, but I’ve witnessed a lot of discussions on social media between poets and non-poets about the definition of poetry in the 21st century. Continue reading

Belly Up – Gave me all the warm fuzzy feelings

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Publication date : April 30th, 2019

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Publisher : Harlequin Teen

Genre : Young Adult |Contemporary

Page Count: 384

Synopsis : When 16 year old Serendipity Rodriguez attends a house party to celebrate the end of sophomore year, she has no intention of getting drunk and hooking up with a guy she’s just met, let alone getting pregnant. To make matters worse, she has no way of contacting the father and she and her mother are about to move to a new town and in with her grandmother. It’s hard enough to start your junior year as the new kid in school, but at 5-months pregnant it’s even harder. So when Sara meets Leaf, who asks her out and doesn’t seem to care that she’s pregnant, she finds herself falling. Continue reading

The Fever King – Identity, Trauma & Moral ambiguity in a thrilling story

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Series: Feverwake #1

Publication date : March 1st, 2019

Publisher : Skyscape | Amazon Publishing

Genre : Young Adult | Fantasy

Page Count: 375

Synopsis : In the former United States, sixteen-year-old Noam Álvaro wakes up in a hospital bed, the sole survivor of the viral magic that killed his family and made him a technopath. His ability to control technology attracts the attention of the minister of defense and thrusts him into the magical elite of the nation of Carolinia.

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Zodiac Signs Book Recommendations

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Hello friends!

As I was thinking lately about some kind of fun post to do on the blog, my very not brilliant brain came to up with this very not creative idea WHICH IS, drum roll please, book recommendations based on the twelve zodiac signs. Now, as I’ve gotten a bit more into astrology the past few months, I know that there’s a bit more depth to all of this and the signs, their traits and their influence are more complex than just your sun sign (the one based on your day of birth, that basically everyone knows) but for the sake of keeping this post light and simple I’m going to base these recommendations on the signs’ most known attributes. Continue reading

#DiverseBookBloggersDiscuss: Desi Voices. Desi Stories.

Aradhna

The book community talks a lot about diversity and representation. Whether many of these people walk the walk on reading and asking for more books that are diverse, I can’t say. I can say, however, that even with this year seeming to have more Asian representation, I am finding it hard to be excited that it is the start of a revolution. Continue reading