I write everyday.
Sometimes I share it with you all.
And sometimes I save it, for myself.
There are times that I wrote about VERY vulnerable topics, and times it's more silly or just matter of fact.
But each day, what's inside me is spilling out into words and sentences of sweet release. .
One more tag! 🙈
I was tagged by my superwoman @mhygerona to do the #readerconfessions tag. 📖Have you ever damaged a book? - I cut bits and pieces from an old wrecked book without cover and torn pages that I picked from a dustbin. So, maybe I damaged it, or not. I don't know myself. 📖 Have you ever damaged borrowed books? First, I rarely borrow books from anyone. 2017 is the first year I started taking loan books from the university library. Second, I take better care of a book that doesn't belong to me. (Just like my mom treats my cousins when they are at my place 😂 ) 📖How many books do you have? I have one on my mind and 115 on my mini bookshelf (and 132 in my TBR). 📖Do you like to buddy read? I've never tried it before. I think I will try doing it one day, maybe with my best friends. But one of them doesn't like reading books at all and the another one reads only romantic and vamp novels 😒🔫 I would love to do it with someone/people who has/have a completely different perspective and a unique way of seeing things.
I'm tagging a few of you to do this tag 🌸
Hello dear readers! Today I'm continuing with the #cakeflavouredbooks tag, tagged by @theopenbookshelf
I'm posting for #coffeecake (a book you started but never finished). I was also tagged by my favourite bookworm @mhygerona to do the #booksandcolors tag. So I'm doing the #red book (books about second chances/long lost love reunions)
Starting a book and never finishing it is something that I usually don't do! Maybe I didn't finish my reading because this was an imposed reading, something I don't really enjoy!
Strange but true, I have been seeing in this in all bookstores and libraries for years but I've never felt like buying it for reading. I read this book in 2016 because it was among the assigned texts TBR for one of my modules focusing on Issues in Literary Theory. So basically, my first reading was with an academic and critical posture, and this is not how I choose to read my books. 😒 I read only 32 chapters and I'll be rereading the whole book soon.
Now back to Jane Eyre! As most of you know, I'm not a big fan of love stories, but I consider it to be one of the best classics I've read in 2016 on love stories. Narrated in a simple style, the story can be easily read and appreciated. The little human residing my heart doesn't like it when characters die in stories, so I didn't like the death of Bertha in this love story.
Readers who have read Jane Eyre might be interested in knowing more about Bertha Mason, as Charlotte Brontë doesn't give much history about her in this book. I recommend Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys, that is a prequel of Jane Eyre, depicting Bertha as a living beautiful character with an interesting history.
I'm tagging a few of you.
Good day people ❤️🌸 #janeeyre#charlottebronte#classicalnovels#bookstagrammers#bookstagram#bibliophilelife#bibliophile#novelsofinstagram#lovestories#widesargassosea#jeanrhys#rupaclassics#readersofinstagram
I was so eager to post this photo! First, because it was taken by my best friend, and second, because this is one of the best fictions I've read in 2017. This book was a gift from my grandma's brother (who is a classic reader). Today has been a great day! I spent some with @yaaashna , one of my soulsisters after so many weeks! I missed us!
And this evening was a great one because @fizaahfaiyaz made me feel like a star! Thanks a lot for everything Fizaah! I love you!
Answer: scent of tanned paper.
I'm posting this book to continue my #cakeflavouredbooks tag and today I'm doing the #vanillacake (vanilla cake: a book that gave you mixed emotions)
And I'm continuing to tag some of you! Apology!
Room: the 5 years old voice, the 11x11 foot room, a world, and a mountain of stories! I had added this book to my reading list in 2016 after a classmate had worked her class presentation on this book and she had discussed the narrative and representation. I was eager to read it because it is narrated through the perspective of a 5 years old boy.
I like how the title in itself is a character and a world in the novel. Why did it give me mixed emotions? I don't know myself! Maybe because it was the first time I was seeing things from the eyes of a 5 years old soul, and also because it broke my heart a few times.
Readers would agree that we don't only read books, but we live books and we also live what the characters' lives some times. I wonder if you people have ever taken your house as a whole world when you were still kid. But once you step out to attend school, you just enter another world. Day by day, you enter different worlds: the school, library, the coffee shop, the bookstore, the market, the temple, the church, the mosque, someone's birth ceremony, someone's funeral. So many worlds in one world! Not forgetting the WORLD OF BOOKS!
I would recommend Room (by Emma Donoghue) to you dear readers! Happy reading!
Books 77-80 read in 2017! We went into the theme of "What if..." and it was fantastic & terrifying & f**ked up as h*ll.
77. A WRINKLE IN TIME by Madeleine L'Engle.
It seems impossible that I haven't ever read this book until now, and I apologize to baby Jessica for depriving you for so many years. This mix of magic & science & faith & resistance & love & trauma & responsibility & growth & wonder & adventure & anger is just... wow. I'm glad it exists.
78. AMERICAN WAR by Omar El Akkad.
The reality created in these pages is so very close to our own, and that should terrify, jolt & propel you. War & climate change, of the refugees from both, are only part of the story. Whew. Just... whew.
79. GATHER THE DAUGHTERS by Jennie Melamed.
What the everloving f**k?! I both loved & hated this book. It's really good! But also. But also. Trigger warning for rape, abuse & assault. Also: smash patriarchy! Smash it to bits!
80. THE OBELISK GATE by N.K. Jemisin.
I've wanted so badly to return to this story after reading THE FIFTH SEASON last year, and I took my time being back once I accessed a copy. The complexity of the story, the characters, the emotions, the science, the magic, is all so, so good. It's definitely the middle book in the trilogy, and so I'm left with middle book frustrations, but I kinda love those, too.
I was tagged by @theopenbookshelf to do the #cakeflavoredbooks
I'm starting today! Thank you for the tag my dearest. I nominate @mhygerona to continue.
CHOCOLATE CAKE: a dark book you absolutely love.
VANILLA CAKE: a book that gave you mixed emotions.
CHEESECAKE: a book you would recommend to anyone.
COFFEE CAKE: a book you started but never finished.
CARROT CAKE: a book with great writing
TIRAMISU: a book that left you wanting more
CUPCAKES: a series with 4+ books
FRUIT CAKE: a book that wasn't what you anticipated.
I'm doing the #chocolatecake#tag today.
Attention: this tag game is a trap! It makes you crave for cakes!
I chose to post this book because I really love it, although it's not a dark book, but a book in black! Starting with a graveyard scene, Charles Dickens' Great Expectations is mostly about personal development and growth of the orphan Pip.The narrative follows the same style as David Copperfield does; the whole story is told is the first narrative. It's about what we all can relate to: wealth, poverty, love, rejection, and personal growth. This book taught me how to keep my GREAT EXPECTATIONS low!