ARC Review | Other Words For Home by Jasmine Warga

Other Words For Home

Author: Jasmine Warga  // Published: May 7, 2019

★★

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I am learning how to be
sad
and happy
at the same time.

Jude never thought she’d be leaving her beloved older brother and father behind, all the way across the ocean in Syria. But when things in her hometown start becoming volatile, Jude and her mother are sent to live in Cincinnati with relatives.

At first, everything in America seems too fast and too loud. The American movies that Jude has always loved haven’t quite prepared her for starting school in the US—and her new label of “Middle Eastern,” an identity she’s never known before. But this life also brings unexpected surprises—there are new friends, a whole new family, and a school musical that Jude might just try out for. Maybe America, too, is a place where Jude can be seen as she really is.

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Weekly Reading Blog #9 | Reading 6 books & starting a spooky read

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Welcome to another reading blog! I’m clearly on a roll this month. I’ve been having such fun with my reading time. I’m also detoxing from social media, namely Twitter, and I can’t explain how amazing I’ve been feeling since doing that. This week was also pretty interesting and I’m excited for you to see what I’ve been up to!

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Mini Arc Review | It’s Not About the Burqa by Mariam Khan

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It’s Not About the Burqa

Author: Mariam Khan  // Published: April 1, 2020

★★

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When was the last time you heard a Muslim woman speak for herself without a filter?
In 2016, Mariam Khan read that David Cameron had linked the radicalization of Muslim men to the ‘traditional submissiveness’ of Muslim women. Mariam felt pretty sure she didn’t know a single Muslim woman who would describe herself that way. Why was she hearing about Muslim women from people who were neither Muslim, nor female?
Years later the state of the national discourse has deteriorated even further, and Muslim women’s voices are still pushed to the fringes – the figures leading the discussion are white and male.
Taking one of the most politicized and misused words associated with Muslim women and Islamophobia, It’s Not About the Burqa is poised to change all that.

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Weekly Reading Blog | Three books read and watching Coraline

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Two reading blogs in one month? Who is she? I’m hoping to have one up for each week of October but we shall see. Last week was a great reading week. I read 4 books and enjoyed most of them. This week wasn’t as great but I did read some really amazing books. I was a bit indecisive when it came to picking what books to read. I literally picked all books on a whim and I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve been up to!

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Blog Tour: Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco Review

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Welcome to my stop for the Kingdom of the Wicked blog tour! I’m so excited to share my thoughts on this book with you all. A huge thank you to Terminal Tours for including me in this blog tour, and to the publishers for the gifted review copy!


Kingdom of the Wicked (#1)

Author: Kerri Maniscalco / Release Date: October 27, 2020

★★★

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Emilia and her twin sister Vittoria are streghe – witches who live secretly among humans, avoiding notice and persecution. One night, Vittoria misses dinner service at the family’s renowned Sicilian restaurant. Emilia soon finds the body of her beloved twin…desecrated beyond belief. Devastated, Emilia sets out to find her sister’s killer and to seek vengeance at any cost-even if it means using dark magic that’s been long forbidden.

Then Emilia meets Wrath, one of the Wicked-princes of Hell she has been warned against in tales since she was a child. Wrath claims to be on Emilia’s side, tasked by his master with solving the series of women’s murders on the island. But when it comes to the Wicked, nothing is as it seems… 

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Book Series I’m planning to start and finish in 2020

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Every book lover ends up with a bunch of uncompleted series on their shelf. Happens to me all the time and every year the list just gets longer. I’ve made a list of book series that I’m hoping to start and finish this year. Hopefully. I’ll be doing my best to update you all on the blog every few months with my progress. I have so many series on this list!


Series to finish

 

Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Strange the Dreamer (Strange the Dreamer Series #1) by Laini ... Muse of Nightmares (Strange the Dreamer Series #2) by Laini Taylor ...

Strange the Dreamer is one of my favorite books of all time. A book dedicated to every book lover out there with beautiful writing and amazing characters. And somehow I haven’t read Muse of Nightmares yet? Absolutely unacceptable, I know. I’m determined to read this book this year. Since I can’t leave the house it’s probably about damn time.

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