november 2020 wrap up (short stories, an informal hate letter to college and december goals)

every month goes by so fast that by the time i finish writing my monthly wrap-up, we’re already far into the following month. i try to be on time every month, but who am i kidding. let’s just forget i am five days late and get on with this post. even during a lockdown, november …

there’s still time to ace that goodreads challenge! tips to read more books in a shorter amount of time (+ some recs!)

the end of the year is approaching, and with it comes the dread of not completing your goodreads challenge. though it’s a challenge we deliberately take part of, it’s still source of a lot of pressure, especially during this time of the year. this is when i, your ultimate savior, intervene. if you wish to …

BLOG TOUR: amazing muslims who changed the world, by burhana islam (an love letter to a fictional character i fell in love with)

throughout my life, it was hard for me to see myself represented in any form of fictional media. i usually had to deeply look for stories depicting characters who are like me, and even if i find any, it would usually be produced/written by someone who is very far and uninformed of any part of …

6 books/series to read instead of watching 365 DNI (ALL by women of color!)

if you don’t know what 365 DNI is...it’s trash, to say the least. in other words, it’s a weak (but funny) attempt at erotic romance, with questionable behaviors and quite frankly, absolutely no plot. of course, i watched it and...i had a great laugh. it was just...THAT. i thought that instead of wasting two hours …

the bookish Muslim™ experience: six bloggers on what it’s like to be muslim in the book community

after almost 30 days of fasting, praying and looking back at our actions, ramadan has finally come to an end. was it like other ramadans? no, at least not for me. i spent it alone instead of with my family since i could not join them. it’s sad, yes, but what can i do? nothing, …

i finally read the dimple and rishi series by sandhya menon, and these are my thoughts

since i am stuck home and clearly not studying because i’ve decided to live in total denial of something called college, i spend most of my days reading books and/or talking about them. i also spend a lot of time on booktube, watching vlogs which are my favorite thing ever. so yeah, my life pretty …