Tag Archives: According to My mind

#boutofbooks: My TBR

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Salam dear friends,

It’s a little bit late, but here is my TBR for this week Read-A-Thon.. Enjoy 🙂

PS: I’ve already started reading all these books 🙂

The Reluctant Fundamentalist

I wanted to read this for a long time now, and today, I read 20 pages of it.. I love it 🙂

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Crazy Love

I read most of this in the past two days.. I think I’m going to finish it tonight 🙂

L’homme Sans Passé and مادة التعبير الفيلمي

I only read 20 pages in each.. The first one in French, and it talks about a man who loses his memory in the day of his wedding.. interesting 🙂

The second one is an Arabic non fiction book, and it’s about the techniques and the processes of making movies… Well written 🙂

I also have many other books and materials (concerning university mainly) that I want to read this week.. Who knows?? Maybe, I will.

I have 4 days to go, and I hope that I can make it 🙂

I’ll share with you my progress soon Insha’ALLAH 🙂

One more thing: What do you think of my TBR ??

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My Book Review: The Pursuit of Emma

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Salam dear friends,

It’s been a while since I shared with you any of my books reviews.. Today, I have a beautiful book to share with you 🙂

My book for today is The Pursuit of Emma written by Chris Doherty.

It is the story Tom Sharpe whose world turned upside down when he wakes up one day not finding his “wife”. He tries to discover what exactly happens, and more secrets keep on showing up. He finds out that the life he used to live, and the things he used to believe on are not a complete reality. He decides to start his journey of the pursuit of the love of his life, Emma.

I really enjoyed reading this novel. I loved the way Tom changes, though I can’t understand how he can just forgive her, save her ( like really save her) , and live with her. He changes from being a crying baby to a fighter, and a doer. I also liked  the way the writer represents the whole story, and the twists of the plot, very clever. When you start reading the novel, you don’t expect those things to happen, and to the story to develops that way.

This a  great novel filled with suspense.  I don’t want to talk about the details, but I really want you to read it; trust me, you’ll love it. The ending is so….. No need to say more.. Go and read it now 😀

Funny thing, while reading this I dreamed that I’m part of the whole life of Tom an Emma: scary and funny at the same time, right?? ❤

A snapshot 🙂 

A quote that I loved, really loved ❤

Talk to you soon insha’ALLAH 🙂

Talk of the week

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Salam dear friends,

I told you before that I’m going to share with you my favorite TED talks.. So, I’m going to start from today, and each week I’ll share a video, telling you why I choose it and when did I first watched it 😉 😉

My choice for today is a talk that I love and keep on watching.. I’ve first seen this video a year ago, and I told my sister to watch it as well, and she loves it ❤

This has a strong honest female touch, and you need to watch it if you didn’t already. You need to share it, and watch it again 😀

Enjoy 😉

5 beautiful quotes to get inspiration

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Salam dear friends,
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Today, I want to same beautiful thoughts and spread some positive thinking.. Here are 5 beautiful inspiring quotes for you and only you 😉 😉
It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.
 
Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
 
Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
 
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.
 
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Ideas Worth Spreading

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Salam dear friends,

Do you feel inspired?? Well, you will 🙂

ted talks

I decided to add a new category to the blog in which I share my favorite TED talks.

I really love watching These talks.. It inspires me and helps me think; write, and create new things 🙂

TED talks are a mind changing. TED is a form of online videos of scientists, artists, inventors and others talking about their work.

I think it’s good to watch what others have done, and to get inspiration from it. It’s also good to share what you know with others, and that’s what TED does.

They encourage viewers to build on what they already know, and that’s great 🙂

Keep on following, because every week I’ll share one of my favorite talks with you insha’ALLAH 😀

Sarah Kay… A poet and more…

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Salam dear friends,

The past Sunday was the International Women’s Day, and I thought of sharing with you some of the brilliant women that you need to know about 🙂

One of these women is a young lady who inspires me in every possible way and I just love her.. I’m talking about the talented: Sarah Kay 🙂

It’s been weeks since I last watched her videos.. My friend reminds me of her today, and I thought I need to share with you and you need to watch her and know her 😉

I first found out about her 2 or 3 years ago, and looking into her bio, I have a lot of things in common with her.. I love that 🙂

To give more information about her, I took this from her Facebook page, and it’s lovely:

Sarah Kay is a New Yorker. a poetry writer and reader. a spoken word poetry teacher. the founder and co-director of Project V.O.I.C.E. with Phil Kaye. a witty banter enthusiast. a postcard lover. a documentary filmmaker. a foodie. a playwright. a singer. a songwriter. a photographer. a best-selling author of the book B. an editor for Write Bloody Publishing. a Gemini. a mediocre driver at best. a musical theater geek. a smoothie expert. the daughter of a Taoist mother and a Brooklynese father. a hapa. less cool than her little brother. an alum of the United Nations International School. an alum of Brown University. an alum of Brown University Graduate School’s Masters Program in the Art of Teaching Secondary English. a recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Grinnell College.

Her talks and spoken words are just mind changing 🙂

I want to share with you some of my favorite videos of her.. Enjoy and share ❤

An Origin Story

A LOVE LETTER

This may be the first video I saw of her 😉

Worst Poetry

Or it may be this one 😉

If I should have a daughter

When Love Arrives

The Type

Postcards

And More… 

And no matter how many land mines erupt in a minute, be sure your mind lands on the beauty of this funny place called life.

To Mom… A woman like no other woman

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Salam dear friends,

Two days from now, we’re going to celebrate International Women’s Day ❤

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We don’t have to wait until this day to celebrate and defend women’s right. We don’t have to wait this day to show our respect, love, and appreciation towards women that shaped who we are 🙂

Today, I decided to talk first about the woman I love the most. I want to talk about an amazing human being who helped me, raised me, took care of me, and loved me.. I wan to talk about my mother ❤ ❤ ❤

My mom is the strongest woman I’ve ever seen. Despite the problems and difficulties she had in life, she was and still very strong, and that made me even stronger 😀

She’s smart, creative and problems solver… With a help from my dad ( my loving supportive dad 🙂 ), she raised me in the way I think each one of us should be raised 🙂

She is the prettiest woman I’ve seen. I know you’re going to say that the reason why I’m saying this is because she’s my mother, but not just this… She is beautiful, inside and outside 🙂

She taught me how to respect myself and other women and men. She taught to never consider myself better or be arrogant. She taught me to care about my family and friends. She taught me how to love, accept, and appreciate others.

Mom, I love you. There is no enough words to express how I feel towards you.. Thank you for being here, thank you for being my mother ❤ 🙂

Happy International Women’s Day 😉

Picture of the Day #Reading #Photographing

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Salam dear friends,

Two things that I love doing are reading BOOKS and taking pictures ❤

I took this picture 3 weeks ago while reading… you may have seen it on Twitter or Facebook 🙂

I really love it 🙂

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“You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.”

I Am The Sun…

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I Am the Sun

I'm glad I was able to catch this moment :)

“I am the sun”

this was a poem that I wrote

Time ago

I am the sun

this was a thing I used to think

Time ago

I am the sun

this was my way of answering

Time ago

Now, if you asked me

I will answer

I am ME

It’s more than enough for ME

Meee

Video of the Day: Start With The Boys

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“Boys don’t cry”

“Don’t act like girls”

” You’re a BOY, stop crying”

lines that parents tell their kids, as if crying is a wrong thing to do, as if girls are not a good example, as if men are not suppose to be humans….

If you’re a parent, stop doing this. You’re hurting your kid and many people to come.

Instead of saying these things… Tell them:

“Boys don’t violate”

“Don’t act like monsters”

“You’re a boy, be human”

Start with your kids first 😉