On reading Muslim authors, how I dealt with #RamadanReadathon

I was quite eager to do #ramadanreadathon. I’m always looking for new ways to broaden my reading. As someone who mainly reads classical books, I was also interested in what I would find of classical books by Muslim authors. While I have talked about some already here on my blog (Mesihi of Prishtina and Kurban... Continue Reading →

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My cousin Rachel by Daphne du Maurier

The plot: Philip is raised by his bachelor uncle Ambrose as heir to his estate. Ambrose, due to his health, travels to Italy. In Italy, he meets Rachel, marries her and dies. “There are some women, Philip, good women very possibly, who through no fault of their own impel disaster. Whatever they touch, somehow turns... Continue Reading →

Shakespeare’s visual language.

I struggled with the theme of #ShakespeareSunday this week which was Reading, Writing and Language. The last play I read was The Merry Wives of Windsor and that play leans heavily on the physical gags. Then I thought back to when I saw Hamlet in Hungary. To celebrate 450 years since Shakespeare’s birth and 400... Continue Reading →

Suite Française by Irène Némirovsky

The plot: The book is divided into two parts. The first part describes the lives of several different Frenchmen at the time Germany invades France during WWII. The second part is set 11 months later and follows a small town and how they deal with being occupied by German soldiers. The main plot in the... Continue Reading →

The Haunted Hotel by Wilkie Collins

The plot: Lord Montberry dumps his fiancée Agnes for the Countess. Shortly after the wedding, he dies in a villa in Italy. The family can’t shake the feeling that something is wrong. “How much happier we should be,' she thought to herself sadly, 'if we never grew up!” My thoughts: I read this story years... Continue Reading →

#RAMADANREADATHON 2019, why read Muslim authors?

Why read Muslim authors? Have you ever heard about how readers are smarter and more empathic than non-readers? via GIPHY   Research has shown that this statement is a fundamental truth, universally known with a few needed corrections. Research has shown more specifically that children do develop more empathy by reading IF they engage with... Continue Reading →

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