Book Reviews, contemporary, islamic fiction

Review: “Yes, I’m Hot in This: The Hilarious Truth about Life in a Hijab” by Huda Fahmy

Hello/salaams everyone, welcome back to my blog! First book review of 2021 – woohoo! This is definitely an interesting one that I’ve heard about for a while. I was actually quite excited going into it and didn’t have particularly high expectations other than the fact that I was expecting to find it hilarious (it’s in the title), entertaining and relatable (it’s about life in a hijab… and my life is in a hijab… so really it makes sense). So let’s discuss!

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Book Reviews, contemporary

Eliza and Her Monsters

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Rating: 3/5

What ridiculous person ever created a negative stigma surrounding nerds? Nerds are the coolest humans to ever live. It’s the nerds who make such a big impact on this world, such as in our technology. So many nerds out there are famous and so inspiring. Why does there have to be so much stigma around “nerds”? They’re often just talented and hard-working introverts.

This rating was originally five stars. However, after some further thought, I realised I found a lot of the messages that were being conveyed through this book as problematic, and before had been too wrapped up in the storyline to really notice or think about it.

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contemporary, first-impressions

First-Impressions: Geekerella

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My first thought was ohhh this is why I never read contemporaryAha. Ha. Literally I must sound like I’m so hard to please, but I’m not… really. I feel like my expectations for books have risen since I started blogging. That could be for a number of reasons.

To be honest the reason I’m not liking the book so far is probably the predictability. I already know how this is going to end. Any well-read person will know how this is going to end. Even my five-year-old cousin will.

Obviously, Prince Charming is going to marry the princess, the only difference is in the book their roles have been altered significantly, but the concept stays. And yes, that’s only something you can expect with retellings. Continue reading “First-Impressions: Geekerella”