first-impressions, islam

First-Impressions: Turning the Tide: Reawakening the Woman’s Heart and Soul by Suma Din

Turning the Tide by Suma Din | Waterstones

“A book on the journey and different stages of a woman’s life, from the inception of the soul to the end of life on Earth. Words of wisdom, guidance and compassion from the Qur’an and sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) pave the way, and inspire the reader to reawaken their heart and soul. With contemporary thoughts, words of wisdom, guidance and inspiration.” Goodreads

I’m only 90 pages into this book, but I already know that this is going to be one of my all-time favourites… I can feel it. Because this is a “first-impressions” post, I’m not going to spend too long going over the premise and structure of the book because I will go into much detail on that in my review once I’ve finished reading -this is just about all my initial thoughts, which are of course subject to change!

I went into this book with zero expectations, and I honestly think that was the most fitting approach, in this case. Anyone who knows me well, knows I’m very much a reflecting kind of person, and I love to reflect on past events and the present and the future and life, and this makes this book perfect for me as its entire premise is on the journey through a Muslim woman’s life.

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Classics, first-impressions

Thoughts Whilst Reading The Count of Monte Cristo #1

As you may already know, The Count of Monte Cristo is a much applauded classic that has graced the shelves since 1844 and was translated from French to English two years later. It is of a most formidable size, spanning a monstrous 1200 pages in the edition that I am currently reading. However, I am a fearless bookworm – and so I have decided to take on this colossal masterpiece and I intend to live to see the end (somehow). It may be obvious that I always have a lot to say when it comes to books (or anything) and so I decided it was impossible I would able to sum up my thoughts in way that would do the book justice (since I already love it) once I finish it in a single review: so it may be better if I instead publish my thoughts (as they change and develop) whilst reading this book – and so this will probably become a series of posts finished with a final review attempting to recapitulate the content of the previous posts. And this is the first.

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First-Impressions: Princess of the Midnight Ball

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I have been meaning to read this book for a while ever since one of my friends highly recommended it to me, and so when I saw it on OverDrive I knew I had to borrow it and give it a go.

I am all for those wholesome and entertaining, sweet and simple stories that are completely clean but leave you with a warm feeling inside. I have a feeling that this is going to be one of those books.

It is a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses, which is another reason I’m already loving this, since the 12 Dancing Princesses was also one of my favourite Barbie movies as a child haha. Love that story to pieces.

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