I can't say I liked Helen, the main character, much.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Thank you for joining in with us in the Year of the Middle Eastern Reading Challenge (YMERC). As promised, I will begin each month with: A book by a Middle Eastern authorA graphic novel by a Middle Eastern author and/or Middle Eastern illustratorA new Arabic song to listen to throughout the month At the … Continue reading YMERC2021 March
I loved the appendices and the examples they gave throughout the book, including the do-it-yourself ones where they give you a chance to test your skills and then explain their reasoning.
Sisters of Shadow and Light had potential, but failed to realize it.
Britt-Marie is the latest literary curmudgeon, following after Ove and Eleanor Oliphant.
A quick read with a younger voice, this was a different retelling of the Snow Queen, though it kept true to the Snow Queen's character.
I came across this wonderful LA Times article on what race and identity Arabs are. Are we white? BIPOC? Do we fit into a census box or are we, as a people, as a heritage, as a meaningful group, invisible to the census bureau?
What I like the most is that it opens up the conversation around "illegal" immigrants and what it means to be undocumented and unprotected by the law.
All in all, there's a lot to unpack, and it reminded me of the functional dysfunction of The Munsters, with their odd character cast and strange behaviors.
This barely drudges up the suspense and primality of Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.