Author: Maryam

Imaginative Discussions: Why Are YOU Blogging?

Posted February 3, 2017 by Maryam in Imaginative Discussions, Maryam / 15 Comments
Imaginative Discussions: Why Are YOU Blogging?

HELLLLO. Miss me? Guess not. Most book people don’t really like me much these days because I tend to speak my mind brutally on Twitter, but I don’t really mind. BUT ANYWAY, yeah I know, it’s weird how I started off this post, but I make no apologies for it. It’s been a rough 2017, and aside from the fact that book Twitter is being blown to smithereens, my dream of ever going to the USA is kinda crushed. Why? Because almost half of the Americans, who deemed themselves the one and fucking only people in this world, thought that it was a more »

Forgotten Fridays: Iron Cast

Posted December 2, 2016 by Maryam in forgotten fridays / 0 Comments
Forgotten Fridays: Iron Cast

Last month Kara and Lyn started reading Iron Cast by Destiny Soria, and I (Maryam) decided to join in to get me out of my horrrrrible reading slump. We had some delays AGAIN HAHAHA, but we finally made it! (Also, please remember that discussions sometimes lead to spoilers. While we try very hard to stay away from them, it still happens from time to time. If you haven’t read this book, be aware of potential spoilers during the discussion posts. You can’t say we didn’t warn you!) Maryam: HELLOOOO FRIENDS. Er, today we’re gonna talk about Iron Cast by Destiny Soria more »

Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Posted November 7, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

HELLO THERE, I AM BACK. Well, not really. I mean, school has been really hectic because I’m taking extra modules so it feels like I’m studying 24/7 BUT oh well. ANYWAY, I finally read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child! It took me a really long time to start reading it because I wanted the hype to be over first. I don’t want others’ opinions of it to affect mine. And so, I waited awhile. AND HOLY MOLY I’m dead. Firstly, I would like to say that I am really truly biased regarding Harry Potter because I am a Potter trash, so more »

Imaginative Discussions: I Left Because…

Posted November 6, 2016 by Maryam in Imaginative Discussions, Maryam / 11 Comments
Imaginative Discussions: I Left Because…

HI. So if you realised, I haven’t been here for quite awhile. I would say that it’s due to studies and work, but that would frankly be a lie, because I did manage to write reviews on Goodreads, so why not here or on my personal book blog? Lemme tell you why. I thought of leaving. Gasp. Yes, I did. I thought of leaving the book community. Not because I suddenly got tired of reviews or that I rarely read any more. I was just feeling very….. strangled. By what? Society’s opinions. Or rather, the book community’s opinions. Is it more »

Book Review: Outlander

Posted October 10, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: Outlander

Be still, my beating heart. Guys, I am officially in love with Jamie Fraser. I mean, HOT DAMN. HOTTTTT DAMN. I actually got pretty interested in Outlander when Sasha from A Bookutopia keeps spazzing about how this was her favorite book and such. And the thing is, I am always interested to read people’s favorite books, because I wanna know if they’re REALLY GOOD. I mean, people don’t just deem an average book as their favorite book, no? But anyway, yeah, so when I saw this book at the library, I KNEW I had to pick it up! I was SO into this book more »

Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)

Posted October 5, 2016 by Maryam in book review, Maryam / 3 Comments
Book Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Chaos Walking #1)

The first thing I will say is: MANCHEE. Second thing: OMG you guys really need to read this book. It was phenomenal and I was totally awestruck by the whole idea behind this story and the writing was fantabulous. Todd, the main character, was someone that I fell in love with, or at least in like with, since the start of the page. His feelings bled out through the thin pages of this book, and I felt like I was experiencing every freaking damn emotion that played out. He was innocent, scared, rude (which was pretty endearing, to be honest) and more »