BOOKS I WISH TO RE-READ IN 2018

Hello everyone! We're more than half-way through 2018 and I'm a little late in doing this blog post but since I'm continuously disappointed by new YA releases, I thought I should re-read a few of my all-time favourite books and write a blog post about it. So, here's a list of my favourite books I'm … Continue reading BOOKS I WISH TO RE-READ IN 2018

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PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 5 stars “There is always a way out for those clever enough to find it.”  The Titan’s Curse, book three of The Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan, begins with Percy, Annabeth and Thalia reuniting with Grover at Westover Hall to find and recruit demigods for Camp Half-Blood before Luke can recruit them to … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#3): THE TITAN’S CURSE by RICK RIORDAN

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#2): THE SEA OF MONSTERS: by RICK RIORDAN

Rating: 3 stars “Does truth have a moral?”  The Sea of Monsters is the second book in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan. As Percy nears the end of his seventh-grade, he is concerned about a vivid dream he had of Grover. When Percy and Tyson are bullied by a group of new … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS (#2): THE SEA OF MONSTERS: by RICK RIORDAN

Look Around You, Incels Are Everywhere

Sophia Ismaa Writes

Your friendships, your relationships, your relatives, even WordPress; incels crop up even in the unlikeliest of places. Chances are, if you, as a male or female, have to stroke the ego of every supposedly “nice” man who feels they are entitled to companionship or sexual intercourse because of their self-proclaimed “niceness,” then you are highly probably dealing with an involuntary celibate better known as an ‘incel.’

In early 2018, on the 23rd of April in Toronto, Canada, 25-year-old Alek Minassian intentionally drove a rental van into pedestrians on a busy pavement killing 10 people and attempted to kill 15 others. The victims were mostly female. He is now facing charges for premeditated murder and attempted murder. Minassian had shown his support for the incel movement on a Reddit page dedicated to the movement and it is largely believed that the movement and the 2014 Isla Vista shooting in California…

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PRIDE MONTH: BOOKS BY QUEER AUTHORS

Homosexuality has been considered a crime and was punishable by imprisonment or prosecution. However, certain countries have legalised homosexuality, it still remains a crime in certain countries. Pride Month is celebrated each year in the month of June to honour the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a turning point for the Gay Liberation … Continue reading PRIDE MONTH: BOOKS BY QUEER AUTHORS

PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF by RICK RIORDAN

  Rating: 3.5 stars "Poseidon, Earthshaker, Stormbringer, Father of horses. Hail, Perseus Jackson, Son of the Sea God.” The Lightning Thief is the first book in Percy Jackson and the Olympians series by Rick Riordan and is based on Greek Mythology. Percy,  a twelve-year-old of Yancy Academy, diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD has trouble focusing on his schoolwork and … Continue reading PERCY JACKSON AND THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF by RICK RIORDAN

THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Rating: 4 stars “There is nothing more stimulating than a case where everything goes against you.”  Mortimer reveals an 18th-century manuscript and narrates the legend of the Hound of the Baskervilles. Hugo Baskerville was captured and imprisoned at the Baskerville estate located in the remote moor of Devonshire and was murdered by a hound late one … Continue reading THE HOUNDS OF THE BASKERVILLES by SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE