Author: 2quirky

Letter #1

Dear Michele, It is past midnight as I write this, and I should be sleeping. But I had to first write to you about this one book, which I recently picked up: Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis. I read this title and felt as […]

Book Review: We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White

Book Review: We Are All Good People Here by Susan Rebecca White

We are All Good People Here. The title beautifully captures the essence of this book. Each character in this book would claim that they are good people trying to do what is right. Except, as this book brilliantly demonstrates through the lives of Daniella Gold […]

REaction to Ninah Nova’s Book Review & More

REaction to Ninah Nova’s Book Review & More

Currently, I am reading The Wrong End of The Table; it is a delightfully humorous book that is also an eye-opener for a USA-born person like myself. And of course, Nina Nova has written a lovely review of Ayser Salman’s work.

BOOK REACTION: The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In by Ayser Salman

BOOK REACTION: The Wrong End of the Table: A Mostly Comic Memoir of a Muslim Arab American Woman Just Trying to Fit In by Ayser Salman

“What are you laughing about?” my brother inquired curiously as he passed by me sitting on the couch reading and chuckling to myself. I put up my index finger in the air to signal him to wait because I could not peel my eyes off […]

An Unfinished Poem Titled “Be Yourself”

An Unfinished Poem Titled “Be Yourself”

You are young And people shout: just be yourself! And you think What do they mean? I am already me, am I not? So you stare at this strange, empty advice You take it apart and put it back together Be-your-self, be yourself Muddled and […]

Book Review of “Leaving Lisa”  by Jackson Coppley

Book Review of “Leaving Lisa” by Jackson Coppley

Clever. Leaving Lisa is a cleverly woven sci-fi story that is suspenseful, with technology that seems realistic.

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover

Hesitant. That is how I felt examining these two book covers. I don’t have a habit of picking up a sci-fi or a horror story in the YA section, or in general. That is, until I got better acquainted with these two books written by […]

About Mistakes

About Mistakes

I made a mistake. Mistakes are inevitable, after all. I tried to play it cool, not to overanalyze it. I will not let this bother me, I tried to convince myself. But like a small pebble stuck in my shoe, it bothered me. I had […]

Me? A writer? But…

Me? A writer? But…

“You write, so you are a writer,” one published author proclaimed to me confidently as I explained to her my hesitancy to call myself a writer. “That is true,” I replied with a wide grin, experiencing one of those “aha” moments. I write, so I […]

reACTION to ON BEAUTY:

What eloquence, Ninah, on your post! I can only comment that this topic is one that should be easy. We are all beautiful, in our own unique ways. Discussing beauty as a teacher I encountered such resistance. Self doubt always reared its head, with so […]