Author: 2quirky

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…

On Beauty

On Beauty

After I carefully mask all of my flaws, I observe myself as someone compliments my appearance. The positive feedback is intoxicating.

Those Pesky Grammar Articles

I officially proclaim the indefinite and the definite articles as my main enemy in the writing process. In my mother tongue, the Bosnian language, these articles do not exist. Therefore, somewhere in my brain, they seem unnecessary.

ReACTION to the Religious Lies Told to Women

ReACTION to the Religious Lies Told to Women

Michele, I agree. This is a universal issue as common as breathing among the majority of human groups. What seems to be at the heart of this issue is the cultural/traditional influences.

Religious Lies Told to Women

Religious Lies Told to Women

Verses from a religious book yanked out of context. They have been a source of aggravation since I can remember, having grown up in a “stern” Christian household.

My reACTION to Ninah Nova’s post, “Words Matter”

Since my first year of teaching high school, I have met many Muslim students and their families. Most very conservative. It’s my belief that there is one God and that different cultures have different ways to connect with God. Muslim is one way. It’s important…

Words Matter

Words Matter

It was 6:45 a.m. and I took my first sip of the freshly brewed cup of coffee. The minute it splashed my taste buds, my brain switched on. I dipped a square of dark chocolate into the coffee, then delightfully bit off a semi-melted portion. A quiet “ahh” escaped my mouth. My mom, sitting next to me, read aloud. This is our morning ritual, by the way–a Bosnian one to start the day. We drink coffee slowly and chat about life, books, plans for the upcoming day.