“Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.”
― Sarah J. Maas, Throne of Glass

This might just be my favorite book series now. So many great characters, such amazing plot! It’s also beautifully written .

Anyway, this quote seemed appropiate.

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Let’s Talk: FE&L #8- Female Role-Models in Literature and Why They’re Relevant

Maybe you’ll like this. ^.^

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Female Role-Models in Literature and Why They’re Relevant

Natalie

Hello, everyone. I’m Natalie, from Science, Books and Silly Things and I want to thank Batool for this amazing opportunity.
Every one of us has a role model (or several) in literature, be it because they are a badass character or

because they have a characteristic that makes us identify with them.

Let’s talk about female role models. Some people think some of the female main characters

in, let’s say, YA books are weak because they “can’t do anything without a man” and “their

whole world turns around a guy.” Let’s be honest. Girls fall in love, and they can be badass

while doing it. (Guys fall in love as well, but when they do, and do something about it, they are

considered sensitive and cute. Double standard, much?) Love does not make us weak, in fact, it makes

us stronger. Female characters make tough…

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Spiritual Tales at the Doctor’s Office.

I had a weird experience yesterday. I went to the doctor for my cold. I don’t even know this doctor very well. She had attended me a few times before and she seemed… normal and professional. This time was different.

My mom started telling her about my medical background and the medical conditions most of my family has, bla, blah… -Which is normal, by the way, – until the doctor suddenly changed the topic. She started talking about how someone had told her something she didn’t agree with. I was pretty sure I knew where this came from, but stayed quiet. I mean, I just wanted some medication for my cold.

She then told us about how she had these experiences when she was young, these beliefs, and she mentioned both esotericism and existentialism. (Very different things…) That she believed she knew more than other people, bla blah, blah. (The usual speech about how when you mature and you realize you don’t know everything, you suddenly become a good Christian.)

Needless to say, my mother and I were speechless. What would we say about this? So we basically smiled and nodded while she was telling her story. (Even though I most definitely did not agree with what she was saying.) I interrupted her twice to ask her what I was there for. I needed a medical certificate.

After all her tale about having thrown things like incense sticks and other spiritual paraphernalia to the trash because a friend told her that her home was a “vipers nest” (Basically, according to her, some objects have evil inside them. When I used the word “Energies”, she said that’s what she believed when she was young. Yep.), she arrived to the topic I was expecting.

She specifically said “hell is full of good people” and that “if you leave your door half open, the Enemy can get in”. These are direct quotes. She said that everything’s in the Bible, and that we could respect homosexual people, but not agree with their behavior. (Yep. All this buildup, because probably a person close to her declared him/herself gay.)

When she finished her improvised monologue, she told us she didn’t know why she told us all that (Like I hadn’t heard that before). In the end, we went out, without my medication. Yes, after all that conversation, she forgot about attending her patient.

I am a Christian and I respect her beliefs, but there’s a line between the doctor and their patient. This wasn’t very professional from her. Having different opinions and beliefs does not make you a sinner, having foul intentions does. At least that’s what I believe.


P.S. Spring Break is here!! I have to use it to study, but I will try to blog as much as I can, to finish Heir of Fire and to catch up with my TV shows. 🙂 #busyschedule! 😀

I hope you have a great weekend!

So… I’m finally out of that reading slump.

Hello, everyone!

This is (hopefully) the last day of two (or three) very stressful weeks. Only one exam left! \o/

Anyhow, apart from watching the last episodes of Glee and recovering from an awful cold, I’ve been reading. Finally.

It has been a while, as you know. If you’ve been following my Twitter and/or Goodreads, you will know I read Throne of Glass, finished it, and started Crown of Midnight.

Celaena is one of my favorite female characters of all time. She’s funny, sarcastic and totally badass. 🙂 If you haven’t already, you should read them. Guys, they are worth it. They’re beautifully written, and I can visualize everything that is happening… They’re full of action, tasteful relationships and everything I have ever wanted in a book. I haven’t felt this way since reading Graceling, Shatter Me, or Mara Dyer. (And those are my favorite books. I had wondered if I would feel that way ever again.)

I have been wondering why in the world I hadn’t read them before. People had told me to read them for years now, but I didn’t listen… but I guess it was time. *shrugs* And it is also time for you to read them as well. I will most definitely NOT spoil them for you, since:

  1. I haven’t read the whole thing yet
  2. I wouldn’t like anyone to spoil them for me.

Well, I’m going off, since I still have an exam tomorrow. I will probably be back soon. I will have some time to blog and study next week.

xoxo

Nat

“Books are easily destroyed. But words will live as long as people can remember them.”

-Tahereh Mafi

First of all, sorry for not posting the quote as early as I would like…

I love this one. Words have power, and people have to realize that. 🙂

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.”

-Albert Einstein
I’m in love with this quote. 🙂
Knowledge can only get you so far! 🙂
(See you on Friday!! ❤ I hope to survive this week! xD)