Book Review: Meet Yasmin! By Saadia Faruqi.

Book Synopsis

Meet Yasmin! Yasmin Ahmad is a spirited second-grader who’s always on the lookout for those “aha” moments to help her solve life’s little problems. Taking inspiration from her surroundings and her big imagination, she boldly faces any situation, assuming her imagination doesn’t get too big, of course! A creative thinker and curious explorer, Yasmin and her multi-generational Pakistani American family will delight and inspire readers.

Book Review

This book is about Yasmin, she’s a creative Pakistani American girl with a natural curiosity and an amazing family who loves her and supports her.

It was great to read a story that shows diversity in their characters and I love the fact that includes some words in Urdu (a language from Pakistan) with their English translation and also some interesting facts about that Country (it’s a good way to learn more about other cultures).

This book tells a story that is fresh and fun to read, in addition it has beautiful illustrations that make it even more engaging for younger readers.

As an adult I loved this book, will definitely recommend it and look forward to read more books from Saadia Faruqi in the future.

 

* I received an ARC of this book trough NetGalley*

Book Deals: 1.99 USD Ebook deals on Amazon Kindle.

All these ebooks are $1.99 usd each on Amazon Kindle right now:

  • Snow Like Ashes by Sara Raasch
  • Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman
  • This Savage Song Victoria Schwab
  • Rommies by Christina Lauren
  • And I Darken by Kiersten White
  • Now I Rise by Kiersten White

If one or more of them are in your Reading List and you don’t have it yet this is a good time to get it (before the price goes up).

Happy Reading!

Book mail and favorite quotes from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

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This arrived today in the mail and I’m so happy!!

Pride and Prejudice is one of my favorite books (I also love the movies) and for that reason I decided to share some of my favorite quotes from this book:

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”

“I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine.”

“How pleasant it is to spend an evening in this way! I declare after all there is no enjoyment like reading! How much sooner one tires of anything than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.”

“You mistake me, my dear. I have a high respect for your nerves. They are my old friends. I have heard you mention them with consideration these last twenty years at least.”

“Pride is a very common failing, I believe. By all that I have ever read, I am convinced that it is very common indeed, that human nature is particularly prone to it, and that there are very few of us who do not cherish a feeling of self-complacency on the score of some quality or other, real or imaginary. Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously. A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what would have others think of us.”

“In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will no longer be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

“You are too generous to trifle with me. If your feelings are still what they were last April, tell me so at once. My affections and wishes are unchanged; but one word from you will silence me on this subject for ever.”

 

What are your favorite quotes from a book?

Audiobook recommendation: The Art of War narrated by Aidan Gillen.

To me The Art of War is a must in any library, I have several E-book versions and three Audiobooks (narrated by different people, two in English and one in Spanish).

This month I went out to walk by the city and decided to listen to the version narrated by Aidan Gillen and it didn’t disappointed me.

The length of this audiobook is just over an hour, which makes if perfect to listen during commute or while at the gym.

Aidan Gillen’s voice is perfect for this kind of book and, while I was listening I could see him in my mind  as “Littlefinger” from Game of Thrones while imparting this pearls of wisdom (I’m a Game of Thrones fan and I loved it).

I haven’t listen to the other audiobook versions yet, but I think it will me hard to top this one.