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Isabel's Reviews

Hi, everyone! I'm Isabel, journalism student, and I created this blog to write book reviews for a Creative Writing class. I hope you will all enjoy them, comments and critics are well received!

Semester Wrap Up

This semester, I have had to read many books, write a lot and especially work in my English proficiency to improve my literature skills in the language. I am used to read in my two native languages: French and Spanish.... Continue Reading →

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Where She Went Book Review – Life After Death

“But still, I find the need to remind myself of the temporariness of a day, to reassure myself that I got through yesterday, I'll get through today.” In my last “It’s Monday, What Are You Reading” post, I talked about... Continue Reading →

the strength of a woman

while i was away

I’ve learned to not question things.

It’s easy with things like bus rides. Where maybe you have to switch routes three times but usually if you’re patient, you’ll get there. Or food; “this tastes good but I definitely don’t want to know what is in it” is something I have said maybe a little too often.

But sometimes it gets much harder to not questions things. As a white feminist from the western world, I want to point out the systematic sexism crippling so many societies. In Myanmar, women aren’t allowed to touch many of the most religious rights. In Vietnam, men choose their wives often through a kidnapping process. In Morocco it is rare to see a woman wandering the streets, particularly in the smaller towns.

Parts of me want to question everything I see. I want to point out that maintaining discrimination at a UNESCO World Heritage site…

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IMWAYR – Life After Death

“Whoever said that the past isn't dead had it backward. It's the future that's already dead, already played out.” Some years ago, I read the book of Gayle Forman, If I Stay, which was later adapted to the cinema. Lazy... Continue Reading →

From Anti-Semitism to Islamophobia

"Racism and xenophobia are not spontaneous, but the product of abandoned politics." Spring break just finished and so did my reading of the 167 pages written by Edwy Plenel in Pour les musulmans. During the holidays, I got lost in... Continue Reading →

Following Stephen King’s Past Experiences

The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them Stephen King is probably one the most famous contemporary authors. His horror fictions have been adapted into different movies and TV shows, which makes him memorable. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? Reading about Writing…

“Life isn’t a support-system for art. It’s the other way around” I am currently in page 110 of the 284 of the book On Writing by Stephen King. I stopped before the chapter "Toolbox," without having read enough to draw... Continue Reading →

The Awakening

Exercice 57 of 3 A.M. Epiphany WORD COUNT: 745 A heavy silence spread in the room, creating a melancholy tension among the participants. The familiar faces seemed to play like innocent children not to be the first to speak. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading →

The Fruit of Wine

Exercice 45 of 3 A.M. Epiphany WORD COUNT: 486 EDITED VERSION   The illicit aliment of the Quran was spreading rapidly into my veins, slowly burning the tissue of my stomach while I begun to feel an incredible irritability to... Continue Reading →

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