Quote: Puzzle of the Human Heart

I think this is the secret to peace of mind…

You just have to close your eyes and breathe out and let the puzzle of the human heart be what it is.

-Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees

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The Epitome of Beauty

There are no words that could do it justice. The beauty of imagery and the majesty of the subject combine in this verse to create a highly comforting sense of calm and security.

Had to share.

Light upon Light

-Surat AlNoor, (35)

Book Review: The Circle by Dave Eggers

The Circle by Dave Eggers

God, I am so glad I finished this book.

——SPOILERS AHEAD——-

Mae Holland is a girl who feels like the luckiest person alive. She got rid of her old boring job and got hired at the Circle, which is the most important company in the world, and the best place she could possibly land a job in.

The main goal of The Circle is Open Access. Open access not only to all existing information out there, but also every single detail of people’s everyday lives. They strive to make everyone “participate”. by Force.

When Mae starts working at the circle, she works efficiently but still acts like a normal human and takes time to visit her parents and enjoy her favorite sport. This behavior is frowned upon by her superiors…as a Circler, she is expected to spend all her time enjoying on-campus activities, or at least share some “zings”, photos and videos about her activities outside if she absolutely felt the need to leave campus…

To remedy this, she fights to regain her superiors faith in her. She finds the trick that helps her move up the ranks in lightning speed.

Complete and utter loss of private life.

Horrifying. And you know what’s even worse? the sense of entitlement. People in the Circle believe that they are entitled to know every piece of information in existence. Regardless of it’s nature or it’s ramifications on all those related.

And she climbs up the ladder…what started as a fight to keep a job that provides her parents with premium healthcare, becomes complete and unwavering loyalty. The Circle can do no wrong in her eyes.

Even when the very balance of life is jeopardized by their supposed life-improving schemes.

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I hate this book. It made me sick. And I think the most scary thing is that some parts sounded very familiar. My only hope is that society will never reach that level of ugliness. Because if it does, God help us all.

1/5 stars for the effort.

Quote: When You Give of Yourself

Jibran mood ❤

genius, that man.
kahlil-gibran

“You give but little when you give of your possessions.
It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.”

-Khalil Jibran, The Prophet

Book Review: The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern is a book you read to escape. It’s a new world…a world full of magic and ice gardens and people with peculiar powers.

The book tells the story of two children, Celia and Marco, whose guardians put them up for an old, dangerous competition. They grow up competing against each other in this game of magic…creating what the rest of the world know as Cirque des Rêves…circus of dreams.

They meet each other as adults, and all hell breaks loose as the magic of the game is threatened by the magic of their mutual attraction to each other. As they fall for each other, they discover the nature of he competition, and it’s implications on them and all those related to the circus.

Their magic is transformed into love letters…a magical carousel, an ice garden, a pool of tears…and the game that was lethal to one becomes a death sentence to both.

Magic. Fantasy. Intelligence. Love.


Such an unusual read!

It truly is a book you would want to climb into and just live there. I found it in a “books you read to escape list”..and I did need an escape, so I read it.

It’s like time travel. Once the story really picks up, you forget the actual world in its entirety and dive into this story of love and strength and magic. Perfect.

Promise I’m not just a sappy girl gushing about a romance book. It really is good. You should check it out.

4/5 stars