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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Hiding in the shadows

The moment's disappeared
It's been a while 
I can't remember it anymore

The hour's gone as though 
It was a second
It's been a short one
I can't remember it anymore

Where's it gone?
I wonder to myself
Why is the things we want
Will never show themselves?

Hiding in the shadows
They'll show themselves 
One day

Until then
That moment's disappeared
The hour's gone as though
It was a second
I can't remember it anymore

-Poem Fanatic

Monday, August 29, 2016

IMWAYR- 29/08/2016

Hello everyone! I'm back with another IMWAYR post. This meme is hosted by unleashingreaders.com and teachmentortexts.com. I didn't blog about my reading week last week because I felt it was quite uneventful. However, this week I have a little more to share, so let's get right into the post.


Saturday, August 27, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- Istanbul at night

Hey everyone! I'm back with another post about my trip to Turkey a few years ago. This is part of the Saturday Snapshot meme, hosted by westmetromommyreads.com.
Medusa's head


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

For a while now

The thrill is gone
It's gone away 
It isn't coming back
For a while now

The buzz has died down
No one else cares
They aren't going to care
For a while now

When it comes back
There will be buzz
But that's for the world to decide
And they won't decide
For a while now

While you continue
To be mesmerized 
The world has moved on
They won't return 
For a while now

They won't realize
The endless charm
They understand it
For a while now

-Poem Fanatic

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard

Publication Date: February 11th 2016
Genre: Friendship, Young Adult Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Source: Borrowed

Hello Everyone! It's been a while since I last reviewed a book, so today I'm going to share with you my thoughts on a book I recently read- Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Barnard. It was a great book, and although it may sound like a typical novel about friendship and trust, this book has interesting characters, realistic scenarios, and a great story line.
 This book was recommended to me by a friend, and I'll admit that I was a little skeptical about the novel at first. It seems like your everyday friendship and self-destruction novel, but it's so much more than that. Cadman and Rosie have been best friends for ten years, even though they're not in the same school. They embody the spirit of the saying "opposites attract". While Cadman is shy and timid, Rosie is loud and out-going in the best way.


Sunday, August 21, 2016

The time

The time hasn't come
The moment isn't great
The situation is bad
The time isn't right

The moment will come
The time too
The situation will become better
The time too will come

It will always be an excuse
It will always block your path
The time that isn't right
The moment that isn't perfect

The time will never be amazing
The day will always bring sorrow
The moment will pass by
The time will never come

-Poem Fanatic

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- Hiking and Princess Island

Hey guys, I'm back with another Saturday Snapshot*. Today I'll be starting a new mini-series, about my trip to Turkey back in 2013. It was a great trip, but I don't have a lot of pictures. This series will be quite short, lasting maybe three or four posts.
  Enjoy your weekend!
 *This meme is hosted by westmetromommyreads.com
A small "rest" restaurant along the trek that had individual cabanas for each customer group

Thursday, August 18, 2016

It won't kill you

Put it away
It isn't that hard
Push it off
It won't kill you

Slide it off the glass
Thrash it on the floor
Make life better
For the people around you
I promise you won't die

If you don't
It'll suddenly be
My time to shine
That I'm sure 
You won't stand

So push it away
Before I do
I promise it won't kill you

It won't kill you
I promise

-Poem Fanatic

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Hold on

Hold on,
Don't take that step
Wait for the moment
The one you're told is best

Hold on,
Are you sure?
Do you think that prize is yours?
Should you try at all?

Hold on,
Stay right where you are
Remain on par,
Don't try to move ahead

Hold on
It doesn't seem great
It's better than worse
But it isn't the best

Hold on,
Till you're absolutely sure
Nothing's in the way
Victory's yours

-Poem Fanatic


Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Raiders from the North by Alex Rutherford


Publication Date: January 1st 2009
Genre: Historical Fiction
My Goodreads Rating: 4/5
Source: Own Copy

Hello everyone! Today, I'm going to be reviewing "Raiders from the North" by Alex Rutherford. It is the first book in her "Empire of the Moghul" series, and revolves around the life of the first Mughal emperor, Babur.

 Babur became king of Ferghana at the young age of 12, following the death of his father. From the moment of his coronation till his last few breaths, Babur's life was one of danger, ambition, courage and war. He lost control of his lands several times, but came back to build an empire in India ( that was previously known as Hindustan).
 The book takes us through the long journeys that Babur undertook as a child, and shows us his growth from a King to an Emperor, and from a warrior to a leader.

 Rutherford tells her tale as a narrative from the third person point-of-view, and creates fictional characters along the way. Most of the events have basis in real life, but some have been skipped or merged together to create a more legible novel. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, and have now finished the second novel as well.
 I didn't quite think that I'd enjoy the book, but I loved it, and am surprised that I want to continue with the series. This book was over 400 pages, and therefore counts for my Big Book Challenge as well. I know that this review was quite short, but I wanted to let you know about the book without spoiling it for you. The book does involve a lot of war and expansion of territory, and telling you about any one could ruin the whole book for you.
 I'd recommend all of you to try out this book- trust me, you will be surprised!

Monday, August 15, 2016

IMWAYR- 15/08/2016

Hey everyone! I'm back with another reading update for IMWAYR. This meme is hosted by unleashingreaders.com and teachmentortexts.com. I've had quite a good reading week, and I've made good progress with my reading challenges as well.
 I finished reading "The Leaving" by Tara Altebrando. I loved the book. It was different, thrilling and suspenseful. Look out for a review of this book soon. This book was 432 pages, and therefore counts for my Big Book Challenge, which ends on September 5th this year.


Saturday, August 13, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- Shimla

Hey Everyone, it's time for another snapshot*! I've shared with you all of the pictures from my trip to Singapore, so today I'll be sharing pictures from a trip I took to Shimla in the winter of  2014. Shimla is the capital of a North Indian State, and it can be quite cold!
 Enjoy your weekend.
*This meme is hosted by westmetromommyreads.com
Overview of the city


Friday, August 12, 2016

For you

What it was
 I don't recall
Because it fell apart
Too soon for me to realize
If my heart was yours at all

I wonder now as I am free
Did you ever care
Or was it my mind
That you sought
For yourself?

What I did
I don't remember
But I know it was for you
Did you think I wouldn't realize?
(That my heart was never yours)

As I dwelled upon your words
I understood that they were orders
And I was reminded that is was for you
It's always for you

-Poem Fanatic


Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Shine with the Angelic Glow

Shine, 
With your Angelic Glow,
Light up this dim world of ours,
Guide with your indirect light,
The path we should tread upon

Shine,
With your Angelic Glow,
Thrust away the grey figures
Replace them with your envoys 

Shine,
With your Angelic Glow,
Remind us in this dim world of ours
Of the path that was tread upon
And the path that should be walked

Shine, 
With your Angelic Glow
For one last moment
Till I let go

-Poem Fanatic

Monday, August 8, 2016

IMWAYR-08/08/2016

Hello everyone! I'm back with another IMWAYR* post. It's been a while since my last reading update- and I've read a lot of books since then. I'm just going to write about this last week though.
 I finished reading "United as one" by Pittacus Lore, the last book in the Lorien Legacies. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would, but it was quite gripping, and a good ending to the series. This book was more than 400 pages, and so it counted for my  The Lorien Legacies are one of the only series I've ever read about aliens- but it did feel quite like a normal series after the first book.
  I also finished reading "Cards on the Table" by Agatha Christie. I'm absolutely loving it so far, and I think it may be one of my favourite Christie novels!

I'm currently reading "Brothers at War" by Alex Rutherford. It's the second book in "The Moghul Empire" series, and it's about Humayun. I'm enjoying it, although I did prefer the first book "Raiders from the North". Both of these books also count for my Big Book Challenge.
* This meme is hosted by unleashingreaders.com and teachmentortexts.com


Saturday, August 6, 2016

Saturday Snapshot- South East Asia Aquarium

Hey everyone! I'm back with another Saturday Snapshot.* I had a great time with my cousin in Singapore, and one of the first places she took me to was the South East Asia Aquarium. Today I'll be sharing some pictures of the creatures there.
*This meme is hosted by westmetromommyreads.com
Some "mushroom" jellyfish

Friday, August 5, 2016

If I could

If I could,
I would, 
I know I'd do it,
If I should

Should I?
Be that strong?
Or should I 
Be weaker than I was?

Hide from my heart
Hide from my soul
Hide from my life

If I could 
I would
I know I'd do it
If I could

-Poem Fanatic

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Dew

Flexible glass,
Sits on a bed of green
Pearls of white
Lay on the surface
While domes form 
Over top
Streaks of blue 
And streaks of green
Marbled into white
The soft breeze
Carries the soothing scent
The one that belongs to 
Dew

-Poem Fanatic

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Daydream

She was a daydream
She was a nightmare
She was nothing 
But the perfect scare

She was perfect
That's what she was
Until she wasn't 
The Perfect girl went away

She had wings sprout
Out of her spine
She was the perfect girl
Who knew how to fly

Until they decided
That she wasn't great 
She didn't deserve them
The wings went away

She's no longer a daydream
She's been a nightmare
Way too many times
She's been a perfect scare

She doesn't want greatness
She doesn't want fame
She wants to be a living thing
She doesn't want to be a dream

-Poem Fanatic
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