26 October, 2010

4 in 1 post

(1)    It’s been a while since the last time I updated my blog! I miss writing, I miss blogging. It has been a very nice experience writing to you, whoever you are, and I guess it’s time to stop by and thank all of you, my dear known and anonymous followers for having you reading my blog. I’d like to thank you all for the comments you left here or you sent to me through facebook. I enjoyed reading every single comment you left and appreciate all.

(2)    Uni has been taking most of my time! I spend here more than 12 hours, 4 days a week! I sometimes wish if I can stop everything and rearrange times, places, and classes.. I’m in desperate need to learn how to manage my time! I need to find balance between my academic and social life! Else, I might fail this semester or get kicked out of the house :p

(3)    MY FRIENDS ARE BACK FROM GAZA! Last month, I met these two amazing girls: Marwa Adam and Abeer Al Mahrooqi, who managed to communicate with the head of Viva Palestina Gulf organization and took the required details about sending donations to Gaza only five days before the convoy kick-off. Gathering the donations and sending them to Gaza in those five days was a big challenge! With the help of many of you, dear readers, we managed to win the challenge and guess what? Marwa and Abeer got accepted to join the Viva Palestina 5th convoy and yesterday they came home safely, alhamdulilah! I will post soon the details of their trip inshallah, once we meet again.

(4)    I just finished reading this amazing novel by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind, and it was such a great unique novel! It was one of the most smartly-plotted novels I’ve ever read! A novel that would get you totally gripped, greatly interested in characters that you wouldn’t care about in any other world! The story took place in  Barcelona, 1950s and it is about a young Spanish boy, Daniel, whose father owns a bookstore in Barcelona. The father takes his son to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, asks him to choose one book from there and make it alive again. The son gets caught up by the mysteries of the book and the circumstances of its author’s death. From there, the story quickly becomes more complex and convoluted. It wasn't  like anything I had expected before reading the book. Recommended for book-freaks. I'll give it 8.99/10

That’s all for now! Thanks for reading!