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Free Online Books on Various Topics in Islam
- The Holy Quran
- Introduction to Islam
- How I Embraced Islam
- Quranic Science
- The Prophet Mohammed (pbuh)
- Islamic Resources and Hadith
- Women in Islam
- Men in Islam
- Companions of the Prophet (Sahabah)
- Ramadan (Fasting)
- Prayer (Salat)
- Hajj (Pilgrimage)
- Zakat (Poor Due)
I’m currently indulging in “Darwinism Refuted” by Harun Yahya under the “Qur’anic Science” tab. SubhanAllah. As a student of Science, this is incredibly fascinating.
Trying to find an aesthetically pleasing arrangement for my bookshelf...
…it’s harder than I thought
I haven’t posted for a while; I was actually studying today! So I am trying to make this post both meaningful and worthwhile…
…also harder than I thought…
…mostly because my life is neither meaningful or worthwhile…
So, INSTEAD I will write an extract from a book, seeing as I am surrounded by them…I shall find one that is interesting…and we’ll see if anyone can guess what it is… ^_^
(Probably way to obvious, but I quite like this book, plus it was close to me!)
“They won’t make your father love you any better,” she said.
The Witch pulled back. They stood glaring at each other. They had too much common history to come apart over a pair of shoes, yet the shoes were planted between them, a grotesque icon of their differences. Neither one could retreat, or move forward. It was silly, and they were stuck, and someone needed to break the spell. But all the Witch could do was insist, “I want those shoes.”
anyone have any good book suggestions (i prefer science fiction and literature, and though i'll read anything that's good and not romance-centric, i'm not really into teen fiction or the like)
i’m tired but i have no motivation to sleep tonight.
i think i’ll eat macaroni and watch the avengers and read
also i have reorganised my bookshelf and i’m gonna donate all my childrens books to charity but now i have five open cubby slot things that’s at least 70 books
who has any suggestions?
Boston Book Festival
Alright, I wasn’t going to post about this, because I felt that it would be a ‘Haha, I went and you didn’t!’ sort or moment(especially towards one person in particular), but it was too awesome not to.
So I went to the Boston Book Festival earlier today, I get there, I got the free yogurt that they were handing out and I decided to walk around. I saw a small sign outside one of the tents saying that Gregory Maguire(author of Wicked for those who didn’t know) was going to be there later. I had a mini-panic attack. I also would have known this had I -actually- read the schedule beforehand, but I didn’t. (I am no longer telling this story chronologically, bear with me.) It was called a ‘meet and greet’ with the author, and I didn’t know what to say, it’s that feeling when you see someone off TV or the Internet and you feel like you know them, but you don’t, because they have no idea who you are. So long story short, I awkwardly asked him to sign my journal, even though he wasn’t doing autographs right then, and he signed it ‘Best Witches.’ Why are people so awesome?
Before this, I went to the graphic novel presentation. (which -didn’t- actually cost $10, so that was awesome, particularly since I had just bought a little tote bag and a pin that said ‘alter ego’) I will admit that I had only read anything by one of the presenters, but I had at least heard of the other two, and now I need to read them, because they seemed wonderfully clever. Also, there is something awesome about sitting in a room with 1000 people laughing at a Gatsby joke.
All in all, it was fantastic, there were SO many people sitting there with laptops furiously typing on word documents, or people with pens and notebooks sitting underneath trees. There were just so many writers and readers and bibliophiles all in one place together for a few hours, and I loved it.
concerning several books
- ryanmattjmk: I read The Truth About Forever by Ms. Dessen some years ago. My personal favourites are This Lullaby, Just Listen and Along for the Ride. There’s something about singing the Potato Opus to yourself in the metro, while strangers look at you with raised eyebrows.
- anjahall: I’ve added Just Kids to my goodreads “To Read” list. Also, I remember the day I read the first book from The Hunger Games for the first time. It was summer, in 2010. I bought Mockingjay last year, but haven’t read it yet. I feel strangely disappointed about what I’ve heard of the ending.
- pocketful-of-bubonic-plague: I ordered Flowers for Algernon less than a week ago. I came across it my mere chance, but I am so excited to read it.
- the-ultimate-danosaur: I stoped reading Cassandra Clare some time ago. I read the City of Glass, City of Ashes, and City of Bones. But never read the following books, I wasn’t ready for Simon to tell the story and I was happy with Clary and Jace finally being together… Perhaps though, I’ll give them a try again.
- Andie: Would you believe me if I say that I’ve never read a book by Ms. Hopkins? I’ve heard about Impulse, but never actually thought of reading further. So, just to let you know, I will order it tonight, or see if I can find it online somewhere.
- gloriouslyincandescent: Let me just say that when I looked the books up, I flipped. THEY SOUND SO GOOD, and to make it even better, THEY ARE SCIENCE FICTION. Anyways, I found myself swooning. Mr. Scott’s are a definite yes!
Thank you everyone (:
P.s. as of today, I am officially a librarian!
Er, “Circulation Aide” but same difference really. I had to take a mini lesson/drill/test thing about call numbers today. All I wanted to do after was call up my favorite librarian from my elementary school and tell her that she’s awesome and I still remember all sorts of what she taught me. I’m training more tomorrow, but I learned some of the basics today and I’m really excited about working there. I’m going to have the ability to interact with more people around my age (versus the children’s clothing store that I work at where only preggers women come in to shop)- here I’ll be able to meet more people from my school and the area and such. Needless to say that I’m very happy and I can’t wait to get the hang of things there :)
Technology: 1, Cara: 0
I always say how I hate technology and how it bothers me most of the time, but I just bit my tongue. I saw a quote on here from a book, Googled said book, and found out that I really am intrigued by the novel and want to read it. So, I did the logical thing and searched for it in my library’s online catalog (to save a few buckaroos) and they have a couple of the author’s novels! But the one I really want to read is checked out… but before I went back to work to see if they could track down & call the reader that has the 17 day overdue book, I clicked the little icon on the side that said “Request”. All I had to do was sign in with my library barcode and I was able to reserve it for pick-up whenever that silly person who still has it eventually returns it. I learned at work today that if someone has something on reserve, once you scan it back in, a message will pop-up and we place it aside for the individual. Now when they return it I’ll be all set!! I truly am a nerd, but I think this is really neat. Very handy indeed and woot woot go the library! Now if only we can make sure people turn the books in on time..
i LOVE LOVE LOVE reading. i spend most of my time locked up in my room reading novels and historic fictions. Tamad akong lumabas ng bahay. Kaya eto ang pinagkakaabalahan ko. Currently downloading books. Meron naman po akong libro ng mga yan. yung printed. kaso mas madali magbasa sa ibang lugar at madaling bitbitin ang cellphone. dati kasi may dala kong Breaking Dawn. Sabi sakin ng classmate ko Amen. akala ata bible binabasa ko. pero nabasa ko na din yung bible kalahati pa nga lang. staka malakas magconsume ng space ang mga libro kaya ayun cellphone na lang. highly recommended books.
-House of Night
-The Vampire Academy
-Wattpad (Historic Fiction)