Internment by Samira Ahmed

Title: Internment

Author: Samira Ahmed

Pub Date: 7th March, 2019

My Rating: ★★★☆☆

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Rebellions are built on hope.

Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens.

With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the internment camp’s Director and his guards.

Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

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Bookish Places in Venice, Italy

Today I’m flying to Venice, Italy. I will be my first time in Venice, and in Italy overall. I’m extremely excited, and as a booklover, I needed to find some inspiring bookish places in Venice and Verona (I’m planning a day trip there) that I’d like to visit during my stay.

Photo credit: My Corner of Italy

Acqua Alta

This book shop comes up first when you are searching for a beautiful book store in Venice. It’s an amazing store with a bathtub and gondola inside, both filled with books and a staircase made from books! It looks like a gorgeous chaotic bookstore that I’d love to visit.

Casanova’s Venice

The plaque shown in the photo above commemorates home of the world’s most famous lover and womanizer – Casanova. Young Casanova for nine years lived in a small house on anonymous valley by Calle Malipiero. Giacomo Casanova later in life written down his adventures in autobiography Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th century. You can learn more about Casanova in a Casanova Museum & Experience (where the most popular room seems to be the one with a bad and shadows behind curtains getting down to business). Another interesting place is the cell of Giacomo Casanova in the Doge’s Palace, where he was supposed to spend 5 years as a punishment for his libertine behaviour that was considered dangerous for social stability, and also because he was considered a charlatan who befriended elderly nobles with his faux magical knowledge. However, Casanova managed to escape this place quite quickly.

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Follow up on Reading Challenges – did I complete any?

Year ago I posted All of the Book Reading Challenges for 2018 – which one to choose? I didn’t check those challenges, nor did I actually try to complete them. But I’m curious if somehow my reading preferences in 2018 somehow matched the rules for any of the reading challenges.


August OwlCrate Unboxing 

The theme of July box is Fast Times at YA High. This month box wasn’t as good as two previous boxes I got, but still, I enjoyed the surprise and I have a new book to read. This is what I got in my box:



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July OwlCrate Unboxing 

SPOILERS! If you don’t want to see what was in the July box – STOP NOW and go and check my other posts. Review of The Muse for example.

I’ve seen so many YouTube videos of OwlCrate unboxing that I just had to buy my own subscription. The stuff in those boxes is just so cute!

The theme of July box is Good vs Evil. I got the Good box.

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