Are you a mood reader or do you stick to your schedule? I’m a little bit of both. I’m supposed to start Six of Crows after I finish my current read but these other two seem to be calling my name too 😔😶.

What’s your take on DNF piles? It irks me to no end when I have to place mine on the DNF list. When I was younger, I would plow through no matter what. But now, I don’t force myself anymore. Sometimes it’s for the better and I can give my time to other books. But…

#fivefingerstack Book Challenge

Thumb: A book I gave a thumbs up to -Salt To The Sea Index Finger: A book I always recommend – The Mysterious Benedict Society ( I would originally The Book Thief but I let a friend borrow my copy) Middle Finger: A book I didn’t like – Where’d You Go, Bernadette (DNF for the…

Which magical beast would you choose as your companion? I would either choose Niffler or Bowtruckle. I kind of know what it would be like to be with a Niffler though. I have two ferrets and they stow away all their favorite things under the sofa 😂😂.

Which historical event would you like to know more about? This book vaguely explores the crimes committed against the Indigenous people of Australia, such as the forced removal of Aboriginal children from their families due to various government policies. The forced removal of indigenous children were part of the policy, Assimilation, in which the taken…

Which was the last book that took you on an emotional rollercoaster? My last book was A Man Called Ove, but before that it was Patrick Ness’ A Monster Calls. The original idea for this book was by Shiobhan Dowd, who was terminally ill with cancer herself and died before she could finish writing it….

Which book has the most enchanting cover on your shelf? Although there are many becautiful covers on my bookshelf, I’d say this is the most enchanting. There’s something on this cover that just draws me in. I don’t know if it’s the color of the background, the color of the the font, the picture of…

Do you like retellings? I love retellings! Add to that a story about the Holocaust? Yes, please! So many things gave shape to this novel: the stepmother giving the children German names to ensure their survival, Magda the Witch taking them in, the father’s love for his children, the stepmother’s ultimate sacrifice, and Hansel’s need…

Do you like mythological creatures? If so, What are some of your favorites? I love anything that has to do with mythology and folklore. Lately, I have been obsessed with Jinn, who come from Middle Eastern and Islamic Mythology. I find them so fascinating. I am Muslim myself and we believe that Jinn, like humans,…

Which HP character have you despised at first but now have grown fond of? I have two. Severus Snape because of his sacrifice and love for Lilly. And Draco Malfoy…. who I don’t like overall but… after reading The Cursed Child, I have come to have a profound respect for him.