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Nafiza

Nafiza

Joined September 2016

I read. A lot. Author. THE CANDLE AND THE FLAME (Scholastic 2019)
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Officially released and on shelves!

LibrarianRyan Yeahhhhhhh 2mo
MellieAntoinette Congratulations! 2mo
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It‘s so pretty!

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I am annotating an ARC for a giveaway and it is superbly fun .

ardoomer !!! 4mo
Nafiza @ardoomer 😏 4mo
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The ARCs arrived and I died. Haha. #yafantasy #diverselit #thecandleandtheflame

LibrarianRyan It‘s beautiful 8mo
llwheeler Beautiful cover! 8mo
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Tbr pile!

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Pickpick

I have read this book three times and I have been blown away three times. It is creepy, romantic, and empowering. Perfect for the season. The prose is delicious.
#witches #newzealandreads

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I am DEAD. My book has an amazing cover and I am so incredibly thankful. The artist is Colombian and has done such an exquisite job. He has perfectly captured the essence of the protagonist.

#thecandleandtheflame #fantasy #feministfantasy

Well-ReadNeck Absolutely gorgeous!!! 9mo
RachelO That's beautiful- and congratulations! 9mo
Angieville Incredible 9mo
JazzFeathers It is a beautiful cover 😍 9mo
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Mehso-so

Expected it to be much better than it was.

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Woman World | Aminder Dhaliwal
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Funny and profound. Please read this.

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This book was reflective and introspective. Levy‘s musings on what it means to be a woman, an older woman who lives in defiance of society‘s expectations for her are lovely. #nonfiction #feminist

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Pickpick

Poetry that leaves you a little shattered.

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Candle and the Flame | Nafiza Azad
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A snippet of the back copy of my book. This is so wildly exciting.

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The Cartographer's Daughter | Kiran Millwood Hargrave
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Pickpick

This wasn‘t as life changing as the hype led me to believe it would be. I thought it was rather ambitious and did not quite manage to do everything it sought to. However, it is a solid read and I enjoyed it.

#middlegrade

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Mehso-so

The beginning was promising but somehow it meandered into places I didn‘t really want to go.

#nonfiction #writing

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In turns provoking (though and emotion) and inspiring, this collection is one of the most beautiful ones I have had the pleasure to read. Barnhill keeps exceeding all expectations.

#shortstories #kellybarnhill

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Giant Days Vol. 3 | John Allison
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I adore this series. It brings together humour and more serious topics so perfectly.

#giantdays #comics

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Fun. Younger readers will love Bronte‘s mad escapades.

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Mirage | Somaiya Daud
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Electric.

Made my heart pound, my mouth dry, and basically gave me all the feels.

#ya #youngadult #muslimauthor #upcomingreads

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My Beautiful Enemy | Sherry Thomas
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Sometimes you just need a good historical romance. #romance

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This was heartfelt and sincere. Ramsey didn‘t spare her pride and ego when she wrote about her experiences and the things she learned from them.

#nonfiction #memoir

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The Undressing: Poems | Li-Young Lee
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Mehso-so

Sparse. Some gems some went right over my head. There‘s a certain kind of poem I enjoy and sadly the ones in this were mostly not it.

#poetry

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Mehso-so

The series is a solid one but this instalment fell rather flat.

#mystery

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This was a quirky bite-sized read. Fantastic as a palate cleanser before a weightier read.

#nonfiction

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The Poet X | Elizabeth Acevedo
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I loved this book so much. It made me cry and laugh. It was powerful in all the best ways.

#ya #versenovel

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This book is bonkers in a fun zany girls school way that involves inter dimensional war and the most bizarre cast of characters you will ever find in fiction. I dare say you will never look at skipping or ants in quite the same way after reading this book. I loved it.

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Emergency Contact | Mary H. K. Choi
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It wasn‘t perfect but I enjoyed the flawed characters. The university setting was also a refreshing change.

#youngadult #contemporary

Angieville Agreed 13mo
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The Poppy War | R.F. Kuang
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Brutal but compelling. Trigger warnings for basically everything. It was almost too much for me but I was invested in the characters so I read on. The ending is bittersweet and leaves a chunk of story for the sequel. Recommended but with caution.

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Panpan

This one really didn't work for me. I managed to finish it but I can't recommend it.

hcneyedwords if you haven‘t already, you should definitely listen to her read them! i‘m sure there‘s videos of her on youtube; i found her through a facebook group called “button poetry”. it‘s much easier to get into them when you can hear the emotion in her voice and the reactions from the audience :) 12mo
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This is a relatively easy to read collection of vignettes about a person's diary keeping. I didn't find it to be the mind blowing volume the blurbs kept assuring me it was but it made me think about time, myself, and mortality which I appreciated.

#nonfiction

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The Silver Gate | Kristin Bailey
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This was sweet and really poignant. I loved it for its representation of marginalized characters especially those born with disorders that manifest themselves in various ways physically. This book reminds ppl not to impose their preconceived notions abt ppl onto these ppl.

The book is lovely. #middlegrade

ladym30 Lovely cover! 13mo
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Mehso-so

I don‘t know. These books are so short that character attitudes seem rather cavalier toward people who are not as fortunate as they are. The MC's blindness to her brother's fault further soured my enjoyment. The romance too is rather problematic. Meh.

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A History of Reading | Alberto Manguel
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This book is brilliant and every reader should read it.

#nonfiction

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A Dash of Dragon | Heidi Lang, Kati Bartkowski
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I had a lot of fun reading this book except for the part where the MC does not at all sound like a 13 year old. She could have been an adult from her voice. This is marketed as MG and I don‘t see why? The MC could have easily been 16 or even older without any great change to the novel. I will never understand editorial decisions.

#middlegrade #butnotreally

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I didn't love all the poems in here but the ones that I did were whoa.

#poetry

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This did not change my life or anything but it was a solid read. I enjoyed it.

#middlegrade

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This started off slow, gained steam, and ended up rocking my midde grade loving heart.

5 stars.

#middlegrade

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Mehso-so

This was okay. Nothing mind blowing. I like her novella series a lot more.

#fantasy

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So many feels. This was so excellent. Magic and realism and pain. The writing is gorgeous.

#ya #magicalrealism #diversereads

IheartYA I'm slowly struggling to finish this one. 🤷‍♀️ 13mo
Nafiza @IheartYA The setting and the prose won me over. 13mo
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This was cute. Nothing startling but just harmless sweet fun.

#travelmemoir

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Rebel Seoul | Axie Oh
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This book has everything plus giant robots. The banter and the romance and the food and I could go on. I enjoyed it immensely.

#ya #rebelseoul

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I really enjoyed this glimpses of women who walk unconventional paths.

#nonfiction #southeastasian

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Phantom Tollbooth | Norton Juster
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A repost from Instagram. Some dreams do come true. 😊

#bookdeal #thecandleandtheflame

jwashreads Congratulations!!! That is so amazing! 1y
CoffeeCatsBooks Congratulations! 🎉📚Fantastic! 1y
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EvieBee Congratulations! 1y
AmyG Wow! Congrats!!! 1y
MarriedtoMrT Congratulations! Can‘t wait to read it! 1y
LiteraryinLititz Wow, that‘s so exciting!! Congratulations!! 1y
tinyglamour Congratulations! 1y
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I have been M.I.A due to reasons, one of which I hope to be able to share soon. But goodness, I have so many books to read it isn't even funny. I started a new job as the Education Coordinator for Vancouver Writers Fest which means I can get away with excusing recreational reading as work reading. Ha. But I am somewhat overwhelmed by the many choices.

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Elizabeth and Zenobia | Jessica Miller
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This was a quirky novel that almost hit the spot. I still enjoyed it but I wish some answers, particularly about Zenobia, had been answered.

#middlegrade

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I have so many books to reaaaaad that I don‘t know where to start from. So I read a few pages from here and there and continue buying books (and sometimes books just show up on my doorstep like magic). I am not complaining though.

#bookhaul

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Midsummer Night | Freda Warrington
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This book. Sigh. The setting is beautiful, the writing tho. 1st: plot is contrived. 2nd: offensive how even the most hideous of men seem to have their villainy excused. 3rd: atrocious dialogue.

The accompanying notebook is my the workbook for one of my W.I.P. I do a lot of writing before I start the actual draft.

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The Big Bed | Bunmi Laditan
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Hilarity ensues when this little girl realizes the big bed is actually too small...for her dad. She thinks up a creative solution and presents it to her dad only he doesn't seem too thrilled by it. If you are a parent, you are going to need to read this entertaining picturebook.

#picturebooks

tinyglamour This looks so funny! 😂 I love this concept for a picture book. 1y
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Shadowhouse Fall | Daniel José Older
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Nafiza.

*cheese*

My name is Arabic for precious and my last name means freedom so I am precious freedom? Hah. One thing that still irritates me though is that I was named by a distant relative and I don‘t know why? My parents aren't too sure either.

#LitsyHandle @Chelleo

Chelleo Beautiful name and meaning! 1y
Nafiza @Chelleo Thank you! 1y
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Gracious, patient, and kind. Oluo has infinitely more patience than I do and in words that are consistently kind, she takes the reader through a guide to talking about race with people who are willing to listen. This book should be taught in classrooms. With February looming and Black History Month right around the corner, this is a good one to add to your shelves at this time.

#nonfiction #race

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So damned funny. It was everything I wanted in a book that promised to entertain.

#ya

MayJasper The cover doesn't say 'funny' 1y
Nafiza @MayJasper Yeah I was surprised too. I thought it would be very srs asskicking. There is a lot of asskicking involved but the lulz quota is high. 1y
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