7 Books You Absolutely Need to Bring to the Beach This Summer

7 Books You Absolutely Need to Bring to the Beach This Summer

by Rana Awadalla

If sitting under an umbrella in the sun and catching up on the list of bestsellers is on your to do list then this list is for you. In planning to spend time soaking up sun rays at the beach this summer in Egypt’s North Coast, Jordan’s Dead Sea or Lebanon’s Bonita Bay, you should […]

15 YA Books Every Arab Needs to Add to Their Reading List

15 YA Books Every Arab Needs to Add to Their Reading List

We live in the golden age of young-adult (commonly known as YA) literature, when books ostensibly written for teens are equally adored by readers of all ages. In the likes of Harry Potter and Hannah Baker, they’ve produced characters and conceits that have become the currency of our pop-culture discourse—and inspired some of our best […]

Parliament Member Wages War Against Egypt’s Censorship Authority

Parliament Member Wages War Against Egypt’s Censorship Authority

  Nadia Henry, a member of the Egyptian Parliament, just fought for the rights to write and publish freely. Henry believes that writers and publishers should not be attacked or punished by the law for “indecency.”   Egypt’s censorship authority has been banning and limiting a great number of Egypt’s writers and artists across different mediums […]

18 Beautiful Arabic Quotes to Read When You’re Feeling Lost

18 Beautiful Arabic Quotes to Read When You’re Feeling Lost

by Careen Bablli

If you’re a bookworm like me, you’ll understand how powerful can quotes be sometimes. Quotes can make you feel emotions you’ve never thought you could feel. Here are some of my favorite quotes by Arab figures, authors and artists that’ll be there for you when you need someone.       “If you love somebody, […]

6 Life Hacks on How to Pay Less for More Books in Cairo

6 Life Hacks on How to Pay Less for More Books in Cairo

With the devaluation of the Egyptian pound against the US dollar, it’s been very difficult to find an original book with two digits on the price tag. I’m an avid book reader, I love books. I love how they smell, I love how they can take you to another world and make you forget about […]

Celebrating JK Rowling and Harry Potter: All the JK Rowling Witty Tweets

Celebrating JK Rowling and Harry Potter: All the JK Rowling Witty Tweets

    Hey, Potter-heads! It’s the 31st of July! It’s the day two very precious persons were born, happy birthday lovely people! Some hours ago Rowling was celebrated with a very British cake:   “I got a cake in the shape of King’s Cross at midnight”  Via Rowling’s Twitter.       We have to celebrate […]

9 Times Sylvia Plath Quotes Made You Feel Like She’s the Only One That Understands You Best

9 Times Sylvia Plath Quotes Made You Feel Like She’s the Only One That Understands You Best

By Amira Gamal

  Sylvia Plath was one of the most influential and renowned poets of the 20th century. If her works were to speak, they’d speak of nothing but an exquisite talent, frenzied brilliance, blind ambition, pure sensation and a deep understanding of one’s inner self struggles. Having been an emotionally violent soul and writer is by no surprise the reason why she tried several times to take her own life until she was […]

10 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put down by Arab Authors

10 Books You Won’t Be Able to Put down by Arab Authors

By Alia Atef     Whether  you’re waiting for your friends to show up as usual (it doesn’t matter how many times they promise, they’re never two minutes away), nothing passes time faster and better than reading a good book. A book is not only the perfect excuse to ignore someone, but it’s great  for […]

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Opens Its Doors at Universal Studios Hollywood

By Hady El Hady

  #WizardingWorldHollywood is finally open at Universal Studios Hollywood! What are you most excited to see? Posted by Harry Potter on Friday, April 8, 2016   Back in 1997, an incredible writer by the name of JK Rowling blessed us with the first book of a series that would forever change our lives, Harry Potter […]

10 Life-Changing Books Every Young Arab Should Read

10 Life-Changing Books Every Young Arab Should Read

By Madonna Victor

There’s nothing a bookworm takes more pleasure in (other than reading) than recommending their greatest finds. If you haven’t read these books yet, go do that now!       1. How to Stop Worrying and Start Living – Dale Carnegie     This book contains the steps to live a worry-free life day by day. […]

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