Being in a fandom outside The US and The UK

Being in a fandom outside The US and The UK

 7 problems of being a fan in the lands of far far away

Dear fandom members  around the world, except for the US
and the UK (BTW we envy you). I hear you pain as I’m for sure one of you and suffers daily for
being able to see the stars but never touch them. People always tell me how great to live in Egypt with all
the?pyramids and history. Can’t you see that I’m missing the real fun
See, how I can be a true fan when I’m missing all the small wonderful
things like…

1. Accidentally meeting your favorite celebrity in the supermarket:

See with all
the times I have gone shopping for my mum, I did not even come close to this
sort of happiness.
Wait, I have
meet Sana’ Shafa’ buying his bread, does this count?!

2. Not being able to go to COMIC CON:

People have dreams of traveling the world or saving up for a house
but my craziest dream is 


Comic Con. I keep saving up until I realized it’s not
coming to me; I have to go there. GOD! It means 
more money to save.

Okay, you can go to the one in Dubai but
without all of the stars of your dreams, not all but some. Think of all the cool people who will be there dressed up as superheroes *I keep on telling myself so as a calming down method but it never works*

3.Waiting in the line for your favorite book:

Specially for Harry Potter fans the book
release day was party all the night long aka waiting in the bookstore for the
 with your fellow fans to get your
favorite book before ever one else.
awesomeness of being Potterhead cool.

4. Missing the yearly BookExpo America:

You can’t be a true book lover unless you
have heard of the biggest book even of the year; it’s like The Olympic Games
but with books, authors whom you can join for lunch, fellow book 
nerds and many
events. Did I mention free books?
But Oh dear, you will be missing this and all of this. God! Look at this Harper Collins sign
**  Screaming internally **…

5.Movie premieres in Action:

Movie premieres and the glamour of the red carpet *sigh*

Indeed all the Movie premieres we will get is the ones in Galaxy City Stars. So next time going to IMax better feel like a super star cause actually this is the best we can get.

6.Live Music:

If you are not living in Dubai or so rich
that you can afford going to where the music is made 
then you better enjoy Sound-cloud in silence because you are going to miss the crowed and light and basically all of this below .
P.S. Remember that marriage proposal during Sky Fall
of Stars within a Cold play concert. That’s not going to be you.   

7. When MTV can make your wildest dream come true:


Indeed, it speaks for itself while the rest of us can cry in peace.

So, those are the problems I can think about for now. I would love to hear or better say read your problems of being into fandom but in the land of far far
away from your fandom(s).

See you later

Rings, Wardrobes and Magic Mushrooms

I really love this one…


Magical Objects in Middle Grade Fiction

This article was originally published on Middle Grade Strikes Back.

I am lucky enough to be spending quite a bit of time in schools at the moment, talking to children about creating magic in writing. One of the first things I ask them to do is to shout out their favourite magical object in any book they’ve read. I stand poised to write the answers on the whiteboard and often there’s a hesitation – not because no one can think of an answer, but because they’re wondering where to start. A fraction of a second later, when I hear that first cry of “Harry’s wand!” or “the Wishing Chair!” the flood gates open and the workshop is carried away on a tide of fantastical artifacts. RingOften the first in that flood are those from the titles of the classics, like the wardrobe in

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28 Blog Post Ideas for Book Bloggers

Verbosity Book Reviews

28 Blog Post Ideas for Book Bloggers

While I can’t speak for all bloggers, I know that I personally get stuck on what I should post a lot. Some days the ideas just aren’t flowing and it seems as though I’ve written about all I know to write about. However, I decided to take some time to really think through all the different types of posts book bloggers could publish and I found a lot more than I expected. I’m sure that my list is by all means finished, but I’m sure there is enough on it to spark some ideas!

The Expected Unexpected

1.) Book reviews

The big duh of the book blogging world, read a book and post your opinions of it on the world wide web. May seem like an unfrivolous and boring type of post at times, but you have to admit that you have an inexhaustible selection of books to review.


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I wish Jackson hadn’t ruined Galadriel’s speech

The Reinvigorated Programmer

I bow to no man in my admiration of Peter Jackson’s fine trilogy of Lord of the Rings films (and indeed his ongoing Hobbit). I may not be able to disagree with any of the specific criticisms Andrew Rilstone makes in his fine reviews (Fellowship, Towers, Return), but I am a million miles away from agreeing with his downbeat conclusions. Yes, all the films are flawed; but they are mostly flaws of ambition, and so they are easy to forgive. And they are overwhelmed by the huge amount of good stuff. In fact, the three LotR films are arguably my three favourite films of all time.

That’s why this pains me so much:


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Review: Tempted by the Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham


-Title: Tempted by the Highland Warrior– Series: Tempted by the Highland Warrior

-Author:  Michelle Willingham

-Genera : Historical Romance

-Age Group: Adult

-Publisher: Published June 19th 2012 by Harlequin

-Source: NetGalley

-Rating:  5 /5 


After years of brutal torture, Callum MacKinloch is finally free of his captors—but his voice is still held prisoner. He’d never let anyone hear him scream. Although Lady Marguerite de Montpierre’s chains may be invisible, they threaten to tie her to a loveless and cruel marriage.
When Marguerite discovers Callum waiting to die, her heart aches for the warrior beneath the suffering—but they can have no future. Yet she is the one woman with the power to tame the rage locked inside him. Maybe he can find another reason to live…for her.

-My Review; I don’t know where to begin, for the first time in my life a novel makes me speechless. Marry me Callum MacKinloch is the perfect line after reading this novel but I shall always remember that he belong to Lady Marguerite de Montpierre the only  lady who could wake the voice within him, his ability to speak after years of silence. She held him within her heart, showered him with affection and Callum the warrior who knew nothing in his life but pain finally in love. His need to please her and never let her go. 

Marguerite  never said NO to her father, will it be her first time to. He need  her happiness but she found it else where with a mute barbarian as the whole castle see Callum but she  see the man behind the pain . Marguerite  faced death but at the end she had her happy fair tale ending.


-The last 80 pages are breath takers.

Marguerite and Cullam’s wedding night been lovely.

-Callum sounds way better than the book cover.

-I loved Marguerite fiancee; but honorable man who has his own fears.

 Tempted by the Highland Warrior by Michelle Willingham is the sweetest Highlander novels I have ever read and now I am offically ADDICTED to Highlanders.