Wednesday, June 26, 2013

What's Up Wednesday

Hello readers and what is up?? I hope you enjoy today's post!

What I'm Reading

I just finished reading LOVE, TINK. I did a review a couple of days ago. 

What I'm Writing 

My latest WIP has a title WOULD YOU BELIEVE and I have a sample of it on wattpad. It also reached the 12k mark! It's about a strong faithed girl who is friends with two girls who don't have faith and is losing faith and what becomes of them.   

What Else I've Been Up To

My poetry collection is not just a collection waiting to be crowdfunded, I got my first supporter and lots of people spreading the word. I also found people to help me edit, format and market it, yay!! You can find an excerpt and donate at poetfida.pubslush.com

What Inspires Me Right Now

Twitter conversations and the energy within myself. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

Book Review: Love, Tink

Hello readers, 

After I don't know how long of saying ill read it, but forgot about it I finally did. After updating my wattpad page with a new story I open the story LOVE, TINK by Elle Strauss. I did love it!! 

I enjoy her courage in taking charge of having a date, in stealing (even though stealing is bad), helping a friend, opening herself up, and in letting go. 

I can't wait to read the other episodes! Recently Elle made it all into one book and gave it a new cover! Enjoy! 

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Monday Blessings, Part Two #15: Birthday

Salaam readers,

Yesterday was my birthday and this is what I was blessed with:

Waking up to happy birthday smiles and hugs from my parents. Hearing Quran. Going on Facebook to see 'happy birthdays!' from my extended family.

Toured Biltmore Estates, had ice cream. It's like a little paradise on earth.

Had a bonfire in the evening and rain storm at night. Last but not least, I got my chocolate!!

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).

Monday, June 17, 2013

Monday Blessings #15: Up in the Mountains

Salaam readers,

I had an outing with my friends. Just my friends. It was my first one and it was great!

I spent a week out of state seeing the mountains and the beach. It makes missing Malaysia a little less hard. At first there was something about the air that made me sneeze, I had to adjust to it and then loved it. It's what I get for being in flat land, smog filled.

Last but not least, I had a great birthday! Tomorrow I'll post my birthday blessings. Be on the lookout and enjoy!

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June TCWT Blog Chain

Hello readers, the prompt for this month's blog chain is:

“How have both the people in your life and your own personal experiences impacted your writing? Do you ever base characters off of people you know?”

There are moments in my life
that left an impact on me
whether good or bad
some are stories I see
that need to be heard

People need to know
the struggles and successes
of being a Muslim

My characters are based
off of me and my friends,
enemies, or just acquaintances

My characters are based on
who I wish to be
and other dreams I've had.

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).

Monday, June 10, 2013

Monday Blessings #14: June

Salaam readers!

I applied for my first part time job! And it's the perfect one because I get to work with books and my awesome organization skills. Please pray that I get it.

I tried a citrus flavored fortune cookie.

I had early birthday cupcakes. It was red velvet made from scratch.

I went to some more grad parties. But I'm glad they are over. The introvert in me is tired of these extroverted events.

I can finally keep myself busy with a new WIP I'm working on (you'll know if you're on twitter) and my summer course started today.

Last, but not least: don't forget my poetry collection campaign. I would love for you all to help. You might get a poem and/or recognition for it. Thank you!

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Experiment Sunday: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hello readers! I'm finally doing another experiment Sunday!


My mom has always wanted to makes red velvet cake and not the one from the box, but from scratch. Instead of cake we tried cupcakes! She succeeded!

We forgot to put crushed pecans as garnish and we didn't put much red food coloring. It ended up being dark reddish brown, but in the middle the red really showed. It was delicious and moist. The frosting wasn't sweet, but very creamy and good! My mom got the recipe from a malaysian. It's a Malaysian thing to not have something sweet.

Well, I don't have the link for the exact recipe she used. Here's a similar one. Enjoy!

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Book Review: How I Lost You

Hello readers,

Before I get into today's post I wanted to mention to those who didn't notice yesterday my campaign for my poetry collection is open and ready for some help. I was wondering if you lovely readers could help spread the word. Here's the link! Thank you in advance!


Now back to today's post. Today I'm sharing my review about 'How I Lost You' by Janet Gutler.

After so long I went to the bookstore knowing what books I wanted to get. Then I saw 'How I Lost You' by Janet Gurtler. I forgot the others and bought it. Right when I got home I couldn't wait to read it!

I love that it started of differently than other books and with an activity you wouldn't expect. I loved it like other little things. When she mentioned a certain kind of laugh I went back in time when I laughed like that with my own friends.

I loved that they had their friendship symbol and hugs like I have a friendly slap and hugs with my bestie.

I could already see that this story and friendship is going to make me cry. In the middle of the book I could feel the tears coming. I tried to hold it in. Towards the end a few tears fell and turned into sobs.

This my favorite quote from it: "'That's another reason I love you. You're so in tune with your faults.' -Kya." I do have many more.

When I finally finished I felt like being with my friend and wanting to talk. I can relate the best friend parts with my bestie & the losing parts with those so called friends.

The second best thing from having your friend after reading this book is having an ice cream cone or the whole tub.

This is an amazing book to be a gift to your close friends as a way of saying I want this kind if friendship without the trouble and losing you.

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

June edition of IWSG

Hello everyone!


I don't think I feel insecure today. Well, if I think about it, then I do feel insecure.

Remember how I said I'm going to crowd fund my poetry collection to self publish it. Well, I finished making the campaign and I'm waiting for it to be approved. I keep thinking it won't be or it will be, but not have much support of crowdfunding.

Last but not least I submitted to an anthology and they said yes! But I wonder if my writing is good enough and the whole thing will get love.

Love, Fida Islaih
(all writing is mine & copyrighted unless stated otherwise).