Friday, February 27, 2015

Writing Update

Hello Poetteers,

Remember my WIP I've mentioned on Wednesday? At 20k I have decided to put it aside for writing and personal reasons.

Happy Friday!

Love, Fida

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

What's Up Wed - A Short Post

Hello Poetteers,

My WIP is at 18k. My goal is to add 15k by March 5, so I hope to write 2k everyday until then.

Other than that, I got the cold that is going around. I apologize for the very short post.

Love, Fida
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Saturday, February 21, 2015

LoveAThon Poetry

Hello Poetteers,

Here is where I feel comfortable. This is my favorite part. Book spine poetry.

From Beirut to Jerusalem

A book thief
a kite runner
spending mornings in Jenin

Her olives
sought the wind.


Does my head look big in this
a veil of roses?
Keeping faith
say what you will.

Love, Fida
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LoveAThon Introduction

Hello Poetteers,

(made up by me to mean poetry lovers, just so the new readers know)

My name is Fida. I'm from the snowy Midwest. I started blogging at the end of 2008 after discovering it the same year after being a guest blogger in a blog that is no longer running. I had shared my poetry and loved it. They convinced me to make my own blog.

My blog name has changed a bit. I started of with it being The Poetry Korner, now it's Hugs & Kisses of Poetry. Sidenote: it's also the title of my third poetry collection.

I'm not exactly a book blogger than I am a poetry blogger but when I do review books it's either contemp or historical YA.

Besides poetry and reviews I participate in the weekly What's Up Wednesday memes.

I think the discovery of indie authors and the research that followed for me to fall into being part of the indie community.

I enjoy the friendships!

I'm looking forward to:
An Ember in the Ashes,
A Court of Thorns and Roses,
Queen of Shadows,
Written in the Stars.

Everyone should read: Mornings in Jenin.

Besides books I love shopping for

Love, Fida

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

What's Up Wed: Her Olives Anniversary

Hello Poetteers,

I finally got my hands on and read the first volume of Ms. Marvel, No Normal. I don't really read comics but it was cool to read of a muslim character. It wasn't just a side characteristic. It was a big part of what she did, what she is doing, and what she wants to do, etc. I can't wait to read the other comics about her.

My WIP is taking it slow. I'm still on 17k and my goal is still 20k by the end of this week.

Other than that, a year ago today I self published my second poetry collection, HER OLIVES!

Thanks to Tessa for the picture submission!

Love, Fida

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Blessings: I'm Alive

Hello readers,

*A little over two years ago I wrote a poem with the same title, I'm Alive for the people in other countries. Today I write one for the people in my own country.

I'm grateful that I'm alive
while my brother and sisters
are dying,
getting killed
not just in other countries
but in my own country

I am their voice
as I am my voice
I will stand up for them

As we ask to not just be heard
but to be listened to
As we ask for a better life
a more protected life

I am not afraid
through my fear
I will smile and scream
I will make a change.

Love, Fida

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

What's up Wednesday


What I'm Reading

I finished I WAS HERE. I gave it four stars. I'm still reading ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES. I'm currently reading THE STAR THIEF by Jamie Grey.

What I'm Writing

I'm working on a secret project. For my WIP I'm at 17k. My goal is 20k by next week.

What Else

Three days left to submit pictures for my HER OLIVES collage. Use #FidasOlives for me to find it.

Love, Fida

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

What's up Wed: February!

I'm currently reading I WAS HERE by Gayle Forman.

I'm at about 15k for my new WIP. My goal is to reach 20k by next week.

Aside from writing I have a couple secret projects I'm working on. One non secret I'm working on is a collage of people reading HER OLIVES. If you haven't sent one yet, you have until the 12th to send me one. Send it to me through #FidasOlives.

Love, Fida