thebookishvoice with theimperfectmuslimah

So, I’ve never shared the pieces I write for other platforms on here before… But I really love this one. What do y’all think?

thebookishnerd

October’s guest contributor is Neymat Raboobee, the woman behind theimperfectmuslimah blog. She is a South African copy-editor, writer and professional cat lover.

Neymat has been an avid bookworm since she was five years old. She, like so many of us, read Harry Potter when she was seven years old and fell head over heels in love with the entire thing becoming an official fangirl. Since then, books have inhabited 64% of her heart at all times.

She is also a bookstagrammer under the handle thecrotchetybookworm. Her piece, entitled “Sudden Realizations” is all about books and their ability to unite us, the way they make us feel and their importance in the world. It has a little bit of everything with each paragraph presenting a new, intriguing thought. I really enjoyed it and found her perspective interesting. It is a very well-written piece and I’m sure you will enjoy it just…

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Scent Memory

I don’t have a strong nose. I think of scent as my weakest sense, even though I have nearsighted eyes to the power of -10. Even so, there are certain scents that’ll always get my attention. A few years ago, I had a kitchen fire after frying up some samosas. Five minutes ago, my mother … Continue reading Scent Memory

The Never-ending To Do List

When I’m sick, I turn into a horrible conversationalist because nothing sounds good anymore and all I can seem to focus on is that my body and I are two separate entities and I (my brain) am losing to it. This is wrong, of course. We cannot separate ourselves from our bodies, even though we … Continue reading The Never-ending To Do List

What I am Grateful for this Month (June)

Three months of no monthly gratitude posts and it kind of feels like my mind isn't quite sure what to settle on anymore. It's been a rough few months. To be honest, it's been a rough few years. Today especially, I'm grateful for the growth that's allowed me to reach this point. A year ago, … Continue reading What I am Grateful for this Month (June)

Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Nine

Chapter Nine A muscle jumped in her father’s jaw and Saami’ah feared she’d overstepped. “Vibrant. She was so full of colour and boldness that she really took my breath away. No matter what room she stepped into, she was always the very centre of attention. That was exactly how she liked it too.” A faraway … Continue reading Fiction: Masquerade Chapter Nine