I'm Laala and I'm 24 years old. This is mostly a book blog, but I also occasionally document my life.
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~ Wednesday, July 30 ~
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The problem that marked his earlier years: almost everything is interesting. Books, in particular; and learning other languages, cracking their codes, beginning to see their patterns and their mutations; and history.
— Michael Cunningham, The Snow Queen
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~ Tuesday, July 29 ~
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Song of the Day:
Photograph by Ed Sheeran

So you can keep me
inside the pocket of your ripped jeans
holding me closer ‘til our eyes meet
you won’t ever be alone, wait for me to come home

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~ Monday, July 28 ~
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Seen in Jamaica, Queens.

These scenes of Eid celebrates in New York warm my heart. I showed some to family here in Bahrain and everyone found it amazing. I love how the communities have gone out to celebrate, using any large spaces to preform Eid prayers and come together.
Eid Mubarak everyone! Asakum min 3ouwada :)

humansofnewyork:

Seen in Jamaica, Queens.

These scenes of Eid celebrates in New York warm my heart. I showed some to family here in Bahrain and everyone found it amazing. I love how the communities have gone out to celebrate, using any large spaces to preform Eid prayers and come together.

Eid Mubarak everyone! Asakum min 3ouwada :)

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Raymond Carver, The Windows of the Summer Vacation Houses

Raymond Carver, The Windows of the Summer Vacation Houses

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For Amanda, pictures I took when exploring Highgate Cemetery. 

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I find it hard to name the one book that was so damn delightful it changed my life. The truth is, they have all changed my life, every single one of them—even the ones I hated. Books are my version of “experiences.” I’m made of them.
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~ Sunday, July 27 ~
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My acquisition and digestion of books is, to be frank, absurd. Just get a Kindle, everyone advised me a few years ago. Yet here I am, packing for a short flight between London and Belfast, with my Kindle, certainly, but also with four or five hardback books jammed into my hand luggage, just in case. Just in case we happen to fly through a wrinkle in time in which an hour expands to accommodate infinity.
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~ Saturday, July 26 ~
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Song of the Day:
Heart’s On Fire by Passenger

Well I don’t know where and I don’t know when
but I know we’ll be lovers again
I’ll see you some day before the end
I don’t know where and I don’t know when

Passenger’s new album is absolutely beautiful. 

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~ Friday, July 25 ~
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It strikes him suddenly as the most wonderful of all possibilities: the chance to lie quietly, alone, on his mattress, which the party playing, soft as a radio, in the next room.
— Michael Cunningham, The Snow Queen
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~ Thursday, July 24 ~
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I was training last night with my brother (Muay Thai) and he was teaching me that I needed to be able to go around him in circles. As we were training, I started to turn and began yelling “PIVOT! PIVOT! PIVOT!” He stared at me for a second, trying to decide between telling me off for not being serious during training and wanting to laugh himself. I raised my eyebrow at him and he said, “shut up. SHUT UP, SHUT UP!”

I was training last night with my brother (Muay Thai) and he was teaching me that I needed to be able to go around him in circles. As we were training, I started to turn and began yelling “PIVOT! PIVOT! PIVOT!” He stared at me for a second, trying to decide between telling me off for not being serious during training and wanting to laugh himself. I raised my eyebrow at him and he said, “shut up. SHUT UP, SHUT UP!”

(Source: goodnightandg00dbye)

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