Tag Archives: literature

Being told what to read

We all take pleasure in recommending a book or two. We enjoy reading about book recommendations on the internet, in a magazine or newspaper. We eagerly open our ears to hear and we then read about new releases, then run and read the book ourselves. We take each page in a time, we get all […]

You should date a girl who reads.

Originally posted on Coco J. Ginger Says:
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes, who has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card…

13 Words (You Probably Didn’t Know) Were Invented By Shakespeare

I found this article shared by a friend of mine on Facebook, and here, I’m going to share it here. I don’t know how accurate this article is, and whether or not Shakespeare actually did invent these words. Somehow I believe that these kind of words were invented before Shakespeare. But then again, Shakespeare is […]

The Motherhood Short Story Competition 2014

Originally posted on Being Feminist:
About the Competition The Motherhood Short Story Competition has been founded by Egyptian writer Mahmoud Mansi, the founder of The Forgotten Writers Project, and in cooperation with the Being Feminist. Therefore, we – (Being Feminist & The Forgotten Writers Foundation) are honored to launch this global project together. The chief…

Shakespeare’s love and insults

A collection of Shakespeare’s love quotes and insults. Fun.

My Passion for Literature

Perhaps I don’t consider myself to be a great reader, but I do enjoy reading. If it was a competition of who read faster, I would probably lose, because I don’t think I have this list and time for reading. I read for pleasure and for satisfying my own imagination. I enjoy it. I might […]

Jane Eyre

So yesterday I re-watched the 2011 adaptation of Jane Eyre, and I think it was the first time I’ve cried while watching one of the adaptations of this story. I’m usually touched by the story and my heart beats when Jane Eyre and Mr. Rochester confess their love for the first time, but this time […]

Straketch: Write yourself

I’m thrilled to introduce the new Straketch : Write yourself. And I would like to invite every person who wants to write and explore what’s within. No one has to be a professional writer to start composing and experiencing a world of magic. I’m not a professional writer or a good writer for that matter, […]

Straketch will no longer be a personal blog

Original post here Less than a year ago I decided to convert my blog (straketch.com) into a magazine, a cultural magazine about literature, art and what’s related. I was slightly encouraged and thus I have kept postponing it until I have completely forgotten. I am passionate about literature and art, I am passionate about so […]

The Desire to write grows with recognition

A post from Straketch Less than a year ago the director of the foundation The Forgotten Writers, Mahmoud Mansi,  contacted me on this blog introducing to me his foundation, and about the competition they held under the theme “Women’s domination”.  I had few months to work on a story and I had numerous of ideas in my […]

The Middle East has become what Orwell predicts in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984), while the west is what Huxley predicts in Brave New World.

Finding Colin Firth

I have finished reading this novel and have written a review here on my blog