Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success by Angela Duckworth | Where I found out that I wasn’t gritty enough to finish this book

We have gathered here tonight (today? depending on where you are at) to talk about Non-fiction!

Usually when I see non-fiction book stands at the stores I automatically turn away and go look for genres I am more interested in, i.e. everything else. But when I saw this book on NetGalley many many months ago, it instantly caught my attention. Who doesn’t want to get into an inner circle of successful people and learn their secrets? I surely did! Continue reading “Grit: Passion, Perseverance, and the Science of Success by Angela Duckworth | Where I found out that I wasn’t gritty enough to finish this book”

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Review: I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

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Book: I am Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai,

Publisher: Editorial Presença (Portugal)

Year: 2014

Rating: ★★ / 5

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“I am Malala. This is my story.”
Malala Yousafzai was only ten years old when the Taliban took control of her region. They said music was a crime. They said women weren’t allowed to go to the market. They said girls couldn’t go to school.
Raised in a once-peaceful area of Pakistan transformed by terrorism, Malala was taught to stand up for what she believes. So she fought for her right to be educated. And on October 9, 2012, she nearly lost her life for the cause: She was shot point-blank while riding the bus on her way home from school.
No one expected her to survive.

It’s hard to review these kind of books and I don’t think they should be reviewed at all. They aren’t there to entertain the audience and it is not about writing style or word flow or adjectives that the author used. These books are meant to transmit a message.

You might say here that all books carry some sort of message within them and it is true but some more than others. So consider this just my opinion and thoughts on the book and don’t take it for granted at all.

I was very interested in reading her story, getting to know more about what actually happened in Pakistan, how people survived Taliban oppression.

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