Forever, Together Alone Tag!

I want to thank inkgirlandwords for nominating me for this awesome tag!! She is so super smart and down to earth I can’t believe she’s still a teenager! She is definitely one of my favorite most awesome bloggers so please do check out her blog I guarantee it’s worth your follow!

The Rules:♡

  1. Thank the person who started this tag (Luna) and link the blog back!
  2. Answer the questions the person has set up for you! (#7 Stays The Same Forever!)
  3. Tag some peeps back who you think or know are not in a relationship or have a crush!
  4. Post your favourite picture you have on your desktop! (idk why just do it XD)

Do you a movie/book crush you wish was real:

Definitely Mr. Darcy!!

What are some problems you think come with relationships:

Ummm well I’m no expert at relationships but I think the biggest problem personally for me would be that I am very impatient sometimes and I can be very stubborn so it would be hard for me to adjust and try to be more understanding. I also have a very hard time opening up to people and letting people in which would probably be hard for my partner because they can’t really tell how I’m feeling about things.

Would you ever want to have a kid:

Inkgirlandwords says: I don’t think I would sorry I can’t resist answering my own quesitons sometimes XD

At the place I am in right now in my life I don’t think I want kids any time soon and I don’t think I’ll ever feel like I want to have kids but you never know! People change every day and maybe in like ten years I’ll think differently. It’s not that I don’t like kids because I do but I just wouldn’t want the responsibility of raising one because I wouldn’t be able to take care of it properly and I don’t think that’s fair.

Do you like to write poetry:

Yes definitely! It’s like an outlet for me!

Do you want to get married/ be in a relationship:

Not right now but maybe someday.

Do you think romantic love is worth everything and you should give up everything for it:

No I think TV and books tend to romanticize things and make it seem like love is worth it but realistically it’s really not worth it sometimes and you have to realise that when you’re in love especially initially when you’re at that crazy in love stage things may seem euphoric but in the long run they may change drastically and you may really end up giving up so much. Plus, people fall out of love all the time (it’s sad but it’s true) and I think you have to accept that you may not always be together so is giving up everything really worth it?

Are you in a relationship/have a crush or are you a lonely bean like me:

Lol the only crushes I have are on famous people who don’t know I exist!

My Favorite Picture:

My Nominees Are:

The rest of my forever alone bloggers (you know who you are!)

Use the same questions!

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Book Review: A Thousand Splendid Suns

*Warning: Contains Spoilers*

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini is an incredible book about two women from different families and different backgrounds who are forced to suffer the same fate as a result of unfortunate events. These two women go on to form an extraordinary bond and fight for their freedom. Unlike Hosseini’s first book The Kite Runner this one focuses more on the lives of young women in Afghanistan. I originally read this book for my English class and absolutely loved it. Hosseini has a certain way of using characters to bring out emotions and create realistic situations. His books are always very honest and raw and discuss subjects that need to be more openly discussed if we want a way to solve them.

This book begins with the narration of a young Afghan girl Marriam who is living a miserable life where she feels trapped by her dramatically possessive mother. She is closer to her father who visits her often but always leaves her anyway. Her father has wives and Marriam’s mother is only a maid who once worked for them and so she lives further away on her own. Her father obviously feels guilty about the situation but is too afraid to do anything about it and Marriam’s mother is too irrational to truly help Marriam understand the situation better.

One unfortunate day, Marriam decides to leave her mother to go visit her father even though she is forbidden to and comes back to find that her mother has committed suicide leaving her all alone. Her father who is influenced by his wives decides to marry her off to a significantly older shoemaker, Rasheed. The marriage quickly goes downhill and soon she lives in fear of his ever changing moods, violent temper, control and trust issues and misogynistic views. He believes that men should never lose control of their wives and to prove this point he forces her to wear a burqa and he often ridicules, insults and torments her, sometimes physically abusing her.

Laila is also a young girl living in Afghanistan whose life is turned upside down when a rocket lands on her house killing her family. Her boyfriend Tariq has already left for Pakistan and when she realizes she’s pregnant with Tariq’s baby she agrees to marry Rasheed when he asks her.

At first Marriam is furious and accuses Laila of stealing her husband but after the baby arrives she starts to soften towards Laila. Soon Marriam and Laila are closer than ever. Knowing that they only have each other they quickly start trying to defend each other against Rasheed’s rages and abuse which only angers him more. Hosseini allows the reader an insight not only into the lives of these women and their suffering but into Afghanistan before and after the Taliban rule. He talks about how men were forced to grow beards, women were forced to cover up, women weren’t allowed to go out of their house alone without being accompanied by a male and at one point he talks about how women in labor were turned away from hospitals because the two genders weren’t allowed to use the same hospitals.

This book really portrays Afghanistan and its people in a different light instead of the stereotypical way we often see it portrayed by the media. It really makes you think about life and how much these people have been through. By the end you will truly become emotionally attached to the characters. This is a must read book that I could not put down.

“One could not count the moons that shimmer on her roofs, or the thousand splendid suns that hide behind her walls”

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