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Campaign: The Epics of Enkidu – A Hero with Autism

Books like any other art has become a medium of raising awareness to the masses. From LGBTQ+ characters to a much heavier topics, stories have become diverse as years passed by. And seeing books as not only a means of pleasure, entertainment, and informative learning but also as a platform to reach out to others and spread awareness has made the reading experience more meaningful than it used to be.

In the past few years, we have seen diverse characters that do not only differ from their skin color, race, and gender. Not only that, but mental health issues have also been a topic for books. Diversity has helped us understand others whose experience has never been known to us and it also gives us something to connect to when we feel like others could not really understand us.

Now, we are presented once again with a literary piece that could help us understand what autism is like and how we can help spread awareness about it.

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The Epic of Enkidu is a comic that tells the story of a hero with autism. The story was inspired by the author’s nephew and The Epic of Gilgamesh, a Mesopotamian myth.

There is a fundraising campaign that the author created to help out the autism community. So by buying a copy of this book, you can be a big help to the autism community that the author will help out. There are other perks along with the book if you are interested.

Check out the video down below for more info about the campaign. And for more details on how you can help out, head over to The Epics of Enkidu Project.


I hope you guys would help out, if not in monetary means, kindly spread the word about it.

Please and thank you!

Maria❤

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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌕

Published: September 14, 2008

Publisher: Scholastic Press

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 374

 

 


“But the Hunger Games are their weapon and you are not supposed to be able to defeat it.”

Synopsis:

Winning means fame and fortune.

Losing means certain death.

The Hunger Games have begun…

In the ruins of a place once known as North America lies the nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the districts in line by forcing them all to send one boy and once girl between the ages of twelve and eighteen to participate in the annual Hunger Games, a fight to the death on live TV.

Sixteen-year-old Katniss Everdeen regards it as a death sentence when she steps forward to take her sister’s place in the Games. But Katniss has been close to dead before-and survival, for her, is second nature. Without really meaning to, she becomes a contender. But if she is to win, she will have to start making choices that weigh survival against humanity and life against love.

 

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Recent Reads (May 11-17, 2020)

Happy Monday everyone! It’s a new week, which means it’s time to look back in the past week as to what I have read and what I am currently reading.

I have not been reading much lately, either through audiobooks or physical books. My sleeping pattern was quite messed up and I really can’t function much every day because I feel so sleepy, and yet I can’t sleep at night. Oh the struggle.

But I managed to finish 1 book and 1 novella. I am not pressuring myself that much because I am so ahead in my Goodreads goal that I feel confident to slow down a little. So I will quit the chitchat and dive into the books.

 

 

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Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag

Books are my escape to the real world. Contemporary books are too close to the reality that I found myself shying away from them. When I read a book, especially a good one, I feel like I was transported to whatever world the book has opened up for me. I was part of the magic, the chaos, and the politics. For this reason, fantasy has been my go-to genre ever since I’ve become a reader.

I was not tagged by anyone but after seeing this Get to Know the Fantasy Reader Tag from Sammie of The Book Wyrm’s Den I know I have to do it.

So I will keep this intro short and get into the tag.

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Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Published: March 06, 2018

Publisher: HarperCollins

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 435

 

 


“What the hell kind of soap opera did I just walk into here?”

SYNOPSIS:

Juliette Ferrars thought she’d won. She took over Sector 45, was named the new Supreme Commander, and now has Warner by her side. But she’s still the girl with the ability to kill with a single touch—and now she’s got the whole world in the palm of her hand. When tragedy hits, who will she become? Will she be able to control the power she wields and use it for good?

 

 

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Recent Reads (May 04-10, 2020)

Summer has come early in my country. It’s only May and yet the heat is killing me. It’s very hard to do things when it’s too hot. And with that being said, I tend to only read at night when the air is a bit cooler. So I haven’t been reading much.

Also, since summer is right around the corner, I’ve been leaning on contemporary romance books which only happens this year. I rarely reached out for contemporary romance books but now I am craving for it. If anyone knows a book similar to You’ve Got Mail, let me know!

I still managed to finish 2 books; 1 of these books has been on my currently reading for a month and it’s about time that I finish it. I also DNFed a book not because it was bad but because the content is too heavy for my taste and I want to dive into the book with the right mindset so I will probably pick it up again some other time.

Okay, so without further ado, let’s get into the books.

 

 

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Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett

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RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑

Published: April 04, 2017

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Format: e-Book

Pages: 391

 

 


“We all know one another on the inside. It’s what’s on the outside that distracts.”

SYNOPSIS:

Classic movie buff Bailey “Mink” Rydell has spent months crushing on a witty film geek she only knows online by “Alex.” Two coasts separate the teens until Bailey moves in with her dad, who lives in the same California surfing town as her online crush.

Faced with doubts (what if he’s a creep in real life—or worse?), Bailey doesn’t tell Alex she’s moved to his hometown. Or that she’s landed a job at the local tourist-trap museum. Or that she’s being heckled daily by the irritatingly hot museum security guard, Porter Roth—a.k.a. her new arch-nemesis. But life is whole lot messier than the movies, especially when Bailey discovers that tricky fine line between hate, love, and whatever-it-is she’s starting to feel for Porter.

And as the summer months go by, Bailey must choose whether to cling to a dreamy online fantasy in Alex or take a risk on an imperfect reality with Porter. The choice is both simpler and more complicated than she realizes, because Porter Roth is hiding a secret of his own: Porter is Alex…Approximately.

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet.

 

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