My sister and I always enjoy a 15 minute window shopping in Jashanmal Bookstore, as we always had this dream of working in a book store or a coffee shop that has bookstore in it.
And in that day we saw Before I Fall novel, and it caught our eyes with the beautiful cover and especially the question on the cover "What if you only had one day to live…" and the next thing we did run to the cashier buy the book and here am I writing a review on it.
Before I Fall tell the story of an eighteen years old popular girl named Samantha who relives her last day after geting in a car crash over and over again.
What I like most about this book, that it is not the typical rewind kind of story. As in each day Sam relives you know more about how she see herself as a popular and part of mean girl group, and how she learn more about why people treat people in different mannars and why sometimes humans just keep on doing the same mistakes, and how to let learn to let go of things.
It's a very smart novel that I couldn't let go of until I finished it and I recommend you to take a chance and read it.
Quotes that I loved from Before I Fall:
"Here is another thing to remember: hope keeps you alive. Even when you're dead, it's the only thing that keeps you alive."
"So many things become beautiful when you really look."
"You can't judge a book by its steel-toed combat boots."
Yesterday I was with my friends having breakfast in one of the oldest gahwa (a traditional coffee shop in arabic) in Manama souq, Bahrain. It was a day filled with fun, laughter and amazing foooood.
First Round of the amazing breakfast!
After eating what seems like 10 plates and more than two rounds of chai 7aleeb (Tea with milk in arabic) it only cost us 1 BD (around $2) per person and the owner of the coffee shop was joking around by saying "If you went to the Sheraton you will pay 40 BD (around $120) just for the servies" God bless him.
Manama Souq is a must go to locals and foreigner do not miss this and especially eating in traditional coffee shop.