Turning the Page: Celebrating World Environment Day with Eco-Conscious Reads

Every year on June 5th, the globe unites under the banner of World Environment Day to promote environmental awareness and action. Established in 1974 by the United Nations, this day serves as a global platform for public outreach and is celebrated in over 100 countries. The event has grown to become one of the principal vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. As we embrace this year’s theme, it’s an opportunity to reflect on how we, as individuals and communities, can contribute to sustaining a greener planet.


A Reader’s Role in Environmental Advocacy


As lovers of literature, we have the unique opportunity to influence and be influenced by the books we choose to read. Literature not only educates and entertains but also empowers and encourages us to make impactful decisions. This World Environment Day, why not commit to reading books that explore themes of sustainability, conservation, and the wonders of the natural world? Here are a few simple tips for making your reading habits more environmentally friendly:


  1. Opt for eBooks or Audiobooks: Reduce paper use by exploring digital versions of your favorite titles.
  2. Support Local Libraries and Bookstores: Borrowing books or purchasing used books can help minimize your carbon footprint.
  3. Recycle and Donate: Ensure your read books find a new home or are recycled properly.
  4. Choose Environmentally Conscious Publishers: Support publishers who use sustainable practices and materials.


Inspiring Reads for Eco-Conscious Minds

Delve into these titles that not only enrich your knowledge but also align with the ethos of environmental responsibility:



Closing Thoughts: The Impact of One

This World Environment Day, let’s remember that every small action counts. Whether it’s choosing a book that opens our eyes to environmental issues, or adopting sustainable practices in our daily lives, we can all play a part in nurturing the planet. Let’s turn the page towards a more sustainable future, one book at a time. Happy reading, and happy World Environment Day!


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Celebrating UAE National Day with Insightful Reads

The United Arab Emirates’ National Day is a momentous occasion, commemorating the unification of the seven emirates. It is a day of national pride, cultural reflection, and celebration. Amidst the festivities, it’s also a perfect time to delve into books that enrich our understanding of the UAE’s culture, history, and development. In this spirit, let’s explore three compelling books that resonate with the essence of this special day.


Cracking the Sales Code


Sales is an art that requires a fusion of the right mindset, skillset, and toolset. “Cracking the Sales Code” offers a masterful approach to achieving sales excellence. Whether you are a budding entrepreneur in Dubai or a seasoned sales executive in Abu Dhabi, this book is your guide to scaling new heights in your sales career. The author presents a simple yet potent formula to help you unlock your full sales potential. With this book, you embark on a journey that not only enhances your professional skills but also aligns with the spirit of growth and ambition that the UAE embodies.


Geographical Names – Memory of Generations

The UAE’s rich history and cultural identity are intricately linked to its geographical landmarks. “Geographical Names – Memory of Generations” dives into the profound significance of these names, offering insights into the UAE’s historical and geographical heritage. The book is an essential read for anyone interested in understanding how the UAE’s landscape has evolved over time. It reveals the transformations of various locations, shedding light on the nation’s journey from past to present. This book is especially pertinent on National Day, as it helps us appreciate the deep-rooted history and cultural legacy of the UAE.


Late Dress

“Late Dress” is a delightful exploration of childhood adventures in the UAE. Following the experiences of Talal, Lamar, and their friends, this book is a charming portrayal of youth and exploration across the emirates. It’s a fantastic read for families, offering a glimpse into the everyday adventures and cultural experiences within the UAE. This book is particularly fitting for National Day, as it encapsulates the spirit of unity, friendship, and discovery that is central to the UAE’s ethos.


As we celebrate UAE National Day, these books provide not just entertainment, but also a deeper understanding and appreciation of the nation’s heritage, culture, and aspirations. Whether you’re a resident or a visitor, delving into these reads is a perfect way to connect with the spirit of the UAE.


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Eid Al Adha: Embracing Sacrifice, Reflection, and Enriching Reads

Eid Al Adha, also known as the ‘Festival of Sacrifice,’ is one of the most significant celebrations on the Islamic calendar. Observed by Muslims across the globe, it is a time of prayer, feasting, and most importantly, remembering the spirit of sacrifice and obedience towards the divine command.


History Behind Eid Al Adha

The celebration of Eid Al Adha is rooted deeply in the history of Islam, paying homage to Prophet Ibrahim’s unwavering devotion to Allah. According to tradition, Prophet Ibrahim was willing to sacrifice his son, Ismail, in obedience to God’s command. In the very act of sacrifice, Allah intervened, replacing Ismail with a lamb from the heavens, symbolizing divine mercy and Ibrahim’s supreme faith. This act of sacrifice is what gives the festival its name and defines its central theme.


Rituals of the Day

On the day of Eid Al Adha, Muslims gather at mosques, dressed in their best attire to offer the special Eid prayers. Following the prayers, the act of sacrifice or Qurbani is performed by those who can afford it. This involves the sacrifice of an animal such as a goat, sheep, cow, or buffalo, emulating Prophet Ibrahim’s act of devotion. The meat from the sacrifice is divided into three parts, one for the family, one for relatives, friends, or neighbours, and the last part for the poor and needy. This act of distribution signifies sharing blessings and promoting a sense of community and equality.


Eid Al Adha Books

Amidst these rich traditions and heartfelt observances, reading can offer a meaningful way to reflect on the values that underpin the festival. This Eid Al Adha, we recommend a range of books that offer readers an immersive experience.


Jeddah… By Peter Pinar takes readers on an artistic journey through the captivating city of Jeddah. It captures the aura of the ancient world and evokes a sense of appreciation for a simple, meaningful life.


From Brokenness to Whole guides readers towards inner strength and resilience. Amidst the festivities of Eid Al Adha, this book is a profound reminder of our inherent ability to overcome adversity.


Messages is a heartening compilation of letters that inspire introspection and self-discovery. The book emphasizes the importance of balanced thought and inner peace, resonating with the festival’s contemplative spirit.


One Day, He Told Me is an exploration of happiness. It beautifully encapsulates the joy in simple things in life, aligning with the ethos of Eid Al Adha.

Eid Al Adha presents us with an opportunity to honour and internalize the principles of faith, sacrifice, and charity. In addition to the traditional observances, the act of reading can serve as a quiet, reflective retreat that complements the spirit of this auspicious occasion. So, as you delve into the festivities this year, do set aside some time to explore these enriching reads.


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Eid Mubarak!

10 Inspirational Tips to Write a Book


The process of writing can become quite taxing if you don’t get the right help. Without someone who has done it before, chances are you may jump into a pool of confusion and make mistakes.

Are you an author, facing writer’s block, not feeling inspired to write or just writing for the first time? Then look no further because Austin Macauley has you covered!

Here’s a list of our tips and tricks that’ll help you to write a book.

Read, Read, Read!

All of you must have heard the phrase, ‘to write a lot, you need to read a lot.’ If not, then there you have it.

Reading helps enhance your creativity and knowledge. It keeps wrenching out the ideas in your mind and inspires you to write more.

Before writing any book, conducting research is a must. Reading can also help you find inspiration, be it from books, blogs, magazines, forums, quotes, history, newspapers, etc. It is one of the best ways to improve your writing style, character development, and story-telling technique.


Now, you must be wondering what does traveling have to do with writing? Researchers say that traveling helps in stimulating our cognitive processes which form the basis for our creative and innovative thinking.

When you visit new places you meet new people, try new things, break your routine; all these things help you in writing your book, inspire you to develop characters, create future settings, etc.

Exploring cultures and places also opens your mind and you become receptive towards new ideas.

Watch TV; movies, news, series, anything

Some people call TV a mental killer and advise authors and writers to stay as far as they can from it. But we advise otherwise. Given a rational thought, it can inspire you to write.

The stories, the scenarios, the colours, and everything else can provide you with great ideas for writing. Believe us or not, TV has the power to awaken emotions in our minds and give us food for thought. So, next time you’re in a hunt for inspiration try turning your TV and you may actually find it on TV

Go through success stories

One of the best ways to get inspired to write is to read the success stories. When people see others succeed, they feel the urge to succeed as well, which kicks in the motivation to do it.

Similarly, when you lack the inspiration to write, you should go through the success stories of authors and find your muse.


Discover the joy of writing

Think of the reason why you became an author or want to become an author.

Most do this merely for the love of writing and they can’t imagine doing anything else. They just put their pen to paper and watch the magic unfold. It’s time for you to embrace the power and feel the pleasure of the joy that comes with writing.

Zen before Pen

Before you start writing, you need to open and freshen up your mind. Why not try and meditate for a while, take a walk, have some green tea, or do whatever you do to relax and refresh yourself.

Remove all the stresses and negative thoughts and begin writing with a fresh and open mind.

Make habits instead of goals

Instead of setting goals such as ‘finish a book in a year’, ‘write the first draft by this month’, etc. try developing a habit of writing.

You could say ‘I will write for 30 minutes each day’. In this way, you remove the barrier in your mind placed by the pressure of finishing something or attaining the end product and let the words flow out of your mind in a smooth and relaxed manner.

You can incorporate the habit of writing in your goal setting. You can say, “I will finish my book in a year, and write one page every day.” It makes it small and attainable and helps you build a momentum of writing.

Think: Reader 

When writing a book, make your readers a priority. Set a filter in your mind to eliminate or edit out the part that you think your readers may not like or find it boring.

If you’re confused about something in your book, put yourself in your readers’ shoes and see how it feels now. If you like it, keep it. If you don’t, delete or edit.

If you write to please your editor, agent, or publisher you may not necessarily please your readers.

 Write compelling beginning and resounding ending

The start and end of your book should serve as bookends that hold the book together. The beginning should capture the attention of the reader so they may get hooked on to reading it further.

While the ending shouldn’t be ambiguous and vague leaving the readers in ambiguity unless you’re planning to write a sequel

Close the door

Our final tip is from a piece by Stephen King,

“Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open. Your stuff starts out being just for you, in other words, but then it goes out. Once you know what the story is and get it right — as of right as you can, anyway — it belongs to anyone who wants to read it. Or criticize it.”

He means to create your first draft without taking anyone’s opinion. Do what your heart desires, write what you like the best.

After you’re finished with it, have others read it, review it and criticize it, and adjust it accordingly. In this way, you will not frustrate yourself over what people are going to say about your work.

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