Leena al Marzouqi
ive been reading books for as long as i can remember. books have saved me from myself and are a big reason i am the person i am today.
- Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- member since April 16, 2011
The Moderators of the group based on the book 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE welcome you.
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2011, 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in anytime.
Our November BOTMs are:
1. The Princess of Cleves by Mme. De Lafayette
2. Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John le Carré
3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Also, we are reading David Copperfield by Charles Dickens as a seasonal read.
Please join us in one or all four. The discussion questions are posted and pinned to the top of the discussions.
I could only say that reading in Arabic has many different aspects to it, the most noted one is reading for religious inrichment, that I might say, has to be read only in Arabic and only. Also you must not confuse the beauty you find in reading in English with that you find in Arabic because they are certainly of distinct characteristics. I would never recommend reading Arabic novels, never, especially contemporary ones, because for a start, authors have neglected poetic language; their writing lacks that beauty wich I believe, Arabic from all languages necessiate no matter how small, or little that book is. Second to that, is the shallowness that became part of today's literature industry, I always find those novels too shallow and with no excellent base to build their story on. So Leena, never read Arabic novels and only stick to the safe side, but this doesn't mean I am not fond of my language, or I do not encourage you to read in Arabic, not at all.
I myself wnated to quit reading in English and convert to Arabic because I believe I would not only enjoy, but I would become addicted. Target books written at an early age, AlMu'allaqat in literature, Albidayah wa Alnehaya and Alsseerah in history, and regarding religion might say Mustafa Alrafii3i, Almnflouti and Ali Atantawi. Good luck.