- member since August 14, 2011
farida Z’s last login was Friday, January 4, 2013.
Ezzayik ya Farida? :P
How are you?
hope you did well on your exams, and don't have any more soon?
Hmm, no i don't know Belal Fadl or Omer Taher.
Actually i think i will attack a legal collection of decisions concerning Egyptian laws by Ahmad Jundi.
Well, see you soon, and tace care!
Hummus, hommos, hommos bet7ini. you know, the food :D smashed hommos grains with t7ini, and a twist of lemon and salt :P and served with olive oil, yummyyy!
ah okay, i didn't make attention to the "plan to read" :D
yes, you're right, and sometimes book get so much review you higher your expectations, and therefore might find the book disappointing, although it's a good book.
Actually i'm on a book about Kaddafi, very interesting anecdotes about him.
Ahhh okay i see :D so you think appreciating arts is our best? we have also goos hummus you know :P
Yes, Taha Hussein has a unique style, like he's always thinking about what he wants to write, and sometimes he even write down his thought process. on purpose. Very clever.
I see you're reading the secret? i have heard a lot about it, is it good ?
The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet was pretty good. It gave insight into the relations between the Americans and Japanese during WWII as well as the first love of a 13 year old boy who was Chinese and a girl who was Japanese. Thirteen Reasons Why was pretty good, too. I just started it yesterday and finished it today. You are correct in saying that it's haunting, but in a good way! I'm just starting The Book Thief, but am not sure how far I'll get. It's 500+ pages long and school starts here in a week and a half (I teach Gr. 1). We'll see how that goes! How's the Koran going? Do you read certain parts each day?
You make it sound like only Lebanon in the middle east appreciates art :P Egypt has been an art center too, specially it had some freedom from the Ottomans, which gave it's intellectual life some space to grow.
yes, i love smart authors too. my last sad novels were: "Le roman d'un Spahi" - novel of a spahi (a french soldier from a special regiment) by Pierre Loti . It's in french , i don't know if there is any translation of it. And the other one is "al mu3azzaboun fil ard" of Taha Hussein i told you about. I'm afraid most books i read are in french .
haha, okay, from one side it's better to read a book at a time since you concentrate better on the story.
Hehe, Lebanon's nickname was once "Switzerland of the Orient" but not any more :P
Haha, yes, make them sign a contract before "3akd i3arat kitab"
Ah okay, i see. Well i haven't read many arabic novels, mostly "the thieve and the dogs" of Naguib Mahfouz, but i prefer official arabic, i don't get accents other than mine.
I've seen your review on this book. You like sad books? i've just finished 2 sad novels. :(
The kite runner has been recommended to me before, but still haven't read it.
My reading patterns are to buy lots of books in expositions - when they're on sale - and then i read 4-5 books together. it takes more time, but makes it more interesting.
What about you?
I'll try to read these books whenever i manage to finish some of mine :)
Yes, i am, and i see you're from Egypt, oumm el denya :D
How is it in your country? hope things are well for you?
the worst is when i lend a book to someone, and he returns it all messed up. A disaster!! but lately i'm trying to overcome this, by convincing myself that what matters is people not books :P
Yes, Taha Hussein, from Egypt! i have read a book about poetry by him - something you like it seems - , a very interesting view on Jahiliyyi poetry, and now, "Al mou3azzaboun fil Ard" quite depressing but very smartly written!
What are you reading for the moment?
Hello, how are you?
It's interesting what you say, "holding" a book. it's a great part of reading rituals! holding the pages, flipping them gently and hearing the sound they make, sensing the texture of the paper .. almost sensual.
but i see we have no books in common, maybe when you'll add more books something will appear.