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- Stockbridge, GA, USA
- member since May 27, 2011
So interesting to see your taste in books. You might love 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' and the indian author I can recommend highly is Rohinton Mistry - esp. his 'A Fine Balance' and then 'Family Matters'. I see youv'e read Chitra Bannerjee, she's my fav. too. You could also try Arundhati Roy's 'The God Of Small Things'.
Drakey, it is funny to get a note from you because, I was thinking of posting one to you today asking how you liked The Bookseller of Kabul. I having read all that much recently of middle eastern books, but I did read Hero by Michael Korda about Lawrence of Arabia which I found really interesting and it provided much insight about setting up the middle eastern countries after WWI. I'm hoping to get to Finding Nouf by Zoe Ferraris in a week or two and will let you know about that.
I would also like to invite you to our group Crossroads in which we have many region, time and subject specific discussions. I'm sure you could find some good suggestions there. We have an interesting group which includes teachers, librarians, farmers, social workers, artists and many other ordinary people who love books. You can find us here http://www.shelfari.com/groups/92211/about
Our Middle East discussion is here and I'll bet you will find some interesting books there: http://www.shelfari.com/groups/92211/discussions/425057/The-Middle-East?showall=true#10045081
I must agree. I have been working with kids for 11 years. I have been a counselor for 8 of those years. I work with kids that are 5 yrs old to 11 years old. I work more with the 3rd-5th grade kiddos though. Many books can be turned into a lesson. The kids love it. I am always open to recommendations.
I enjoy books that really go into the character's thoughts (their own inner struggles especially, trying to find themselves or coming to terms with who they are). I can't tell you of one favorite in particular. Humm the one that comes to mind is Veronika Decides to Die by Paulo Coelho. I like many of his books. Of course, these would not be appropriate for the kids.
Other times, I don't feel like reading a novel (fiction). Once in a while I will come across a good article that motivates me to read further into the topic. At the moment, I am reading a few books on intuition, listening to our gut. It is quite interesting stuff. That led me to check out a book The Gift of Fear: Survival Signals. Now, that really gets my mind working.
I have not read anything by Vladmir but will put it on my list.
I agree about the poetry in some books. I usually end up underlining those beautiful sentences. Thank makes me think of the book Loving Frank and some works by Isabel Allende.
I better stop because I can go on and on.
got to say...ur hobby is a little bit unheard of loooool but that is something rather interesting.i don't know much about ksa but i can tell u about uae.i am not a native i am lebanese living in uae.its very modern country,very secure and ppl from all around the world lives here in peace and harmony.i just love it and love being here.
i was born at 73 not 76....and about the book,well i might write one one day but not yet :)
i am heading a book publishing and distribution business...have a look at my site and give me ur opinion.........nice to chat with u too
tell more about ur book idea.....what is it about?
so far, i never read anything from clive barker...its true i like the dark comedy and fictions about the paranormal and the underworld.....sharp eye you've got there lol.......very exact notice i should say.as for uae..yes i do live in uae..been here for 35 years...very lovely country,i love it very much and its very advanced and peaceful....u should visit some time....come :)
I there. I too work at a school. I am a counselor and I love to read books that teach the kids lessons about life. I also have a daughter who enjoys reading so, I read books with her. Anything you read to your kiddos at school may be of great help to me (so I know what the kids might like). As for my taste in books, it really does vary. I have so may different moods. I start many books and sometimes take a while to finish them. I tend to put them down and move from book to book depending on my mood. It is kinda of an odd thing I suppose.