Thursday, February 08, 2007

Books II

Dear World,

I've treated myself to more books this week. I just finished reading a hefty novel by Steinbeck called East of Eden, which was deep and amazing.

I've started reading Shalimar the Clown by Salman Rushdie, in which the main character is an ambassador's daughter "India" living in the States.

Now, many of you may know that Salman Rushdie is not very popular in this part of the world, after his reference to the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him), in his Satanic Verses. But I was intrigued by the reputation behind the author. This is the first time I read anything by Salman Rushdie, and so far so good. Nothing special thu.

Another book I want to read soon is "The Good Earth" by Pearl S. Buck. This book won the Pulitzer prize in 1932.

I love diving into the world that is a novel. It takes me into a realm of imagination and excitement and rolls like a movie in my head. I can't say enough about reading. To be surrounded by the comfort of my library of books is so amazing. It just gives me warmth and comfort and feeling of peace and serenity.

Other books that have won a special place on my bookshelves are A Million Little Pieces by James Frey, Harry Potter by J.K Rowling, Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice, Lightning by Danielle Steel.

These are treasures I want to keep for my children. I want them to find my tagged pages, my notes at the back of the book, my name signed on each one, and the date I purchased or started reading the book.




Hisham said...

I hear ya about novels. And it's the more amazing when you meet someone who read the same book, talking about their favorite scenes (especially so if it's not a particularly well-known book.)

You might want to check out

I've cataloged my books easily using ISBN codes. You can too, and it's an interesting way to see what you might want to read next. It's like web 2.0 for books :)

SoulSearch said...

Thanks for stopping by. I've been looking to exchange fav scenes from the books I've read. Interesting blog you have there.


Gardens of Sand said...

I love reading too. I just finished reading the translator by Leila Abouleila, a muslim sudanese author. It was very excellent and I really loved how muslims were presented in it. My new thing is to find asian/muslim authors and read their novels. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!

By the way SS, I should have a copy of The Good Earth in Bahrain. Ask my sister for it.


SoulSearch said...

Hey GOS,
Its so great to hear from you. Your sister did give me your copy of Good Eart but by mistake, she was supposed to give me one of my books Doe borrowed.

I share your views about finding asian/muslim authors or characters in novels. I recently bought a book by Hisham Mattar called In The Country of Men about Libyans living under Gaddafi's regime. I can't wait to devour it.

loved your latest posts.