I’m Looking For Good Books to Read

      

I’m just about the finish the “Millennium” trilogy, and so I’m looking for some good books to read once I’m done here.

   

I had read “The Jewel of Medina” a couple of years back, so when its sequel came out, I bought that too. I haven’t read “The Sword of Medina” yet, but I really would rather read something else if I could.

   

I still haven’t finished “Last Night at Chateau Marmont”, from the same author as “The Devil Wears Prada”. But only because it’s such a boring book, I don’t think I’ll ever really finish it if I had other options.

   

I’m going to read this new book I got called “How to Read Literature Like a Professor”; if only so that I could finish that horrible “Ulysses” book. I’m unable to read even a few pages of it at any time. So in the absence of any recommendations from you guys, I’ll probably be reading these two books next.

      

I’m looking something like “The Lovely Bones”, “About a Boy”, or even “Deception Point”.

Any recommendations?

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Google Doodle celebrates Gibran Khalil Gibran

Google Doodle celebrates the birth of Gibran Khlail Gibran.

His memorial in Washington DC.

His memorial in Boston.

His museum in Lebanon

Related Posts: Holiday SeasonTreasure Island doodleX-Ray Google doodleAhmad Shauqi doodleThe Flintstones’ doodleGoogle’s birthday doodle, and Agatha Christies’ doodle.

Today’s Google Doodle

What’s it about? I thought Cluedo at first, but it turns out to be an Agatha christie’s 120th birthday tribute. I wasn’t that way off, thank god.

Funny Sudanese Article

Sa5eefa but still hilarious.

We’re not the only ones eli yt.hawoshoon bil5aleej

After last week’s housha between Kuwait & Qatar, it’s good to know we’re not the only ones fighting like kids in the gulf.

Watch this cartoon, very popular, shame it’s banned

This has been watched more than 10 million times.

This video is part 5 of the Adventures of Mark Twain Clay-motion movie. It’s based on Mark Twain‘s many books and novels; like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Mysterious Stranger, Eve’s Diary, and the Damned human Race.

This banned video here is based on the Mysterious Stranger novel. It shows how humans were created, and also gives us a glimpse of doom’s day destruction. The Mysterious Stranger is highly controversial because of its thoughts on religion, the role of God, and the creation of man.

I found the cartoon highly interesting, intelligent, and entertaining. The show is quite good and very thought provoking. You won’t regret watching it. Here are the links for the movie:

Ghazi Al-Qusaibi in Kuwait’s heart الكويت لن تنسى غازي القصيبي

As most of you know by know, Dr. Ghazi Al-Qusaibi, has died yesterday morning. He was a Saudi politician, academic, ambassador, and minister. He also was a poet, an author, and a writer. More than he was one of Kuwait’s heros.

He was one of the first Arab writers to use his writing talents in the defence of Kuwait against the Iraqi Invasion in 1990. There isn’t a Kuwaiti that doesn’t know his famous patriotic Poem “أقسمت يا كويت”. It’s a very strong poem that came out during the 1st days of the invasion, at the most needed time. You can watch Al-Qusaibi recite it in the above video, that was taking in his 1st visit back to Kuwait after its liberation in 1991.

It makes me feel proud that we in Kuwait have not forgotten him, local Kuwaiti papers placed the news of his death and how big his loss is on their front page: Al-Jareeda, Al-Qabas, Al-Watan, and Al-Rai. Dr Al-Qusaibi did deserve to be on page one.

Another important community that remembered Al-Qusaibi, and paid him the respect he deserves, is the Kuwaiti blogging community. Some of the most highly followed bloggers wrote great things about the deceased: Frankom, Bait El-Grain, Bint Al-Shamiya, and ilsul6ana.

Kuwait is sad about the death of Dr. Ghazi, and he will always have a special place in our hearts.

اللهم ارحم غازي القصيبي

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Risky Book: Irani girl writes a memoir about sex, stripping, and Rock & Roll

The Last Living Slut: Born in Iran, Bred Backstage is a Memoir  hailed as the Rock & Roll version of  Salman Rushdi’s “Satanic Verses”, as quoted by Newsweek magazine.

Roxana Shirazi is an Iranian born woman, now living in the UK. She was born in the pre-Islamic Revolution, and was sent to London at the age of 10 to finish her studies and to be raised away from the Islamic revolutionary ideas of Iran in the early 1980’s.

Well, Ms. Shirazi has outdone her self here. She has written a memoir that is very sexually explicit, in which she clearly describes all of her abusing and sexual experiences in vivid detail. Readers should be well warned before picking up a copy. She mentions names, describes experiences, and uncover the sleazy underground clubbing scenes of London.

In case you’re wondering what kind of Rock & Roll we’re talking about; well, lets just say that Guns & Roses and Papa Roach are just a few of the bands she mentions.

You can read some of the news about her in Newsweek here and in NY Daily News here.