Tuesday, February 20, 2007

More Books!

OK since the National Day break is almost here and you are not exactly excited about hala fibrayir why don't you grab a book and stay in. Here are three interesting memoirs:

The Accidental President of Brazil: A memoir by Fernando Henrique Cardoso. A really interesting memoir about the struggles of an emerging democracy. Maybe we can learn a thing or two.

The Spiral Staircase by Karen Armstrong. The renown author of History of God. She talks about her experience as a nun, falling out of it and her search for enlightenment. Excellent memoir, a bit dragging though.

Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail by Malika Oufkir. Reads like fiction. Daughter of a Moroccan General talks about her life growing up amidst then falling out of favour with the royal family.

And if you can't decide whether you are more crazy about books or gadgets.. well here is the perfect solution for you. It's the latest Portable Reader System from Sony!

Enjoy the break and stay away from spray foam!


Anonymous said...

I got Stolen Lives for the weekend.
I've heard so much about it and looking forward to read it.

Misguided said...

Thanks for the tip. I still much rather hold a book and turn the page. Their are thousands of free online books in pdf format. They are mostly the classics. I generally read a bit online and find myself running off and buying the book. It's just easier on the eyes.

Bu Ziyad said...

misguided: Having the benefit of trying it over the holiday it’s actually not bad at all! It feels like a paperback and the screen is very soft on the eyes unlike computer screens. And you can download as many books on it. It works great for holidays. It takes a little getting used to and might never replace the traditional book but it’s a good compliment.