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  • Holy Cow and No God But God

    7 posts, 5 voices, 709 views, started Mar 5, 2010

    Posted on Friday, March 5, 2010 by Sh0tzz99




    • Amethyst
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      I’m reading two books right now.  I need something light in between chapters of No God But God.  It’s a very informative book about Islam (from the beginning till now), but it’s not something that I can read before bed.  My brain stays up all night if I do.  So, Holy Cow is the one I’m reading in between brain breaks.  Much to my disappointment, it’s a thinking book too. Good and informative, but not the funny travel essay I’d hoped it to be.

      I’m always looking for books that make me laugh, but they are hard to find. Recommendations are welcomed.





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          Sh0tzz99 wrote Mar 5, 2010
        • I’m enjoying it, but it’s not making me laugh out loud like some others have.



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Mar 5, 2010
        • If you are enjoying the book “No God But God” I recommend reading the work of Irshad Manji. She’s pretty controversial but I just love her energy. My husband and I met her at a recent conference for independent school educators. We really liked her as a person. She even wanted to exchange business cards with us and says she wants to come out to Maui.

          Now for fun and humor I recommend the book by Norah Ephren “I feel bad about my neck.” It’s hilarious. She talks about getting older and watching her body change.



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          Sh0tzz99 wrote Mar 7, 2010
        • Thanks Cynthia.  I will put the Norah Ephren book on my library list (which is rather long).  I’ll check out some Manji too.  I really like books where I learn something. Another one I really like is called Treacherous Alliance, which is about the relationships between Iran, Israel, and the US. It’s really interesting and I am learning a lot particularly about the late 70’s when the Iranians took the US Embassy and held the hostages.  I was too young at the time to have paid attention, so that book is enlightening.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Mar 7, 2010
        • I loved the Nora Ephron book!!!!



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          Sh0tzz99 wrote Mar 8, 2010
        • Just finished Holy Cow last night.  I did enjoy it, but some of the customs disturbed me.  Started reading the fourth in the 44 Scotland Street series by Alexander McCall Smith; The World According to Bertie.  Those books are a very nice escape and take me back to my fantastic Scotland vacation a few years ago.



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