Monthly Archives: January 2011

Book read: Dreaming in Chinese

Deborah Fallows, Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language (2010) Deborah Fallows, an American Ph.D. in Linguistics, lived and worked in China for three years. Despite her background in linguistics and her previous studies of languages, she … Continue reading

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Book read: The Butterfly Mosque

G. Willow Wilson, The Butterfly Mosque (2010) G. Willow Wilson, an American convert to Islam, has written an engrossing memoir* of her finding of God, how that brought her to Egypt, and of her new life there. This is, at … Continue reading

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High School Reading

I’ve fallen behind on the book I’m reading right now, so I’m not ready to report on it. Instead, I’d like to briefly share some slightly disorganized thoughts on why more people (such as myself) don’t like to read “serious” … Continue reading

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Book read: Responses to 101 Questions on Islam

John Renard, Responses to 101 Questions on Islam (1998) (note: this book is now titled 101 Questions and Answers on Islam) This book is a collection of answers to typical questions that the author has been asked about Islam when … Continue reading

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I’m Already Cheating at Post a Week

This post is a pathetic attempt to meet the requirements of the Post a Week challenge. There’s probably a way to back-date posts, but I don’t know what it is. I’m actually in the middle of an actual post (on … Continue reading

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50 Books in 2011

Despite being a librarian, I don’t read as many books as I’d like or as I feel I should. Even in a library, reading a book at your desk somehow isn’t as acceptable as staring at a computer screen for … Continue reading

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Post A Week 2011

I just found out that WordPress is challenging its bloggers to post daily or weekly this year. Since my last blog died from lack of posting, this sounds like a Good Thing to Do™. So I’ll be doing at least … Continue reading

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