And the latest temptation was the ‘3 for 2’ offer at Waterstone’s.
You can’t just say no to good books and good offers, can you?
I have finished reading ‘No god but God‘ which somehow gets me into questioning a few things, as I do not agree with everything Reza Aslan wrote in that book. But still, it is a book I would suggest everyone to read, if and only if they will not absorb every single thing they read. The part in which he re-told the early history of Islam (in present tense, mind you) is definitely a must-read. I mean, I read ar-Raheequl Makhtoum by Mubarakpuri, but the way the story of hardship the companions of the Prophet faced in this book by Aslan, for example, is so moving that I shed my tears more than once.
I surrendered to the temptation by buying three books, and plus another one at the counter.
First is the book by Obama (who is more pro-zionist than Clinton, a fact that is made known to me in the conversation with the man in Costa Coffee a few minutes later) -The Audacity of Hope. I haven’t even finish the other two books I bought previously (see Books, and more Books) but I think I am going to read this one first. Well, after I finish Angela’s Ashes of course. Such a page-turner that book is.
Then, I think, due to my emotional instability, I resorted for fiction. In fact, three fictions. Doris Lessing’s The Golden Notebook (she won a Nobel Prize in 2007, so this is well-justified), We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver (a winner for Orange Prize for fiction 2005, also a well-justified choice), and the last one which I bought at the reduced price of £2.99 since I spent more than £10 for the other three books – A Quiet Belief in Angels by R.J. Ellory. Also the winner of British Book Awards.
Now the question is ‘ How do I find time to read these books?’
p.s. Oh, even talking about books makes me happy!