Saturday, February 17, 2007

Too many books, too little time

We finally ventured to the PowerBooks Warehouse sale, the other day. We went home with 3 big bags full with a total of 27 books and a bill equivalent to the monthly mortgage for a studio type condo. Phew. But I've always considered books as good investment to enrich our minds and develop our vocabulary. Now I hope I can find the time to just read away.

Here's an inventory of the books I bought:
Thirty Nothing by Lisa Jewell
"Have you ever wondered what happened to your first love?" That is the premise of this sparkling new romantic comedy from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller "Ralph's Party" - An irresistible novel about best friends turning 30 ... and falling in love.

Nazism and War by Richard Bessel
Richard Bessel, one of the preeminent authorities on the social and political history of Modern Germany demonstrates how racial hatred was the driving force behind - and not a by product - of Nazism.

Belshazzar's Daughter by Barbara Nadel
A spicy thriller set in Istanbul's back alleys that the Literary Review (UK) called "exciting, accomplished and original".

The Story of My Life: An Afghan girl on the other side of the sky by Farah Ahmedi with Tamim Ansary
"A great twenty first century American immigrant story, the story of my life is the modern American dream and it's rich with details of the Taliban and Afghanistan" - Peter Castro, executive editor of People Magazine

Lipstick Jihad: A memoir of growing up Iranian in Ameirca and American in Iran by Azadeh Moaveni
The author paints a rare portrait of Teheran populated by a cast of young people whose exuberance and despair bring the modern reality of Iran to vivid life. Hers is the struggle of a young woman of the diaspora searching for a homeland that may not exist.

Scribbling The Cat by Alexandra Fuller
Travels with an African soldier - It's what happens when you look too deeply into your own history and fall head long into the past.

Now is The Time to Open Your Heart by Alice Walker
Written with Alice Walker's flawless and passionate prose, this is a beautiful meditation on wisdom and nature - The story of one woman's spiritual quest, her passage through time and her collision with love.

The Traveller by John Twelve Hawks
A world that exists in the shadows of our own. A conflict we will never see. One woman who stands between those determined to control history and those who will risk their lives for freedom.

The Secret Man by Bob Woodward
The story of Watergate's Deep Throat

Broken Song by Kathryn Lasky
The year is 1897, and life for the Jews in Russia is desperately hard. People live in fear of the Tsar's brutal soldiers, who are known to ride through Jewish villages on missions of destruction called pogroms.

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