to read..


Five books by my bed all shouting “read me!”… wondering where do I start?

Read the book? Any insights?

Enlighten me please 🙂



  1. Nadia said,

    June 27, 2009 at 8:14 am

    The road less travelled is great, but it depends on your mood. A Thousand Splendid Suns is for when you’re in a mood for thinking about deep issues like humanity and other world issues. It’s an AMAZING novel. As for Eat Pray Love, if you’re looking for inspiration, light reading, and laughter, read it. It’s great too and I really enjoyed it last summer. She’s a funny writer even though her book discusses deep issues.

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 27, 2009 at 1:26 pm

      Great, great, great… thanks for the prompt feedback!
      I’ve started with “Eat Pray Love”, it has just the right ingredients; inspiration and laughter, can’t ask for more!

  2. um3azzan said,

    June 27, 2009 at 10:31 am

    Cant wait till we start exchanging .. the one I am reading is very good too

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm

      It’s always a joy to get back to reading after some lapse..

  3. Nadia said,

    June 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Oh yes! Just as you typed that, I got a call from the post office announcing that my new book just arrived from Amazon. ‘The Angel’s Game’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. I was terrified it wouldn’t arrive before I travel tomorrow. I ordered it specifically for long plane trips and waits in airports 🙂

    Thanks for your golden blessing!

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 28, 2009 at 10:37 am

      Wow.. so my posts send blessings right through to Dhofar 😀 Do keep reading my posts, you never know what other blessings could come your way 😉

  4. STING said,

    June 27, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    No doubt, start with The Road Less Traveled. Take my word for it, one of the best, you won’t regret it. Let me know what you think :p.

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 28, 2009 at 10:43 am

      I got this book some 2 years back, but for some reason I went to reading other books. I just noticed it in my bookshelf few days back and thought I’ll bring it back to life again. I’ll let you know how it goes, keep following my “book reviews” section every now and again 🙂

  5. STING said,

    June 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Btw, a friend gave me A Thousand Splendid Suns too, started but then stopped. Not my type, but a great book. I will read it when on vacation :p.

  6. Muslim Girl said,

    June 27, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Make sure you read A Thousand Splendid Suns!! I fell in love with that book 🙂

  7. Muggle said,

    June 27, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I’ve only read A Thousand Splendid Suns and it’s definitely an amazing read. I don’t read a lot nowadays but when I read this book, I was hooked. It’s very emotional, though.

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 28, 2009 at 10:52 am

      I love emotional books, how it makes you feel like you’re actually there living the scene! When it’s a happy moment, your mood is good. When it’s a sad moment, you find yourself gloomy, not wanting to go out!

      Words do magic 🙂

  8. Faith said,

    June 27, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    A thousand splendid suns is one of the best books I recently read.
    Khaled Hosseini rocks!

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 28, 2009 at 10:54 am

      Yah Khaled rocks! I’ve watched “The kite runner” the movie and it was amazing!

  9. 'liya said,

    June 27, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I see you’ve started with Eat Pray Love, that’s one of my favourite books and perfect light summer reading. Good choice 😀

  10. Sam said,

    June 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm

    the last two books on the bottom are two of my “READ ME!” list, too!
    Check this site (if you haven’t before),, i’m sure u’ll find loads of recommendations and enough reviews to decide which books to read =)

    • Shahrazad said,

      June 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm

      thanks for dropping in Sam 🙂

      I’ve checked Shelfari a while ago, I was hoping I could get it to appear in my side-bar but unfortunately wordpress does not allow it yet, something to do with java not being safe enough, I don’t know 😦

  11. July 2, 2009 at 12:26 pm


    I wouldn’t give you specific recommendations, but I can offer you this advice. Go with your inner feeling, seek your greatest interest, and don’t oblige yourself to complete a book if you lost interest or when another book’s shouting voice becomes unbearable!


    • Shahrazad said,

      July 3, 2009 at 9:26 am

      Wa3alikum elSalam..

      thanks Hamed. I’m half way through “eat, pray, love” and it’s awesome!
      Generally, I try to finish off a book as much as I can, I give it a chance even if it wasn’t my cup of tea.. unless it’s bad for my taste or it intoxicates my brain, then I stop.

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