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Why would you say you're reading an amazing book yet you can't tell us what it is? then mentioning it in this thread is pointless.

She's reading a biography of Imam Khomeini that slanders and defames him.

She's trying to build up some hype for it before making the announcement public.

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I have just finished Gerrard: My Autobiography by Steven Gerrard

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I started reading The Theory of the Governace of Jurist (Wilayat al-Fiqih) by Mahdi Hadavi Tehrani

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However, I've stopped as it was very complicated and my head started hurting after.

I'm gonna see if Ayatollah Khomeini's (ra) original work on the topic is any better (I'm sure it would have been logical to start with that instead).

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Why not? :unsure:

It's Brave New World.

You can get Animal Farm for free on the internet. There are also cheap prints out there if you can find them.The one I got was priced £1.30

Well that was embarrassing.. :blush: And I can't even edit my post... :Hijabi:

I probably could, I just have this thing for buying books in shops :lol: Its time I got an amazon account, really. :squeez:

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Some of what Im currently reading.

The count of monte cristo. Started off a bit boring, then became awesome, now nearly a third of the way through (its about 1300 pages in total) and its boring again. I have it on good authority that it gets better.

Metaphysics: a contemporary introduction. Ive got through a few of the chapters so far. Its heavy reading and dry in parts, and I need a break of a couple of weeks at least in between each chapter otherwise I'll burn out.

Everywhere and Everywhen. This is an introduction to the philosophy of physics. Ive read 2/3 of the book, and its not as interesting as I thought it would be. Im not sure whether thats the authors fault or the just the subject matter. Maybe I need to know more physics to appreciate it. Which brings me to...

The Goldilocks Enigma. I bought this about 2yrs ago and lost interest after 60 pages. Now that Ive picked it up again Im finding it a lot more interesting. Its basically a popular intro to cosmology, with a focus on the amazing fine tuning of the Universe for life.

Usually Im reading many books at one time. I read a few chapters of one book, get bored and go to a second, then a third... then maybe back to the first. This means that it takes me a few months to finish a book on average. I wish I had the discipline of baradar and Marbles to focus on one book at a time and finish it in a few days. Nevermind... back to Monte Cristo

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Usually Im reading many books at one time. I read a few chapters of one book, get bored and go to a second, then a third... then maybe back to the first. This means that it takes me a few months to finish a book on average. I wish I had the discipline of baradar and Marbles to focus on one book at a time and finish it in a few days. Nevermind... back to Monte Cristo

I am a lot worse. I read 2-3 pages of whatever interests me in any part of a book and then go to another book. Well at least I can justify it by saying that the Quran has a tasrifi style @)

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You? Not reading? What's the world come to :o

Yeah man just imagine ^_^

Actually, I haven't been reading properly, you know. Scattered poems in this book and few short stories in that anthology do not count.

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just ordered "outliers". i have it on good authority that its an inspirational read

This is a very good book. I read it a year ago when it just came out and I re-read it again in the month of ramadhan in one sitting.

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I'm reading a book called" Book of Passage" for Sayed Mohammed Alhussaini Al-Shiraziقدس الله سره.

It is really a good book, I'm currently reading in the last chapter that talks about the curtsies of travelling.

It is very very useful, I advise you to read it, if you can read Arabic.

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just finished outliers. took me ages cos i could only read it in small chunks at a time.

things are still clicking and connecting in my mind, but i found it to be fascinating. especially the stories about bill gates, the jewish lawyers and genius minds. great stuff. it was a pretty brave step for the author to talk about races like that, risking the wrath of the PC army, the korean pilots and paddy fields thing was particularly interesting.

initial thoughs are that i probably racked up 10,000 hours on sc, why arent i a maestro yet :huh:

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Our Lady of Alice Bhatti by Muhammed Hanif

It's the second novel by the author. The first one, A Case of Exploding Mangoes, was a great hit with its dark sarcasm and scathing political commentary. Amazon says the book hasn't released yet, in the West probably. But the Subcontinental copy has come out and I bought it today. The storyline isn't very appealing but I can only say more after reading the book. Will surely review once done.

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Just finished

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What an amazing read!! Realy and truly a book worth its money. Khaled Hosseini sheds light on life in kabul, what it was like growing up there as a kid and his journey to America. The highlight of it was when he travels back into a taliban infested Kabul to meet 'some1' was arguable the best part of the book!

Cant wait to get my hands on :

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^ Both are good reads indeed. The first better than the second.

As for "The Kiterunner", the novel becomes linearly familiar with a film-like storyline when the protagonist returns to Kabul to save a boy. Too many remarkable but predictable things happen, like coming across his childhood adversary (what's his name) who joins the Taliban. This is a weak point in the plot. The author could have weaved a more intriguing storyline. Anyway.

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