January 30, 2011 archive

Mailbox Monday – January 31, 2011

Welcome to this week’s edition of Mailbox Monday, hosted this month at Rose City Reader (next month this weekly event will be hosted at Library of Clean Reads). Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia at The Printed Page, who graciously hosted it for a long, long time, before turning it into a touring meme (details …

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Muslim Women Reformers – Book Review

Our media have generally acted as a  megaphone for Islamists, rewarding and magnifying their initial 9/11 and subsequent terrorist acts, designed for maximum publicity and recruitment purposes. In contrast, many Muslims with opposing views have not been given a significant voice. There is considerable ignorance of those determined individuals and organizations, particularly in Muslim countries, …

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Bread Givers – Book Review

More and more I began to think inside myself, I didn’t want to sell herring for the rest of my days. I want to learn something. I want to do something. I want some day to make myself for a person and come among people. – from Bread Givers, page 66 – Sara Smolinsky lives …

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Sunday Salon – January 30, 2011

January 30, 2011 Here we are, the last Sunday in January, a twelfth of the way through 2011. How did that happen? I have a had a great reading month so far…it looks like I will manage to complete nine books this month and most of a tenth. So far none most have earned four …

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