Well, this Sunday finds me very busy studying. My final paper topic for my Political Theology class was approved, so my lovely husband went to campus with me yesterday in order to be a library book hauler. I'm going to compare St. Paul's re-interpretation of the Old Testament with the Muslim re-interpretation of Biblical figures, focusing in both cases on Abraham. I'm really excited to be doing this topic because I think it sounds interesting. Funnily enough, the Bruce Feiler book Abraham gave me the idea for this. If you're wondering why I re-read the book just a few weeks after reading it for the first time, that's why!
This week was a very successful reading week, which is really good. I am literally drowning in review copies these days – I've taken to stacking them on the floor because I just don't have room on my bookcases anymore. It doesn't help that I already have reviews scheduled to post through the end of April – I might have to change the dates for some of these so I continue to meet my review commitments! (Who would have thought that too many reviews would be complaint?)
I'm currently giving away an autographed copy of the amazing Saffron Dreams by Shaila Abdullah! [review][entry page] This contest goes until April 4, so make sure you enter if you haven't already, this really was a great read.
This week, I joyfully posted about reading 100 books in 2009 and posed the question, "How do you read?" I also received some awards, which is a great honor! I also joined the Non-Fiction Five challenge and wrote about the LOST episode "He's Our You." I also participated in Teaser Tuesdays, Wordless Wednesdays, and Quotable. My Thursday Tunes for this week was Idina Menzel.
Now, onto the stats!
Books I've read this week:
The Traitor's Wife – Susan Higginbotham
The Prince – Niccolo Machiavelli [re-read for school]
When You are Engulfed in Flames – David Sedaris
Caravaggio's Angel – Ruth Brandon
Abraham: A Journey to the Heart of Three Faiths – Bruce Feiler [re-read for school]
Reviews posted this week:
This Year's Model – Carol Alt [review]
Everyone is Beautiful – Katherine Center [review]
Saffron Dreams – Shaila Abdullah [review]
Descartes' Bones: The Skeletal History of the Conflict Between Faith and Reason [review]
Salaam, Paris – Kavita Daswani [review]
The Billionaire's Vinegar: The Mystery of the World's Most Expensive Bottle of Wine – Benjamin Wallace [review]