28 October, 2010

Books I've Read on 2010

Below is a list of  books I've read during this year, provided with an info link to learn more about each book.

We still have two more months to go, any suggestions for new books to read meanwhile will be highly appreciated.

1. Arabic Books:

* (link) سيرة مدينة - عبدالرحمن منيف 

* (link) دفاتر الطوفان - سميحة خريس

* (link) بنات الرياض - رجاء الصانع

* (link) وادي الصفصافة - أحمد الطراونة

* (link) أوجاع وطن - أحمد حسن الزعبي

2. English Books:

* The Power of Now - Eckhart Tolle (link)

* Stillness Speaks - Eckhart Tolle (link)

* The Arab Center - Marwan Muasher (link)

* Like the Flowing River - Paulo Coelho (link)

* Manual of the Warrior of Light - Paulo Coelho (link)

* Murder in the Name of Honor - Rana Husseini (link)

3. Currently Reading:

* الآثار المسيحية في الأردن - المطران سليم الصائغ

23 October, 2010

Because we are THAT connected

I recently read an analysis, in the form of a metaphor, about the relationship between parents (especially mothers) and their children; it goes like because the connection between a parent and a child is intimately and strongly linked a child tries so hard, and with the same amount of that positive link, to go against that connection. (Unfortunately I don’t remember where I read this, and I hope I explained it right).

Ever since I read this analysis I keep relating it to daily incidents like; the relationship between a Muslim and a Christian, Jordanians from Jordanian and Palestinian origins, citizens and their country (regarding social, political, economical issues).

It kind of makes sense, it lessens the tension of this hectic period we are living in these days, and it’s kind of comforting, as lame as this may sound! Don’t you think?!

13 October, 2010

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