For those of you who are book lovers, you would be interested to know that media publisher Karangkraf is holding their Karnival Karangkraf 2011 at their premises in Shah Alam, Selangor. The event is taking place this weekend, from 28th to 30th January 2011. To be honest, it is of little interest to me as I am not really a fan of what Karangkraf publishes, apart from Majalah i. But if they are your thing, there’s nothing to stop you from going for it.
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So I decided to dredge this blog from the depths of development hell, give it a fresh look with a nice new WordPress theme, and turn it into a personal project of mine. You can actually read about the story of this revival effort here. Oh yes, I have renamed the blog to “The Bibliaholic Blog”, of which the genesis behind the name you can see here.
To cut a very long story short, I will post reviews about books, books and nothing else but books. Of course, since I do pride myself as a Muslim internet activist, most of the books that will be reviewed here will focus on Comparative Religion works. I will even review anti-Islam books and deal with them briefly, but do not expect this to be a full-fledged rebuttal as this is only a books review blog (and I intend to keep it that way). Some fiction books will be reviewed as well….I do read a couple of them every few months or so, although not as much as I used to due to my focus on comparative religion and online Islamic activism.
So, without further ado….let the reviews roll in!
According to the dictionary definition:
Bibliaholism: n. [BIBLIA + HOLISM] book, of books: the habitual longing to purchase, read, store, admire and consume books in excess.
What will this blog consist of? Well, like the title says, the word “bibliaholic” is defined as someone who is totally obsessed or addicted to books. That describes me perfectly. When not busy doing something else, I like to read. And oh my, read and read I certainly do! There is a whole library in the bedroom.
But I am digressing, right? Anyway, look forward to reviews of the great books that I have been reading all these years.