Revived at last!

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 …

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The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction

During her many years of teaching introduction to fiction courses, Ann Charters developed an acute sense of which stories work most effectively in the classroom. She also discovered that writers, not editors, have the most interesting and useful things to say about the making and the meaning of fiction. Accordingly, her choice of fiction in the first edition of her The Story and Its Writer was as notable for its student appeal as it was for its quality and range. And to complement these stories, she introduced a lasting innovation: an array of the writers’ own commentaries on the craft …

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Read and read!

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 …

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