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 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!

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction

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 and traditions of the short story. In subsequent editions her sense of what works was confirmed as the book evolved into the most comprehensive¬† (more…)

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 been reading all these years.