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Sunday, June 6, 2010

Good Books

I have been really tired, but I wanted to jump on and recommend some good books.

First is:

Infidel
by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Now, I pry will get a fatwa put on my head for recommending this book, but it is very necessary reading if you want to understand the world we are living in today.

Ms. Ali was born in Somalia, moved around quite a bit because of the civil war, and ended up getting refugee status in Holland. She became a member of Parliament, shot a movie about the treatment of women under the Koran, had a Fatwa put out on her, and moved to the USA to escape the worst death threats.

If you read this book, you will learn quite a lot- about African countries, European countries, about how one's religious beliefs evolve when faced with reality, and about how REAL the threat is from Muslims today to all and anyone who does not convert to their beliefs.

Fascinating book. I couldn't put it down.

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Another really interesting book:

Scent of the Missing
by Susannah Charleson

If you love dogs, or not, you will like this book. It tells the stories of the UNPAID search and rescue dog teams that save lives every day in America. It also tells the story of Puzzle, a golden retriever trained from puppy hood to become a rescue dog. I don't care for dogs, and I loved this book.

The intense training, the hard searches, the hours and hours of work that go into this unpaid volunteer job in incredible. And the joy that comes from a successful search- both for the dog and the trainer is also.

Have a great week,
Anne

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