Adrift on the Nile by Naguib Mahfouz

Reviewed by Nadia Benjelloun Bombs, beards, and belly-dancing. Rather than just a fun alliteration to say, this phrase would summarize what would come to mind upon hearing the word Arab. This is the epitome of orientalism. It’s all due to narrative, but just as there are misconstrued Arab and Muslim representations from sources that range …


Shakespeare’s Younger Sister by Geoffrey Craig

Author's note: This book is meant for mature audiences When, in the spring of 1592, fictional eighteen-year-old Constance Shakespeare joins her brother, Will, in London, she is in for any number of surprises. Expecting opportunities not available under her father’s domination in Stratford, she finds life in London far more complicated and challenging, yet exhilarating, …

Four Great Books To Add To Your Summer Reading List

I can't believe it is July already! With summer zooming along so is my reading challenge. I finished these books in the past couple of weeks and enjoyed them all. May I suggest the following books if you are looking for some awesome summer reads.

The Pearl Sister by Lucinda Reilly

The Pearl Sister is number four out of seven in the seven sisters series by Lucinda Reilly. It takes place in the early 1900’s with a complex and twisty tale of Australian history and coming to accept and love who you are.