Habibi – In Pictures

Book: Habibi Author: Craig Thompson Year: 2011 Bookhad Rating: -- Departing from the usual review format, this post will not delve into the merits and pitfalls of reading a novel and its larger social context. Instead, we're going to give you a series of reasons to decide for yourself if you want to read this massive... Continue Reading →

The Spice Box Letters – Review

Book: The Spice Box Letters Author: Eve Makis Year: 2015 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  When Eve Makis was writing The Spice Box Letters, her literary agent left her because the agent believed, "No one cares about the Armenian genocide." It's rather ironic the scant storytelling of the Armenian genocide in popular literature given that it is... Continue Reading →

Big Magic – Review

Book: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear Author: Elizabeth Gilbert Year: 2015 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ “He became a poet the way other men become monks: as a devotional practice, as an act of love, and as a lifelong commitment to the search for grace and transcendence.” Liz Gilbert (as she calls herself on Facebook) tells us... Continue Reading →

The Red Tent – Review

Book: The Red Tent Author: Anita Diamant Year: 1997 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Maybe it was a sign that she died with an undivided heart, and wished the same for you. At an extended family function, a couple of years ago, one of the women, after a superficial acquaintance, gave me a sour dressing down on the... Continue Reading →

A Tale for the Time Being – Review

Book: A Tale for the Time Being Author: Ruth Ozeki Year: 2003 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ A monk told Joshu, "I have just entered this monastery. I beg you to teach me." Joshu asked, "Have you eaten your rice porridge?" The monk replied, "I have." "Then," said Joshu, "Go and wash your bowl." At that moment the monk... Continue Reading →

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life – Review

Book: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life Author: Anne Lamott Year: 1994 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  “If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center... Continue Reading →

The Rabbi’s Cat – Review

Book: The Rabbi's Cat Author: Joann Sfar Year: 2002 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This is Bookhad's second graphic novel this year. If this is an acceptable place to write about the quality of paper, I must say that my mind was practically blown when I opened the novel - so smooth, so full of colors, and smelling... Continue Reading →

The Appointment – Review

Book: The Appointment Author: Herta Müller Year: 1997 Bookhad Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ The wedding cake still had two windows left in half a wall, I ate a curtain. During the time that I was reading this book, I said to the fellow admin of Bookhad, "She wrote this book when she was high." And I mean it. I... Continue Reading →

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