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Non-Academic Reading

Anybody still reading this blog? I've mostly moved blog operations over to Beirut Bill, my travel blog about the year I am spending in the Middle East. I hope if you are reading this, you'll also check out and bookmark the Beirut blog, where I post at least a few times a week.

Anyway, here's a post that has little to do with my life and work abroad. A list of non-academic stuff I've read since leaving the U.S.

-Edward Said, Out of Place (Said's memoir)
-Leila Ahmed, A Border Passage: From Cairo to America A Woman's Journey (also memoir)
-Stephen King, Just After Sunset (a hit or miss short story collection--the hits are really good and the misses are few)
-Agatha Christie, Death on the Nile
-Agatha Christie, Murder in Mesopotamia
-Agatha Christie, Murder is Easy
-Emma Donoghue, Room (loved this novel very much)
-Misc. poems from Jim Daniels' Blessing the House, Naomi Shihab Nye's Words Under the Words, Inclined to Speak: An Anthology of Contemporary Arab-American Poetry, and Michael Dennison's Hamra Noir (I tend to read around in these)