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RICHARD reads reviews: PEARL THAT BROKE ITS SHELL, Nadia Hashimi

The Pearl that Broke Its Shell is the debut novel of an Afghan-American writer, Nadia Hashimi’s. She weaves a fictional tale of two sisters, Rahima and Shekiba, growing up in a misogynistic, feudal, sectarian society in Afghanistan. The story takes … Continue reading

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RICHARD reads reviews: FALLEN, David BALDACCI

The FALLEN David Baldacci The latest opus from David Baldacci. A good story, well written. Entertaining and engaging but….

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RICHARD reads reviews: A HOUSE IN THE SKY, Amanda Lindhout

Synopsis: GOODREADS.com The dramatic and redemptive memoir of a woman whose curiosity led her to the world’s most beautiful and remote places, its most imperiled and perilous countries, and then into fifteen months of harrowing captivity—an exquisitely written story of … Continue reading

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RICHARD reads reviews: BEING MUSLIM (detailed version), Haroon Siddiqui

by Haroon Siddiqui Introduction Being Muslim is a short book which introduces the reader to the Muslim world: its politics, its social position in Europe, its primary faith, its relationship with women, explanations of Jihad and terrorism and its future. This … Continue reading

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RICHARD reads reviews: BEING MUSLIM (short version), Haroon Siddiqui

As Canadians living in a land of freedom and equality, it is important each of us learn about fellow Canadians when the opportunity presents itself. I am currently learning about Muslims and Islam. Would you like to know why?

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RICHARD reads reviews: CAMP 14, Blaine Harden

Reading is active escapism, not passive as TV is. Your mind wanders as you read, pause and think. Here’s a book that will not only make you pause, but will make you appreciate your own life, more than you can … Continue reading

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RICHARD reads reviews: CONCLAVE, Robert Harris

 An adult comic book… but an entertaining waste of time.

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