March 26, 2010

From Riyadh to Paris

. . . all in the turn of a page.

I love books. I always have. I remember skipping recess in the 4th grade so I could walk to the library with my teacher Ms. Everett to check out more books.

I just finished reading - Sex and the City Saudi style. (Is there such a thing?) I enjoy reading books set in foreign lands and how women live around the world. I liked this read. It describes the lives of four friends who are navigating the religious rules of their country with the yearning to be more westernized. Falling in love and then not being chosen for marriage because the groom's family doesn't think you are suitable. But alas, love is strong but doesn't conquer all; especially in Saudi Arabia.

If you read this book, I would suggest not letting a long time go by between reads. It is a bit confusing to keep all of the names together and who is dating whom.

I go from unrequited love to all out orgies in - I knew I was in for it when the "f' bomb is dropped on the first page and the main character is trying to decide which earrings will hold up better in an orgy; hoops or studs.

Yikes! What a difference from Riyadh.

I will let you know how this one plays out.

What are you reading now? What books take you away?

"A dirty book is rarely dusty." - Author Unknown


Chanin said...

Hey there! Visiting you from New Friend Friday!!! I LoVE to read too! Right now I am reading The Reckoning by Beverly Lewis - it is about the Amish in Pennsylvania and is very interesting and a fun read! My favorite books though are Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum books!!! They are the best!!!

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Amanda said...

Hi! Saw you on New Friend Friday and wanted to say that I love your cheekiness! I have an older sister, also named Carmie, who is also single, so your dating comments caused me to laugh a lot. She has the same problem! You can check out my blog at!

Holly said...

Both books sound intriguing...and very different. I am going to start Feeling for Bones...I actually won it and am anxious to get reading.

Kellie Collis said...

Hmmmm i'm quite boring and tend to like entrepreneur books! And how people make their millions!

THank you for coming past Ada & Darcy too x

Fifi Flowers said...

I want to read that French Trysts... I just finished her Paris Hangover... I heard FT was a WOW book... can't wait to hear what you think... I must order it tomorrow!

Dreams of Perfection said...

The first book sounds like a fun read. The next one sounds racy!! Let us know how it comes along. And at this moment I am finally getting my head wrapped around Odd Hours by Dean Koontz. It's the 4th installment in his Odd Thomas series. Love them :o)

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