Workspace Wednesday for March 8, 2017

20170308_WorkspaceWedBeautiful deep red carnations–the same color as the flowers found on my wedding dress, worn almost a decade ago. Perhaps that thought compelled me to choose these carnations.   The pictured books were read, with some covered in different shades of red.  Regardless of cover colors, my question became, “How many reviews could be written and posted for these books with a week?”  If you already reviewed any of these works, feel free to share a link to your blog posts about them.  In the meantime, wish me luck on mine!

Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Why Israel Can’t Wait: The Coming War Between Israel and Iran by Jerome Corsi, PhD
Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting by John Shiffman
The Shah by Abbas Milani (whose brother was Prime Minister under the last Shah of Iran)
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren
The Siege: 68 Hours Inside the Taj Hotel by Cathy Scott-Clark and Adrian Levy


Workspace Wednesday for February 8, 2017


One, just one book in my workspace…at least officially. Sometimes I keep a monster sized book smoldering in the background. I read it a few pages at a time until I am sure I want to invest myself completely. Its no different than sticking your toe into the bathtub, or the sea, to gauge the temperature.

However, this book’s temperature (about an imprisoned Iranian journalist) is just fine…but as the Iranian Revolution becomes more inflamed, this book’s story starts to smolder.

Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth–A Memoir of Iran, by Camelia Entekhabifard

Workspace Wednesday for January 18, 2017

This workspace was my daughter’s room. She said that the large window made her feel like she was on always display, like fish in an aquarium or animals in the zoo.

She no longer needs the room, so it has become my workspace. The window’s view gives me adjectives, verbs and adverbs for the serious non-fiction works I describe in my reviews.

Current Reads
1. Jihad Academy: The Rise of the Islamic State, by Nicholas Henin
2. Imperium, by Ryszard Kapuściński
3. Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West, by Benazir Bhutto
4. The Shah, by Abbas Milani