Guest Reviews: The Jewel of Medina & The Sword of Medina
guest posts , guest reviews , reviews / September 1, 2010

Today, I’m featuring a lovely book blogger, Heather from Raging Bibliomania. Here’s a little bit about her blog, in Heather’s own words: My blog is called Raging Bibilomania and I review just about every type of book that I can think of! I really enjoy historical fiction, literary fiction, and fiction that focuses on cultures around the world. I do also review some non-fiction and history books as well. I am an avid lover of books and reading, and lucky to be living in a house that is full of readers as well! Even though the following reviews are a bit long, I’ve chosen to keep them together since the books “go together” in terms of the timeline and the characters. I’ve heard of these books but never gotten around to reading them myself, so I’m happy to have Heather introduce me (and you) to them in more depth! Title: The Jewel of Medina Author: Sherry Jones Pages: 432 Published: 2008 Genre: Historical Fiction A’isha bint Abi Bakr has known the prophet Muhammad all her life; in fact, he was present at her birth. When her father, a close ally to Muhammad, decides to cement his loyalty and friendship to…

Guest Review: Islam Our Choice
guest posts , guest reviews , reviews / August 13, 2010

Today, I’m featuring a guest review from one of my favourite bloggers. I’ll let her take it from here! My name is Amy McKie and I blog at Amy Reads. When Carina put out the call for guest posters, I had two books about women and Islam on my tbr shelf. I also knew that I was planning a women’s issues week for one of the weeks of her challenge (coincidentally, the week I would be in her city). I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to combine all 3 things. So today I offer you a review here, a review there, and (here is where you can be jealous) I get to meet her today as well! If you are interested, stop by my blog at Amy Reads for a review of Inside the Gender Jihad: Women’s Reform in Islam by Amina Wadud. I would definitely recommend taking a look at Amy’s blog, as she always reviews fantastic books, and our tastes are eerily similar. I haven’t read either of the books that she’s reviewing today, but she’s piqued my interest! Title: Islam Our Choice: Portraits of Modern American Muslim Women Edited by: Debra Dirks and Stephanie Parlove…