The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam (Review)

I’ve actually somewhat surprised myself by deciding, in the end, that this book is a “must-read”.

You see, I first tried to listened The Tenth Parallel about a year ago. After about an hour of the book, started and stopped and started more times than I could count – I just wasn’t really following. Or interested. I was confused and unsure that I was going to like the book, since so far I hadn’t even managed to become immersed in the story. So I did something rare forms with an audiobook … I set it aside to try again another time.

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Some Girls: My Life in a Harem (Review)

First of all, let’s get something straight – that little blurb up there doesn’t tell the whole truth. The bit where it says that Lauren was a “theater school dropout with a tip about an upcoming audition”? Yes, it’s true … but it doesn’t tell you that, in between dropping out and getting the tip about the audition, she worked as a stripper and an escort, and the “tip” came from a woman who had helped her get the escort job after working with her on a horrible indie lesbian vampire movie where they all ran around topless for the camera.

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