July 13, 2010

I can't wait to get my books!

*This is one of the books I have requested online from my local library.*

A'salaamu alaikum ya'll. This will probably be a short post as it's getting late and, as I like to say, the kids will get up whether I've slept or not!

Anyway I just realized that my local library has a great online request system. EVERY book I looked for was available! Woo-hoo! I am really excited. I take the kids to the library and they have a wonderful children's floor with toys, puppets, etc. so Aaminah is happy but I am left high and dry, no new reading materials. By the time the older kids pick out and I take Aaminah to see the guinea pigs we're all set. Hmmm. I was lamenting my lack of reading material and even more especially my opportunity to seek them out when I remembered their online service.

So now in the comfort of my home, in my house dress sans hijab and sans lots of kids needing my attention, I was able to pick out several books. Most of them aren't housed at the Hudson library but Central Massachusetts does a book-sharing program with area libraries. I get to pick them up in Hudson (4 min drive from my home!) and read, read, read!

I found a couple of books about Muslim women. One, "Tears of the Desert" (sorry can't figure out how to underline) is a true story of a Muslim woman who escaped the horrors of Darfur. I almost checked out "Jewel of Madina" then read a few reviews first. Alhamdulillah! It talks about Aisha (ra) and her marriage to the Prophet Muhammad (saws). It makes ALOT of assumptions and is really inappropriate for a Muslim to read. I don't like to read books that create fitnah whether intentionally or not.

I'll semi-review the books after I read them and insha'Allah some of them will be good reads and beneficial.

Happy me, happy me! Ma salaama!


Omani Princess (not Omani LOL) said...

Oh, sounds like some good reads.:)

Umm Aaminah said...

I can't wait for them!