Wrapping up the Week

20121029-093828.jpgIt’s Saturday and I’ve become remarkably good at making homemade lattes. This sitting on the couch on a Saturday morning? It’s a gift. A huge gift.

And as a new addition to Communicating Across Boundaries, Saturday mornings I’ll be providing some links to sites and books that I’m reading. I’d love to hear through the comments what has captured your attention!

On books vs. e-readers: Don’t Burn Your Books – Print is Here to Stay! Evidently sales for e-books are slowing – people just love the feel of curling up and turning the pages of a book. You can read some thoughts from readers on the post Who ‘Kindled’ Your Parents?

On rape and surviving: I was Wounded; My Honor Wasn’t – a brave article from the NY Times.

On Words: Do you ever feel like English is too limited in expressing your emotions? Turns out that it is! Take a look at this Infographic: 21 Emotions For Which There Are No English Words. I found it on Cultural Detective – a wonderful company and website that helps inform on all things cross-cultural.

On Books I’m reading: Open City by Teju Cole. This novel is a poignant look at identity, belonging, feeling other, and more. Set in New York City the protagonist is a young Nigerian doctor who wanders the city. Through his wandering he discovers more about his journey and the reader gets a window into his world. Along with that, Crime and Punishment sits on my bedside table but it’s a slow read.

Finally – On Egypt and God’s love reaching across the Muslim-Christian Chasm: I cannot begin to tell you how this video moved me. It’s long – but if you can, take the time to watch it and please share!

What are you reading? Would love to hear through the comments.

Have a great weekend!

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Third Culture Kid - Grew up in Pakistan, lived and worked in Pakistan and Egypt as an adult. Moved to the United States and learning to live away from curry, Urdu, Arabic and the Pyramids.

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