Saturday, November 14, 2015

100 Books?!

100 Books: Update

Due to erhm, "suggestions" of some readers last year, I realize that my reading list can be a bit klunky.  As a result, I will be dividing the reading by category and only list what is finished.

The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture, and Religion by Birgul Acikyildiz

The Essentials of Ibadi Islam by Valerie Hoffman


Religious/Culture Studies

* I met Giles Hilton at the specialty tea counter at Fortnum & Mason in London who helped me understand some basics about different types of tea.  I told him it was really precious knowledge and asked if he had written a book or could recommend any.  He did recommend one by his friend Jane Pettigrew and then finally admitted he had also published something.  While it was out of print, I was able to turn up a copy and found it to be really informative, illustrated, and a pleasant read.  He was a lovely person who clearly had fine tastes and I felt lucky to have had the interaction.