FiveBooks Newsletter 34


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Dear FiveBooks Readers,

This week on FiveBooks, Bible scholar Timothy Beal discussed five different
  versions of the Good Book, while Robert Muchamore, author of the bestselling
  CHERUB series, recommended good books for reluctant 12-year-olds (the trick,
  he says, is to introduce a bit of “naughtiness and danger”). You’ll find
  these interviews, and more, at the links below.

[1]Raja Shehadeh on Palestine
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/raja-shehadeh-on-palestine

_Tuesday, February 15th_
  Raja Shedaheh’s choices highlight the suffering endured by the Palestinian
  people over the last 100 years. But they also celebrate the country’s
  natural beauty, vibrant culture and multi-textured humanity [2]Continue
  Reading…
    Links:
      2. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/raja-shehadeh-on-palestine

[3]Humphrey Davies on Egyptian Writing
    Links:
      3. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/humphrey-davies-on-egyptian-writing

_Wednesday, February 16th_
  Leading Arabic-English literary translator, who has lived in Cairo for the
  past 35 years, paints a picture of contemporary Egypt through words and
  graphic narratives [4]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      4. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/humphrey-davies-on-egyptian-writing

[5]Victor Shih on the Chinese Economy
    Links:
      5. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/victor-shih-on-chinese-economy

_Thursday, February 17th_
  Victor Shih's selections highlight rising inequality, economic irregularity
  and political heavy-handedness at the heart of modern China. As its economy
  blazes on, uncertain times may be looming [6]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/victor-shih-on-chinese-economy

[7]Timothy Beal on Bibles
    Links:
      7. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-beal-on-bibles

_Friday, February 18th_
  Religion professor introduces five different versions of the Bible — from
  the New Oxford Annotated edition to less traditional "green" and feminist
  takes [8]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/timothy-beal-on-bibles

[9]Robert Muchamore on Books for the Reluctant 12-Year-Old Reader
    Links:
      9. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-muchamore-on-books-reluctant-12-year-old-reader

_Saturday, February 19th_
  The bestselling kids’ author names five titles he thinks will appeal to his
  “core audience”—“boys of a certain age who’ve grown beyond the Harry Potter
  thing” [10]Continue Reading…
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/robert-muchamore-on-books-reluctant-12-year-old-reader

Finally, don’t miss today’s interview on American Presidents, with
  distinguished historian [11]H W Brands, who recommends volumes on
  Washington, Jackson, Lincoln, FDR, and Johnson in honour of Presidents Day.
    Links:
      11. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/h-w-brands-on-american-presidents

Yours,

The FiveBooks team at TheBrowser

[12]What Would Feynman do?
    Links:
      12. http://b.rw/fzLLHs

Eric Lippert | Fabulous Adventures In Coding | 14 February 2011

Highly entertaining imaginary account of how Richard Feynman, the late Nobel
  prize winning physicist, might fare in an interview for a modern software
  company. Gently mocks "lateral-thinking puzzle" format. Essential reading

Current Topic

[13]Journalism
    Links:
      13. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Find out what it's really like to be a journalist. Read about the shadowy
  world of foreign reporting, learn what makes a great article and delve into
  the history of journalism
  [14]Continue reading…
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/topics/journalism

Book of the Day

[15]Taxi
    Links:
      15. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/taxi-by-khalid-al-khamissi

-by Khalid Al Khamissi -

_Humphrey Davies says:_ “This is a delightful book. It’s 58 short passages,
  each of which is a taxi ride during which the author gets into conversation
  with the driver. These conversations range over just about every aspect of
  Egyptian life, but with a very strong political flavour too – which is the
  way that conversations with taxi drivers tend to go. It’s very much the view
  from the street.”

[16]More recommendations…
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks

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