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Rebekah Weakley has commented on (4) products.

The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran
The Heretic Queen

Rebekah Weakley, January 1, 2013

Since my middle school days, I have sincerely loved all things Egyptian. I found this book and was instantly intrigued. It covers the golden age of Egypt with Ramses II. The author captures the beliefs of the culture so thoroughly that it will make you feel like you are Egyptian and these are your battles. At least, that is how I felt. I could almost see myself believing in a deity named Amun as the main character, Nefertari, describes her ka and family spirits on the festival of wag. The author also spins a web of political intrigue and mystery. The twists in the book will keep you guessing and reading. It's all about who becomes "chief wife" and thus ultimately queen of Egypt. The journey is thrilling and amazing. You will feel as if you are there in Thebes sweating it out with Nefertari as she battles against the evil name of her Aunt and the evil plots of the High Priestess of Isis. For 2012, "The Heretic Queen" gets my vote for best book read in 2012.
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Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books by Azar Nafisi
Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books

Rebekah Weakley, January 2, 2012

It all began with my College class: Comics and Literature. We were assigned to read, "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi and I absolutely loved it. So, I began to look for other books about Iran and the time of the Religious Revolution. I came across "Reading Lolita in Tehran" in a Goodwill.

The book is written about other books that the author, Nafisi worked with and taught as an English Literature teacher in Tehran, Iran. Nafisi writes with a flair and style that draws the reader into her plot and her characters. I also think because all her stories are real and personal that the history of that time period becomes more fresh and alive.

I also enjoyed this book because it gave me personal insight into a historical time period that I was mostly unaware of. It also gives an insight into Islam as a religion and as a religious power house. Thus, combined with "Persepolis", I now have a fuller picture of Iran. I also plan to keep reading about Iran and have my mind further opened about different politics and cultures.

Nafisi's memoirs are so well written and enjoyable that I would recommend this book to all my family and friends.
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Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1) by Terry Goodkind
Wizard's First Rule (Sword of Truth #1)

Rebekah Weakley, September 26, 2011

I thought this book would be just another failed attempt at fantasy. However, instead I found a brilliantly written book with with and developed characters. I found it amusing and one of those books you just can't put down.

I loved it and would recommend it to ANYONE. I hope you buy this book, read it, and enjoy it as much as I did!!!!
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Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt by Joyce Tyldesley
Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt

Rebekah Weakley, September 24, 2011

I love all things Egyptian and my Dad bought me this book knowing I would love to read something, anything about Egypt.

I found Joyce Tyldesley's book to be well-written in an easy to read manner. Her description of how the rulers and gods inter-mixed was well described if not always so easy to follow. I also GREATLY enjoyed her balanced view of Cleopatra. The author told you when the source was biased either for or against Cleopatra so you could judge his words with a grain of salt.

For anyone interested in either Egyptian history or the Life of Cleopatra this book is a MUST READ!!!
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