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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]

My biggest passion is reading books of any kind. I, simply, read in order to live.

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موسم الهجرة الى الشمال
الطيب صالح
Uncle's Dream
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Gone Girl
Gillian Flynn
Antony and Cleopatra
William Shakespeare, Cynthia Marshall, Barbara A. Mowat, Paul Werstine
The Maze Runner
James Dashner
Mockingjay
Collins Suzanne
The Complete Works of Fyodor Dostoyevsky - Delphi Classics
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
الصوت روح
Huda Aweys
مذكرات زوجة دوستويفسكي
Anna Grigoryevna Dostoyevskaya, خيري الضامن
وعاظ السلاطين
علي الوردي

The Innocents Abroad

The Innocents Abroad - Mark Twain description
Oh Quaker City! I miss you already!

This excursion is just Great!
And Mark Twain is just Hilarious!
It's the first travel book I read and I think it'll be the best.

What I liked the most about Twain is that he was really honest. He didn't act like an arrogant educated person who describes everything in a scientific organized way! No, he was normal and simple. He praised his fellow travelers and criticized them spontaneously. He even criticized himself!

“Originally it was advertised as a "pleasure excursion." Well, perhaps, it was a pleasure excursion, but certainly it did not look like one; certainly it did not act like one”
“The advertised title of the expedition—"The Grand Holy Land Pleasure Excursion"—was a misnomer. "The Grand Holy Land Funeral Procession" would have been better—much better.”

These are the lines which summarizes Twain's view about the excursion. Reading them you can get a general idea about the book.
But after all he says:
“It is all over now; but when I look back, the idea of these venerable fossils skipping forth on a six months' picnic, seems exquisitely refreshing”
It's a great experience.

I never read Twain before. This book made me love him. And for that I thank my dear friend Noor Baher for she is the one who recommended it.
And for me, I recommend it too for everyone who wants to have a lot of "LOL" moments!