Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Library Loot ~ for me and for Kiki ~ April 27 - May 3

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! : Voices from a Medieval Village ~ by Laura Amy Schlitz, 2007, children's, 10/10
(I really like this one and recommend it for adults, as well.)
Raining Cats and Dogs ~ by Jane Yolen, 1993, children's
(Already reviewed by Kiki on Saturday -- I mean, Caturday, the 23rd.)
My Cat, the Silliest Cat in the World ~ by Gilles Bachelet, 2006, children's
(Kiki plans to review this cat book on Caturday, the 30th.)
The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems ~ by Billy Collins, 2005, poetry
(I wrote a teaser about this one, but I have more to say about it later.)
Islam: Opposing Viewpoints ~ edited by William Dudley, YA religion, 2004
Presents opposing viewpoints on the role of religion in Islamic countries (203 pages).
Chapter 1 : Are the Values of Islam and the West in Conflict?
Chapter 2 : Does Islam Promote Terrorism and Violence?
Chapter 3 : What Is the Status of Women Under Islam?
Chapter 4 : How Will Islam's Future Be Shaped?
Islam: Opposing Viewpoints ~ edited by Paul A. Winters, religion, 1995
Same title for this older one, but different content and length (311 pages).
Chapter 1 : What Is the Goal of Political Islam?
Chapter 2 : What Is the Status of Women Under Islam?
Chapter 3 : Can Democracy Coexist with Islam?
Chapter 4 : Does Political Islam Promote Terrorism?
Chapter 5 : Is the Islamic World a Threat to the West?
Chapter 6 : Is Islam Uniting the Islamic World?
Library Loot is a weekly meme co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library.  Claire has the Mister Linky this week, if you'd like to share a list of the loot you brought home.


Helen's Book Blog said...

The Islam book looks interesting, but the chapter titles sure do sound like they are coming at the religion from a certain perspective. I hope the text is much less negative/critical than the chapter titles sound! Can you imgaine a book with a chapter "Can democracy coexist with Christianity"?

Bonnie Jacobs said...

I won't have time to compare the two versions of that book on Islam until at least next week, but I noticed the longer book was published before 9/11 and the shorter one (for young adults) was published after 9/11. I'm curious about that. Also, the books have different Dewey system call numbers, one in the 200s and one in the 300s.

2004 = Y 297.27
1995 = 320.55

Maybe as a librarian, you can explain to me how that could be.

Claire (The Captive Reader) said...

Those are definitely some provocative chapter titles for the Islam: Opposing Viewpoints books!

Enjoy your loot!

Bonnie Jacobs said...

Yes, Claire, but it appears that each chapter has two parts, with opposing opinions. More after I read one or the other or both books.