I love to read. I love to share. I would love to share my passion for reading with all of you.


It's a very simple concept. I have a book and I want to share it with you. Just follow these simple steps.

  • #Browse through my collection of books. For tips on how to find a book click here.
  • #Choose one you like. I have provided a plot summary and review for each book to help you.
  • #Leave a comment under that particular post ("I want to borrow this book" or something similar).
  • #Contact me at and leave your name and mailing address.
  • #I will mail the book to you and you can read it.


In order to promote reading to others too please do these simple steps.

  • #Tell all your book loving friends.
  • #You may keep the book for 2 weeks (upon recieving it- so notify me when it arrives safely- extensions are negotiable).
  • #After that, please mail it to the next person requesting the book (contact me to get their address). If nobody else has requested the book, simply mail it back to me.

  • Hmm.. I wonder if this crazy idea will actually work...

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Hidayah's Book Club


I know this much is true by Wally Lamb

Basic plot 

The novel takes place in Three Rivers, Connecticut. Dominick Birdsey's identical twin, Thomas, suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. With medication, he can function properly and work at a coffee stand, but occasionally he has severe episodes of his illness. Thinking he is making a sacrificial protest that will stop the war in the Middle East, Thomas cuts off his own hand in a public library. Dominick sees him through the ensuing decision not to attempt to reattach the hand, and makes efforts on his behalf to free him from what he knows to be an inadequate and depressing hospital for the dangerous mentally ill.

My review (on Visual Bookshelf)
Finally managed to finish this book. Although the plot is a bit heavy, it is very well written and all the characters are well developed. Great insight into the life of an identical twin, schizophrenia and how ironic life can be. Took a bit of an effort but definitely worth it. Rating: 3.5/5


MamaBalqisJournal said...

Very interesting indeed, a bookclub! Wld like to borrow some! But maybe later coz now waiting for my due. So shall see first if got time to read with a newcomer. But anyway all the best and keep it up!

Hidayah Ismawi said...

Thanks :) Good luck for the delivery.. you're welcome to come anytime and borrow any book ..

Shy said...

This is one of the best book that I've ever read. She Comes Undone is good, but this one strike me as the best. Have you read the other books by him as well?

Hidayah Ismawi said...

I thought it was a good book too.. although a little slow at times (since I'm always rushing to finish books hehe) .. No unfortunately I haven't read any of his other books. I picked this one because it was featured on oprah. Thanks for the recommendation though, I will keep a look out for that book :)

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