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


First impression: The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

This book actually belongs to Siti who has been kind enough to lend me this book as part of her book swap project. Lydia has also posted a book swap list on her blog. I am delighted that there are book lovers out there who, like me, want to share our passion for reading with others.This First Impression is a little segment my friend CJ hosts at his blog Coffee N Crackers.

The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini

Blurb: Twelve-year old Amir is desperate to won the approval of his father and resolves to win the local kite-fighting tournament, to prove that he has the makings of a man. His loyal friend Hassan promises to help him-for he always helps Amir- but this is 1970s Afghanistan and Hassan is merely a low-caste servant who is jeered at in the street, although amir feels jealous of his natural courage and the place he holds in his father's heart. BUt neither of the boys could forsee what would happen to Hassan on the afternoon of the tournament, which was to shatter their lives. After the Russions invade and the family is forced to flee to America, Amir realizes that one day he must return, to find the one thing that his new world cannot grant him: redemption.

I became what I am today at the age of twelve on a frigid overcast day in the winter of 1975. -1st line

The Cover: I adore the cover. The simple brown grained photo of a young boy peering fro behind the wall into a dark alley, promises of mystery and yet exudes innocence. 

The Story: When I glanced through the Siti's book swap list, I knew there were several books that I had to read and this was one of them. I had picked up this book many a time at major book stores and yet always put it down again in favour of an author that I was more familiar with. Even with the first few chapters, I was instantly hooked. I can barely put it down to go about my work.

Advanced star rating: 4.5/5

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