1st book review of 2011!

My first book review of 2011 has just been published:

Review of Tim Mackintosh-Smith, “Landfalls: On the Edge of Islam with Ibn Battutah,” Library Journal, 136, no 3 (February 15, 2011): 126.

Funny thing happened with this book review. This is book three in Mackintosh-Smith’s series of following in the footsteps of Ibn Battutah (one could stay ‘stalking’ but the dude has been dead for 700 odd years) and I had been waiting and waiting for this book to come out for years. So finally it came out and I ordered it. It arrived and was sitting in my TBR (To Be Read) pile and guess what arrived 2 days later? Yes, a review copy! Weird how things sometimes work out. I waited for years for 1 copy and I end up with 2. But its a great book, as all of Mackintosh-Smith’s are. Read them!