One of my all time favorite thing to do is to sit down with a book and start to read. That is slowly changing because it seems that I barely have any free/alone time. I have been really busy the past couple of months that I don’t even have enough time to read. I’m really glad that summers here because it’s the time where I usually take a long deep breath and relax. I needed new books and I haven’t been to That Al Salasil Bookshop in avenues, so I decided to check it out. I thought that there would be a smaller collection of books based on the bad reviews I have heard about it, but it turns out that its a pretty decent place. I wanted a cooking book for beginners and I found lots of them. I didn’t end up buying any because most of the recipes included either pork or alcohol and it’s too annoying trying to substitute them.
I eventually found a few cooking magazines. I ended up buying one about baking. It’s really nice and the ingredients and instructions are really easy. I also bought a novel called Utopia by Ahmed Khalid Towfik. It was a best seller and it was the first time I buy an English novel written by an Arab.
While I was paying, I found a mini book titled Speak Kuwaiti by K. Ahmad Ali. It’s basically teaches non-Kuwaitis how to speak the Kuwaiti way. I looked at a couple of pages and the layout and translations are really good. This would be a good gift for someone who’s coming to Kuwait for the first time.