I know, I know - I said I was not coming back, but I just read Celia's blog and it reminded me to tell you of the book I'm reading right now.
If you ever want to BEGIN to comprehend the "situation" in the Middle East, this book is a good place to start. I know so very little about the Middle East. My blog friend Bridget has lived in Jordan and retells wonderful stories of her adventures there. Both of these elements help me to understand a world and culture that has been so misconstrued by us Americans. Queen Noor is American-born, but married the king of Jordan and converted to Islam as well as embrace the entire Arab culture. Her book is smart, easy to read, and breaks down the modern day history of this complicated story. In fact, if you are REALLY interested, I may even send you my copy I just finished if you would like.