Waking up American One of the blogs that I enjoy a great deal is Moorish Girl, a site maintained by Moroccan author Laila Lalami, who recently released her fist novel Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits.

In addition to providing reviews and book recommendations, every once in a while Moorish Girl gives away a book to the first person that responds after reading her "give-away" announcement. Last week, I won a book entitled Waking Up American. This was not my first time either, as last year I was also fortunate enough to win another of the Moorish Girl’s generous gifts. For those that enjoy reading fiction, I have to highly recommend Moorish Girl. Make sure to bookmark it and make it your daily read. And thanks again, Laila!