New Project: Omani Book Mania

So, last Tuesday I created a blog called 'Omani Book Mania', specially dedicated to books and literature. And since Blogger had to fix its bugs yesterday, the blog got deleted. I’m only upset because I’ve spent more than 3 hours working on importing my book reviews from here to that blog and even though I have all the posts here, I edited and added so many details in them on there. Apparently, Blogger says that it restored ALL the data from Wednesday when mine was created one day before that. I don’t know if they’ll restore it but I’m still waiting till Monday before creating another all over again.

Anyways, here’s a quotation from the new blog that I had saved up:

Why 'Omani Book Mania'?

I've searched around for an Omani-based blog about books, English ones to be exact and I couldn't find any. We can say it's one-of-a-kind in town.

(2) Sometimes, I get messages from different people to recommend books quickly when they're in a bookstore and I always reply late so before heading out, check this place for reviews and choose on your own.

(3) This is a special area for us readers to rave and rant about our latest reads, favourite authors and characters. Where you'll actually might find someone sharing same ideas as yours.

(4) I'll publish guest reviews as well. Remember: this is NOT a personal blog, but it's more of a readers' cafe to express their thoughts and share their reviews. You can e-mail them to me on:

The main purpose of this blog is to make it easier for all of you out there to get your hands on the right books. Here we will review and your only task is to choose what appeals to your taste and start reading.

I hope that that explains my reasons for those who hate numerous blogs but the new one is totally different. I’m having high expectations for Omani Book Mania and since it’s something I’m really passionate about, I’d put my heart and soul into it in order for it to work out into something big. Oman seriously needs book clubs. We’d start out slowly...untill we gain many followers and then we could start discussing.

In the mean time, I’d really appreciate it if you send your suggestions or queires about what I’m going to do for Omani Book Mania. Any ideas are more than welcome. If you’re interested in sharing your book reviews or being part of the team e-mail them here: omanibookmania[at]gmail[dot]com

Waiting to hear your thoughts!

P.S When and if Blogger restored my blog back, I'd share the link here. Stay tuned!


Salima Al Masrouri said...

I loved the idea so very much. We really needed such a blog!
I'll be following and participating with some guest posts every now and then ;)
Keep the fine work up (y)

Noor said...

That's really awesome, I'd love to pitch in, in any way I can... All the best, I'm sure it'll be wonderful!

Waiting for the link impatiently!

Ameena said...

I have never read a book about Oman and look forward to your an avid reader I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Maryam said...

Faith and Noor: thanks for your never-ending support.
Ameena: It's a blog about sharing book reviews written by Omani-based readers, not about Oman but I'd dig out a book about our country inshAllah.

Anonymous said...

Well atlast here is the answer to my question.
I have been wanting to share my reading experiances since I was 12
It's really delightful for me