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Travel the World in Books Readathon, Day 12-Author Interview with Krista Bremer


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What our readathon is all about:

Explore countries other than the one you live in. Read as much as you can of books set in a different country or by an author from a different country. Read for your own pleasure or learning, read with your kids or both. Travel the world from the comfort of your own home and learn about different cultures. Expand your horizons and show publishers that #WeNeedDiverseBooks to promote cultural understanding and diversity in our reading. Support diverse authors and books. #TraveltheWorldinBooksRAT

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Co-Host Savvy Working Gal Shares our Author Interview with Krista Bremer


When I heard about My Accidental Jihad, I really wanted to read it because of my personal connections to Krista’s story. She meets her future husband in NC (my home state) and marries a Libyan Muslim man, a different culture and race than her own (I am Asian Indian, was a Hindu and married a Hispanic Catholic). I don’t know much about Libya or the Muslim faith and am interested to see how the cultural and religious differences impact her relationship. Too bad I missed meeting Krista when she was at Booktopia in Asheville this year, but Shannon at River City Reading told us all about it and next year I wanna go! I am so excited that Krista agreed to our author interview.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

Fifteen years ago, Krista Bremer was a surfer and an aspiring journalist who dreamed of a comfortable American life of adventure, romance, and opportunity. Then, on a running trail in North Carolina, she met Ismail, sincere, passionate, kind, yet from a very different world. Raised a Muslim—one of eight siblings born in an impoverished fishing village in Libya—his faith informed his life. When she and Ismail made the decision to become a family, Krista embarked on a journey she never could have imagined, an accidental jihad: a quest for spiritual and intellectual growth that would open her mind, and more important, her heart.


My co-host Savvy Working Gal specializes in nonfiction book reviews, career interviews and tips for working professionals. Stop by Savvy’s blog to read the full interview with Krista Bremer. I love what Krista has to say about bicultural marriage and what her female in-laws taught her. I look forward to reading this book. You can enter to win My Accidental Jihad given away courtesy of TLC Book Tours.

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