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You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Thoughts

Published in: 2017
Format read in: ebook
Location: US, Ghana, India
Rating: 3/5Why I read it: I hadn't heard of this book until I was browsing through Goodreads Recommend lists. I was craving some Asian fiction and this sounded good from the synopsis.One line review: A decent picture of an Indian American life that focuses more on familial relationships and how the different generations adapt, but one that does not do their characters justice or truly focus on one theme.Who should read it: If you're a Mitali Perkins fan or want to understand more about immigrants, you may enjoy this. There's something about putting words on a page in private that makes me feel powerful in public.Thoughts:Sisters Tara and Sonia move to Flushing, New York from London when their father gets a job there. Until then, they were Londonites to the core, but were now ready to accept New York as their new home. Tara was especially good at imbibing new cultures and even transforming herself pretty rapidl…

Library Loot - Jan 17, 2010



Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva @ A Striped Armchair and Marg @ Reading Adventures that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

So after a month, I finally headed to the library, to pick a bunch of books for the rest of this month. Here's what I grabbed:




  1. Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi. I devoured this book within a half hour of checking it out from the library.
  2. Daddy Long-legs by Jean Webster. This book was not on my reading plan for this month or year. But Aarti @ BOOKLUST and Nymeth @ things mean a lot posted raving reviews about this book that I had to pick it up.
  3. Bitten by Kelley Armstrong. I know, I must be the last blogger to read this.
  4. Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger. I haven't heard many very good review of this book, and much as I am curious about reading this, I hope I won't be disappointed. It's a huge tome!
  5. The Stupidest Angel: A Heartwarming Tale of Christmas Terror, Version 2.0 by Christopher Moore. My first by this author.
  6. Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice. This is the second time I am picking this book to read. The first time I started reading it, I wasn't much impressed by the first couple of pages. I want to give this one more try to see if the sentiment persists.
What do you think of any of these books?

Check out what others looted this week here!

Comments

Christine said…
Hi Aths!
Thanks for visiting my blog and checking out my library loot. I just finished BEAUTIFUL CREATURES yesterday and I loved it! I hope you enjoy it as well when you get to it.

You're not the last blogger to read BITTEN. I haven't read that series yet... and in fact have BITTEN on my TBR pile! OOps!

I also see we're in quite a few book challenges together. Good luck! :)
Susan said…
I read Bitten last year, and fell in love with Armstrong's "Women of the Otherworld" series. I can't wait to see what you think of it:)

As far as Her Fearful Symmetry is concerned, I'm another blogger with a bad review :( I had heard that if you enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife (as I did,) then you would be disappointed with HFS. I was really hoping for more...
Athira said…
Christine, thanks for stopping by! Glad to hear that you loved Beautiful Creatures! I'm happy I'm not the only one who hasn't read Bitten! That makes two of us. LOL!

Susan, I hope to fall in love with the series too! And yeah, I tremendously enjoyed The Time Traveler's Wife, so I have really put a lot of expectations on this book. :(
Eva said…
I want to read Daddy Longlegs thanks to Ana and Aarti too! :)

I wish Embroideries had been longer-it was so interesting!
Kristen said…
The Stupidest Angel was my first Christopher Moore and I immediately zipped out to buy everything else the man has written. He's brilliantly hilarious. TSA has characters from many of his other books in it but it does work if you haven't read them as well. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Anonymous said…
Daddy-Long-Legs was one of my favourite books growing up! And I haven't read it in ages. Must see if I can get a copy. Hope you love it as much as I did all those years ago!
Athira said…
Kristen, glad that you liked "The Stupidest Angel"! That book was a hit-or-miss with many, so I sure hope to enjoy it. I haven't read any of his other books, so I hope I can still enjoy it without that previous knowledge of the characters.

olduvai, I hope you get a copy of Daddy Long-Legs!