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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…

The Sunday Salon -- Jan 24, 2010

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Phew!! I'm only just getting to blog and browse online. It's been so hectic, I'm glad today is over! Of course, half of my "hectic" day went into reading. *wink* But that's reasonable! Is what I would say!

I got some good reading done last week, having read Daddy-Long-Legs and Her Fearful Symmetry. I LOVED both!! Her Fearful Symmetry is not at all like The Time Traveler's Wife, but it was a good book in its own right. Daddy-Long-Legs was a wonderful classic! Thanks to Aarti for recommending it!

I was planning to write both reviews out by tonight, but somehow that doesn't look like it will happen.

The disappointing news this week was that the audio book copy of Say you're one of them that I was listening to, contained only the 3 short stories! :-( Luckily, I picked this book last week from the library, so that's real lucky. I was expecting it to be one of those 14-day books, but it's not!

I'm still reading The Hobbit, as part of the LOTR Readalong. I'm in no particular hurry to finish it as Bilbo's adventures are definitely very engrossing to read! Next on my plate are City of Bones (finally I'll be starting on the Mortal Instruments series) and the remaining two novellas of Say you're one of them.

I also wanted to mention this award I got today from J.Kaye @ J. Kaye's Book Blog. I'm guessing you are subscribed to her blog. If not, you should follow! She has an awesome blog out there, definitely worthy of the Your Blog is soooooo Kewl! award!!



I'm passing this on to a few really kewl blogs I came across lately!
  1. A Bookish Way of Life
  2. Hotchpot Cafe
  3. Tales of Whimsy...
  4. Tea Time with Marce
Back to school again tomorrow. ::groan:: I sure don't expect to get much reading done before the next Sunday Salon post. Probably just 1 more book, in addition to the two books that I am half-way through.

Read other Sunday Salon posts.

Comments

Tales of Whimsy said…
Oh my goodness. This is awesome. I LOVE it! Thank you! :)
Thanks, Aths! This is really kewl! Cheers!!
Athira said…
Juju, Nadia, you're welcome!! :)