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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 31, 2010

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Our first month of 2010 is already history!

It's been two days since I blogged, and as always, my weekends turn out more hectic than my weekdays! Probably has to do with the gazillion tasks I assign to the weekends, not meeting much of them in the end.

I've been playing with my blog layout and settings yet again, but finally had to stop that to get some other things done. I've two reviews scheduled over the next few days, plus one more to write, after I finish Say you're one of them. I hate to say this, but I've been struggling with that book. I wanted to enjoy it, but it's just not working for me. I'm not syncing well with the narration, and am finding it a bit dragging, a little too often. I'll however be finishing it tonight, and will review it this coming week.

Month-ends mean a lot of list-making, and a lot of planning for the coming month. I plan to take it a little lighter in February, to give myself more time to focus on my thesis. I have a couple of library books due in this week, Not my Daughter and Rainwater. Though I want to read both, I'm not able to decide which one to choose, in the event I don't get a chance to read the other one. I've had both books recommended to me, so there, it's not easy deciding!

Moving on to other exciting things, I wanted to mention these wonderful awards I got over the last week!


Jennifer G. @ The Introverted Award gave me the Dragon's Loyalty Award! Thanks, Jennifer!! :-) If you haven't visited her blog yet, you should!! She is a terrific reviewer and I've come across some wonderful books at her blog!

This award is for those followers who are the most loyal and give bloggers joy by commenting regularly and giving their support. Pass it on to 3 to 7 followers who are as loyal as dragons.

I'm passing this on to the following bloggers!! Though at this point, I want to extend my thanks to all you wonderful followers who have taken the time to visit my blog and read my posts, as well as comment on them! Yay!
  1. bermudaonion @ Bermudaonion's Weblog
  2. Juju @ Tales of Whimsy...
  3. Diane @ Bibliophile by the Sea
  4. MarceJ @ Tea Time with Marce
I also received the One Lovely Blog Award from MarceJ @ Tea Time with Marce and Vicki @ Reading at the Beach, both really wonderful blogs! Thank you MarceJ and Vicki for the awards!! Since I had just passed on this award a couple of weeks ago, I will not pass it on this time! But thanks all the same! Blog awards make me happy! :-)


Alright, back to cramming more work into less time! Happy reading everyone!

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Comments

bermudaonion said…
Congratulations on your awards and thanks so much for thinking of me! You made my day! Stay warm.
Athira said…
Kathy, I was just going to notify everyone! But you beat me to it! :) You're welcome!!
Thanks so much for thinking of me Aths, I appreciate the award.
Tales of Whimsy said…
Oh thank you punkin! This rocks! *hugs*
Marce said…
Aths thank you, much appreciated. Followers and those that comment are the best aren't they.

Have a great weekend.
Athira said…
Diane, Juju, MarceJ, you're welcome! Thanks for following me!! :)