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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…

Teaser Tuesdays -- Jan 26, 2010


Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
Grab your current read
Open to a random page
Share with us two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page.


I started City of Bones yesterday and found it pleasantly good. I'm not too far in, but the first few pages made a good enough impression on me that I'm looking forward to reading it. I found plenty of excellent teasers already, but most of them have to be read in context. So I settled for one towards the beginning of the first chapter.

The boy in the red jacket stroked the long razor-sharp blade in his hands, an idle smile playing over his lips. It had been so easy - a little bit of a glamour on the blade, to make it look harmless. Another glamour on his eyes, and the moment the bouncer had looked straight at him, he was in. Of course, he could probably have gotten by without all that trouble, but it was part of the fun - fooling the mundies, doing it all out in the open right in front of them, getting off on the blank looks on their sheeplike faces.

~ Pg. 2-3, City of Bones (Mortal Instruments, #1) by Cassandra Clare.

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Comments

bermudaonion said…
Oh my, that's quite a passage. I'm not sure that book's for me!
RaĆ­la said…
Yay! I read this book this past week and LOVED it. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Great teaser!
Stephanie said…
Wow! That sounds terrific.
Jennifer said…
A lot is packaged into a few sentences. Sounds intriguing to say the least. Great teaser. My TT: http://www.rundpinne.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesdays-highlanders-destiny.html
Sarah said…
Great teaser :o) I actually brought this book a few days ago & am really looking forward to reading it!
Tales of Whimsy said…
So goood! I need to read this.

Here is mine :)
Chrissie said…
Great teaser!

Here is mine: http://www.chrissiescorner.co.uk/?p=312
Susan said…
I've been seeing this book around lately, and I really need to get it! Excellent teaser this week :)
Jen said…
I loved this trilogy! Nice teaser :)
Emma Michaels said…
Great teaser! I subscribed! Here is my teaser if you are interested: http://emmamichaels.blogspot.com/2010/01/teaser-tuesday_26.html

I really hope that I get to read that novel soon. I saw it when I went out the other day and it was reviewed by one of my favorite bloggers so I ordered it from the library!
I'm guessing a mundie is like a muggle? This sounds good! I can't wait for your review!
Athira said…
Jennifer, mundie is a muggle! Guess what, that's the first thought that went through my mind too! How fitting that we muggles now think along HP terms! ;-)

Those of you interested in reading this book: you should! It's en-gro-ssing!!

Those of you not interested, please please please read it.. it's even more en-gro-ssing!!

Those who read it, I'm with ya! I'm loving it really so far!