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My troubles with Indian fiction | Notes from my Reading

I've been going through a reading spree. Over the past four weeks. I completed five books and am halfway through my sixth. This is huge for me. I'm not sure how long it will last, but if a slump comes through, that's alright - at least I'm having a good run at the moment. 
Indian fictionI don't read as many books written by Indian-origin authors or set in India or featuring Indian-origin characters as I want to. Part of it is due to poor track record so far - a lot of the same tropes keep showing up. When you know something intimately, it gets hard to look past the tropes. There are some books that I have loved and I could find more books by those authors, so part of the blame is on me and not the books. I've also not done well about reading Indian authors though I have quite a large collection of such books.This past week, I spent some time to find a book featuring Indian-American characters. I was intentionally looking for a light and fun read. (Mainly I was c…

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!