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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…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- August 30, 2010


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed
Wow! It's been two weeks since I did this meme. Not that I read a lot in the meantime. I'm just slowly settling back to routine, so my reading has been very patchy. So here's what I completed since the last Monday post.
- Blankets by Craig Thompson
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
- The Elephant's Journey by José Saramago

Books reviewed

Books on my nightstand
I have one eager eye on the long weekend, when I hope to really catch up with blogging and reading (Yeah, I've been saying that from last week, I know.)

The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd: Couple of weeks back, I asked my readers to help me choose a book from a set of five, and this is the one that most of you suggested. So I started reading it last week, and have to agree that this book is too good. I didn't get too far along, but I can't wait to continue with Lily's and Rosaleen's story.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling: After a month of patchy reading, I was struggling to get back into my reading rhythm. So then I turned to my best bookish friend to help me out. There's no book like the Harry Potter series to set anyone on a reading spree.
Finny by Justin Kramon: Just on time, I remembered that I have to read and review this book by next week. Phew! Talk about close deadlines. Well, not close exactly, since I received this book more than a month back. But with all that's happening over here, it's no surprise that I forgot about this.




Comments

Mockingjay! :D

I agree with you that you can always turn to the Potter books like an old friend. I am listening to one on audio right now in my car... :D
Cat said…
My daughter has just read The Secret Life of Bees and wrote to recommend it to me. Glad you're enjoying it too.

Happy reading!
Jan von Harz said…
I really loved the Secret Life of Bees. So well written with fantastic characters. Enjoy!
Teddyree said…
I've got the Secret Life Of Bees on audio to listen to soon. Hope Mockingjay was as good as the first two :-)
Have a great week and happy reading!
I LOVE the Secret Life of Bees and Harry Potter! What a wonderful week of reading you've got coming up. Enjoy!
I loved The Secret Life of Bees! It was really, really good I found. I'm glad you're liking it so far! The movie itself was also pretty decent.
I loved The Secret Lives of Bees (and the movie, too). Hope you enjoy it!

Here's my reading week:

http://laurelrainsnow.wordpress.com/2010/08/29/monday-memes-mailbox-and-what-are-you-reading/
Secret Life of bees was good, but I never did see the movie version. ENJOY
Didn't see the movie either but loved the book Secret Life of Bees!! Landed on my keeper shelf!

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Sunnysmileqt said…
I loved The Secret Life of Bees and couldn't put it down. I hope you enjoy it too!!
Tales of Whimsy said…
I just saw the Finny trailer yesterday. Enjoy! I look forward to your review.
I loved The Secret Life of Bees--oddly enough I keep it in my trunk along with In the Time of Butterflys for quick reading if I forget any other books! Enjoy :)
Can't wait to see what you think of The Secret Life of Bees. I read that for my first and only bookclub online and it was so interesting to hear things that I missed & others saw and vice versa.