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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…

Look at what just arrived! - September 6, 2010

mailboxmonday This meme was originally hosted by Marcia @ The Printed Page. It went on tour beginning August '10 and is hosted this month by Bermudaonion's Weblog. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week (checked out library books don’t count, eBooks & audio books do).

It's been more than a month since I did this, so there are a few books to mention. Not too many though - with my move and new job, I've been keeping low key. First, let's get the most obvious one out of the way. Along with almost everyone else, I received the most-awaited book of this year - Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins. Of course, I finished it too, and I acutely felt like I was missing someone right after turning the last page. The end of the Harry Potter series did the same thing, and now the Hunger Games series. It's very rarely that I intensely await a book, so sigh, I'll just wait for the next such series, shall I?

The next three books were sent by Pam of Bookalicious, as part of the Armchair BEA event in May. One of them was Jantsen's Gift by Pam Cope. It was Lynne's review that first made me want to read this one. This moving book is about how Pam coped with the death of her 15-year-old son, by traveling to Vietnam, adopting two kids and creating a foundation (Touch a Life) to help children in countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Ghana.

I had received Becca Fitzpatrick's Crescendo couple of months back, and had been wondering how to get my hands on the first book of this series - Hush, Hush. I was pleasantly surprised to see this book in the mail, as I didn't realize that I had won this one too. I didn't exactly want to buy it because I'm not sure if this series is for me. I'm not too into paranormal books, so if this book doesn't click for me, I'll mostly be holding a giveaway of this series. Better to find these books a new home than leave them "unwanted" in their present home. I'll think about this for a while, look through the books and decide.

Secret Keeper by Mitali Perkins is way high up on my wishlist, and I'm really thrilled to actually hold it in my hands. I've heard so much about this book and Mitali's new one - Bamboo People. Each time I pass by my shelf, I yearn to pick it up and read it, but with all the "urgent" books piled near me, it will be a while.

Have you read any of these books?


Comments

I haven't finished Mockingjay yet -- I got it last week and went on a lazy vacation and then had book commitments to finish up before the end of this week. I can now happily get back to Mockingjay!!
TheBookGirl said…
I have not read any of these, but they all look interesting, particularly Secret Keeper
bermudaonion said…
All of your books look good to me. I'll be watching for your review of Secret Keeper because I loved Bamboo People!
RAnn said…
I liked Jansen's Gift
Aisle B said…
Great Mailbox! Going to read the Collins series this month and can't wait. Love the covers of your books and enjoy the reads :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Enjoy Hush, Hush.
Its a super quick read.

I haven't been able to bring my self to start Mockingjay. I think I'm afraid of letting go of the series.
Mary (Bookfan) said…
I haven't read any of the books but I'll be watching for your review of Secret Keeper!
Nope, haven't read any of those! I love Secret Keeper's cover, though. Hope you enjoy(ed) them all!
Great mailbox. I loved Jantsen's Gift. It's terrific.

Enjoy!
The1stdaughter said…
Oh! I have Secret Keeper on my shelf as well and I really want to pick it up. This is just the reminder I needed. Thank you! :o)
Unknown said…
Awww, makes me want to read Jantsen's Gift again. Thanks for linking to my review. I really think you'll like it. Very moving.