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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…

It's Monday! What are you reading? -- October 25, 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
-  Planning to Live by Heather Wardell
-  Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella (As always a true delight!)
-  Room by Emma Donoghue (Enjoyed reading this one, Jack's perspective makes it all the more innocent and naive)

News from over here
I'm so thrilled that I had a great week reading! It's been long since I had that kind of week. But of course, that means I'll be spending extra time this week writing reviews. Why, why, why isn't there an invention yet that can translate our thoughts into text automatically. At least, I already got one of those reviews up.

-  Revisiting Hogwarts Feature: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling
-  Planning to Live by Heather Wardell

Books on my nightstand
Five books still on my nightstand, plus I went to the library and brought in three more books. Would be great if I could read so much. I have one ongoing read at work, I need to pick one read for home.

Stranger Here Below by Joyce Hinnefeld: Lately, there has been so many new releases from Unbridled Books, and they have been receiving so much praise too. But I haven't seen too much of this one - I'm not sure why. I started this last week at work when I really needed a short break, and right from page one, I got hooked. It's written in an easy style and the story seems to promise a lot too.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling: This is for now, my meal times book. Usually I like to focus on my food when I eat, but with Harry Potter, it doesn't matter. I hope to finish this by coming weekend, but it all depends.


Comments

Loved ROOM! Stranger Here Below looks awesome and I love that you are doing meals with Harry Potter :)
Jan von Harz said…
Looks like you had a very good week. Hope this week is as good if not better. Enjoy!
Anonymous said…
I must and will read ROOM. It will happen!

I agree, the Shopaholic is just great fun. Hope you enjoy this week's books too!
I have GOT to read Room. Maybe I'll see if my book group will choose it this month
bermudaonion said…
It looks like you've got your reading groove back! I bet Stranger Here Below is really good.
nomadreader said…
I adored Room and look forward to your review!
pussreboots said…
My son is reading the first of the Harry Potter books. Not listed in my post are the ton and a half of peer reviewed journal articles I read. Here's what I'm reading this week.
Room is sitting in my TBR stack! I'm eager to read it, especially since it's been garnering such positive reviews, but I'm a little scared that it will be really disturbing.
Anonymous said…
I was just think of rereading some of the Potter books and I found them all downstairs. Seems my youngest is rereading them for the umpteenth time during AP Calculas breaks.

Thanks for visiting the other day.

PB
The Hinnefeld book looks good. I was hoping to get that one, so I'll be looking forward to reading the reviews.gostanse