Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books wants to know what we're reading. I'm only too happy to oblige!
It's been a great couple of weeks of reading, maybe not in quantity, but definitely in enjoyment quotient, which is probably what I should start measuring from now on. Ever since I slackened my reading schedule last month, I'm finding my reading less driven by pressure and a whole lot funner. Of course, there are still plenty of ARC books stacked here, but I'm slowly retuning my approach to them, so that they appear as just another book to me. That truly helps when you have double or triple-committed a month.
Books completed since the last update
The Girl in the Garden by Kamala Nair: It's my first time reading a book set in my hometown. Nicely written, but still fell a bit short of expectations.
Go the F--k to Sleep by Adam Mansbach: Since the whole world was talking about this one, I wanted to discover it for myself. Samuel Jackson did the audio of this book and since it was available for free in Audible, I grabbed it. It was cute, but maybe being a parent will make one appreciate it better. Still ROFL-funny.
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I'm still reading Shantaram for the readalong, and will possibly post my initial impressions some time this week (when I get around to writing about it, that is). I can't believe how funny this book is - though there is some caricaturing happening in the initial pages, I'm willing to forgive them for now because everyone tends to do that initially in a new place.
The Map of Time by Félix J. Palma: This is the only other book I'm reading at the moment. It's hilarious having two huge books sitting on my nightstand. What other nightmare do I need each night? The Map of Time reads like a Victorian-era book, not surprisingly, because it is set in those days. The author has promised some famous literary characters in the book, and like a true bibliophile, I'm waiting to see when they come up.
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett: The initial reviews I've read so far about this book have been very optimistic. I'm very excited to start this one, sometime this week, but also a little terrified, since I've loved Bel Canto and am hoping this one lives up to it.