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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…

September in review


After a long season of minimal reading, I finally had a month of a lot more reading, though not quite where I want to be. Still, no complaints, it's good to just be reading something most of the time. Fall is the season of TV and it's no different over here. The Voice, The Vampire Diairies, The Walking Dead, and Once Upon a Time are what I mainly watch. I'm still catching up on Supernatural, so that is more in the category of binge-watching. (On a side note, it's funny that I watch shows I would never read about on books. Magic? Vampires? Zombies? Give me a book having one of those and I will groan heavily.)

Last month I read...



Wish I could read this again: The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
The dud: Love, Dishonor, Marry, Die, Cherish, Perish by David Rakoff.

Reviews posted...
The Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
How to be a Good Wife by Emma Chapman
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

Other posts...
My resort vacation
Ten Books I would like to see as a movie or TV show
Jon Krakauer on how McCandless died
Choosing the next read
Ten books on my Fall TBR list
By Order of the High Inquisitor of Hogwarts...

Plans for October
I don't really have any plans for October. I'm usually a list-maker, so the fact that I don't have any reading plans feels a little weird. I know I want to finish MetaMaus - that's the only item really on the agenda for this month. Part of me also wants to take part in Dewey's readathon this month - if I have a pretty free weekend.

Comments

rhapsodyinbooks said…
I still haven't read any Sophie Kinsella - not sure why - I should do that!
Ti Reed said…
I have How to Be a Good Wife but between King's new one and The Interestings, which I am TOTALLY and utterly in love with, I haven't got to it. You know how you love a book and realize that you would be okay reading it say, forever? That is how I am with The Interestings right now. It's ruined me for other books.
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
It looks like you had a good reading month! I quit list making a while ago because it never worked out for me.
Helen Murdoch said…
Once Upon a Time is a big one in our house as well! I just started Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock. It might be a bit depressing (suicide as a topic), but I've heard it's fantastic
Sam_TinyLibrary said…
Kinsella's Shopaholic books are my guilty pleasure, but I haven't tried any of her stand-alone books yet. I'm glad you are coming out of a long reading slump :)