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A Will to Kill / My Beijing / To all the Boys I've Loved Before | Thoughts

Over the past couple of months, I've read a few books that I didn't get a chance to review yet. These were all enjoyable in different ways and are recommended reads. A Will to Kill by R. V. Raman I've been looking for an Indian mystery for a while now. So when I came across A Will to Kill in Netgalley set in one of my favorite places in India (also close to my home town), I just had to request it. In so many ways, this is a typical Agatha Christie type mystery - there's a death (in an isolated mansion, no less) and the investigator/detective tries to solve the mystery. Harith Athreya is visiting the owner of the mansion, Bhaskar Fernandez, where a small gathering has been planned for the owner's relatives and friends. Bhaskar has written two wills - and how he dies will determine which will goes into effect. That night, there is a murder and Athreya spends the next few days trying to find the culprit. I generally enjoy the Agatha Christie class of murder mysteries.

What's Reading this Week! (Nov 25, 2013)

This week and reading, not so much. I've been watching some TV but mostly spending lots of meaningless hours on my iPad. I only just discovered the iTunes University and decided to sign up for courses I've always wanted to take (Literature-related) but never could fit into my major (Computer Engineering). One of the courses I started was Fiction for Young Adults and another one which I'm hoping to get started on is Creative Writing.

The other thing I've been doing on my iPad is playing Clumsy Ninja. Seriously, this is one of the best graphics I've seen in games, because you can tickle this ninja of yours, lift him by the leg, give him high five, throw him through a basketball hoop. Man, I got a nice laugh out of it all.

Fangirl
On the book front, I finished only one book since the last update - Tina's Mouth, which I reviewed this week. I'm still listening to Life of Pi in the car (please, don't ever listen to this one as an audiobook - some descriptions have made me want to pull over and puke). Other than that, I started Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl this weekend. Fangirl may well be my favorite Rowell book and it's made me want to start writing fiction of my own.

Next in the list
The Third Wheel (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #7)I went and borrowed the last two books of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. I somehow missed news of their release but I'm now looking forward to a rollicking time with them.

Posted
My thoughts on the Oyster app (the Netflix for books)
Tina's Mouth: An Existential Comic Diary by Keshni Kashyap (Lovely graphics)
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamid (Such a clever book!)
Some of my knitting projects or what I've been doing when I'm not reading
Allegiant by Veronica Roth (Meh!)


Review Backlog
1. The Walking Dead Compendium 1 by Robert Kirkman
2. The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson
3. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
4. Chaos Walking trilogy by Patrick Ness
5. Quarantine by Rahul Mehta
6. MetaMaus by Art Speigelman
7. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros
8. Maus by Art Speigelman
9. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
10. Can you Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
11. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick
12. In the Garden of Beasts by Erik Larson
13. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot

Comments

So you're enjoying the Wimpy Kid series? I always thought they're for teenage boys! Maybe I should try them, then!
Shelleyrae said…
I pretty much only play Words with Friends on my iPad but my kids have it loaded up with all sorts off games.
Fangirl is on my wish list :)

Have a great week
Vasilly said…
Now I want to read Fangirl.
Reallly? Makes you want to write? That's awesome.
Man of la Book said…
I was reading a few of the "Diary" books while my daughter was reading them, so I'll be able to discuss them with her.

http://www.ManOfLaBook.com
Erin Kurup said…
Oh man. So iTunes University is good?? I've never really explored it because I'll most likely get sucked down the rabbit hole when I do. It sounds really cool.


Also, no Life of Pi on audio...haha, got it!!
Athira / Aths said…
They are not just for teenage boys! You should try reading them. They are hilarious! :0
Athira / Aths said…
ITunesU is quite cool! They have a ton of interesting looking courses. But rabbit hole is also right! :)