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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…

Giveaway (US and Canada) *Armchair BEA Week*


(This giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering!)


Armchair BEA


For Armchair BEA giveaway day, I have one of three gently used books up for grabs.
  1. An ARC of  American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar
  2. Naked by David Sedaris
  3. Pigs in Heaven by Barbara Kingsolver

To enter, simply fill the form below. I'll be closing this giveaway on Sunday June 1, 8 am US Eastern time, and will announce the winner using the always-dependable services of random.org. To enter,
  1. You don't have to be a follower of my blog.
  2. You must be over 13 years of age.
  3. Only US and Canada (Sorry. Postal rates.)
  4. Enter by June 1 2014, Sunday, 8.00 a.m. US Eastern time.
  5. Fill the form.

Comments

Thank you for the chance to win one of these three great books.
Visit my giveaway at Emerald City Book Review
Thank you, thank you :D
Thanks for the chance—I've been wanting/meaning to read more Kingsolver for a long time!
Words for Worms said…
Ooooh I'm eyeing that Kingsolver! (I'd be eyeing the Sedaris, but I've already got a copy :).)
Wesley said…
My friend loves Sedaris and is always trying to get me on his bandwagon.
Gaele Hi said…
I LOVED Sedaris' Naked... I have that coming up for review in audiobook soon.... TY for the giveaway
Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've always want to read Naked! :D