Some Reading Recommendations…

Tuesday, May 29, 2012



As with writing, I tend to read several books at a time. I’m sharing these reads-in-progress since the topic I was going to blog about flew out the window and I’m forced to substitute.

I was sent this book for review and it’s one of the funniest books I’ve read in a while. It’s about a Hindu family, and in particular, one daughter’s quest to escape her father’s matchmaking efforts and find romance. The father in this family is a religious zealot, which makes things very interesting. Indian Maidens Bust Loose is an interesting look at Indian culture. I think I’m dilly-dallying on this one because it’s so funny. I don't want it to end.Thing is though, I get some strange looks when I laugh out loud repeatedly while on public transportation.
 
The Sholes Key is by none other than my blogging buddy, Clarissa Draper. This one takes off on a creepy note that had me fretting, then it kicks up to a gallop and hooks the reader into an intriguing mystery.

I finished Misfits & Heroes a week or two ago, but haven’t written a review for that one yet. It’s taking me a while to get what I want to say just right. The book is about a journey taken by a group of people from Africa. 

They are thrown together by war and are unable to return to their usual way of life. What impressed me about this book is how the writer shows the various sides to the human personality and spirit and the fact that it is hard, but possible to sacrifice personal gain for the greater good. 
 
Tomorrow I'm hosting Courtney Vail on her blog tour for her YA novel Kings & Queens.  Do drop by for a discussion on characters.

13 comments:

  1. Ohhhh, both sound like delicious reads!

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  2. I'm already over halfway done with the Sholes Key. It has a Dean Koontz flavor to it, and the serial killer guy sends shivers down my spine. Especially the part where the old writer lady was opening a can of dog food and got strangled from behind by the house invader. Chilling stuff. We should start a discussion thread on goodreads for Clarissa.

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    1. Haven't got that far yet, Mike, but the serial killer does give me the heebie-jeebies. She definitely did a good job with him. Good idea to start a thread.

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  3. Sigh.... so many books in my TBR list. I think I'll never catch up... I really want to read The Sholes Key.

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  4. I love funny books. I want to read Indian Maidens. I'd also like to read Clarissa's book.

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    1. Medeia,
      Me too. A writer who can make me laugh ranks highly in my book.

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  5. I'm glad you're enjoying my book. I was actually creeped out writing the 'writer' scene. I had to sleep with the lights on that night.

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    1. Since it had that effect on you, then it means you got the writing right. :)

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  6. I haven't heard of Indian Maidens Bust Loose, but I love humor, so I'm happy to read your review. Thanks! I am also looking forward to reading Clarissa's novel. It sounds wonderful.

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    1. Hi, Cynthia,
      Indian Maidens is certainly a different read for me, written as it is from a different cultural angle. Yup, Clarissa's book is good stuff.

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  7. Love the cover for Indian Maidens Bust Loose! So cool! Thanks for sharing the recommendations :)

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