Beautiful card made by my friend Liz!!!!!
Currently reading: The Hero's Walk by Anita Rau Badami.
Well, actually I just started the first few pages last night, but I think this is going to be a very good book! It comes highly recommended by my friend Anjali! Actually the book itself comes from Anjali who sent it to me all the way from Canada!! This is the Canadian edition too! Cool! Anjali writes the most perfect book reviews! They are very detailed and really give you a feel for the book. Her blog is totally intriguing! Check it out~
Ever since my best friend Noreen gave me Memoirs of a Geisha to read I have loved reading novels about people from different cultures. I find it fascinating to read books set in India or Africa for example. Some of my favorite out of America books are The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver, Interpreter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahri (although this is really about people assimilating into American culture), The Kitchen God's Wife by Amy Tan, Sister of My Heart by Chitra Banerjee Divakurini, Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros, and my all-time favorite book in the world, A Fine Balance by Rohinton Mistry.
However, the book I just finished yesterday is a total immersion into American pop culture. It is titled Love is a Mix Tape by Rob Sheffield. Great book!!! Such heart! So readable! The most amazing thing is, I did not realize it was a memoir until I finished the book and read the acknowledgements. I thought it was a novel. Wrong! There are tons of pop culture references in the book, many of which I did not understand, but that did not stop me from identifying with the characters and becoming totally engrossed in the story. In brief, the author traces his life and loves and heartbreaks through mix tapes he has made through the years. Highly recommended!
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