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am currently reading
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
Ms. Lahiri just sucks you in with her delightful prose. Gf gave rave reviews about it so I thought I'd read it too. (Despite how certain quarters call her not a true reader, I trust her judgement anyway.) I'm only on chapter 3 currently but already I know this book will r0x0r my b0x0rz long after I'm done with it. A movie's in the works and is set to be released in March 2007, with Ms. Lahiri making a cameo as "Aunt Jhumpa". Watch the trailer.
have recently finished
30 Aug 2006: In Patagonia by Bruce Chatwin
Interesting in some parts, boring in others. I like how Chatwin ties in his journey around Patagonia with his family history, and how he relates history to the people and places he's visited.
21 Aug 2006: The Darkness of Wallis Simpson by Rose Tremain
Some of the stories were boring, meandering, and plodded along at the pace of a leatherback turtle lost on a beach. Only a few were really good, but not good enough to save the whole book.
might be reading these next
Haven't decided yet actually. Maybe Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies, Philip Roth's Ghost Writer or Naguib Mahfouz's Respected Sir, Wedding Song, The Search.
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