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Feeling Bookish

Of late, I’ve been catching up with my readings. Here’s couple which I’m done and found them rather interesting.

Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight

by Alexandra Fuller

A good write (of course, also a good read) about her African childhood, growing up as Bobo, the daughter of white tobacco farmer. It tells the tale about the family, the hardships, the quirkiness of her mom and on the other hand, the survivals, the strengths, all intensely moving in combination with a tang of humor behind the words.

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian by Marina Lewycka

Another good read, deceived by the heavy set title. In fact, funnily, if you have read the book, the title will give you the giggles along the way. It in facts shows the eccentricity of this book. Light-hearted, humourous but with tonnes of heavy unwritten meanings, where I grasped the meaning of ‘how he acts is partially how he is made of’. Except the very eccentric Pappa, an Ukrainian imigrant who still hold a dream to save the souls of Ukraina. He, who is 84, announces to his daughters that he is in love and will marry a Ukraina, 36 with a marvelous pair of bosoms. There the story begins, and there the untold stories unfolded.

2 more that I read (or reading) – Perfume by Patrick Suskind (Inspired to read as the movie left me jaw-hunged! So watch the movie, if you may) and Antonia Fraser’s Biography of Marie Antoinette (Still on it, trying as its a bloody thick book!).


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