WWW Wednesday

  1. Once again, I am doing this Wednesday meme on Thursday 🙂
  2. I have not updated this blog since last week’s WWW Wednesday 😦

What are you currently reading?

Landscape With Invisible Hand by M.T. Anderson.

I started this last week, but have been busy reading mss and so, I’m paused now at Chapter Four or so. So far, the story is taking me by surprise. I had no idea what this book was about and I am looking forward to seeing how things develop.

What did you recently finish reading?

Northern Girls: Life Goes On by Sheng Keyi

Will try to find time for a review. I liked the story, but I’m not sure about the translation.

Sour Heart by Jenny Zhang

And I’ve written the review. I am impressed with myself because I find reviews hard to write. However, I only wrote 600 words (didn’t want to force another 200 words). Will post the piece on this blog once the review is published in the paper.

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Another book I’m supposed to review (waiting for my editor’s OK). I enjoyed this and I was wondering if I’m the only one who expects Celeste Ng’s work to be diaspora fiction and is pleasantly surprised that it isn’t. Actually, I didn’t warm to her first novel, but raced through this one. I like stories about big, good-looking families that fall apart.

What do you think you’ll read next?

I thought I was going to have time to grab a copy of Under a Pendulum Sun by Jeannette Ng before leaving for Penang, but no luck. It will have to wait til I get back.

I’m off to Penang tomorrow and will take my Kindle with me. Plan to read The Devotion of Suspect X by Keigo Higashino and/or whatever suits my mood.

I’m also hoping to buy a few books at the George Town Literature Festival, which will be on while I am there. (May also attend a few events – I’m undecided.) Am interested in Intan Paramaditha who retells fairytales and hope her collections Sihir Perempuan and Spinner of Darkness and Other Tales will be available. (Actually, I’m not sure if those aren’t Indonesian and English versions of the same collection.)

Am also looking forward to reading Dina Zaman’s new collection of essays Holy Men, Holy Women.

Other books I’m hoping to read soon:

Akata Witch (re-read) by Nnedi Okorafor

Akata Warrior by Nnedi Okorafor

A couple of books by Ayu Utami. I have them in both Indoensian and English, and would like to read the Indonesian (original) versions first. I would also like to read the original Indonesian version of Eka Kurniawan’s Man Tiger and Beauty is a Wound. So many books …

(I probably should not have subscribed to Netflix.)





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