Thoughts on “Blindness” by José Saramago

Blindness by José Saramago was a pick for my IRL book group a few months back. About the Book: In an unnamed country, an epidemic begins: As he waits at a stoplight, a man is struck blind. Faster than it can be combated, the white blindness spreads. How can it be contained? How can it …

Thoughts on “Miss New India” by Bharati Mukherjee

I read Miss New India by Bharati Mukherjee on my Sony Reader, thanks to NetGalley. The novel is out as of today, May 17, 2011. About the Book: Anjali “Angie” Bose has outgrown her life in small-town Gauripur, India. She’s tired of its backward ways, slow pace, and lack of opportunity. When her father begins …

Reading Buddies Wrap-Up: “The Appointment” by Herta Müller

Welcome to the wrap-up for Herta Müller’s The Appointment, the first of March’s two Reading Buddies books. This post shall include spoilers, starting with the next paragraph; if you want to avoid them, or if you’d like more background on Herta Müller and the book, please check out my first post about The Appointment. If …

Reading Buddies Discussion: “The Appointment” by Herta Müller

When Herta Müller won the Nobel Prize in 2009, I was rather ashamed to say I’d never heard of her, even though at that point I’d been working in a bookstore for two years. She immediately went onto my TBR list, and when I came across a copy of The Appointment at a recent library …

Thoughts on “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel

I read Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel for an online discussion group last fall but never posted my thoughts here. It’s not a book I would have picked up myself, and while I didn’t hate it, I didn’t love it either. The book was translated into English by Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen. …