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Book Beginnings: Book lovers

This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages

Haunting Jasmine by Anjali Banerjee isn't due out until February 2011, but Anjali's publisher sent me a copy to read ahead of time, which I am very excited about. Anjali and I went to junior high and high school together so I always love it when she has a new book out. Other books of hers that I have read are Maya Running, Looking for Bapu, Imaginary Men, Invisible Lives and Seaglass Summer.

"I didn't see this turn of events coming, or going. My exhusband, Rob, used his charm like a weapon, and ultimately he didn't care whose heart he broke--or whose life he ruined. Neither did he care whose bed he woke up in. My mother would say, Well, Jasmine, that's an American penis for you. You shouldn't married a Bengali. Faithful, good, and true to his culture."

That made me smile; what a fun beginning to a book! The main character leaves LA for a month to take care of her Aunt's bookstore in a small town in Puget Sound area of Washington state. She isn't really into the task at first and her aunt claims dead authors haunt the store.... That's as far as I've gotten but I am really enjoying it so far.


Athira said...

That sounds like a delightful start! I can hear a lot of Indian moms giving that sermon! Feels almost homesick to read, lol! I'll be waiting for your review!

Kathy Martin said...

Nice beginning to the book. It sounds like a lot of fun to read. Happy reading!

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, that sounds like a book I'd love...and it sounds like it has its share of humor. Thanks for sharing.

Here's mine:

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Helen's Book Blog said...

Aths--I thought you might like this beginning (and book). I am enjoying it so far; I really like Baerjee's writing style

Kathy and Laurel-Rain--Fun is a good word for it; there is a nice mixture of funny and poignant

Tiina said...

Sounds very promising! I'll have to keep this book in mind.


Helen's Book Blog said...

Tina--I am almost done and am really enjoying it! It's got love of books, a little magic, and romance

Katy said...

The book sounds great! I'm looking forward to reading your review.

Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings! :)

Helen's Book Blog said...

Katy--Thank you for hosting (again). I've seen your comment on the book review and am excited that you're adding it to your wish list