Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Alice -- March 15th?

Hey -- since this book seems to be a very quick read, I'm wondering if we can move up the deadline to March 15th? I know Vaish is ok with it, so I guess I'm asking Ferah and Charitha.

Also, please start throwing out suggestions for the next book, esp if we're planning on finishing this one in the next two weeks.


  1. Ferah had suggested the book "Garlic and Sapphires"... check it out.


  2. Its also another really easy, fast read. We could probably finish that one by March 30th!

  3. ohhhh, interesting. when i started reading the description about a restaurant critic, i was like 'no thanks, not my kind of non-fiction.' but then i read the actual plot, and that sounded interesting. Ferah -- have you heard from people that this is a good book and a quick/fast read?

    I'm into it if the others (i.e. Charitha) is into it.

    wow, our book club is really rekindled!!

  4. Hey guys, sorry to be a downer, but I don't think I can keep up with the books this quickly! I am ridiculously busy until April 1st (Match Day and going to India for wedding) and since I am old school and have to buy books, getting to a bookstore is a bit of a longer process, even if reading it doesn't take too long. I don't want to hold y'all back from this amazing wave of excitement, so is it OK if I pick one of the two books and finish it by the end of March and join in on the discussions as soon as I get done?

  5. Charitha, I feel you on having to get the actual book. Vaishali orders them for me with her amazon plus account and charges it to my credit card (usually!) and has them delivered to work (otherwise I'd never get the books).

    Antara, I actually read the book 4 years ago and read it in one night. I wasn't a foodie though when I read it back in the day so I'd be interested to see what my take is now. It's a very easy read however! Some pages are taken up with recipes (if I remember correctly).

    Another book that's been thrown around has been Water for Elephants. I had thought I'd read it, but I was thinking of another book (Like Water for Chocolate). We should add that one (elephants) to the queue!

  6. Vaishali, order for me too! Just kidding.

    I read Water for Elephants; I thought it was an OK TP (my sister taught this abbreviation of timepass to her British roommate who uses it indiscriminately and hilariously)so if people want to read it again, that's fine with me!

  7. I can order it for you and just give you a bill at the end of a 3 month pay period (haha). I would get your credit card info but it's too much of a hassle. Should I send it to your apt? The palo verde rd address?

    Ferah .. of course you'd read a book called Water for Chocolate ... hahaha.

  8. So one of the feminist blogs I read does a book review each month before a new book comes out. they did their review on a book titled, "The Tiger's Wife" and I'm intrigued by it. I comes out in a few days and I thought I'd throw it into the mix as a possibility for April! Here's the amazon link:


    I don't want to give any spoilers from the review the blog wrote, but basically it was a positive review and an intriguing story. There was a warning that the first half is harder to get through than the second so if we do read this, we're all forewarned!

    Anyhow, that's my two cents since Charitha had already read Water for Elephants.

  9. And no whining about the 'feminist' blog statement. This isn't in any way related to the blog's feminist agenda except that they like to pick women authors more often than not. ---End Defensive Rant---

  10. Hello all ... I've been really sick this week, and am finally feeling alive enough to check email. Ferah, The Tiger's Wife seems to be one of those books that I'll never get through, so unless you're really, really into it ... I'd rather go with something else.