As for reading, I indulged in a little paranormal romance this past week, finishing Carla Susan Smith's A Vampire's Promise and A Vampire's Soul. I enjoyed both (more than I thought I would, actually). You can guess the novels involved a vampire. I am now reading a more serious book called Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter, about an Indian family living in London during the mid-1960's through the 1970's. I am already invested in the lives the of the characters, not sure what I think of Arjun. One minute I find myself empathizing with him and then the next, I don't like him very much. The novel deal with familial conflicts, debilitating health concerns, as well as cultural issues. So far, I am enjoying the book.What are you reading at the moment? Is it something you would recommend?
Every Tuesday Diane from Bibliophile By the Sea hosts
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros, where
participants share the first paragraph (or a few) of a
book they are reading or thinking about reading soon.
Here is the opening paragraphs from my current read, Losing Touch by Sandra Hunter:Would you continue reading?
The viewing of the body has started. Arjun breathes in cold chapel air, looks around at his family, the Kulkanis, and friends of Kulkanis, and those married to Kulkanis. The family is large and loud and quarrelsome, but today they are a subdued queue, forming in front of the coffin. Jonti: beloved younger brother; quick-witted answers that found him an architect's job in London, but not quick enough to outpace the disease that took him at thirty-two. Five years younger than Arjun. It is wrong.
An overripe west London September presses damp, sticky heat into the small chapel. Even so, Arjun's hands are cold. is wife, Sunila, sits beside him wearing dark glasses; his son, Murad, is scowling and his daughter, Tarani - what convinced her to wear purple?
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