Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Reading over spring break

Spring break gave me a chance to do a lot of things, including reading. I did read Born Confused, our recent BookChat! selection. Although it was not my all-time favorite book, I really liked it. I think a lot of people at our school could relate to the main character, Dimple Lala -- isn't that a great name? -- as she tries to live as an American teenager while also retaining her Indian heritage. It's a challenge for her, as I believe it is for anyone living a multicultural life.

Are you bridging cultures? Please write your comments about it on my blog. Let me know what the challenges are, and how you try to overcome them. Are there advantages to the multicultural life? Tell me about those. Through sharing, we can learn from each other and have a greater understanding of cultures!

Back to the books I read over vacation... I read Identical by Ellen Hopkins. This is not a book for everyone!! However, it was amazing - from the content to the format - and, there is definitely a twist at the end. If you want to know more about it, feel free to ask me.

I finally read Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I can't wait to read Breaking Dawn, but I have some other books I want to read first. If you haven't read the Twilight series, you might just want to give it a try. Although vampires are not really my thing, I have definitely fallen for these suspenseful (at times), romance novels! Edward, Bella, Jacob - memorable characters! Ok, it will be hard to put off reading Breaking Dawn. I may have to read it next!

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