wwwwednesday and shelf control
WWW Wednesday

#2 WWW Wednesday & Shelf Control- 23rd February 2022

WWW WEDNESDAY

Happy Wednesday lovelies! WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words where the quest is to answer three simple bookish questions:

 

  • What book are you currently reading?
  • What book did you recently finish?
  • What book do you think you’ll be reading next?

Without further adieu, let’s get going.

WHAT BOOK AM I CURRENTLY READING?

Maidan e Amal Book Cover Munshi Prem Chand

Maidan-e-Amal by Munshi Prem Chand

Maidan-e-Amal (loosely translated, it means Plane of Action) is an Urdu novel by the renowned Indian writer Munshi Prem Chand. It's set in 1930's India when the subcontinent was still under British colonial rule. The novel provides an excellent portrayal of the the social and political as well as the class and religious/ethnic divide of pre-partition India. It's been an excellent read so far and I'm quiet thoroughly enjoying it.

WHAT BOOK DID I FINISH READING

The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary

The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary

Let me confess: I quiet simply adore Kate Canterbary. Her Walsh sibling series has been directly responsible for giving me many a heart burns and this book was no different. I'd been saving it because I haven't quiet made my way through Canterbary's backlist and I was told the main characters have been introduced before in previous books. But then my moods got away from me and I dived in. Page one and I was in LOVE. Chapter Five and I was crying. I finished it two days ago and the hangover is still going. This is one of those romances that requires you to call in sick at work the next day because how is one even suppose to get on with life after reading this?!

WHAT AM I GOING TO READ NEXT?

Road To Rose Bend

The Road To Rose Bend by Naima Simone

My answer to this is the same as last week because I'm still hoping to get my TBR in order and read as planned. Hope certainly does spring eternal, LOL!

SHELF CONTROL

Shelf Control is hosted by Lisa @ Bookish Fantasies. The quest is to give your shelves some love and provide the details of one unread book that, let’s be honest, you forgot you owned.

 

My entry for today is as follows:

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True

A Long, Long Time Ago and Essentially True by Brigid Pasulka

This is a book I got some time ago because I found it one sale. A sale so low it was practically free, to be honest. I found it when I was ordering a big pile of books from my favorite Indie bookstore and this little gem showed up in the 'Customers Also Bought' section. Naturally, I followed through. The blurb read historical fiction, the cover promised magical realism, two of my favorite genres so of course I gobbled it up. It was also by an author I couldn't remember reading before and it was the last copy left so I decided to follow my instinct and one-click. Here's what the blurb has to say:

On the eve of World War II, in a place called Half-Village, a young man nicknamed the Pigeon falls in love with a girl fabled for her angelic looks. To court Anielica Hetmanská he offers up his “golden hands” to transform her family’s modest hut into a beautiful home, thereby building his way into her heart.

Then war arrives to cut short their courtship, delay their marriage, and wreak havoc in all their lives, even sending the young lovers far from home to the promise of a new life in Kraków.

Nearly fifty years later, their granddaughter, Beata, repeats their postwar journey, seeking a new life in the fairy-tale city of her grandmother’s stories. But when she arrives in Kraków, instead of the whispered prosperity of the New Poland, she discovers a city caught between its future and its past, and full of frustrated youths. Taken in by her toughtalking cousin Irena and Irena’s glamorous daughter Magda, Beata struggles to find her own place in 1990s Kraków and in the constellation of Irena and Magda’s fierce love. But unexpected events– tragedies and miracles– can change lives and open eyes. And Beata may just find a new way of seeing her family’s and her country’s history– as well as a vision for her own role in the New Poland.

Sounds interesting, right? It’s definitely going up on my TBR now that I remember that I have this book on my shelf. 

 

And that’s it for today from me. Hope you enjoyed reading about my bookish obsessions. Have you read any of these books? Do you take part in WWW Wednesday or Shelf Control? If yes, let’s chat in the comments! Please feel free to leave the links to your posts if you’d like me to visit. 

 

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead, lovelies!

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About Perveen

Perveen is a South-Asian Muslim, an introvert who daydreams about love-myths, monsters, and magic during my day job and occasionally binge-watch period dramas at night. Most of her time is spent reading, writing & talking to the cats in my backyard.

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