Interpreter of Maladies: Introduce yourself!
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I got a copy of this book from one of the Christmas Swaps that I participate in and I was actually going to read it next. (Finishing up with The Things We Lost in the Fire)
Perfect timing. Not sure how much I'll contribute (I'm a bit of a lurker), but I'll definitely participate where I can.
I've read the first story in this previously, and thought it was beautiful. I got side tracked, and haven't finished them.
I'm excited to see other people's ideas about these stories.
Post, don't post. Lurk, be a Chatty Cathy, it's all good.
Usually that's true. That's one reason I've never participated in any OLOB discussions, because I detest "introduction" threads and will not participate in any forum that expects them. This particular group is much more top-down than most.
If you're worried about "doing it right", jump into another group with fewer rules! Most are very welcoming and don't demand this sort of thing.
For the past year and more I have been up to my neck in work, mostly, then distracting myself with not always very good sci-fi. So now I am determined to use my precious 'spare time' to better purpose, and having turned to the LibraryThing found that Jhumpa Lahiri's book Interpreter of Maladies is about to be read by you good people. Having spent many years in India I have a strong feeling for the sub-continent, its writers and intellectuals, so this seemed the perfect opportunity to steady my resolve and get going!
Wishing you all a comfortable seat and freedom from distraction!
>14 lorax: Interesting. I didn't know that was a factor in your decision. Members certainly aren't required to post in any introductory threads here—I just like giving folks a place to say hi to their fellow readers, if they so choose.
I'm a first-time author (non-fiction) this month, new to Library Thing, and looking to expand my reading horizons.
I have 2 Threads running:
FEBRUARY 1ST, 2017-HAPPY 133rd to The OED.
Readers and writers are very welcome!
Looking forward to a first reading of Jhumpa Lahiri,
as well as the intrigue of on-going commentary.
Currently I work part-time as a librarian at a medium sized, private not-for-profit, doctoral university, moderate research activity and full-time as a library assistant at a small, public, special focus 4-year, medical school.
I'm also an adjunct instructor within the business school of a large, public, doctoral granting university, higher research activity. (Can you tell I just learned about the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education?)
I am a member of Goodreads, Constant Reader group. I am interested in joining, if not always participating with another group of readers who like to discuss books.
A stellar group of people with lively conversation and plenty of fodder for your wish-lists.
In advance of that, feel free to post your (spoiler-free) thoughts in the First impressions thread. If you're reading ahead and to discuss further parts of the book, there's also a Spoilers thread. The spoiler thread is a new part of OLOB and is an experiment. We'll see how it goes!
I joined LT a year ago but my indolence got the better of me. I frittered away the whole year with desultory reads, eagerly starting a lot of books and leaving them unfinished with even greater vigour. I wandered back here only a week before and to my great luck that book on the group radar was the very one I had ventured to read after a severe bout of remorse. I am more lethargic than before but I will try my best to persevere this time.
I have been extremely quiet on LT since I've joined. A lot of start/stops to participate in groups, as well. Mostly due to an imbalance of time I could give to the forums. I am turning this round this New Year; when I saw this title was being discussed I decided to try a group read for the first time. Checked my library and happily found Interpreter of Maladies was in the card catalogue! Joyfully I went from 'watching' to joining the group! I'll be following a bit behind everyone's readings + discussions; starting this week and will be 'on time' to join the third discussion! Truly grateful I stopped by to find this thread!
I'm rereading this as we go and enjoying it once again. I've already stuck a comment up on the title story thread but thought I should introduce myself as well. Looking forward to hearing what you all have to say.