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The Sunday Salon #29: Off The Menu

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I am very slow with completing books during this LAST year of law school while I am in the midst of wedding planning and daydreaming about making my life in a new state and figuring out how to find and create my dream job, so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience.

This week, I began reading Off the Menu by Christine Son.  It is the story of three Asian American women who are trying to fit into two cultures.  I can relate to the struggles the main characters are facing.  I am only about a third of the way through the book, but so far I find myself nodding profusely at several points.  One of the most pleasant surprises is that one of the characters is a lawyer; as she describes feeling out of place and frustrated with the racism in her firm, I felt like I was having my worst nightmare lived out.  

In a few weeks, I am excited to be a tour stop for the author as part of the TLC book tours.   I am nervous about hosting an author here and writing an extra good review.  I look forward to reading the rest of the book to find out more about the characters!

Posted on Monday, October 27, 2008 at 2:42AM by Registered Commenter[beastmomma] | Comments3 Comments

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Reader Comments (3)

I really enjoyed Off the Menu as well - I was nodding along with the book too!
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterS. Krishna
Sounds like you've got a lot of your plate, I'm impressed that you're reading fiction on top of everything else! I've never heard of Off the Menu, it sounds like an interesting read.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAli
S. Krishna: I enjoyed your review of Off the Menu and thought that the book looked interesting.

Ali: It's not really impressive as much as sanity saving.
October 27, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbeastmomma

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