Sunday, January 24, 2010

Take Another Chance Challenge and Awesome Author Challenge

I've completed my first book of the the Take Another Chance Challenge. Hosted by Find Your Next Book Here. Below is the criteria for my choice. I happened to use my A-Z Wednesday group for the blogroll and found my choice on Everything Distils into Reading

Challenge 2: Blogroll Roulette (worth 1 entry)
Find a blogroll at either your book blog or a book blog you like that has at least 15 book blogs on it. Go to Random.org and, using the True Random Number Generator, enter the number 1 for the min. and 15 for the max. and then hit generate. Then find the blog that is that number on the blogroll you selected. (For example, if you get 10 at Random.org, then count down the list of blogs until you get to the tenth one). Go to that blog and pick a book to read from the books that they have reviewed on their blog. Read it and write a post about it. Be sure to link to the blog post you picked the book from!

I too had thought I read this book before, but this time around I found new meaning in it. I believe I've even seen the movie at some point, that will be confirmed when I receive it from my local library, it will be Friday's Movie on Friday night at the movies.
It was a lengthy read, good thing trains were not on time this week. I found the different characters a little difficult to understand at first, but soon remembered my character study. It's most certainly a look at India's relationship with the British, I need now to understand that part of history better, so the search for that information will be on. And India's geography is such a mystery to me as well. So while this was an excellent read, I have questions. Is that a sign of a good book, I think so. I recommend it highly.

Cover: was not too exciting, if I judged the book by it's cover, I probably would not pick it up.
Plot: was intriguing
Characters: very good, for the main characters, the minor characters I had difficulty keeping straight.
Writing Style: wordy

I also had this book on my Awesome Author List

The Awesomeness of this author, yes I would certainly read his other works after this book. I'm amazed at his achievements in his time and given his life as the son of a widow. She must have had bags of money. Aren't I awful.

3 comments:

me again said...

Irene....about One World One Heart....I saw your comment on Nancy's blog.....it's an event for "bloggers".....the prize doesn't have to be anything you've made yourself at all. It could be a favourite book :-)
Do think about participating....I didn't last year but wish I had!
==Lennie==

Jenners said...

I'm glad it ended up not being bad ... but I wasn't 100% sure what book you ended up reading!!

Alyce said...

What was the title of the book? I had a hard time finding it, and the link to Everything Distils into Reading didn't work for me.

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