Saturday, April 24, 2010

Weekly Geeks: Reading Globally

I am book blogger based in Delhi, India. In a way most of my reading is global. I try to read books from all parts of the world. Most are based in US or UK but I do read books based on Middle East, Africa, Australia, China, Japan to name just a few. I don't do challenges but I try to incorporate as much as I can about countries those are not very well known. I have read a lot of translated works.

I only know very few Indian book bloggers. That means most on my network are settled all over the world, majority being from US. I too have Global bloggers visiting me all the time.

6 comments:

Book Dilettante said...

It's great to share books and comments with readers from all over the globe! I especially enjoy mysteries set in different countries. Right now, I'm in Istanbul, figuratively. Do you know of any mysteries set in India? I've only read one so far, and that was by American Paul Theroux.

Bernadette in Australia said...

Oh yes do tell if you know of any mysteries set in India that might be available in translation. I have Mrs Di Silva's Detective Instincts and the Shaitan of Calcutta in my reading pile for the global reading challenge but it's by a man called Glen Peters who I am guessing is not Indian himself. One of my favourite books of last year was set in India AND it wasn't crime fiction - Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger

pussreboots said...

My immediate to read pile isn't very global but I go through cycles of reading. My post is here.

Kerrie said...

I've found you do have to be careful with Challenges that they don't dominate your choices for what you read

Kiwicraig said...

Kia Ora Gautami. I've actually picked up some Indian-set crime fiction, by Tarquin Hall - but I'm always looking for more, so any recommendations would be fantastic.

Cat said...

I love reading globally. One of the books I brought home from the library yesterday is set in India and Pakistan - it's a memoir called Footpaths in the Painted City by Sadia Shepard.