Today’s card is Reading Lolita in Tehran
What are you reading right now? Based on how far you are at this moment, would you recommend the book?
I’m reading two books, 99 Nights in Logar by Jamil Jan Kochai and Kiersten White’s Now I Rise.
99 Nights in Logar is a coming-of-age story set in Afghanistan, where twelve-year-old Marwand has a complicated relationship with his family’s guard dog, Budabash. The resulting search for the family dog is an expertly told adventure, a ninety-nine-night quest that sends Marwand and his cousins across the landscape of Logar. I am totally engrossed in the story. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set in the Middle East and I’m enjoying learning about the culture.
Now I Rise is the sequel to And I Darken which is a young adult story which follows the life of a gender bent Vlad the Impaler. I am loving the sequel — why haven’t I read this sooner! I’ve really missed this world and especially sweet Radu!
Would you visit the setting of this story? Do you relate to any of the characters?
The settings of both of these stories are described in vivid detail which I adore! I’m not sure if I would visit Afghanistan, mostly because it’s hot and deserty. I can’t stand the heat so no go for me. I would be interested in visiting Romania even if it is just to see Vlad the Imapler’s castle.
In the cast of characters I’m reading across the two books, I would say that the one I’m relating to the most is Radu. My heart goes out to him. He’s having to hide who is all and mostly to help his friend, Mehmet, success.
That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know if you would recommend your current read?
Until next time, happy reading!