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Book Con Review: When Dimple Met Rishi

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon (380 pages)
Overview: When Dimple met Rishi, Dimple threw her iced coffee at him. In her defense, he addressed her as his future wife. In his defense, Rishi thought Dimple's parents had told them about the matchmaking effort. This happens at Insomnia Con, a camp designed for rising college freshman to learn and compete to develop new apps, all for a hefty prize. While Dimple, who is there to win, is determined not to let Rishi, who came to court the future wife his parents chose for him, into her life, it proves harder than she thinks when they must work as partners at Insomnia Con. Overall: 3

Characters: 3 My favorite part of reading this book was learning more about Indian culture, something I wasn't super familiar with before. It was very interesting to experience some of the aspects of growing up in both an Indian and an immigrant household, and how immigrants children have all kinds of different views about what it means to both be Ind…

National Library Month: Library Appreciation Post

There are few places I love more in the world than bookstores and libraries. There's something magical about standing in a jungle of paper and words and time and effort from the authors. It's all there to be read and enjoyed, passed around and talked about. While I love getting to buy crisp, new books, it's not very practical for weekly visits... which is what makes the library so awesome. Here are some of my favorite things about my favorite place:

I Can Read As Much of Whatever I Want As any avid reader knows, books are expensive. At close to twenty dollars a piece, it's hard to give someone who reads a book every few days enough new material to stay occupied. While I think that the author's time and talent is certainly worth the money, libraries allow me to read tons, support authors, and still have some money leftover. 
I Find New Books To Read Often, I go in with a list of books I want to get and leave with a couple more because libraries are great for getting …

Just One Day

Just One Day by Gayle Forman (369 pages)
Overview: Allyson's parents think they're giving her the trip of a lifetime, an organized tour through Europe the summer before college with her best friend, Melanie. The trip is going okay, but it certainly isn't spectacular, till the last night when Allyson connects with a mysterious stranger preforming in a Shakespeare production in the park. She thinks this fleeting moment is all she will have till they meet on the train to London, and he offers to take her to Paris for the day before she must fly home. Taking on a new identity, wholly separate from her straight laced, future pre-med existence, she takes him up on his offer.
After the most amazing day, Allyson wakes up alone with no clue what happened to her mysterious lover and flies home distraught. For the rest of the year, she must reconcile what that one day, and how it ended, meant to her and her new view of the world. Through college, new friends, Shakespeare, and Paris, A…