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It's been a long time since I've talked about actually reading something. It's a little bit of a hit or miss right now, so I try to soak it up when I'm in the mood for it.
Currently Reading...I've spent the better part of last two weeks reading The Underground Girls of Kabul, and nothing else. It's a well-written book, mind you, but also littered with generalizations and a tone of something I can't put a word to yet. It's not condescension exactly (the author's tone is way too neutral for that) but there is a sense that the women in the West are better than Afghan women (better, not just better off). I'll need to think through that more. I know for sure that if I were Afghan and reading it, I would be .. maybe annoyed? frustrated? But how much of it is because of that sense of being looked down upon versus the subject of the book, is not clear yet. Hopefully after a few days of absent pondering, I'll have gotten to my point.

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The Sunday Salon -- Jan 03, 2010

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Wow! It feels good to be home, albeit LA, which is not really home, but at least I am not staying in a hotel. I actually stay in Virginia, where I do my Masters, but currently, I am visiting my cousin in LA. On New Years Eve, my cousin's family and I drove 6 hours north to San Francisco. Three days of sightseeing, another 6 hour car drive back, and plenty of aching bones later, I am glad to be back in LA, to read and relax.

I should say, I LOVED SF!! It probably is my favorite city in the US now. I would have posted some pictures but I have to weed my cam out of my box, and right now, I am super-lazy and would just love to curl up. So I'll put up a few pictures tomorrow.

I hadn't been able to read much over the past few days, except for a couple of hours 3 days back, so I am itching to get back to reading, and also to get started on the huge number of challenges that I have signed up for! (Now I am really rubbing my hands together!!)

I know, I am late getting this Sunday Salon post out, when more than half the world has moved on to the Monday blues, ah well, I still have about 35 minutes left, so that's good by me. *wink wink*

Oh oh, and... A zillion thanks to J. Kaye for this Blog Award! I was so thrilled to come back home and see this award!

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Found your blog through JKaye's post. Now I am a follower!
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