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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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It's Monday! What are you reading? -- July 26, 2010


It's Monday! What are you reading this week?
This is a weekly event initially hosted by J. Kaye at J. Kaye's Book Blog, now by Sheila @ One Persons Journey through a world of Books, to celebrate what you are reading for the week as well as books completed the previous week.

Books completed last week
Having just returned back from watching Inception, I totally forgot about this post. My conscious and "subconscious" kept muddling over all the facts before it "woke itself up" and I remembered this post.
So it's been another busy week, and I got only one book done.
The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Books reviewed

Books on my nightstand

I guess I did become too ambitious with my reading list last week, so I have pretty much the same set of books on my nightstand again.

One Vacant Chair by Joe Coomer: I started reading this one yesterday, but didn't get that far in. It's quite funny at times, plus engrossing.
Crazy by Han Nolan: Again, I will read this only if I get the time. I'm not sure yet about it, plus this ebook expires in a few days.
The Passage by Justin Cronin: I really can't wait to read this. I am so in a mood for reality-challenging stuff now, without venturing into anything paranormal. Could be the Inception effect.












Comments

I adore Nelson Demille, but I haven't yet read the one you've chosen. I'll be back to see what you thought of it.

Have a great reading week!
pussreboots said…
Here's what I'm reading this week.
Cat said…
I'm so impatient to read The Passage but know I have to get through more of my pile here before putting it on hold.

Happy reading!
Teddyree said…
Would like to read The Passage but it's a huge chunkster so it might have to wait a while ... also want to see Inception, everyone I know has loved it. Happy reading this week!
Aleksandra said…
So, how did you like Inception?
I still haven't seen it, but I'm planning to :) I hope you'll enjoy your books... Happy reading!!!
Mel said…
I am going to see Inception on Wednesday. Hope you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy reading this week.

My current reads are here:

http://melbooksnstuff.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading.html
Jan von Harz said…
Hope you enjoyed The Color Purple it is a fantastic book. I just finished The Passage it took me a couple of weeks to get through it but I did enjoy it. Hope you do too. Have a great week.
Savannah said…
The color puple is a book I have not red yet. My mom has it, I may borrowing it from her. I'm finishing up Sister's Red today, bot sure what to read tomorrow
bermudaonion said…
We were going to see Inception, but decided to wait until our nephew visits next weekend. I hope your move went smoothly and you get a lot of reading time this week!
NancyO said…
I LOVED Inception! I think I have to go see it again to pick up what I may have missed. And thanks for the review of DeMille's book...I've got the Lion ordered as well.

have a great week!
Tales of Whimsy said…
Ooooooooooo The Passage...I want :)
My son has seen Inception twice and said it is the best movie he has ever seen. He is taking me on Tuesday to it.

I too am reading The Color Purple. Have a good week!
I need to reread The Color Purple...it's been many years.

One Vacant Chair and Crazy captured my interest.

Here's my Monday:

http://laurel-rain-snow.blogspot.com/2010/07/its-monday-what-are-you-reading_25.html
I haven't read the Color Purple in so long, but I remember it as powerful! Have a fun reading week
Enjoy your books!

Here is my post!
Stephanie said…
Hi Aths. I am looking forward to watching Inception.
I just picked up The Passage, and while I want to read it, I have to admit that the length is daunting t me. You have to let me now when you start, and maybe I will be inspired.