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Some exciting books on my radar | Notes from my Reading

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.

Just before I star…

Defense, done and dusted!


I'm finally done with my thesis defense! And unofficially graduated. There is some paperwork left to be done, but otherwise I'm well on my way! Just thought I'll leave a quick note here, in case you are wondering where I am. I considered putting up a bookish post today, but realized I was too tired to type anything intellectual right now. So, instead, I'll return back tomorrow! :) Thanks everyone for your good luck wishes!

Comments

Rebecca Chapman said…
Great! I remember handing in my thesis, it was the best feeling in the world. Congratulations!
Introverted Jen said…
Woohoo! Congratulations! I know you've been working hard on it!
Anonymous said…
Congratualtions - Relax and celebrate!
bermudaonion said…
This is wonderful news! Congratulations!!
Way to go, Aths! Congratulations! I'm sure that's a huge weight off your shoulders.
Bookventures said…
Congratualtions ; )
Molly said…
CONGRATULATIONS!! I hope you are planning to do something outrageously fun to celebrate :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
Wahoooo! You need a spa day now :)
Wahooooooooo! That is so exciting and must feel so good. Congratulation!
That is fantastic! You should be really proud of yourself.
The1stdaughter said…
Congrats! Such exciting news! Now take a day off and look forward to a great new adventure! YAY!
Congrats, Aths! That is awesome!
Congratulations! That is s amazing. You must be so proud...and relieved!
Anonymous said…
If it was a thesis defense then you must have finished the big kahuna (PhD)!

My hat goes off to you Aths. It is the best feeling in the world; one I hope to experience one day.
J.G. said…
Hats and caps off to you! Take some time to bask in the glow!
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!!! Enjoy your awesome achievement.
Anonymous said…
Congratulations!
Lisa said…
Congrats! Sending you a virtual pat on the back!