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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.

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Moving on...


I'm finally moving out for good from Blacksburg. In fact, as you read this post, I am already on the road. It feels weird to say that, after being here for two years and looking at this place like home. I'm moving to Lynchburg, which is two hours away. I'm pretty excited to move to a new place, and for the first time, I will be in my own apartment - free to do as I wish, short of bugging the neighbors (which I don't do anyways). It's an exciting thought, because I've always been the kind of person who loves to play house. The first couple of days are going to be really hectic, as I move things out of boxes, and buy furniture for my apartment. Sadly, I won't be getting internet until August 23rd. So I'm going to consider this a getaway vacation, just like the one Molly is on, the only difference is that she is in a very scenic place and getting plenty of rest, whereas I will be running around, LOL!

The other news for the week is that I am going to New York next week, since my brother is coming to the US to study. All this means that I will be on a one week blogging break. I planned to have a few posts scheduled but that didn't pan out. So, instead, I'll return back on the 22nd, this time for good! :-)

Hope I don't miss too much while I'm away!

Comments

Anonymous said…
I love moving to a fresh, clean place. Have fun in your new home. :)
Best wishes for moving into the new place! Looking forward to hearing all about it!
bermudaonion said…
Wow, you're going to be busy, but in a good way! Good luck with the move and have fun on your trip!
Enjoy the forced blogging break! Have fun moving in, buying furniture, seeing your brother, etc. And NY? So fun! It all sounds hectic, but so exciting
Lisa said…
Have fun getting settled into your new place (as I recall the area around Lynchburg is lovely) and with your brother! We'll be looking forward to lots of pics!
Wow, congrats on moving! I'm sure it's a lot of work, but it'll feel good once you're all settled down.

See you when you get back!
Alyce said…
Good luck with your move!
Christina T said…
Best of luck with packing and moving. I hope you enjoy your time with your brother in New York.
Molly said…
I hope the move is stress free, and the trip to NYC is fun and relaxing!
Marg said…
Good luck with your move.
Introverted Jen said…
Good luck with the movie, and enjoy your time with your brother in New York! We'll miss you while you're gone!
Valerie said…
I'm sure your move will go well, and enjoy your time with your brother!

Soon I'll be away from my blog for a while, visiting my hometown, and like you I didn't have time to plan any scheduled posts. So you won't miss very much from my blog :-).
Ash said…
I'm finally settled in my new place and if your experience is anything like the one I've had in the past week you wouldn't have time for blogging even if you did have the Internet. Probably best to just take a break from it because I was stressing about not getting posts up! Good luck with your move.
Tales of Whimsy said…
Good luck darling :) I'll miss you :)
Anonymous said…
It's hectic yet exciting to move. I hope everything goes well.