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It got busy this week! Lots going on at home, work, and otherwise as well.  Life My daughter's school decided to close on Friday, along with several other schools in the area, with some being closed from Thursday. Not enough staff. The school had been on a mask mandate since the beginning of the pandemic, dropping it only for one week when the pandemic had appeared to have stabilized last year. And yet, they dropped the mandate completely at the beginning of this year, when cases were exponentially rising, only to bring it back again starting next week. I've gone from being very annoyed to angry to feeling fatigue in these first two weeks already. I won't lie - we all mask around here and try to avoid going where we don't have a need to be in, and still, we are not taking anything close to the extreme precaution we all took at the beginning of the pandemic. I cannot and don't want to keep my kids home - I have at least that much faith in the schools' precautions

The Sunday Salon (In which I'm already gushing about 2011) - Jan 30, 2011


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I am feeling quite exhilarated right now. Well, that's just one of the emotions I'm feeling, because I'm still thinking of a particular book I just finished five minutes back. Fingers crossed, I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be a great year in books for me. (Wait for a minute while I do the touchwood thing.) I don't know about quantity, but quality certainly. I've just finished my second WOW read of the year - The Good Daughter by Jasmin Darznik. This book, primarily set in Iran, is an account of the life of Jasmin's mother, Lili, and Lili's relationship with her parents, grandparents and a whole host of characters. It's captivating, poignant and very unputdownable. There's a lot more superlatives I can use here, but I hope you get the gist now.

I've already mentioned my first WOW book of the year - Bel Canto by Ann Patchett. I realize that I have two amazing books to review soon and I don't even know where or how to start. Besides I have one more book to finish by Monday - Someone Else's Garden by Dipika Rai. So with all the books in my pile and their adjacent review dates, I've been mostly reading during the past few days. Which is why I haven't blogged for 2-3 days now. I have plenty of plans for my blog this week - reviews and then a new feature with Ash that we'll announce soon.

Other than books, it's been mostly work on my plate. I didn't think I could get any busier than I am, but it sure doesn't seem like 24 hours is enough in a day.

Besides, my family is finally coming here next week, and I'm so eagerly waiting for them. I've missed my mom's food for about two years now, and could do with a little pampering for a change. Things are looking up finally, now if only I had a little more free time.

What's happening in the buzzing blogosphere on this beautiful Sunday?

Comments

hcmurdoch said…
Ok, now I am adding the Good Daughter to my list for sure (be sure to post the review to the Middle East Reading Challenge if you want more people to see it and read the book!). I am pleased for you that your family is coming to visit; a good dose of family can be so wonderful!

I've booked my Virginia vacation so will email you about it
I've enjoyed books by Ann Patchett, but haven't read Bel Canto. Sounds like something I should check out.

Here's my post:

SUNDAY SALON
Gautami Tripathy said…
I liked Bel Canto but do not consider it as one of my best reads.....

Here is my Sunday Salon post!
Harvee said…
I thought Bel Canto was a fabulous red - entertaining and well written. Here's my Sunday Salon latest read: The Sari Shop Widow