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If I Tell You The Truth by Jasmin Kaur | Thoughts

     Published on : 2021   ||    Format : ebook   ||    Location : Canada One line review : When Kiran runs away from home to another country, to escape her rapist, she doesn't realize how long it is going to take her to feel like herself again.  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   “Passports and boarding passes, please,” drawls the blond, goateed man, towering a foot above us both. I pass him both my and Mom’s documents and attempt the smile that every person of color has mastered. The one that reads, I’m thoroughly nonthreatening. Please don’t pull me aside and racially profile me. Thoughts : I can't remember how I found this book or why I chose to read it. It was available on my library's Overdrive catalog and I'm glad I made the time to read it. If I Tell You the Truth tells the story of Kiran's arrival in Canada as a pregnant graduate student, though in reality, she was also running away from her rapist back home in India. When she makes the decision to have the child, her parents aban

The Sunday Salon (Interludes) -- February 20, 2011


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Anyone out there still stuck in the cold? Not to rub it in, but it's been warm and pleasant out here on *this part* of the East Coast at least. We actually went out the other day dressed in single layers and it felt splendid, seeing as we ditched all those heavy jackets that was a literally a fixture on ourselves. Yesterday though, almost as if the weather was done with too much relenting, it was horribly windy. My family and I went to visit the D-Day Memorial in Bedford and we were literally flying across the circular structure.

I hope this stays. Because it means it's time to get on the road and begin the road trips! Sad though that all this unseasonal climatic changes have us to blame.

I've been having a brilliant reading week. I finished The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown - did I mention that I absolutely loved it? - and followed it up with two graphic novels - Fist, Stick, Knife, Gun by Geoffrey Canada and Stitches by David Small - and am now enjoying Behemoth by Scott Westerfeld (sequel to Leviathan). I hope to get to one more book by the end of the day.

You might have noticed that I've shaken up my sidebar a bit. I've been feeling that it's a bit cluttered, and was not too happy with some of the widgets. Moreover, I'm concerned that ever since I installed Disqus, my blog has been a little slow to load (anyone else felt the same way?). So I'm trying to make it speedier.

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

Comments

ashbrux said…
I just read Stitches! I feel like we're often on the same brainwave with our books. I think the Disqus commenting system takes a bit to load but the benefits make it worth the time.
Bibliophilebythesea said…
Well, it has been freezing, windy cold these last 2 days in New England, but we were teased by (3) days of 50-60 degree weather mid week so some of the snow melted, but more is suppose to come...LOL

Loved Stitches, and would like to read Weird Sisters as well.

Have a great week.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks Kathy! I hope both the reading and the weather are good next week!
Athira / Aths said…
Wow! We really seem to be reading the same books at the same time! This is so wonderful!

I agree, Disqus takes a while to load, but it's so much better than the custom Blogger comment system. It's so easy now to comment and reply!
Athira / Aths said…
I really enjoyed Stitches! Though parts of it left me a bit confused as to the direction of the book.
Athira / Aths said…
Oh boy, I hope your winter ends soon! I know how much of it you got over there!
Piyush Garyali said…
Thanks for getting rid of the sidebar clutter. I also see that you tweaked the header. Looks perfect!