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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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The Long Goodbye giveaway winner



My giveaway of The Long Goodbye by Meghan O'Rourke ended last week, and although Random.org chose a winner for me, I totally forgot to mention it on my blog!


I've already sent out the email notification to the winner! Congratulations!

Thanks to all who entered!


Comments

Misha said…
Congrats Vasilly!:)
Vasilly said…
Thank you so much! I can't wait to read it!