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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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US/Canada giveaway - What the Zhang Boys Know (Clifford Garstang)


(This giveaway is now closed. Thanks for visiting!)

What the Zhang Boys Know

Yesterday, I raved about What the Zhang Boys Know and today, I'm thrilled to say that I have ONE copy of this book to give away, courtesy of the publisher and TLC Book Tours. I strongly recommend this book to all readers of literary fiction. To enter, simply fill the form below.

The usual stuff:
  1. You don't have to be a follower of my blog to enter the giveaway.
  2. You must be over 13 years of age.
  3. US/Canada only
  4. The giveaway will stay open until I chose the winner on Oct 31, 2012.
  5. Fill the form.

Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
Thanks for the giveaway, Aths!
zibilee said…
This is such a generous giveaway, Aths! Thanks for hosting it!