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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.

Just before I star…

Closed!




Yay, we finally closed on our house home!

After a 9-day delay

Which is not too bad...




...Especially, after getting the keys. :)

Yes, we went absolutely ballistic, as you can see from the pictures!


We won't be moving in until December 3rd, but we can't wait to decorate and personalize our new digs!

Comments

bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
Woo hoo! How exciting! I love your house!
Jenn said…
Yea!!! Congratulations. There is nothing like that feeling. :)
OMG it's beautiful! Wahoooooooooooooooooooo! Congratulations! Are you going to have an office/library?
What a beautiful house, Athira. I wish you a wonderful life in the new house.


And here am I thinking you live in the middle of a big city! :-)
rhapsodyinbooks said…
Congratulations! It looks beautiful!
Nadia said…
Congrats! Your new home is beautiful! How exciting!!
zibilee said…
Yay!!! Congratulations! The house looks beautiful, and I can imagine that you are so super excited!! Woohoo!
Debbie Rodgers @Exurbanis said…
Congratulations! May you have many happy years in your new home.
Anna said…
Congrats! It's a gorgeous house.
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
I forgot to say congratulations!!!
Jackie Bailey said…
Congratulations! It looks so big and light. I can see exactly why you are so excited. Good luck with the move!
JoV said…
Congratulations Aths! It's so huge and beautiful. Only a millionaire could live like this in the UK. ;) It's great to have so much space!
Stephanie said…
Hooray! Congratulations, Athira. :-)

Steph
Kim Ukura said…
Oh wow! That's so big and beautiful!! I am so excited to see photos as you get settled :)
Lisa Sheppard said…
Congratulations!
Tea Time with Marce said…
AMAZING NEWS, yaaaaaaay Aths. So happy for you. I so remember, I was in your shoes 5 months ago but I have a year and 3 months left before we can move in. Enjoy every moment of moving, decorating and making it your home for lifetime memories.
Yay!! Congratulations!! The house looks beautiful!!
Marg Bates said…
Congratulations! The house looks amazing, and you both look so happy!
Laurel-Rain Snow said…
Congrats! Love your house...what fun you're going to have.
Nishita said…
Congratulations on your new home. You both look super-thrilled as you should be. Enjoy :)
softdrink said…
Congratulations! It's gorgeous!!
Athira / Aths said…
Yes! I'm still playing around with how I want it. I'm dreaming about a wall bookshelf and plenty of nooks around the house. We'll see. :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) Not a big city at all.. or else I wouldn't be able to afford a big place. Though a big city would be nice in a way.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) Yes, the worry just rolled off - I barely even remember anymore. :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) I can't wait to move in!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) Haha! We live in a small city in the US, so that's why we can afford a big place ... A bigger city and we would be looking at a different kind of place.
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) I can't wait to move in either!
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) How come you have to wait so long to move in?
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! :) We are just thrilled!
christa @ mental foodie said…
Congrats!! Looks like a beautiful house and you two are so cute :)
veens said…
Love your new home! You guys look great together :) Enjoy!
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