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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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Happy New Year!



I hope you all have a wonderful, happy and safe 2013! 2012 has been a mixed year for me - it has been a year of firsts and changes for me but there have been plenty of sad moments too. I hope 2013 has no frown moments and only great times. Plus, I hope to read more. :)

I can't wait to resume blogging after enjoying a nice long holiday!

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bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
Happy New Year!
kay said…
Happy new year to you too! :D
We had a year of firsts too. A toast to a smoother year :)
softdrink said…
Happy New Year! Wishing you all the best times!