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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…

Where I'm Heading to Now


This is where I'm heading to, this weekend.
Tropical trees in Miami (I haven't seen these in a while)

Miami

And on the return, I can't wait to visit this place:
Hogsmeade in Universal Studios, Florida

And drink this:
Butterbeer




Comments

JoV said…
Have fun Aths! Aren't you stopping by Disneyworld? lol :D
bermudaonion(Kathy) said…
I bet you'll be happy to get away from the cold! I hope you have a blast!
SuiteJuju from Tales of Whimsy said…
Oooooooooooo have fun! This is gorgeous time of year in Miami. Hot without being too humid and crowded. Enjoy. Bring us pics and a full report on Hogsmeade.
Helen Murdoch said…
AHHHHHH... have a fantastic time. Warm weather, good food, and Harry Potter. What more could a girl want? I really enjoyed the Universal Studios Harry Potter tour in London so I am sure Harry Potter World will be fantastic!
Leeswammes said…
Have a great time, Athira!
Aparatchick said…
Welcome to Florida! The weather's beautiful here today. Just an FYI about Harry Potter - it's still very busy there; go early if you can. Have fun!
Athira / Aths said…
I would have but two theme works will blow away my savings. :)
Athira / Aths said…
Thanks! It was fun!
Athira / Aths said…
Hogsmeade was awesome!
Athira / Aths said…
I enjoyed the one in Florida! it was really worth it!
Athira / Aths said…
It was busy! But we took our time through the park and enjoyed it.