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If I Tell You The Truth by Jasmin Kaur | Thoughts

     Published on : 2021   ||    Format : ebook   ||    Location : Canada One line review : When Kiran runs away from home to another country, to escape her rapist, she doesn't realize how long it is going to take her to feel like herself again.  ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   “Passports and boarding passes, please,” drawls the blond, goateed man, towering a foot above us both. I pass him both my and Mom’s documents and attempt the smile that every person of color has mastered. The one that reads, I’m thoroughly nonthreatening. Please don’t pull me aside and racially profile me. Thoughts : I can't remember how I found this book or why I chose to read it. It was available on my library's Overdrive catalog and I'm glad I made the time to read it. If I Tell You the Truth tells the story of Kiran's arrival in Canada as a pregnant graduate student, though in reality, she was also running away from her rapist back home in India. When she makes the decision to have the child, her parents aban

Making peace with chaos | Five on Friday

  1. After a month of feeling like I have a lot of catching up to do, I am finally feeling zen about it. Really, I was so harried for much of January - all those blog posts to read and write, all those books to read, all that knitting to be done, and not wanting to do any of that because I want to spend all my free time with Shreya. I am finally not feeling any of that anxiety. That doesn't mean I am caught up but just that I have accepted that I will not be able to do most of what I want to do and that I was okay with that. It took a while to get there but I am glad to feel peaceful about it. After all, love needs to be shared, food needs to be put on the table, and work needs to be done. Everything else can wait because they don't matter as much.

  2. Shreya has been crawling. A LOT. All the time. Even when she wakes up from sleep in the middle of the night. I am loving this phase! It's just amazing to watch evolution happen right in front of you. How do kids know how to crawl? She had been crawling backwards for a month and suddenly one day, there it was, a forward crawl. Earlier this week, she even started propping herself up on the husband's legs and actually standing. She even tried to lift one hand while she was at it. Who taught her all this?


  3. The husband is going to be traveling for the first part of next week and for the first time, I am going to be alone with the baby for a few days. I am not too fussed about it, but I am wondering how I will get some basic stuff done, like a shower for instance. Shreya's naps tend to be so short (when I'm home because her babysitter says that she naps well and long) that it will be a challenge trying to get anything major done. But we'll see.

  4. I am actually reading. I know, I am surprised too. But a few change of habits helped. For instance, I try (sometimes failing though) not to use my computer once I am home. I use my office pumping sessions and evenings after the baby has slept to read. Much of my blog reading and writing happens before that. Right now, I have just finished The Vegetarian, which I loved for much of the first part and then began to lose interest in. I will ponder this one for a while and try to review next week. I am mostly going to read Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon next and I am excited about that one.

     

  5. Book Blogger Appreciation is next week! Are any of you participating? I have signed up but I don't have any posts written and knowing my routine nowadays (or lack of), I know if I don't have something whipped up a few days early, I am not going to have anything to post. So, I'll be playing it by ear. How about you?

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