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You Bring the Distant Near by Mitali Perkins | Thoughts

Published in: 2017
Format read in: ebook
Location: US, Ghana, India
Rating: 3/5Why I read it: I hadn't heard of this book until I was browsing through Goodreads Recommend lists. I was craving some Asian fiction and this sounded good from the synopsis.One line review: A decent picture of an Indian American life that focuses more on familial relationships and how the different generations adapt, but one that does not do their characters justice or truly focus on one theme.Who should read it: If you're a Mitali Perkins fan or want to understand more about immigrants, you may enjoy this. There's something about putting words on a page in private that makes me feel powerful in public.Thoughts:Sisters Tara and Sonia move to Flushing, New York from London when their father gets a job there. Until then, they were Londonites to the core, but were now ready to accept New York as their new home. Tara was especially good at imbibing new cultures and even transforming herself pretty rapidl…

Cooking a lot and Reading a lot | Weekly Snapshot

It's been a very busy Sunday so far, all things considering. The husband and I have been cooking up a storm this morning to belatedly celebrate the occasion of Vishu (originally on Apr 14). We're all gloriously spent and definitely ate a lot, so we're feeling like we deserve every minute of rest for the remainder of today. 

Last week

I think I said this the week before and the week before, and probably the one before that as well, but my weeks are all flowing into each other and I've lost count how long it's been since the stay-home has started. Ohio Governor is talking about very slowly opening up the state even though anyone able to work remote will need to continue doing that for a good long time. So we'll see how this goes. 

I know summer's still some time away but by now, ideally we should have applied for any summer camp options we are considering for the kids. I haven't done that yet. It's very hard trying to imagine what June or July may look like so I'm delaying that planning.

Looking Ahead

Other than a major announcement at work, I don't have anything on the horizon for this week. We're continuing doing whatever we have been so far. 

Watching

I've finally finished watching The Mentalist. I've not started watching anything new yet and am hoping to keep it that way for some time so I can, ahem, maybe read a book or two. Besides, I tend to have a long hangover after finishing up a good book or TV show and need to ride that out. The Mentalist had its faults but at the end of the day, I loved the show and enjoyed every minute of it. It has also awakened my long dormant interest in crime books so I've been looking for some good ones.

Reading

I didn't read much this week, mainly due to watching The Mentalist almost every night. But after finishing the show, I started reading a few books, almost in parallel. Not sure which will stick but will keep at this list for now. While browsing through the library catalog couple of weeks ago, I started noticing some of the Harry Bosch books. The first in the series - The Black Echo - had a few weeks' waiting list, so I had joined the line right away. It just came through yesterday so I've been reading it since then. 



I also started reading Wherever You Go, There You Are. It's a book on meditations and I know it came highly recommended somewhere, but I can't recall where. I also started reading a few pages of Wool but because of too many reads in progress, I put that one aside and tossed it to the husband. He has been enjoying it a lot. Maybe I'll come back to it.

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