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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…

Wish weekends lasted longer | Weekly Snapshot

Hello fellow readers and bloggers! Have the coronavirus restrictions been eased a little in your city or state or country? We have a new stay home order that's somewhat relaxed but really makes no difference to my situation. On the plus side, my daughter's preschool has received a temporary pandemic license and is able to be open to watch kids of necessary workers (mostly medical), so although we are not eligible yet and aren't looking anyways, we may be able to use it once we are in the next phase. Honestly, I'm very used to this remote work situation and actually find it more productive, and I get to spend more quality time with the kids.

Last week

This was a very tiring week. Work consumed a big part of my energy so there was little of it by evening. Couple of nights I barely slept, and then the following few nights, I overslept. By the time Friday was over, I was beyond relieved that it was the weekend. We've been baking a lot this week - we ended several evenings with meringue cookies and cake with frosting. The little man is turning 2 this month (in two weeks) and I'm considering baking a cake, so we've been sampling a few ideas to see what sticks.

Work

Work was brutal this week. Remember that work announcement I've been teasing for couple of weeks? It finally happened this week. A lot of people were let go from my company, some who I consider veterans and experts in various subjects. We were told couple of weeks ago that this would happen. That still didn't make it any easier. Although I am grateful to still have a job, it was pretty sad overall. I lost several people I worked closely with and am still recovering from this blow. My thoughts are with those people and I hope they find something much more rewarding very soon.

Looking Ahead

Meh. Not much to be honest. With work getting busier still, I've not been able to spend as much time with my daughter on her schoolwork. I do want to mention that she is not even in kindergarten yet so schoolwork is really mostly play. Thankfully, she was content with that last week. Usually though, she loves sitting at her desk and working on something, and so I try to put that interest to something useful and age-appropriate. If my brain's up to it, I may spend some time today to get something ready for her this week. Whether I'll actually have time for it is a different problem.

Reading

This past week, I finished The Black Echo. Other than a few minor problems that I had with it, I mostly enjoyed the ride, so much so that I immediately put a hold on the next book in the series, which was showing a 2-week wait. Surprisingly, the hold came through within couple of days so I decided to start it but am also looking for a light and fun read to liven things up a bit.




I don't know if The Husband's Secret is that light and fun read but that hold also came through this week. I haven't started it yet but unless I find something else, this is probably what I'll be reading

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What's the most recent fun or thought-provoking book that you read? Bonus if it's easy to read. I'm hoping to find a good book to tide me through this upcoming week.

Linking with The Sunday Salon at Readerbuzz and The Sunday Post at Caffeinated Reviewer.

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