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Infinite Country by Patricia Engel | Thoughts

   Published : 2021   ||    Format : print   ||    Location : Colombia ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆   What was it about the country that kept everyone hostage to its fantasy? The previous month, on its own soil, an American man went to his job at a plant and gunned down fourteen coworkers, and last spring alone there were four different school shootings. A nation at war with itself, yet people still spoke of it as some kind of paradise.. Thoughts : Infinite Country follows two characters - young Talia, who at the beginning of this book, escapes a girl’s reform school in North Colombia so that she can make her previously booked flight to the US. Before she can do that, she needs to travel many miles to reach her father and get her ticket to the rest of her family. As we follow Talia’s treacherous journey south, we learn about how she ended up in the reform school in the first place and why half her family resides in the US. Infinite Country tells the story of her family through the other protagonist, El

Down with the sniffles | Weekly Snapshot

Hello fellow readers and bloggers! Sorry I'm late getting the post up this week.


Since the last three days, my husband and I have been down with the sniffles, congestion, and occasionally fever as well. My husband took a test and thankfully it was negative. It doesn't make it feel any more bearable though - I spent much of yesterday sleeping - but today it looks like I'm on the bend. I just hope the kids don't catch it too.

Not much of significance this week. The husband and I have been talking about investing in real estate for a while. We had been looking at properties for weeks and had put in offers for couple of them this past week. One of them didn't pan out but the other did. So we are pretty excited about starting this new chapter. Shopping for an investment property is such a complete different ballgame from buying a  house. For starters, it doesn't help to visualize living in the property simply because my needs could be different from those of a typical renter in the area. Still, we are pretty happy with the property overall.


Work is going to be very busy this week, a spillover from last week, so I am looking forward to a quiet Sunday. Our local B&N had recently closed their previous location to move to a new spot. They just had their opening last week but I hadn't been able to stop by yet. If it works out, I may plan to check out the place today.  


After mentioning it for weeks, I finally started The Fifth Season this week. And now I'm left wondering why I waited so long. I blazed through half the book already and expect to finish it in the next couple of days. Jemisin's writing is very engrossing and hard to put down. At one point I realized, I'm not quite sure where the book is going for all but one of the characters (I have a guess where they'll connect) - and I realized I didn't mind. I could keep reading the book for as long as needed. Jemisin makes you care about every single character, no matter who. There are no flat characters in here - they are all well-rounded and complicated. 

I'm still slowly listening to Amy Cuddy's Presence

For my next book, I was planning on The Song of Achilles. I know this book won a lot of great reviews when it was released. I sampled a few pages yesterday and decided I wanted to read it too. That said, depending on how The Fifth Season ends, I may decide to just continue with the trilogy. We'll see. 


Star Trek Prodigy - Just a couple more episodes left to round out the season! We are enjoying this kid-friendly series more than we expected to. I was looking forward to Picard starting last week, but apparently that's more than a month away, oh well.

Boss Baby 2 movie - After somewhat enjoying the first Boss Baby movie, we all sat down on Friday movie night to watch the follow up. My kids liked it. I still feel the babies are too weird in the movie so I found it okay.

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