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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

March '22 Reading Plans

Look at me making reading plans here, when I'm reading at a snail pace. Hilarious! Still, the act of making plans does make me want to read more, even if that feeling lasts only a few days.

February review

This was my least read February in years. My first half of a year are usually reading-heavy. But life got in the way very early this time. Below is what I planned to read in February and what I did read. Lots of abandons, which I'm not surprised by.

  1. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller - read. it took me a while to finish this book, but I loved reading every minute of it. Highly recommend!
  2. The Obelisk Gate by N.K. Jemisin - reading
  3. Presence by Amy Cuddy - abandoned. I had plans to read this book but I didn't get to it. I still plan to read it but maybe later.
  4. Half of a Yellow Sun by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - abandoned. This was a spillover from January. I know I want to read this book one day, but I need to get off my scifi/fantasy kick first.
  5. Deadpool Classic Vol. 2, 3, 4 - abandoned. I didn't make these books second month in a row, so I think I'll let these rest for a month and reconsider next month.
The only other book (more like a short) I read in February was Saga issue 56 by Brian Vaughan and Fiona Staples.

March Goals

Alright, I'm going to try being realistic here. I may not read more than a book or two. One of that is going to be my current read - The Obelisk Gate. Beyond that, I have five books from the library that I'd like to read as well. March is going to be very busy on the personal front. We have decided to brave through a trip to Disney World this month. The kids have been getting older through the pandemic and we've been feeling sad about not being able to go. So this will be very exciting but we will be cautious as well. Even though it's a few weeks away, we are trying to plan well so we don't get too caught up in the crowd. That'll keep me busy next few weekends.

I would also love to do a readathon one of these weekends. That always helps with my reading. Not sure when I'll get to it. Most of my March books are intended to be books I can read quickly or put down at any time, so I may be able to easily make a dent once I start reading.

What are you planning to do in March?