I love to read. I love good children’s books (especially Barefoot Books!) but honestly I miss MY books! So I went into last week’s vacation with a mission… FINISH my two “bathroom” books and finish a few more.
Goal one. Accomplished.
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Book 1: Susan Fletcher’s Oystercatchers. Great read. Totally engrossed and a revealing story that reads well and covers a life journey in a unique manner. Loved it.
Book 2: The Good Muslim of Jackson Heights by Jaysinh Birjepatil. This I stopped and started a few times so I got lost on some of the characters but in the end I am very glad I finished it. The story line is one that looks at not only immigrant life but also how religion/non-religion has bearing on perceptions of us, especially on the idea that we ‘assume’ religion or beliefs based on someone’s name or looks. Highly recommended.
Book 3: Jaishree Misra’s Accidents like Love and Marriage. This was a quick read and overall had a great character set as well as a story ending that one doesn’t expect in ANY “Indian” novel. Breaks the mold and NOT your typical Bahu life
Book 4: Resistance by Anita Shreve. Another great book by this author. It rings in at a solid 300+ pages but it read easily and I was compelled to finish it ASAP. Gook thing I was at the beach
Small goal but it felt great to read some books. Now I’ve been back for what… 4 days and I’ve got 2 more pages read in an old Jodi Piccoult book that I had not yet read. Back to the drawing board.
Oh and I joined DietBetter. Not doing the best in this first week, but that just means things can only get better. (Also, watch for a profile of a former co-worker in her awesome FITNESS make over… and likely a whole LIFE maker over).