Happy Sunday everyone! This has been a slow, leisurely weekend for us, which is really nice. With the holidays coming up, things are going to pick back up very quickly, especially since we are traveling for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. I’ve been enjoying the quiet time, using it to get some reading done. Today, I’m planning on spending some time with a few books. One of the books I’m currently reading is Breaking Night, a memoir by Liz Murray about her journey from growing up with drug addicted parents, dealing with homelessness, and eventually ending up at Harvard University. It’s an impressive book, though difficult to read at times.
I did finally get my laptop back at the end of the week, and it’s working beautifully! I’ve spent some time catching up on blog reading, though I have more to do. I’m so relieved to have it back, as, sadly, I felt lost without it.
This week, I wrote about the shortlist for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature. I also posted the F.A.Q. for the South Asian Challenge for 2011. The lowest commitment level is just one book for the entire year of 2011, so I hope you’ll consider signing up, even if reading challenges aren’t really your thing.
This week, I finished a few really great books. The Lost Flamingoes of Bombay by Siddharth Dhanvant Singh really sticks out - it’s a book that tries to be many things at once and succeeds beautifully. I finished the audio of Bonobo Handshake by Vanessa Woods. It was difficult and heartbreaking at times, but was a very interesting listen overall. How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is a book by Mike Brown, the discoverer of “Planet X” that spurred the whole Pluto planet status debate. It was engaging and charming, so I can’t wait for my review to post.
Reviews posted this week:
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