Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mondays: Mailbox/Musings/Whereabouts and then some more

First things first.

Decennial Census work had started for India, in April. For some reason, I didn't get roped in the first time around. This time it is a very elaborate one. After the initial work was done, it was found that a few areas have been left out. Hence, more people required to do the needful. Who do they rope in? More teachers! Hence, I am officially a part of it now. It is a back breaking work, where you have to visit each household and take down datas. This time there are 35 points and then some. I have got 140 households to visit, where there are 2-3 families per household.

And then one has to come home and fill the data in three different sheets. I go at 8 AM and get back at 4 PM. Then after a bit of rest, I do the homework. I barely even have time to manage my household work. Where do I get the time to read?

Life is such but work is work! Yet, I am in the midst of The Likeness by Tana French and wish to finish it soon.

Due to the above reason, I will be slack in posting on my blog and visiting too. As my work is of utmost important, blogging has to take a backseat. I have scheduled a few posts to come up, though. Please bear with me if I am not visiting you all. I will catch up as soon as I can.
The worst part is, that I will not be writing poetry either on my other blog, rooted.

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Monday Mailbox is hosted by Marcia.

I received only one book, thanks to the author.

Hold Up The Sky by Patricia Sprinkle


Four independent women come to be under roof, due to different circumstances. Except for Mamie, no one else is too fond of each other, even though Billie and Margaret are sisters.

Mamie has a serious heart problem and knows that she has not much longer to live. Yet she has a large heart to help out others. Billie's husband has left her, and she has to take care of her cerebral palsy daughter, Michelle. Margaret seems to have everything going for her but suddenly she is left with nothing. Emerita is an illegal immigrant, trying to make a life for herself. All of them get connected to each other. Initially none of them is ready to share their secrets but slowly they realise that sharing can only make their life better.

Patricia has done well to get that point across. Women, all over the world know that bonding weith another female helps thm cope up with their problems. Independent to interdependence is the theme of the novel.
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In the past week:

I finished:

Hold Up The Sky by Patricia Sprinkle
I am in the midst of reading:

The Likeness by Tana French

I posted reviews of:

Saving Max by Antoinette van Heugten

The Rule Book by Rob Kitchin

Hold Up the Sky by Patricia Sprinkle

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Who in your family (both immediate & extended) are readers, and who are not?

My dad was a great reader. It is he who inculcated reading in us. My mom reads althpugh a voracious reader. All three of my brothers are good readers though their reading tends mostly towards technical stuff and non-fiction. One of my nieces is as good a reader as I. Other nephews and nieces are trying to get into the habit.

14 comments:

Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

I've never heard of this one.

Here is mine

pussreboots said...

I received five books through Bookcrossing. Pussreboots.

Diane said...

Hold Up the Sky sounds like a good one; enjoy.

Alayne said...

Happy reading! My mailbox is at The Crowded Leaf.

Lisa said...

Wow that sounds like a good read!

here's mine!

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I've never heard of this title but it sounds like a good read! I hope it is enjoyable!

Kathy Martin said...

I do hope your census is completed soon and you can devote more time to reading. It does sound stressful.

Ann said...

MM... I enjoy reading and notice you love reading also.
It is always refreshing to see that younger people like reading.

Serena said...

I hope you find time to at least unwind with a book or two. Good luck with work.

caite said...

you are lucky to have some family members that share you love of reading. not to mention you are lucky to love reading yourself!

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Great books! Hold Up The Sky sounds wonderful!

Nise' said...

Wow, that is a lot of work on the census. You will be back to reading soon!

diaryofaneccentric said...

Sounds like you've been busy! I haven't heard of your new book, so I'm looking forward to your review.

--Anna

bermudaonion said...

You've got a lot going on. Hold Up the Sky looks like a great book!