The Sunday Salon #58: Everything is Broken and the Romance Reader
Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 10:50PM

The Sunday

I am very slow with completing books as I am consumed with job hunting for a health lawyer position in MA. I thought it would be fun to track my reading progress each week. The Sunday Salon is  an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience. To learn more or to join, click on the picture above.

A few weeks ago I found out that I did not pass the MA bar exam. It was very devastating.  I retreated into a cave of self-pity and doubt. I emerged and made the decision to take the bar again in July.  I felt humiliated and upset, but I did not have much time to dwell because I had to rush to make the filing deadline.  I filed on a Friday and my prep class started on Monday.

Last week, I got back into reading as well as bar prep. I took the commuter rail to my class location in downtown Boston.  During my commute, I read Everything is Broken by Emma Larkin.  It is an intense book about a failed government response after a devastating cyclone in Burma.  The book provides a lot of history and background on the political history of Burma. Because it is so informational dense, I have to read slowly.

Before going to bed, I have been reading a few pages of The Romance Reader by Pearl Abraham. I can really relate to the main character who is struggling with her own desire for independence and community expectations.

In other book news, I wrote what may be my shortest my review of A Reliable Wife by Robert Goolrick. You can find my review here.

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