The Sunday Salon #61: Home Town, Geometry of God, Mini-Challenge
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 12:20PM
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Even though I am very slow with completing books,  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.

´╗┐Over the past two weeks, I have been consumed with preparing to move to DC for my one year fellowship. It is exciting, but overwhelming! Things have slowly started to fall into place as we got our house rented fully furnished which means we do not have to rent a truck and can just fill our cars with stuff for the trip. We are going to stay with my parents until we find a place in DC.  We decided to do most of our searching when we arrive and focus on wrapping things up here.  I am leaving on Friday; I cannot believe that the month went by so quickly.

I have been reading more, but it is almost all to keep up with book club meetings.  Last Tuesday, the book club of Professors and Partners met to discuss Home Town by Tracy Kidder which I did not finish in time for the discussion.  As I wrote in my last Sunday Salon post, I am having a hard time caring about the characters and staying engaged with the story.  In spite of that feeling, I still want to finish the book and hope to complete it before I leave on Friday.

Tomorrow, I am meeting with the Natick book club to discuss Geometry of God by Uzma Aslam Khan I started the book late because I was trying to finish another book (see above). As much as Home Town dragged, the Geometry of God goes quickly.  I have to read sections over to make sure that I understood correctly because some of the actions are so outrageous.  I love the conflict between religion and science and the questioning of women's roles in society.  Even though I will likely not finish the book in time for discussion tomorrow, I am looking forward to the meeting and to finishing the book by Friday, so that I can return it to the library before my road trip.

I am still hosting the Orbis Terrarum Mini-Challenge. It is a contest that combines food and books.  Each week, I write a post that is a tribute to food, writing, or food and writing from a particular region. If you comment on the post, you are eligible for a prize.  Click on the link above for more details.

Over the past two weeks, I have done a few book-ish things:

I posted reviews for Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult (My review is here.) and I Love You and I’m Leaving You Anyway by Terry McMillan (non-fiction): You can find my review here

I also participated in book meme for Booking Through Thursday. That post can be found here.

Time for me to return to packing and doing other preparations for the move.  Hope that you have a good Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!

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