Saturday, September 24, 2011

Friday Books, on Saturday



Friday I worked most of the day, then I went shopping. The dress code at my new job is a little more professional level than I've ever had to do before, so I had to get some new duds.

Right after that I went out of town.. traffic tie-ups made an hour and a half trip turn into a three and a half hour trip. Not fun! But I ended up at my niece's house for a home party.. had some good snacks, and niece and I chatted late into the night. Then Saturday morning (today) we went on to my mom's town for a short visit. Mom took us out for lunch, and we had more good chats. I returned home this evening, and now it's time to write about books, a day late and a dollar short. (a dollar short because I went shopping Friday after work.)

I just finished reading The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. I think I spelled that correctly. I loved this book! It was so well written, and I fell in love with the main character. I've been thinking about her since I finished the book. She is a poor woman who works as a maid for a more affluent woman. They have a friendly relationship, but the book delves into the complexities that come with a difference in wealth and power. It asks questions such as: can a friendly relationship truly exist where there is power inequity? What are the ripple effects of such inequities? The Space Between Us takes place in India. I give it five stars; highly recommend it.

5 comments:

Sextant said...

I was wondering what happened to Friday books. We will forgive you this time in light of the traffic.

Interesting sounding book.

Beth said...

I think I read that one.. very good story..Hard for me to imagine life like that...makes me upset!

Carol G said...

I loved that book. The story, characters and issues stayed with me a long time.

JeannetteLS said...

Great. I've been wishing someone I knew would recommend a new book for me! It sounds interesting. Very.

AnnieO said...

Sounds like a good weekend despite the traffic. It's tough to find that fine line between too casual and too dressy for work! I feel lucky that California Casual is our dress code. I've recently lost weight and have been trying to find pants that aren't cheap looking but don't cost $60 either!