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I am still on a slow reading trend.
Last week I finished-
The Two Towers
This week I am reading-
The Return of the King
I need a good amount of time to put aside and sit and read this. There is SO much action that 10 minute courts kill me for this book.
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down
by Anne Fadiman
This is the new pick for the book club I belong to at the kids’ school and Mr. Weiss, the Spanish teacher is going to be our host and chose this.
Lia Lee was born in 1981 to a family of recent Hmong immigrants, and soon developed symptoms of epilepsy. By 1988 she was living at home but was brain dead after a tragic cycle of misunderstanding, over-medication, and culture clash: “What the doctors viewed as clinical efficiency the Hmong viewed as frosty arrogance.” The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down is a tragedy of Shakespearean dimensions, written with the deepest of human feeling. Sherwin Nuland said of the account, “There are no villains in Fadiman’s tale, just as there are no heroes. People are presented as she saw them, in their humility and their frailty–and their nobility.”