Coming to the meme after an absence of a week. These three courtesy of Netgalley.
Hosted by Sheila at Bookjourney.
Very little reading is being done - got back from Vietnam which was a totally different kind of holiday - didn't enjoy the constant political history. Very little cultural insights into the country because their entire focus is on the Vietnam war and the horrific results todate. A huge country with a vast agricultural industry and being an agriculturalist myself this is one part I enjoyed. Developing fast so I am glad I saw it like this.
Now its Christmas week but we have no major preparations as celebrations are extremely low key in our household and have been since our children left home years ago. So many Sri Lankan parents are in the same category as due to civil war, lots of parents sent their children overseas for security reasons, but the older folk still seem to carry out Christmassy traditions and rituals. Putting up the tree, decorating the house, making the traditional cake and wine and sweets is still a must. I admire them for it but I gave it all up and just enjoy it in other people's houses!
Reading bits and pieces from several books, enjoying TV specials and work going on as usual. Rather mundane for this time of the year.