Today is Monday, time to join up with Book Date.
This weeks read is Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows by Balli Kaur Jaswal:
When Nikki takes a creative writing job at her local temple, with visions of emancipating the women of the community she left behind as a self-important teenager, she’s shocked to discover a group of barely literate women who have no interest in her ideals.
Yet to her surprise, the white dupatta of the widow hides more than just their modesty –these are women who have spent their lives in the shadows of fathers, brothers and husbands; being dutiful, raising children and going to temple, but whose inner lives are as rich and fruitful as their untold stories. But as they begin to open up to each other about womanhood, sexuality and the dark secrets within the community, Nikki realizes that the illicit nature of the class may place them all in danger.
East meets west and tradition clashes with modernity in a thought-provoking cross-cultural novel that might make you look again at the women in your life…
I’m about 100 pages in and I am really enjoying it!
This morning I put the book down, got the kids on the bus and tackled painting my downstairs bathroom.
I used Whitened Sage by Behr (a light, soft green) and am pleased.
I finally hung two watercolors I found in an antique/consignment shop here in town ($10.00 for the pair) and I love them!
I have enough paint left over and might as well paint the upstairs bathroom too.
Have a good week!