April got away from me, and then May has too. Blogging has taken a back seat to other things, and I hope that soon my blogging focus will be reignited. I am not sure of this exact cause of lagging blogging, but work has certainly been a big part of it. I have working on one of those cases that is running on a fast track, so it has been intense so by the end of the day it takes a lot out of me.
I have also been in a bit of a reading rut, I have been working on Richard Ford's Canada for about a month now, and have refused to give up on it even though it hasn't really caught my attention, I am taking it on the plane with me today on a quick trip to New Orleans, and if I am not engrossed after the flight, I may just throw in the towel. [Note: that was several weeks ago, I did end up abandoning the book but hope to pick it up and try again] A book which did catch my attention however was Nell Freudenberger's The Newleyweds.
The novel tells the story of a marriage born of the internet age - a young Bangladeshi woman, Amina, and almost middle aged IT guy from Rochester, George. The two meet over the internet - through a website called AsianEuro.com. Not a romantic start, and this is not a romantic novel. The Newlyweds is an affecting portrait of a woman struggling between two cultures and trying to define her life's path for herself.