Kimberly (kimberly_a) wrote,

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I'm almost finished with chapter 17 (out of 22) of Midnight's Children. The book just gets weirder and weirder. And I've been confused this past chapter or so, because it's 1971, and there seems to be war between India, Pakistan, and a newborn Bangladesh. Wikipedia tells me that this was the "Indo-Pakistani War," so I guess it was really between India and Pakistan ... but part of Pakistan broke off and became Bangladesh. And the amnesiac narrator (his amnesia brought on by his getting hit on the head by a flying spittoon which was part of his mother's dowry) spent several months of the war living in "the jungle of dreams," where he was bitten by a transparent snake, which caused him to regain his memory.

I can't remember the last book I read that had me running to Wikipedia so often. I didn't even know that Bangladesh used to be part of Pakistan!

We took Lucy to the vet today for her annual check-up, and she only weighs 7.5 lbs! She's just a tiny cat. But apparently perfectly healthy. She wasn't very happy about being carried in the cat carrier, though.

I was surprised that it wasn't raining this morning, but very pleased that I could get out and about comfortably. I didn't even have to wear a sweater.

I'm thinking maybe Mediterranean food for my birthday. Yum.
Tags: audiobooks, books, cats, clc, cwc, food, history, lucy, walking, weather

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