The blogosphere is weird. I’m still not sure how I feel about it, but here I am another week. I had a blog once before, it didn’t work out too well. Then I moved to this blog, and it hasn’t exactly skyrocketed, but I enjoy it.
This week, The Broke and the Bookish talks about tips for new book bloggers. I think my tips are kind of for any bloggers – does one decide from the get-go to blog about books? I don’t know. But here goes.
The saying goes that people will deceive you, but books never will. But sometimes, books do (whether in a good or a bad way).
Today, The Broke and the Bookish talks about those situations where a book was not what you thought it would be. Sometimes this happens because you misread the blurp, or sometimes it’s just plain blatantly deceiving. Continue reading
A few months ago, an awesome thing happened: I was contacted by Myrmidon Books to participate in a Virtual Book Tour (my first time ever). Very exciting, and nice to get to read a book without buying it too (you were all thinking it, no lies).
The Garden of Evening Mists by Tan Twan Eng follows the metamorphosis of Malaysia through World War II, the fight for independence to where the country finds herself today.
With an non-chronological narrative, the protagonist (suffering from primary progressive aphasia) travels with us through the past of her country, her family and herself.
When I was little(r), I used to pack a backpack full of books and cycle to our local library. I would replenish my stock and return the next day (or the next), having finished several books in a single day.
Things are a little different now – we read thicker books, more complicated books, books that exhaust us. But there is still value in those short books you can read in a day – and that’s The Broke and the Bookish‘s question this week.
It is Spring Madness in the Northern Hemisphere, it seems, and The Broke and the Bookish are looking for partners in crime.
On my side of the globe it is getting cold. The days are still warmish, but the mornings are crisp and the evening bite. So, whether it’s class or hospital or meetings, I would generally rather curl up in my bed (or in front of a fireplace, if I had such a thing) and read until I fall asleep.
Seasonal change makes me whimsical. In Cape Town, Summer left with a bang and a huge heatwave. Autumn has arrived with a bite in the air. The Broke and the Bookish and their friends today share books TBR this season.
Things at school are getting scarier and busier. Reading is contributing to my sanity more than I could have imagined.
This week, The Broke and the Bookish asks which books we would save if the house was being abducted by aliens, or on fire, or something similarly horrible.
I’m a sentimental person, but I hate hoarding. So I do not, as a rule, own books that are simply reading books.
All of the choices bare some sentimental history (and often they’re just plain expensive too!).
The anti-valentine this year, The Broke and the Bookish asks which books broke our hearts a little. I had to give this one quite a lot of thought.
I am not a particularly romantic person. So, when I say it broke my heart, I mean it made me sad.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD! DUE WARNING WILL BE GIVEN. Continue reading
This week’s meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish asks for the Top Ten Books you would recommend to someone who says they don’t like to read. I have quite a few of those in my life.
Basically I’m choosing some of the best of the widest spectrum I can imagine, hoping that at least one sparks a flame for them. I really do believe that people who do not read are missing out.
This week’s meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish states: Top Ten Books I’d Recommend To Someone Who Doesn’t Read X. In my case, South African Authors. I consider myself to be a global citizen, but at the same time I remain a patriot and ever-proud of my country. We have excellent authors, have a look!