As is my tradition, I’m snubbing a Top Ten Tuesday topic and moving this one earlier, so I can give my loved ones long enough to catch my hints! For some reason I only have ten books on my list that I absolutely desperately want. Lucky family 😉 Also, I’ve linked to online South AfricanContinue reading “Books I Hope Santa Will Bring This Year”
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Ten Books I Have DNF’ed
I tend to stay away from potentially “negative” bookish lists (like “books I will never read”) because I think there is so much negativity on the internet that I don’t want to drag my favourite thing (reading) into it. I decided to do today’s Top Ten Tuesday after all, by virtue of not all my reasons being entirely negative.
Bookish (and not so Bookish) Thoughts #8
6. I’m thinking of joining Ultimate Frisbee. It’s a super popular sport (sport??) among the doctors here. Actually, I’ve already been coerced to sign up to a team but so far have used being on call as an excuse not to go. I’m terrified. But also I think it can be awesome. Convince me to suck it up and go already?
Top Ten #Booknerd Characters
In line with the diversity theme, what’s the best moment in reading? Discovering a character you can relate to. For me, this is often when I find a character that loves books/words/geekiness just like I do.
Top Ten Diverse Books
It’s kind of sad how few books are truly diverse. When I was going through my books, I noticed that although a lot of books had diverse characters, many of them were fairly flat and seemed to be little more than tokens. I mean, it’s kind of like movies having the token female scientist and then thinking they’re sorted for diversity. Uhm, no. Not that this is at all a groundbreaking realisation, so moving on to the books:
Top Ten Recently Acquired Books
The thing I hated most when I started book blogging was seeing “book hauls” on people’s blogs. Mostly because I was a little jealous… as a South African I do not get access to many ARCs at ALL, and as a student I could hardly ever afford to purchase new books. Anyway, I haven’t braggedContinue reading “Top Ten Recently Acquired Books”
Ten Books for Readers who Like… The World
I know that with things like We Need Diverse Books a lot of people are trying to read beyond their own milieu. I think for me, the biggest problem as a youngster was that I was constantly reading narratives about young people in the USA or the UK, and so I was getting a very narrow view of the world and indeed of what I could be.
I’ve got 99 problems and at least ten of them are books
Probably not the most original title, but what can you do when the topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Bookish Problems?
Likes and Dislikes in Romance
I am not the biggest fan of romance, but it’s pretty hard to read a book that does not have love in some form or another. That’s okay because, well, I believe in love and all that. (Don’t tell.)
5th Annual End of Year Book Survey!
It’s time for another end of year book survey with Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner! I read more than I thought I would be able to get away with. Here’s a bit of a roundup of the year! Where titles are hyper-linked, the redirect to my reviews. Number Of Books You Read: 59 (re-readsContinue reading “5th Annual End of Year Book Survey!”