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”
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.
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?
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.
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:
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”
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.
Probably not the most original title, but what can you do when the topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Bookish Problems?
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.)
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!”