Probably not the most original title, but what can you do when the topic for Top Ten Tuesday is Bookish Problems?
1. South Africa, my bleeding heart
I love my country but it is so HARD being a bookworm here! New releases take an age to reach us, books are really expensive because they are taxed, giveaways often don’t include us… meh. Continue reading
Time to link up with The Broke and The Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday! Aptly (Valentine’s Day is around the corner, in case you’ve been on call for two weeks straight or not seen the inside of a store for some other reason) today’s topic is our likes and dislikes when it comes to romance.
Love Hurts is a collection of short stories and extracts curated by Malorie Blackman, author of Noughts and Crosses.
I loved this part in her introduction:
Reading! I’m getting too little of that done these days. Twenty days into the new year and I haven’t finished a book yet. I’ve made some recommendations of books for people in the health sciences to read, here and here, so today I add another list of great books relating to healthcare – for healthcare students, professionals or enthusiasts. (It’s Freebie Week with Top Ten Tuesday, which is a great gift as it is my birthday week!)
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-reads not included)
Number of Re-Reads: 3
Genre You Read The Most From: Contemporary (both YA and Adult) Continue reading
With TTT and The Broke and the Bookish this week we do a roundup of our favourite reads of the year. Obviously this is really hard, but I’ll try. The links are to my reviews, unless I haven’t written a review, in which case they refer to the GoodReads page.
Three Daughters by Consuelo Saah Baehr – It pushed all the right buttons. I loved it, and it might be the most unexpected favourite of my entire year.
From the fertile hills of a tiny village near Jerusalem to the elegant townhouses of Georgetown, Three Daughters is a historical saga that chronicles the lives, loves, and secrets of three generations of Palestinian Christian women.
Three Daughters chronicles the lives of Miriam, Nadia and Nijmeh – three generations of daughters, wives and mothers. Although distinct personalities with their own secrets, their lives are finely connected not only by blood but by culture and the fine threads of society.
Each woman, in her own time and in her own way, experiences a world in transition through war and social change…and each must stretch the bounds of her loyalty, her courage, and her heart.
It seems I’ve been on a fantastic streak of finding and reading great historical fiction. Three Daughters is a reprint of Consuelo Saah Baehr’s Daughters of 1988. Continue reading