Back in January I did the New Year Resolutions Book tag, and I talked about books, series, and authors I wanted to read in 2020. Since we’re about halfway through the year now, I thought it would be fun to look at the same questions again and see if I managed to read any of the things I was hoping to. Ah, bright-eyed January me. You would be sorely disappointed.
A young writer flees up north to a teaching position after a violent assault in the city leaves her desperate for escape. With her young son in tow and her husband struggling to make ends meet hundreds of miles away, she throws herself into her work; lesson plans, lectures, and her own writing. Her Creative Writing Masters students grapple with each others work with rising tempers, spurred on by the mysterious Nicholas; a brooding rich kid with talent, but talent that comes with a complicated past. When Nicholas begins to blur the lines between personal and professional, and fiction and reality, the narrator grasp on her own storyline begins to slip.
Happy hump day, guys. I think I’ve finally kicked my reading slump but I’m still struggling to find motivation to review books, so in the meantime, here’s another tag. This one was a little more fun than usual since it actually forced me to move around my room – working from home usually means I spend hours on my bed on a laptop!
Ijeoma Oluo answers the questions about race that you were afraid to ask, in the hopes that by beginning to talk about these issues, people will eventually do more than talk, and start to act. If you’ve ever wondered what it means to have privilege, what micro-aggressions are, and what it means to be intersectional, this is the book for you.
Welcome back to Friday’s Further Reading! If you missed previous posts, you can check them out here. Friday’s Further Reading is chance for me to share some interesting reads I’ve come across in the past few weeks. These could be short stories, poems, posts from other bloggers, or news articles; bookish and otherwise.
Hey all, I’m back again with another tag since *sings* I have nothing else to post because I’m in a huge reading slump and generally have no energyyy!
Noura (@theperksofbeingnoura) recently launched this K-Pop themed readathon and since I’ve recently gotten into BTS I thought it would be fun to take part and maybe even expand my K-Pop horizons a bit?
I’ve been thinking about whether or not I was going to post anything about what’s been happening since the tragic death of George Floyd. I’ve been signing petitions, donating, and sharing resources on social media, but I haven’t posted anything here on my blog. I’ve been deliberating this for a while now but I didn’t know whether I had anything valuable to add to the conversation. On the other hand, not saying anything was sitting uncomfortably with me, and getting more uncomfortable every time one of my scheduled posts written weeks ago went live with no mention of what’s currently going on.
Shall we just reacquaint ourselves with the opening line of my April Round-Up? Ahem…. “Let’s be honest, April was… not fun. Hoping for a slightly more optimistic-looking May!”
Six For Sunday is a weekly blog series created by Steph @ ALittleButALot. Prompts for April, May, and June 2020 are now up, and May’s prompts are all about series! Today is the big one: favourite series. Once again, I’m recyling the same series as last week for this Six For Sunday post because I predominantly read standalones, but when I love a series I love a series hard. I’ve also only picked five because even though I’ve read other series and liked them, there weren’t any others that I felt as strongly about as I do these five.