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.
Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, Stacking the Shelves is a regular feature where I share everything I’ve added to my TBR list in the past month. Each month I look at the books I’ve discovered and tell you what they’re about, where I found them, why I want to read them, what their shelf status is, how high of a priority they are, and finally what my rating prediction is.
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.
Carol Ann Duffy’s prize-winning poetry collection takes the reader on a love journey through the seasons. Whilst Spring brings a new and all encompassing love, Winter heralds a broken heart.
Caryl Philips tells the story of Ella Gwendolyn Rees Williams; a girl born in the British colony of Dominica at the height of the Empire who grows up to become Jean Rhys, the mid-century Modernist writer who penned Wide Sargasso Sea. Philips’s novel tells the fictionalised story of Jean Rhys’s life prior to the success of the Jane Eyre prequel, building up to an anxiously anticipated return voyage to her birthplace.