The final month of my Own Voices Global Reading Challenge proved to be the most difficult yet, which is why this post is so late in reaching the blog. I have tried to be extremely diligent about getting my monthly TBR for this challenge prepared well in advance so that I have time find the … Continue reading Oceania: Wrap-up!
I had a really great reading year this year! I found a lot of great new stuff, remembered why fantasy is my favorite genre, revisited old favorites, and stretched myself with the Global Reading Challenge. Here are my favorite fiction reads this year! Claire of the Sea-Light by Edwidge Danticat: I picked this one up … Continue reading Top Ten Fiction Books of 2020
Yesterday morning, my sister said five times in the span of an hour, "it's November," with surprise and awe. My brother said, "it feels like it was March and then October, and next month it will feel like March and then November, and I'll completely forget October." Isn't that exactly how time works now? March … Continue reading Southeast Asia: Wrap-up!
I think I've started almost every monthly wrap up post with "Can you believe it's already ___?!" but doing a once a month blog post like this has been keeping me more aware of passing time than I think I ever have been. Of course, the state of the world has been confusing the timeline … Continue reading The Middle East: Wrap-up!
Apologies for the delay, dear reader! Life did what it does best -- got in the way. But here I am for yet another wrap-up of the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge! Every month and region has presented its own set of difficulties as we've progressed through the year, but North Africa introduced me to … Continue reading North Africa: Wrap-up!
We are officially a little over half-way through this year... and what a year it's been! I'm not sure about you but I can't wait for it to be over and take all the crazy it's been stirring away with it. There is one thing keeping me excited about the remainder of this year and … Continue reading Own Voices Global Reading Challenge: Mid-Point
My dear reader, long time, no see! There are a lot of things that prevented me from showing up to this space like I intended this month (and last month...) but this month, I can happily say that I was very, very busy reading. June was a record breaking month for me. I read 11 … Continue reading Sub-Saharan Africa: Wrap-up!
Hello, dear reader! Is it sunshiny and warm where you are? I hope so. It's a beautiful morning here in the American South, and after a little time in the garden, piddling and taking photos, and a big delicious breakfast, I'm ready to take on the day. Another month is upon us, and it's time … Continue reading May TBR
I think, dear reader, that I start all of these wrap-up posts with "can you believe this month is over?", and every time it's genuine! So, without further ado: Can you believe April is over? Here in the fine state of Georgia, we're experiencing a wet and rather cool spring, so when I go outside … Continue reading The Caribbean: Wrap-up!
I've already spoken about my love of classics here, but I want to expand what I mean when I say "classics." As I'm working through the Own Voices Global Reading Challenge, I'm finding my idea of what a classic is changing each month. Each month, a new book gets added into the canon for me. … Continue reading We Need Diverse Classics