The Friday 56 – Petals of Blood by Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted over at Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple and go something like this.

Friday 561.  Grab a book, any book.
2.  Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader (If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
3.  Find any sentence, (or a few, just don’t spoil it)
4.  Post it. Continue reading

Check In – Reading Classic Books Challenge

Hey everyone! First of all, let me say, I hope you’re well and staying safe. Please let me know how you’re doing in comments below.

Secondly, my apologies for being MIA with my own reading challenge. It has been super hectic on my end.

With all the craziness that’s going on and because I haven’t checked in with you, I’m giving you a few extra days to get your review posts linked up to be eligible for this giveaway. Having said that, the 1st quarter giveaway closes Monday, May 4th and the winner will be announced on  Friday, May 8th.

So, happy reading and please stay safe!

1st Qtr Wrap-Ups and Giveaway (Jan./Feb./March/April)

Happy New Year and welcome to the  1st Quarter 2020 Reading Classic Books Link Up (January/February/March/April). Can you believe that we have not only closed out another year, but a decade too? I hope your 2020 goes without incident and you’re able to read a few of those long neglected classics.

If you’re ready to sign up Continue reading

ABC Book Challenge: “A”

I’ve seen this book challenge around for a while now and traced it back to Classy x Book Reviews. It seemed like a fun challenge to do, until I started going through my TBR. I have a fairly sizeable TBR and it is out of control. I have hundreds of books and it seems that nearly half of them are unread.

Having said that, this challenge should be a real eye opener of what I’m going to read or not going to read. I feel a purge coming on.

Most Memorable Books

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  •  The Awakening by Kate Chopin made the memorable list and not because it was one that I enjoyed. Well, I liked it, right up until the end and then it crashed and burned.
  • American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang is a graphic novel I read a few months ago about a Chinese American boy who wants to fit in. There are 3 seemingly unrelated tales. Yang weaves a tale that is funny, poignant and on some levels sad. It’s a tale about learning to love and accept who you are.
  • American Street by Ibi Zoboi is an immigrant story with a bit of magiIcal realism. Fabiola and her mother board a plane from Haiti to Chicago. Her mother ends up detained by Immigration and Fabiola must learn to navigate a new country, a new city, relatives she doesn’t know and her first boyfriend.

Books Still on My TBR