Challenge criteria: A book written by a POC
The arranged marriage YA romcom you didn’t know you wanted or needed…
Her main aim in life is to escape her traditional parents, get to university and begin her plan for tech world domination.
He’s rich, good-looking and a hopeless romantic. His parents think Dimple is the perfect match for him, but she’s got other plans…
For quite a long time, I was a little off with e books. For me, they didn’t feel the same as holding a real paperback book in my hands, and it was as if some of the magic had been taken away.
My tablet came pre-loaded with Google Books, and I’d been on the Book Store to download a couple of my favourite free books. I hadn’t yet bought and paid for anything though.
I am, by my own admission, not a very fast reader. It can take me up to a week to read your average 300 page novel. But, every so often, inspiration springs forth from god knows where and I manage to beast through a whole book in just a day. It doesn’t happen quite as much as I’d like it to, but I think its rarity is what makes it all that more special.
Sometimes, I do find that magic lengthy book that I just cannot put down, but more often than not the books that I manage it through within 24 hours are quite short. It still counts though, as every second spent reading matters.
The Christmas season has officially started. I bet even the biggest grinches are looking forward to the festive season a little bit (even if it’s just to all the food.) If you’re doing a bookish Advent calendar and have already gotten through your first book, I really salute you.
If you’re still wracking your brains about what to get as presents for everyone you know and love, then let me suggest that you buy each of them a book.
Ok, I can hear your shouts that some people in your life just aren’t bookish. But, I have the list that might change your mind. Even my brother asked me to get a book for him, and he hasn’t read for pleasure in years.
So, here’s why you should get your friends and loved ones a book this year.
Hands up who remembers when I last did a book haul? So much for it being a monthly thing, right? It’s been so long that I know there are so many books unaccounted for, but they’ll just have to wait another while yet. In September I was on a quite long book ban, and it extended into October a bit. So, it makes sense to mark my return to book hauling with a November pick, as that was when I did most of the damage.