So, I read Ursula K. Le Guin’s Left Hand of Darkness a while back- I think it was last year. Truth be told, I didn’t really like it… That might have been because my reading experience was kind of lacking, and also I read a translation. You know how well I do with those. Earlier last month, I picked up The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas from her- I’d heard mostly good stuff about it, but I have to be honest with you. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up had it not been for BTS’ Spring Day. As a part of the theory-making side of the fandom, I had to get my hands on it. In short, it didn’t disappoint.
Thank you so much to the amazing Chizu @ Of Midnight Ravings for tagging me to do the Brotherhood of the World tag! Definitely check out her post here, and make sure to give her some love! Alright, without further ado, let’s get into the tag!
What am I currently reading, what I read lately and what I'll read next! Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived on Taking on a World of Words. Just answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm exploring different topics. If you are interested in participating Shanah would love to have you! Here is a list of the Upcoming Topics in March – please remember to ping back a specific post of hers so she gets a notification and will add you to the participants list!
Today I’m coming back to you with yet another review! I’ve seemed to really catch up on these lately, finally. Today’s book is something you’re all probably familiar with- if you haven’t read it, you’ve most likely heard about it. We’ll be taking a look at a lil extra somethin-somethin from the Harry Potter world- this book is mentioned in the actual series, and I was really excited when J.K. Rowling came out with it!
Today we’re going to talk about YA and more specifically, the themes it tackles. I’ve been noticing that, for how diverse some of the new YA is in terms of characters, I sometimes feel like the plot falls under the same guidelines every damn time: there’s usually this female main character (which, by the way, another thing we need to work on- not only girls read YA) that meets her love interest and then, by the end of the book, they end up falling in love with each other- yay!
A few weeks ago (aka a long time ago I’m so sorry holy hell) I was tagged by the lovely Nina over at The Cozy Pages to do this award- thank you very much, and I’m terribly sorry for the delay!
I read this book a while ago and, although I have to admit to going through the comments on its Goodreads page and finding only mostly negativity, I still haven’t changed my mind about it. I love the book! Let’s get into the review for more in-depth thoughts. Disclaimer: it won’t follow my usual format, as it is a self-help book and I can’t really talk characters and plot here.
So, I’ve barely finished this book at the moment of writing this. I binged more than three quarters of it last night, out of angst and the least bit of self-pity (remember that competition I had? yeah, it didn’t turn out pretty, and the only thing I wanted to do afterwards was read this and listen to music- and that’s exactly what I did).
Welcome to my first discussion post in a while! I was really excited to write this when the idea arrived. Today’s topic is going to be, as you can see from the title, Classic vs. Young Adult literature- this is a problem I’ve been facing since childhood.