I’m currently reading Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, one of my most anticipated reads of 2018. I’m enjoying it so far; it’s exciting reading about the beloved characters in a contemporary setting. Nesbo’s novel also allow us to have a deeper understanding of the characters.
With this I’m also reading A Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard. After being recommended this book so many times I finally picked it up! It’s such a sweet and cute novel that I’m having a hard time not smiling whenever I’m reading it.
Let’s talk about cat-calling.
This week has been, for lack of better words, emotionally exhausting. It started off with me shouting at a group of men for cat-calling. Cat-calling is such a common phenomenon that people think it’s natural and is actually complimentary. The irony is the surprise and outrage the harassers show when you confront them.
I think, cat-calling becomes ingrained woman’s life enough that we sort of learn to tune them out but even though we ignore or make a face at it, it’s still very scary. It’s funny because people don’t understand how words like “beautiful” or “baby” sound very threatening, so when you try to explain the encounter people downplay the harassment.
It took me a lot of article reading and sleepless night to finally have the courage to snap back. Let me tell you, as empowering as it is, nobody talks about the fear that comes after standing up to your harassers.
LAST WEEK ON THE BLOG
For my first contribution for the Book Blogger Hop, I answered the question about whether I read classic retellings and even listed five classic retellings I have on my list. Then participating in Top Ten Tuesday, I listed five books which surprised me enough to become my favourites! I had a lot of fun revisiting my favourites, remembering how I found them and my initial reaction to their story. I also reviewed one of my favourite series, War and Wind (Tides Book II) by Alex Lidell. War and Wind is about a naval officer/princess on the run from a political marriage set by her family. There’s adventure, a bit of fantasy, and an open ocean!
ON THE GRAM
This post is a part of Stacking The Shelves meme by Tynga’s Reviews.
So, yes, I did go a little overboard with my book buying this week. To be fair, this wasn’t pre-planned! I didn’t intend on buying these books but there was a sale, so one thing led to another and now I have new book. I’ve listed them below!
- Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
- Free Food For Millionaires by Min Jin Lee
- Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
The above books have been on my to-buy list for a long time, so I’m gonna use that as a justification.
- Emma by Jane Austen
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- Tess of the D’rbervilles by Thomas Hardy
The City Beyond The Glass by Suzannah Rowntree is an eARC I received! Suzannah Rowntree is one of my favourite authors, so I’ve been eagerly waiting for her latest fairy tale retelling. You can blame Fanna @fannatality for me buying Our Dark Stars by Audrey Grey. This book had been on my radar initially but I wasn’t so sure, then I read Fanna’s review which got me hyped up for this particular read!
Out & About
Krysta from Pages Unbound discusses her reasons for limiting the books she owns
Dalindcy talks about how she annotates her books!
Mikaela from The Well-Thumbed Reader lists 17 oddly specific books she wants more of
What are you currently reading? Has your week been good? Share with me one good thing that has happened in your week.
Let’s be friends!
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