The Valley of Amazement vs. Memoirs of a Geisha

So I started writing my review for The Valley of Amazement and then I did a silly thing: I started reading Memoirs of a Geisha. I couldn't help it! I am simply dying to see how the Chinese and Japanese cultures differ when it comes to entertainment, the sex industry and the expectations of femininity. I don't …

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My Intercontinental Reading Challenge

If you want to read the world, if you want to encounter it with an open mind, the world will help you - Ann Morgan Last year, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, I discovered a problem with my bookshelves. They were loaded with bestselling novels by award-winning authors who provided vividly evocative …

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My Year Collecting Heroes – The benefits of diverse reading

Last year, I made a semi-conscious effort to read more books by authors of colour. It changed me. It reshaped my thinking. This is what I have learned from my year of diverse reading.

The 2015 Reading Challenge – My Life-Altering Resolution

I don’t remember much of Christmas 2014. I was sitting the living room rocking chair - body still, eyes cast down upon the tablet in my hand. My finger was swiping this way and that in a vain attempt to aid in Guy Dangerous’ escape from his temple prison. Christmases in the past were filled …

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My 2016 Book List

To continue the trend set during my adventurous 2015 reading, I have compiled a wish list of books I hope to read in 2016. If you want to see my previous book list, click here. If you want to read about how I began my reading challenge, click here. Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon …

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My 2015 Book List

In 2015, I gave myself the life-altering challenge of reading at least one book per month for the entire year. If you want to read more about how I came pursue this challenge, click here. If you want to see my 2016 booklist, click here.   This is my 2015 Reading Challenge book list: The …

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