Sunday, January 10, 2016

Top Ten Books That Colored My Whitewashed World by Beth Shaum

Great top ten list! Many of these are already on my TBR list. Since I've only read two (When I Was the Greatest & The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian) of the ten books on this list, I have plenty of reading to do. :) Originally posted on the Nerdy Book Club.

There have been many moments in the past few years of my life that have helped me to examine my own prejudices and privileges. I think back on my worldview back in my teens and early twenties and I am ashamed of myself for how I perceived people who were different from me. So I'm currently trying to remove my blinders and shed the cloak of white privilege that has prevented me from understanding the added opportunities I've been granted in my life simply because I'm white.
What is the biggest thing that has helped me to make this leap? Reading.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Top 10 Fictional Characters Who Gave the Best Advice by Elizabeth Snevily

This...this—wise advice and beautiful graphics—is what you miss when you don't keep atop of your email. Reposted from the Nerdy Book Club.

There comes a time in every character's life when they are at a crossroad. They must face the simple, honest truths about life and how to live it, but often times they need the insight, advice and guidance from a friend, parent or stranger to help them choose their own destiny. Whether or not they listen to this lesson is their decision, but we, as readers on the sideline, implore them to follow or even sometimes abandon the advice given.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A New Year of Reading Adventures: 2016 TBR Pile Reading Challenge

Postcard from
Author Lisa Maxwell
It's 2016 y'all and I'm going to have a kick-butt year in the wonderful land of Bookdom! My reading plans for the year include finishing a few of the series I've started, completing a couple of books I've abandoned, in addition to whittling down my to-be-read pile, while adding replacement books right back on the list. Come on now, it's hard out there for a bibliophile. :-}