Det er søndag igjen og på tide med en ny smakebit. Temaet "Smakebit på Søndag" er en gjenganger hos Flukten fra virkeligheten.
Boken jeg skal ta for meg denne gangen er "Craving" av Kristina Meister, som jeg fikk tak i via Early Reviewers på Library Thing. Det hele begynner når Lilith Pierce's lillesøster begår selvmord og Lilith må ordne opp. Noen dager etter når hun skal til rettsmedisineren, viser det seg at det hele var en snodig drøm, men det er da selve historien begynner.
He turned and leaned back, his elbows on the rail, his eyes staring up at the skylight. He looked like a child, innocent and mischievous all at once. "At the risk of sounding repetitive, desire is the cause of suffering, and suffering causes one to lose clarity."
"That’s very important to you, clarity?"
He nodded slowly and found me again. "Right perception breeds right action."
As we're writing 2022 in two months, I figured out it was time to announce the 2022 Diversity Challenge. I've hosted it in 2019 and 2021, and decided to host it next year too. I’m not going to make any categories or levels for this challenge, as I want it to be a bit flexible. Read as many books as you feel like reading and yes, it can be children’s books, graphic novels, e-books, non-fiction, audio books, poetry and you-name-it. As it is a diversity reading challenge, it would be mean to exclude some types of reading materials, right? Now, what is diversity you might ask? What I mean by diversity is, but not limited to; People of colour/non-caucasian characters/authors Native Americans and other indigenous people LGBTQIA+ Authors/characters defining themselves as trans, intersex, genderfluid or similar Refugees Religious minorities Mental illnesses/disorders Neurodiversity (like ADD, Aspergers and autism) Feminist themes/issues Physical/mental disabilities Characters/authors w
I came across the Fantasy Book Tag over at Sav's Review and as I love fantasy, I couldn't resist doing this tag. The Questions What is the longest series you’ve ever read? For now, it's the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling Favorite Fantastical Setting Or World? Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend Besides Harry Potter, what is your favorite fantasy book/series? The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy by Laini Taylor is one of my favourites. What fantasy book do you wish was more popular? Endangered (Daughter of Hades Book One) by Dani Hoots Your favorite villain? Prof. Snape from the HP series. What’s the first fantasy book you have ever read? The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis Your favorite Harry Potter book? Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling What is your favorite mythical creature? Well, you can't go wrong with dragons. Favorite female protagonist from a fantasy book? Effie of Glen Coe from The Laird of Duncairn by Craig Comer
When I looked at my bookshelves, I realised I had quite a few unread non-fiction books about World War II. As a way to kick myself in the rear, I figured out I wanted to read more about that topic next year and why not host a reading challenge so others could participate too? I guess I'm not the only one with an interest in that topic. As with the 2022 Diversity Reading Challenge I'm hosting, I'll make things fairly easy, no sign-ups required. You're free to read any genres (fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, etc) and in any formats (audio, physical, e-books, etc), as long as the main topic of the book is about WWII. The challenge will run from January 1st 2022 until December 31st 2022. Even if I don't have any sign-ups or anything, feel free to post on Instagram or Twitter, using the hashtag #TrykksverteWW2ReadingChallenge , as it would be fun to see what you're reading, if you're willing to share. It's perhaps time to go through the shelves in se