Why do I read diversely? Performative reading and virtue-signalling
Many argue that reading diversely carries no real weight compared with the practical hands-on work of protesting, making donations, signing petitions and vocalizing your opposition of the displacement and violence towards ethnically repressed groups. I agree with this sentiment and the view that reading diversely has in some way become a performance for many readers.
How to read multiple books at once
Because of the amount of books that I’m still yet to read, some of which sit on my bookshelf staring at me pleadingly, with anxious spines, I’ve had to learn the art of reading multiple books at once so that I can get through my never-ending TBR a bit more swiftly. In today’s post, I’m…
Poetic Nature – Reduction Fired by Jennifer Yeates Camara Book Review
Today’s book review is presented to you courtesy of LoveReading UK, the largest book recommendations site in the UK. They were kind enough to send me a copy of the poetry collection Reduction Fired by Jennifer Yeates Camara, which was published by Yeates Expressions and has an upcoming publication date of the 25th March 2021.
Six Of Crows duology by Leigh Bardugo – Review
Six Of Crows is a young adult fantasy heist thriller that transports the reader into a stimulating world of magic, yet conveys the pragmatism of carefully planned prison break mission.
Young Adult Books That Celebrate Black Joy
Before we get into the main post, I have some news; LochanReads now has a monthly newsletter! Every month, I will be sharing a themed reading recommendations list, with the aim of encouraging more people to read diverse.
FIVE 5-Star Predictions!
Having only read two 5-star reads this year, I am on the lookout for more next-level, deeply affecting reads that will leave a lasting impression on me. One of my 5-stars for 2021 is a non-fiction feminist collection of essays and speeches called Sister Outsider by Audre Lorde and you can read my review here!
Graphic Novels/Manga Reviews
Graphic novels and Manga has long been a medium of reading that I have enjoyed reading. Though some might deem it to be puerile and debate whether these books can actually be considered literature, I’ve discovered many meaningful and in some instances educational stories through this means of storytelling such as my current read; Monster…
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
I loved the dynamics of the writing that was at times highly academic and at other at times casual. It covers various different aspects of afro hair, de-stigmatising the negative connotations synonymous with black hair types from a spiritual, political, philosophical and even mathematical vantage point.
Books I Bought Because Of The Author
If you’re a books enthusiast, you’ll probably agree that the act of book buying is just as fulfilling as the practise of reading itself.