Set in Houston, Texas, Washington’s second novel is a stirring, profound expression of complex relationships and enduring love. Benson and Mike are a queer, interracial couple that get separated when Mike decides to travel to Japan to be with his dying father at the same time that Mike’s mother, Mitsuko arrives in Houston to visit him.
I usually only post about books I love on my blog but this post is a bit different as I'm sure you can tell from the title. Today, I'm going to be discussing the 5 books I believe to be hyperbolically overrated as far as the online book community is concerned
As it's currently Bisexual Visibility or Awareness week, an international celebration that is observed annually from 16 - 23 September, I've compiled a line-up of books with bi characters that I'm hoping to finish by the end of this month.
From stories about university life, workplace dissatisfaction, family, online dating and holiday-making, John takes us on a journey through the events in her life that have led to her eventual singledom.
Nothing complements the monotony of a repetitive task like listening to an audiobook. Right? I agree, but lately I've also found that listening to Bookish podcasts can be just as conducive to getting all those boringly tedious tasks out of the way
Lockdown in the U.K. is set to start easing in the coming months. But with many of us still spending most of our time at home, I've been coping with the challenges of quarantine and working from home by not only reading but by spending an inordinate amount of binge-worthy hours streaming Netflix TV shows.
One of the most crucial signs you know you're a bookworm, apart from the collective buy-a-new-book-everytime-you-walk-into-a-bookshop punctilio, is reading slumps. We've all been there at one point or another, in that state of dormancy, that visceral feeling of drought, where we feel plagued by our own inactivity.
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.
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.
I personally love physical books and nurture fantasies of one day having my own personal library or boon of escapism from the world, but routinely switching between different reading formats keeps the practice stimulating and engaging.