So I’m paying for this domain and I don’t even use it diligently! What a shame! I’ve been busy battling some life numbing bs, and I haven’t been able to read as much as I’d like to. That was 2019 for me. The last book I read in 2019 was Stolen, about the Boko Haram.
I bought less than 20 books in 2019 (okay, less than 40, still, much better compared to 2018), and I’ve read less than 30. At least that’s what my Goodreads reading challenge is telling me… Let me go check it now…
There you go… *pats slaps self on back*. Some achievement!
Alright. Might upload another post of some books I got earlier this month…
I’ve been on a life slump lately. Not just reading. But life in general. So much has happened, it’s a shame that I do not wish to blog about it. I might turn it into a book, though. Now, isn’t that something relevant to reading?
Okay. Let me get to something more important than what’s been going on in my life.
I’m currently reading:
Stolen Girls by Wolfgang Bauer.
Gomorrah by Roberto Saviano.
I was previously reading but stalled:
From The Ground Up by Howard Schultz
and dozens more.
It’s nearing the end of 2019. So much has happened. So much is still happening. I am overwhelmed, but I’ll never give up on reading because it’s the only escape I have. Peace out.
I didn’t know this was turned to a movie prior to reading it. Didn’t know nothing about Nicole Kidman. Nothing. Which is a good thing because everything was left to imagination and getting right into the characters themselves.
There were many insightful quotes. I wouldn’t know where to begin. I’ll try to post some of my favorite quotes another day since I don’t have my Kindle with me and I’m too lazy to check on my synced notes on Amazon or Goodreads.
Of course, highly recommended. I could resonate with the author especially on the religion bit. I spent the bulk of my teenaged years in a Baptist church. The church, youth fellowship and everything else was perfect. There wasn’t anything superficial nor hypocritical about it. Put that aside, the whole idea of Christianity and religion and how it represents themselves to determine our sexuality is beyond my reach.
That is all. Be who you want to be. Be who you really are.
Tomorrow I’m facing an uphill battle. It’s the end of an era. And I’ll be moving on to something even more challenging, and that – is my destiny.
This really did happen… I was reading Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon… for a couple of days… at home… and all of a sudden, I simply couldn’t find it. It’s as though someone is trying to stop me from reading anti-PRC books…
If you know me personally you’d know why I’d suggested that…
Terrible, terrible, terrible reading slump. I have been reading, I did finish a couple of books over the past few weeks, but things have been really unstable as of late and hence, affected my reading goals.
I am 62% through J.D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy. It’s a really good read, and it could be easily finished in a setting. Yes, that kind of book.
I just started Madame Mao: The White-Boned Demon by Ross Terrill. No shit but I misplaced the book around the house somewhere. So I’m probably gonna be stuck at page 12 for a very long time.
Also, just bought No Turning Back by Rania Abouzeid. This is a read I’d want to be 100% with. So I doubt I’ll be able to start anytime soon.
I think that’s pretty much it. I can’t remember whether I wrote about finishing The Slaughter by Ethan Gutmann but yeah I did and I really don’t want to talk about it.