Read with Pride!

First of all, I really wish that I could change the colour of the post headings. I really wish that I could change Pride into the rainbow colours there.

Anywhooo,

I just wanted to post some books, that I think would be helpful to read over Pride month and support a lot of authors out there. LGBTQIA Reading is becoming more well known to the general public, which is fantastic! We still have a ways to go though.

Goodreads – The 2021 Pride Reading List: 75 New Books to Read Now

One of the authors books on this Goodreads lists is called “Detransition, Baby” written by Torrey Peters. It’s a well written book and has been up for many writing awards. Despite the “outrage” from transphobic people. This is one of the “we have a ways to go” books though. It is actually a really well written book, and really does deserve the accolades that it’s been receiving. When I looked at the negative reviews, it’s literally all TERF “buzzwords”. Yet, still, is STILL doing really well.

While I was doing some research for this post, I found this amazing site!

Reading Pride

Reading Pride is in the UK (lucky UK!)

Reading Pride was formed in 2003 to represent and support the local LGBT+ community. Since their first Festival attendance has grown steadily year on year with up to 15,000 people visiting the event throughout the day as well as up to 1500+ participating in the Parade.

At first, like some of you (I think) I thought it was about Reading LGBTQIA Books, hehe … It’s a place in the UK! But please go and check them out! Haha

Of course I couldn’t post lists of good Pride books to read without mentioning what the LGBTQIA consider the best LGBTQIA books

Pride.com – 26 New LGBTQ+ YA Books to Add to Your 2021 Reading List

A lot of them do overlap with the Goodreads, but they don’t have quiet a variety of reading as well. I think Pride.com has more Young Adults readings that Goodreads do.

Between these two lists. I have have decided I am going to try and get around to reading in PRIDE month, these books:

Detransition, Baby – Torrey Peters

Malice – Heather Walter

The 2000s made me Gay – Grace Perry … It just sounds funny.

The Savage Kind – John Copenhaver (this one isn’t expected until October 5th, 2021) But still it’s on the list

The Witch King – H.E. Edgmon, expected June 1, 2021

I’ve also just realise that Pride.com has in their title +YA (haha)

Now, I don’t expect to get through ALL of these in a month. I may not even be able to get access to them all straight away anyway. However, these are all on the list now!

Are you choosing to read any LGBTQIA books this year, or this Pride month?

Tolkien Reading Day

Tolkien Reading Day is held on the 25th of March each year. The date of the 25th of March was chosen as the date on which the Ring was destroyed, completing Frodo’s quest and vanquishing Sauron.

*insert drool here* Not out till October

Audio only:

Conservatism Archive

Reading Comprehension

Is SEVERLY lacking these days.

After reading through the hysterics that was Dr Seuss’s birthday.

Green Eggs and Ham isn’t offensive, that’s why it’s still being published, by the way.

The 6 books, that aren’t being reproduced, are that, not being reproduced anymore. You are not required to bring the 6 books to a burning pile. No doubt, they’ll still in the Dr Seuss museum, but as a important lesson of times changing.

If you seriously need 6 racists books, to teach you, your children and your grand children about racism “back in the day”… I really don’t know how to end that sentence. Funny how a lot of people were more upset about the 6 books, that no one even actually reads anymore. Then they were about the Christian Conservative’s wanting to actually burn Harry Potter books. People ARE still going on about it saying that the Dr Seuss books are under “attack”, by the actual Dr Seuss Museum.

Before ANYONE goes on about young people needing “safe spaces”. Remember which generation is getting upset about 6 racists books, not being reproduced anymore. Because you NEED them to teach your children and grandchildren about racism. Remember which generation actually wanted to burn Harry Potter.

It’s a shame, because I know some really intelligent Boomers and the older generation, who are just not that dumb. We as white people, need to stop telling POC “Well you know, it is only a book and people should be allowed to read it”. Nope, we don’t, as white people, get to say that. We just do not.

Don’t read the comments, read the article and THEN judge the heading. Never judge a article by it’s heading or the comments.

Pale, Stale and Male: Piers Morgan “clones” on the way out

Read First.

“We saw with Piers Morgan, for example… what happened there was there was a mixed-race journalist [Alex Beresford] who had lived experience and empathy, who had a seat at the table, who was able to calmly, very civilly say, ‘You know what, I’ve had to listen to you, you’ve obviously got something in for her,'” she said.

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

Before I get onto asking so what are we going to read today. Something really odd happened over night, and was just trying to see if it happened to others too? I guess it was kind of like a fairy tale? Can’t possibly be real, lol

That was a nice thing to sign into this morning, but my goodness, I don’t believe it, haha. I think there’s been a bug somewhere. The views have mainly come from America.

Back onto topic.

Today is “Read a Fairy Tale” day and I would love to hear what some of your favourite fairy tales are. Are they ones we may not have heard of before, are they ones shared in your own family from generation to generation? Is there a Fairy Tale that you love above all other, is there a fairy tale that you love the lessons that are taught.

Personally, my favourite Disney one is Beauty and Beast, up their with The Lion King. One of the original type Fairy Tales, I enjoy is “Snow-White and Rose-Red”. This Snow White, is not the same Snow White in the classic Disney films. This Snow-White encounters a bear and only one dwarf. I believe the moral of the story is to help others, even those who are ungrateful, and of course, kindness is it’s own rewards.

DNF

What does DNF stand for?

Did Not Finish – In relations to books, it means, for whatever reasons, you did not finish the reading the book.

I am actually in that predicament right now, and I have been before, but not for such a popular book. Like, I am really struggling! I bought the book instead of borrowing it from the Library, like I normally would and I am just struggling.

 

Share Your World, April Wk 4, 2019

Share Your World, 22-4-19

Share Your World

This Week’s Questions:

  1. Was the last thing you read digital or print? I’m actually reading two things at the moment. One is a biography by Leonard Nimoy called “I Am Spock”. The first bio that I’ve enjoyed in a while. The second is Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare, I was so excited for this one and I am really struggling with it.
  2. Are you more an extrovert or introvert? Oh definitely an Introvert, probably why I enjoy Blogging so much. Once you get to know me I am more of an extrovert, but not by much. Introvert by heart, always.
  3. How is your life different from what you imagined as a younger person? I thought I’d be married by now with children. Steady job, with a house. I can’t remember or not if I thought that I was going to be married to a “Prince William” type or not. I’ve been thinking about a lot of things lately. I do not want to be a 50 year old first time mother.
  4. Do you think about dying?   Does death scare you?  Why or why not? This is a loaded question! I have actually been thinking about it a lot lately. Like the question it’s just something that keeps coming up again and again. It does and doesn’t scare me, I’m scared about how I’m going to go. Will I have something horrible and long winded, will I be alone, or will I have family and loved ones around? I’m not religious, but I think I will see loved ones on the other side. I’ve told my partner that I’m going first though,lol

GRATITUDE:

I found this interesting challenge and did it myself.  I’m offering these questions as a gratitude challenge for those who care to do it.    You can answer in text or photo. (I’ll be sharing these in a different post)

Tolkien Reading Day

Why 25 March?

The 25th of March is the date of the downfall of the Lord of the Rings (Sauron) and the fall of Barad-dûr. It has been organised by the Tolkien Society since 2003 to encourage fans to celebrate and promote the life and works of J.R.R. Tolkien by reading favourite passages

darkness must pass

Regarding a lot of my posts lately, I have been feeling like I want to add more, but the quote sums it up perfectly.

 

Goodreads

This post is just a quick run through of my Goodreads profile for 2018 and what I have done, reading wise for the year. This isn’t a complete accurate overview, there were some books I read as part of Blog Challenges, that I did not always put onto my Goodreads list.

Lolsy’s Library – Goodreads 2018

GoodReads2018 1

Goal Reached!

Some of my achievements:

GoodReads2018 2

Have you met your goals yet?