Since Trump has taken office, close to two years ago now, our world, the world of the next generation has undergone changes that we, as a nation, had believed we’d already passed. In a nation pretty much developed from immigrants, Trump wasted no time in closing the US border to entrants from several nations, most being majority-Muslim nations in the midst of their own revolutions. White supremacy and issues of racism that we thought we have overcome have suddenly reemerged, no doubt having some correlation with the leader of our nation. Our youth, the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers and supreme court justices are growing up in a time of change and societal unrest. And we are not the only ones affected or who care about this. I may not be a teenager, but I still read Young Adult books, but it is not how I remember it. YA as a genre has changed and is now a reflection of school shootings, racial inequality, gender inequality, sexual abuse, political corruption, internet privacy – everything that we have grown so accustomed to to the point that we look at it as the new norm in our nation. Continue reading “YA Under Trump”
Book Babbler Conundrums
Dear fellow Babblers,
If you have unfortunately stumbled upon, become strangely intrigued by, and miraculously have thereafter clicked *Follow* on Delphine’s Babble on Some Good Reads (also know as …*where you are now*) then you will have caught on by now that I truly live up to my virtual existence as a Babbler; book Babbler if you decide to grant me such an honor.
Like most of you, I myself have a life which of school, work, commitments, commitments and then some more commitments that are supposedly important. Despite the overbearing weight that life has increasingly pounded onto me I’ve always found time, one way or another to snuggle into a silent (for once) mound under my coffee-stained blanket and read. How I fit reading into my busy, yet meaningless life is another babble for another day.
Instead, why don’t we babble (it’s more like ranting, really) about the oh so « breezy » life of book blogging. Okay, I’ve only been at it for about a month now and I already feel book blogging permeating into every sphere of my life (not that I had much going for me anyway, if you so choose to endure some more of this sort of negative, yet somewhat totally common logic check out The Fear of the Literature Graduate !), and here is why: Continue reading “Book Babbler Conundrums”
Reader Babbles: Read Whah?
Dear fellow Babblers,
Humm didd lee dumm…
Write. Read. Daydream. Nightdream (not sure if that’s a word). Write. Read.
Yup. In brief, there’s a typical bibliophile for y’all.
I’m the gal you see sitting for hours on end at the local coffee shop, bookstore, park. Anywhere that I can write, read, daydream, nighdream and then write and read all over again. It doesn’t matter what time of day, what day, or what kind of day (weekday, weekend, Thanksgiving, Christmas), a reader gonna read!
The onlookers are like « Read Whah? » (emphasis on the ‘Whah? »). So allow me, if I may, to babble for all them readers parousing through the mall, sitting constipated in the bathroom stall, shifting awkwardly in the metro, waiting patiently at the nail salon, laying lackadaisically in the park – I present to y’all 6 of the tops « Whah »’s (English translation: ‘why’) us readers read. Continue reading “Reader Babbles: Read Whah?”