Half Year Book Tag

So… I’m well aware that it’s “catch up on tagged stuff week” for me and that more than half the year has gone and that I wasn’t tagged for this, but I saw it over on BexnBookx, who created it, and I just couldn’t pass it up.¬†(I’m just gonna pretend that she tagged me.)

I think book tags are like books for me. I can’t help buying more and more books¬†(though I’ve slowed down a lot recently) and I can’t help doing whatever tag catches my eye.

Favourite standalone book hauled and read so far in 2017:

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

This is Noah’s memoir about growing up in South Africa in the shadow of apartheid. It’s a great read that I highly recommend to everyone. I bought and read the e-book earlier this year out of curiosity because I’d heard lots of people talking about it and I’m glad I did. Noah is a comedian, so he mixes in some humor in his story, but the book is also a serious contemplation on race relations and inequality and many other topics.

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Entertainer Blogger Award

And I’m kicking off this stream of “catch up on stuff I was tagged for” with the Entertainer Blogger Award. I’m a year late with this post because I’m the ultimate slacker, but shout out to Alex at Whimsy Pages, Ann at Ann’s Reading Corner, and Rachel at Life of a Female Bibliophile, who all nominated me.

I may be late, but I totally appreciate it, y’all!!

Rules:
  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Add these rules to your post.
  • Answer all the questions below.
  • Display the award picture in your post.
  • Nominate 12 other bloggers who are funny, inspiring and most important of all ENTERTAINING!
Why did you start a blog in the first place?

Because I wanted to chat about books and reading with people who are as interested as I am in talking about those things, especially about fantasy novels. My family and friends read, though not as avidly as me, but they prefer contemporary, literary, or mystery novels, which I enjoy as well, but they refuse to read fantasy, which I love, so I had no one to talk to about that genre or to even recommend books to me.

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