Goodreads sometimes does these giveaways. For the past four years, I've tried again and again (over 100 times) to win, and in that time, I won exactly ONE book.
This is incredibly discouraging. I mean, I'm not one of THE big players on GR, but I have quite a few followers/reviews/votes, and I've been on consistently for the past four years. I should have won a few more giveaways, right?
(And I get it - Goodreads wants to be fair and give EVERYONE a chance to win.)
But my losing streak is over! I finally won a giveaway - Blind Moon Alley, a Prohibition-era novel! I'm nervous and excited and just relieved to know I can win a book in one of these Giveaways!
Hello invisible readers,
So welcome to another edition of #FridayReads! I didn't publish any reviews or special content this week but I read quite a bit (yaaaay!)
I bought and finished What do Women Want?: Adventures in the Science of Female Desire by Daniel Bergner. You can expect a book review soon. I actually enjoyed it despite some of the bad reviews out there.
I also finished Silver Linings Playbook, the movie. You can expect yet another book review.
Finally, I started Americanah by Chimamanda Adichie, which is supposed to explore the identification issues faced by Africans in the Diaspora, like myself. I had previously read Half of a Yellow Sun -- an excellent, moving and compelling novel on the Biafran War.
The great thing about this blog is that I can write at my own pace. Therefore, though I really want to put out all these book reviews, it may take me some time to type them out. But yes, there will be four upcoming reviews and that is very exciting stuff.
Also, I wanted to mention that some people in real life recommended me some mangas and graphic novels to read. They will be on my TBR list which is ever expanding.
That's it from me xox, S.