October 16th- October 22nd, 2022
The Sunday Post
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#3 Why I Hate Watching Movies and TV Shows
Technically these days and ages should be a dream come true when it comes to movies and TV shows; diversity, inclusion, variety of storylines for every person imaginable, yet to this day I can't stand watching TV nor movies. If you partake of watching it, you are not worse nor better than I am. We are simply different than one another, and I don't see TV as pedestrian or opium for the masses or anything of the kind. (Am I dumb that I enjoy video games and have played RPG games in the past? Nope.) I grew up in the '90s, arriving as a religious ethnic minority from former Soviet Union. I am brown haired, dark eyed and a girl. Thus when I came here, all I ever saw as heroines were blue eyed blondes that were nothing like me, especially in movies. Oh yes, and bad guys? People from Russia. Imagine what this could do to a growing young girl who claims ancestry from Russia. I did try to watch movies and TV shows growing up, but I always ended up favoring cartoons over something like Grey's Anatomy or Supernatural. Eventually watching TV or movies became too overwhelming to me because I had no clue what to pay attention to, and eventually my son was born which made me value my reading time even more. I think I still have that mentality that someone like me isn't worthy to be on TV or that people will want to hear my story, which makes it difficult for me to appreciate. Also, TV and movies pretty much made me waste my life in misery when I was teenager because I don't share the origins they espouse.
This week included my son being sick, and me being sick. I also learned that my son might possibly qualify for Gifted and Talented Program (he is six, and has scored highly in Quantative section in Cogat test and he also reads at second grade level, when he is in first grade!)
Last Week On The Blog
This Week On The Blog
Possible Reviews: The Queen of Izmoroz by Jon/Kelley Skovron, The Autodidacts by Thomas Kendall, The Bronze Drum By Phong Nguyen; The Bone Flower By Charles Lambert; There Are No Happy Loves By Sergio Olguin.
New Arrivals At svetlana's reads and views
most likely next few weeks will be without books. it rains it pours. next weeks will be dry spell...
It's Monday! What Are You Reading?
(From The Book Date)19/400 19/317
Top Ten Tuesday
Title: Just One Kiss
Books from Backlog
Let's Talk Bookish
October 21: Do book titles matter? (Hannah @ Hannah’s Library)
Prompts: How much do book titles matter?
I often think they matter a lot because a title has to succinctly capture the story, and one doesn't want to mislead the readers. For example, if a reader picks up a title that sounds like a christmas story, but instead the story is about vampires, I can't imagine they would be happy.
Have you ever read or not read a book based on the title alone?
To be honest, I don't recall rejecting books based on titles. I usually look at reviews, summary at genre and at the cover as well as how its classified. I might have read books based on certain titles or wanted to collect books based on titles (Month titles).
Do you like long or short book titles better?
Most likely short titles because I really don't want to remember something like: Her Majesty's Secret Service of Scallywags and Ragtags (Made up book title.) Short titles are easier to remember and to find, at least in my experience.
Do you think the title has to connect to the story in some way?
I think so yes, it has to connect in some way because the reader can expect one thing from the title, but it can be something else. (For example, Liz Benet and Mr. Darcy it can be a Jane Austen romance, but what if its a horror novel of vampires with a tragic romance?)
What are some of your favorite book titles?
Tale of Genji, Gone with the Wind are my favorites because they describe the stories perfectly.
Stacking the Shelves
Book Titles I got this week: (if available)
Planned Reviews: (If available. Use pictures)