This week's TGIF question is on a back to school theme, asking what book would you like to see on the literature curriculum?
I'd really like to see more "genre" fiction in schools, because it bothers me that certain books are considered less worthwhile just because of the subject matter. And I think having a broad cross-section would be good for keeping kids interested, in at least some of the syllabus. (But I don't think the classics should be abandoned, at all.)
The discussion question for this week's Feature & Follow hop is what's the worst cover of a book you loved?
Now, I was always told you shouldn't judge a book by its cover, and to be honest, given that I read on my Kindle I seldom even notice to the covers of books I read. Sometimes I only see the cover when I go to get a copy for my blog posts. That said, I've always loved the Dune books, but the covers didn't do anything for me.
For the Book Blogger Hop, we're sharing our favourite thing about blogging. For me, this has to be getting to know other bloggers, especially when I get to meet new friends in person. But I also love having a record of what I've read and what I thought.
I'm still trying hard not to buy books faster than I can read them (ha ha!), so a short list for Stacking the Shelves is good in that regard. This week, I've bought:
- Urban Shaman, by C.E. Murphy
- Revenant, by Allan Leverone