Apartheid Wonder.

Some time a go, a good friend of mine sent me Trevor Noah’s biography called Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. He told me to read at least 20 pages and let him know what I think cause he believes this is my type of nonfiction book.

Rating?

5/5.  Yes, I had to underline this because it’s not something that happens frequently especially when it comes to biographies and nonfiction.

Before this book was recommended to me, I really didn’t know who Trevor Noah is. I knew his face and his name but I had nooo idea what’s going on with this Trevor guy so my friend just told me a little bit about him and then I watched a short video extracted from his show and I was like “hmmm ok I think I might like his book.”

After weeks of me ignoring it my friend started nagging me about it and I finally said okaaaay fine I’ll read those 20 pages.

What can I say, I didn’t know what happened but I only texted him when I was on page 40. I swear this book destroys your notion of timing.

He’s such an awesome story-teller! And he explains stuff so easily to comprehend, I wish he was my teacher in school. He knows how to explain the apartheid and the racism he had to face and all the crisis in South Africa. He lived a life that just leaves you speechless. I know for sure it left me.

From having to live in hiding and not being able to hang out with his dad in public (because he was born “colored” which means his parents weren’t both black. His dad was a swiss white guy) to copying CDs and becoming the coolest DJ around, to befriend Hitler and go to 3 different churches every sunday, to see his mom at the hospital with bullet wounds but miraculously well, you won’t ever want to finish it.

I consider him a warrior and I know most of us nowadays wouldn’t be able to do half of what he did in that time. And everything he went through. And I look at him and I know he could’ve turned bad. He had the chance. But no, he continued to be a decent human being and loving himself and I feel proud of him now. After imagining having to live all that and then see him having millions of followers and winning Grammys on MTV it’s just amazing.

I recommend it to everyone!

 

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30 Days Book Challenge: DAY 30!!!!

Ok so this is the final post and frankly, I’m gonna miss doing this. I had a lot of fun and it made me think of so many things that I could write, I consider it really helpful. I know I messed up a little in the days when I was too busy (I swear I was super busy!) and I missed writing on that day but it’s alright, I resumed it. Thank you for understanding, lol.

So here is the final challenge:

Your favorite book of all time

I don’t even know what I should pick. Of course the first thing I thought of was 1984 by George Orwell but I would like to avoid writing about the same books twice in a challenge so I think I’m gonna go with another one of my favorites, TRAINSPOTTING!!!
I’m a huge fan of Trainspotting and I could rewatch the movies constantly. The second one was the perfect addition and I was crazy obsessed with it.

The book was awesome too. It deserves all the fame and even though I only read it after I watched the first movie, I think of all of them being equally amazing.

 

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 29.

A book everyone hated but you liked

Apparently, Sad Girls by Lang Leav got a lot of hate and it kinda surprised me cause that book wasn’t bad at all. I liked it and I thought it was just something else in the young adult romance world. Not only rainbows and sunshine. I prefer her poetry, that’s true, but this book was better than I expected.

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 28.

Favorite title of a book

I don’t really have a single favorite but the last one that got me reading it just because I loved the title is The Anatomical Shape of a Heart. Come on, that sounds catchy. I mean, it sounded for me. It’s not your typical ya love story title or book and that’s a big thumbs up from me!

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 27.

The most surprising plot twist or ending

One book that I remember shocking me is We Were Liars. It didn’t even pass my mind that such thing might be possible!! I wanted to tell everyone about it and probably go to a therapist to get me out of the shock. Ok it wasn’t that bad but it was very surprising!

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 26

A book that changed your opinion about something

I’ve read a book about introverts and their character traits and studies (because obviously I’m a professional introvert and I thought this book would be helpful). It’s called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. I learned that it’s ok to be quiet and it’s ok not to be involved in everything possible and it’s ok to take time off to recharge. Don’t let people make you feel like being an introvert is a sickness. You’re good!

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 25

A character that you can relate to the most

This one’s pretty hard. I sometimes feel like I can relate to some characters but most of the time I don’t think about it but I remember a conversation I’ve had with one of my friends when we were in the Jenny Han fever and I think I can relate to Lara Jean. Not her story or anything like that but my friend could also relate to her too. I felt like if me and her had a baby it would be Lara Jean lol. 

Also I can’t ever forget about Min in Why We Broke Up. I could also relate to her and her feelings.

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 24.

A book that you wish more people would’ve read

World War 2 + holocaust + women+ concentration camp= If This is a Woman: Inside Ravensbruck- Hitler’s Concentration Camp for Women.

I don’t care how many books you’ve read until now about the holocaust or anything similar to it if you haven’t read this one. I’ve been shocked and speechless. It truly is long but I promise you won’t get bored. Every little paragraph has interesting information and Sarah just knew how to write it to catch the reader. I can’t even express the crazy things the women had to go through in the concentration camps and all the horrors they had to suffer.

It is truly sad and it’s hard to believe that it has been real but it’s so worth it!

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 23.

A book you wanted to read for a long time but you haven’t

I’m thinking about Catch 22 for such a long time, when I see it on shelves or I hear somebody mentioning it I just wanna read it so bad but I don’t ever start it and I don’t know why. I always find another book to read and then the process repeats. I hope one day I’ll start it at last and let you know how I feel about it.

Have you read it?

30 Days Book Challenge: Day 22.

A book that makes you cry

I didn’t have to think too much about which one it is since I remember how destroyed I felt, I’m looking at you, We Were Liars!!

I still remember laying in bed on one side and my tears were falling on my pillow and I was just amazed and in love with it but super dramatic too. I went downstairs and grabbed a piece of toast with jam and I just ate it and thought about it for a long time lol. It’s funny now when I think about it but back then it was the shock of the shocks of the shocks I guess. Loved it.