"Our life evokes our character. You find out more about yourself as you go on. That's why it's good to be able to put yourself in situations that will evoke your higher nature rather than your lower. 'Lead us not into temptation.'" Joseph Campbell

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Reading multiculturally

Thank-you everyone for participating in the Non Fiction Choice-a-tude, as part of the on-going series Nanaimo Island Reads!

The Corner got some mentions in the comments

Now we begin the fiction English portion, and a game change!

I've separated out the non-western novels, because I like to make sure I read some every year. I would love it if you would consider the countries below and say which two you think I should read a book from. :-)  And later I'll tell you what books they represent!

(If you read these factoids, check out the ethnic and religious diversity, or lack of. Tells you a lot. like whether colonial state boundaries were poorly chosen, or the kinds of issues facing governments. For example in Lebanon seats in Parliament are based on census results, so they don't dare do new ones.)









1 comment:

Judy,Judy,Judy. said...

I am getting eager to see the finished list. Interesting to see the choices. You are definitely diverse in your reading habits.


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