So I saw this book tag over at Chris’ blog, and decided that I want to do it. It’s been awhile since I’ve done something like this, after all 🙂
What is the most expensive book you own? Which is the least expensive?
Hmm, expensive means different things to different people, but I suppose the books I’ve spent most on (and had to miss many lunches to buy) are all the books I have from Subterranean Press – the cheapest are around RM 145, and the more expensive ones are over RM 200 in our currency. And all of the books were novellas! One of my favourites is Rolling in the Deep by Mira Grant, which set me back around RM 184 ($44.60 ish?)
There was a moment last month when I felt super ambitious and wanted to read loads of queer YA and write about all of them in a wrap-up post at the end of the month. And then… I was so busy at work I almost missed the entire month. I still read most of the books I intended to read, though, and this was one of them.
There is one thing you should know about me, if you don’t already – I’m an absolute sucker for romcoms. I don’t necessarily like sappy stories or lovey dovey characters, but I do enjoy unrealistic romcom tropes. One of my favourite tropes? Normal person meets famous/royal person. The more out of this world, the better – I guess being aro, reading romance is even more of a fantasy than not, and the more outlandish the fantasy the better? I don’t know.
To be honest, when I first heard about what The Weight of Our Sky was going to be about, I wondered if we would even be able to sell it here. May 13th 1969 isn’t something many people write or talk about, and the last non-fiction book about it was detained by our authorities for some time before they finally released it and allowed it to be sold. In my high school history class, we learned a sanitised version of it – basic information that didn’t tell us much other than it happened. My grandmother mentioned it a few times when I was a kid, but I don’t have a clear memory of those times, and all that remained with me were vague images and the strong impression that it was a scary time for her. My parents, who were around Melati’s age when it happened, never talked about it at all. Continue reading “Hanna Alkaf’s The Weight of Our Sky”
BOOKS READ IN JUNE 2019