#TheReadingQuest: First Adventure

Today was my turn to clean the common areas of the house. I laid on my bed for about a couple of hours after waking up, reading the Harry Potter fanfiction I was making my way through. Then I remembered...

The quest starts today.

I ran my errands, finished said fanfiction, watched some foundation reviews on YouTube (the redness of my face is getting to that point where I can't pretend to not be bothered by it anymore) and then, armed with my Kindle as my lance, I got on to completing my first challenge.

1. A book with a verb in its title. 

This is the second square in the knight's challenges, but I decided to start here as it was the shortest book in my TBR and with all the stress of all the other work I have to do, I felt like the satisfaction of finishing something on the first day was the necessary push to feel like I can take on this adventure.

If you saw my TBR post, you'll know that for this challenge I chose We Should All be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

This is actually a talk that she gave on a TED event adapted to text. I feel like it would be best for me to give short thoughts on it rather than a full review as I can't say much about it other than: I agree. I agree with so much of what she says.

In the short space of the book, she touched on an aspect of feminism that I've been thinking over: the term itself. Why should I call myself a feminist when what I'm looking for is for equal treatment of the genders? I don't want to give much away as I do want to encourage people to read this essay/talk (it takes less than an hour, there's no excuse) but I will say that she expresses her thoughts in a very straightforward manner that doesn't feel condescending in case you have a different idea.

It feels like a very open conversation that encourages dialogue and the exchange of proposals. To me, this is what brings about change more than imposing your own beliefs over someone else.

So of course, I gave it 5 out of 5 stars.

I broke my first lance. Right in the middle. Well done for my first feat of arms. 

What will next week bring? Hopefully another read and another lance broken as I am about to start The Last Wish, the first book in the Witcher series.

Hello everybody! I wanted to get experimental and try to make it seem like I'm writing a story rather than just an update since the whole topic of this reading challenge is going on a quest, which seems a little more adventurous to me. I hope you enjoyed this little piece of writing and that you're all happy with your reading, regardless of if you're doing The Reading Quest or not!

See you next week!


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