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2020 Reading Review

2020 Reading Review

2020 Reading Review

“Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards”
Søren Kierkegaard

To begin this 2020 Reading Review, it’s worth acknowledging that I read more books in a 12-month span than ever before.

Obviously, blogging was a key factor, as was being on furlough, which – trust me – was not the jolly holiday many like to make out.

I am, for the most part, really proud of this – especially because most were pretty good! I do have a fair bit of work to do in order to increase the diversity on my bookshelf, however.

From starting Tales from Absurdia to writing my 2020 Reading Review, it has been quite the trip! I’ve met some great people online and, in many ways, both reading and blogging has kept me sane during what has been a challenging year.

And for those who are reading this, please accept my most sincere thanks for taking time to visit my blog. It’s humbly appreciated.

Regards,
John @ TfA

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We Need to Talk About Pewp

No, the new parent life hasn’t driven me bonkers. Hear me out.

Pewp is a children’s book, written and illustrated by Kenton Blythe and Nathan C. Younger. It’s about the titular wizard named Pewp, who’s exceptionally talented but ridiculed due to his name.

He is, after all, called Pewp.

It’s an interesting premise and there are some great lessons here for children. Don’t mock the person with the different-sounding name, for a start.

But what caught my attention with Pewp is its publishing history. 

It’s a children’s book, self-published exclusively through crowdfunding instead of traditional publishing avenues.

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