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The Silent Whispers

I am trying, yet once again to get back on the blogging wagon. Now that I don't have mandatory readings, I hope to try and share my opinions on books.

Currently reading

The Son of a Certain Woman
Wayne Johnston
Progress: 10/435 pages
The Husband's Secret
Liane Moriarty
Stephen King
Progress: 165/659 pages
Bram Stoker
Progress: 21/387 pages

My first themed reads: Magazines and Quarterlies.

Lapham's Quarterly: Volume IV - Lapham's Quarterly

So just a couple of days after "publishing" my I-am-not-ready-to-start-themed-reads blogpost, I am announcing that I am starting a themed read. Yaaaay! Yeah, I feel that I am bit all over the place at the moment--which is okay, because that is part of being a recent graduate in your 20s. 


So my themed read for the next two months is Magazines and Quarterlies. 

I know, I know. This is a book website; however, magazines and quarterlies can contain quite good, even dare I say, literary articles. Additionally, I remember that in my adolescence, I used to read magazines quite frequently. That decreased as I moved to North America, where I finally had proper internet and could afford to watch Youtube beauty vloggers. Furthermore, I wasn't as interested in the stereotypical, mainstream magazines because I realized how much they can pry on women's insecurities by setting unrealistic expectations and focusing too much on people's whose reality is far removed from ours. 


What really prompted me to start this themed read was meeting someone who recommended me a couple of interesting and high-quality magazines beyond your star-laden, mainstream Cosmos. 


Just to drive this point home, I will not be reading the stereotypical feminine magazines, such as VOGUE, GLAMOUR, or Cosmopolitan.


Instead I will be reading :)

Arise Magazine Covers

  • Arise Issue 18

-->Africa's Global Style and Culture Magazine from This Day (website)


  • Lapham's Quaterly  Volume VI, Number 3 (Summer 2013)

--> The embodiment of "the belief that history is the root of all education, scientific and literary as well as political and economic." (website)


  • New African Woman Issue 19

--> An IC Publication bi-monthly magazine (website)


  • BC Business (July 2013)

-->  This is for my recent graduate-ness. There was an article the Top 100 firms in BC. (website)


  • Artful Blogging 2009Artful Blogging 

--> A Stampington and Company publication. I still have to acquire this magazine or find a way to free read it.  (website)


So, you can look forward to my reviews during the month of July and August. 


That's it from me. 


xox, S.