It is hard to ignore the horror that is the Ukraine, at the moment and on that unhappy subject, I thought I would share Brona’s reading and blogging event: Understanding Ukraine.
I must confess to watching the reporting of the war with horror and wanting to try to understand why this brutal invasion is happening. I was particularly interested in the links Brona provided to book lists on the subject. If you too are interested, check out the post: https://bronasbooks.com/2022/04/13/i-stand-for-peace-reading-event-may-sept-2022/
I was pleased to see one of the titles listed for understanding the war is available through the USQ library; Ukraine and Russia: from civilised divorce to uncivil war by Paul D’Anieri, only an ebook, not my favourite format, but I will be reading that one. I plan to read 1 to 2 chapters a week until finished. Hopefully I will find some other titles to read as part of this reading/blogging event. Would love some suggestions! Might try and dip into some Russian and Ukraine fiction and classics as well, what do you think I should read?
The other thing I have been listening to in regards to the present crisis is the BBC Ukrainecast. I can highly recommend this podcast for the first hand reporting it offers up, informative, sometimes confronting content but worth listening to for regular insight into this disturbing event. Let’s hope the war ends before Brona’s reading and blogging event finishes but I fear the war may continue for some time.