BW24: Sunday Book Babble - Next 52 Books Bingo category --- Different cultures
It's book week 24 in our 52 Books quest and our next 52 books bingo category is all about different cultures.
According to livescience.com:
"Culture is the characteristics and knowledge of a particular group of people, encompassing language, religion, cuisine, social habits, music and arts.
The Center for Advance Research on Language Acquisition goes a step further, defining culture as shared patterns of behaviors and interactions, cognitive constructs and understanding that are learned by socialization. Thus, it can be seen as the growth of a group identity fostered by social patterns unique to the group."
From historical fiction to contemporary fiction to non fiction, there is a wide variety from which to choose to read and learn. As we all know, literature opens our eyes and minds to different places and times, cultures and ideals.
For our 52 books bingo read, I'm currently reading The Sworn Virgin which is based off the true life sworn virgins of Albania in the early 1900's. Before I stumbled across the book, I had never heard of such a custom.
I finished Stars Uncharted which was really good. The poor characters were put through the ringer as they raced across space on a quest to find a lost world and riches with the villains one step behind.
Also finished Heather Graham’s Phantom Evil and thought I pretty much had it figured out by the mid point and a plot twist had me pleasantly surprised. Interesting ensemble of characters.
I went on an ebook shopping spree and new acquisitions this week: The Galaxy, and the Ground Within (Wayfarers #4), Tess Gerritsen's Choose Me, and Hilary Davidson's Her Last Breath, Rachel Caine's Sword and Pen (#5 Great Library), and Patricia Brigg's Wild Sign (#6 in her Alpha and Omega series)