Reading Around the Globe: Ahana in India

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“There are libraries where I live. However, the content isnโ€™t always related to what I read. They are often based on the native tongue or the few books that are related to the genres I read are often of an older set of releases.”

Welcome to Reading Around the Globe, a series here on Reader Voracious Blog geared at fostering a culture of understanding in the bookish community about access to books in various countries around the world. Each post in the series highlights a full interview with one international reader. You can read more about this series and catch up on previous interviews on the master post.

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Accessibility Matters: How to Make Your Blog More Accessible

National Disability Day on December 3 is a day to help everyone become more compassionate and understanding of the challenges faced by people with disabilities.

In the United States alone, the truth is that one in five visitors will need some kind of accommodation on your website. As an able-bodied person, there are a lot of things that I take for granted when it comes to browsing the Internet, and I’m sure to not be alone in this.

When thinking about the design of your website, there are a lot of best practices that you can (and should!) use so that all visitors of your site have a positive experience. This post outlines some things you can do… for free!

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Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards: Voting round is now open!

Welcome to the inaugural year of the Bookish Reader’s Choice Awards! ๐ŸŽ‰ Designed to actually give readers their voice to determine the “best” reads of the year, the goal of these awards is to recognize all of the amazing stories we got to read this year!

Related: Read more about why the awards were created!

I am so excited to reveal the nominations to you all! A total of 66 nomination forms were submitted, nominating 395 books! And now YOU get to vote for YOUR favorites – which ones will make it to the semi-final round? It is up to you!

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Review: Do You Dream of Terra-Two by Temi Oh

Narrative style: third person | Perspective(s): multiple (six)

Holy crap, I am so mad at myself for letting my copy languish on my bookshelf since February! This wasn’t quite what I was expecting, but I loved it all the same. This is a character-driven and captivating story that kept me thoroughly engaged until the very end. If you’ve ever dreamt of exploring the universe, Do You Dream of Terra-Two? is a must-read!

The book is told from the perspectives of the six teenagers chosen to embark on a critical mission: travel to the habitable planet – known as Terra-Two – to lead the colonization efforts. Because it will take 23 years to even reach their new home, they are leaving everything and everyone they have ever known on Earth for the hope of a better tomorrow.

“We’re leaving behind a world where slavery happened. Two world wars. Genocide A world where people have used atomic bombs. Terra-two will be different. Better. We will make it better.”

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