I was tagged by my lovely friend Erika over Snogging on Sunday Books (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNHrv1VigkzX9hzNKJ09dxQ) to do the Character Diversity Tag.
I mentioned in my Reading Goals for 2015 I definitely want to read more diversely. But, to be honest, it's hard to define what that really means.
So let's take a look at this Tag and see if we can find out together :D!
1. What does character diversity mean to you? How important is it?
Actually, character diversity is everything which isn't about the same lifestyle I have..
Reading about women who are older than me, reading about a boy or a man, reading about a person who isn't that privileged as I am, reading about a person who loves another gender than I do, reading about other religions, all these things are diversity. And of course, reading about a person from another culture or even another time period.
Reading diversity is very important to me. You don't have to do it in a planned way or really choose your books because of that. For me it's more important that you realize when you read diversely, because at the end, reading diversely should open our hearts and minds for others, because we are ALL humans and we are all equally beautiful and important.
2. Do you have a favorite diversity/culture/ethnicity to read about?
Hmm.. No.. Not really... Im interested in nearly every culture or ethnicity... But if I have to pick one, I would probably pick Indian culture
3. Has there been a character that you were surprised at their ethnicity?
For me, that means a certain ethnicity goes along with certain stereotypes. And I don't like stereotypes. So, no, I haven't.
4. Which book do you think did character diversity well?
Ehm... I don't really understand that..If you choose to write to write about diversity than you should better do it right...Otherwise you just totally missed the point..
5. Has there been a time where you thought they just didn’t pull it off?
Not really, I think... I mean, what should that mean... Being racist, homophobe or misogynous in the book? I would stop read such a book or I wouldn't like it at all.. But fortunately I never experienced that.
6. What’s your favorite ethnically diverse coupling?
I can't think of any at the moment.
7. What type of character diversity would you like to see more of?
What came to my mind first when I read this question is the Asian culture
8. Do you have any culturally diverse book recommendations to share?
To be honest, not yet, I will do a post about reading diversely at the end of this year, so maybe there will be some recommendations. Or when I make a Wrap-up or a Review I will mention that this book is a recommendation for reading diversely.
9. For fun, what’s your favorite type of ethnic cuisine?
Hmm.. A hard one... I try to enjoy as many different things from as many different cultures.. I really like the North African cuisine. Also the Turkish cuisine has a lot of amaaaazing things to try!
I want to add something to this Tag.
Reading diversely and character diversity is a very personal thing. For another person diversity means something totally different than for me.
But as I said, just remember, we are all wonderful human beings!