So to expand a bit further, I thought I'd share my reasons:
- To support writers, researchers and publishers who put out stuff about Laos, regardless of whether they are themselves Lao or non-Lao. Growing up, I always found it a challenge to find books on Laos and Lao culture so I'm happy to see there's more and more available. I still wish there were more but I can admit that there's been positive growth generally in this area.
- There are others who have the same interest and hopefully would be interested to read what I have written.
- There's a lack of knowledge on what's available out there. In sharing my reviews, it is hoped that people will be motivated to go out a read the books and other literature for themselves. While my reviews are generally positive, I do include my criticisms as well. My impressions and opinions are my own. Others who read the same book may have a completely different impression and that's fine. I love hearing feedback and having discussions.
- Lastly, because I am a bookworm and I love books. It doesn't mean I always believe or agree with what I'm reading but certainly it's a learning experience nonetheless. (P.S. I generally gravitate towards non-fiction stuff.)